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Mixed media art journal page with CT member Laura Dame
Posted Jun 20, 2019

It’s funny, I had worked on a journal spread to share with you guys for something like a week, just adding a little every day. Well, it ended up in a place that I didn’t like. So last minute I created this spread instead. I edited and uploaded the video, all in just a couple hours, and I love the way it turned out. It’s funny how art does that, isn’t it? You could have these grand plans that go awry, but when you sit down and just let loose, the result is perfect.

My inspiration for this project came from the colors that were already on the page when I started. I had previously (a while ago) used the page to soak up some extra paints, and I just loved the way they looked! So I pulled out the same colors and went to town. Fluid acrylics are especially fun to use as you can use them almost like watercolors. Drench them enough and they will flow together, and I just think that looks magical

Enjoy the video

Supplies used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Large Roses and Scribbles

Dylusions Small Journal

Vintage Paper

Masking Tape

DecoArt Media Matte Medium

DecoArt Media Gesso

DecoArt Premium Acrylic- Payne’s Grey

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic- Cobalt Turquoise Hue

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic- Quinacridone Magenta

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic- Yellow Ochre

Dina Wakley Collage Tissue

Tim Holtz Chipboard Words

Cheese cloth

“Little Sew & Sew” mini sewing machine

Marabu art crayon

You can see more from Laura here:




Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jun 20, 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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