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Dreamcatcher mixed media art journal page by CT member- Andina Sling
Posted Apr 24, 2019

When I’m art journaling I’m always trying to fit in some collage, don’t know why….I just love collage…

I started this piece with several acrylics. Then I did the mandala on top with modeling paste and some Primary Elements to break the white color. Then I used some great stamps for the background. I found some nice flowers in a magazine to collage on top of the background and blend them into the background with black gesso and some other acrylics. In my stash I had some nice mandala stamps and together with the splatters and the colored feathers it became this dream catcher.

Enjoy the video!

List Products Used:

  • Stencils Shawn Petite ‘Pattern 5‘ and ‘Mandala
  • Acrylics, several colors
  • Primary Elements Autumn leaf
  • Amsterdam acrylic white ink
  • Hero Hues Unicorn ink pad
  • Black gesso
  • Mandala stamps
  • Studio Light stampsl242, sl243 and stampin250
  • Collage

Funny facts:

 I like to get in touch with the paper I’m working on. So I touch the paper before I start and feel the texture of it.

When I’m supposed to iron, I end up with my hands covered with paint. Cause you know they’re both in the same room.

Favorite Quote: Every journey begins with a small step





Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Apr 24, 2019
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Hello there! I’m Shawn Petite

I’ve been teaching and creating for well over 25 years. About 15 years ago I found my art soul mate in mixed media, and it changed my life! I love the story that can be told by combining paint, texture, ink, paper and—really anything that you can imagine.

But what I’m truly passionate about is being your guide, walking with you step by step and helping you become your own hero in your creative journey.

Along my path, I’ve learned that the creating art also creates a healing space. Life can be messy and complicated and painful, but something about a paint brush can help heal your soul. I believe—no, I know—you are worthy of love, and I want to teach you to know that about yourself. Join me on this journey of art and inspiration!

1 Comment

  1. Carole Morrison

    A beautiful piece………thanks so much for sharing it with all of us, Andina!!


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