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Mixed Media-Be Strong by CT-Member Celise McLaughlin
Posted May 22, 2019

As with most of my projects this one developed as it went along.  I had the quote, the paper napkins and the bird I wanted to use.  I knew paper napkin material was transparent when it was adhered so it was important to have some handwritten letters in the background.  I used my newest stencils too (bricks and bubbles) and poppies (flowers silhouette 2) I am not usually a fan of yellow, but I used a very pale shade of it in my background and I am happy with how it turned out. 

Enjoy the Video!

Product List:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Bricks and Bubbles and Flower Silhouette 2

Collage Pack: Time to Fly SKU 01060

Ranger Archival Ink

Background stamps by: Fiskars, Unity Stamps and Hero Arts

Liquitex Matte Medium, Glazing Medium and Satin Varnish

Deco Art Acrylics

General and Pacific Arc Charcoal Pencils

Stabilo ALL

Zig marker

Dick Blick soft pastels

Uniball white gel pen


Prismacolor Final Fixative

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Fun Fact: I am a morning person. Most days I have to force myself to stay in bed until daylight. 






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Posted May 22, 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!


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