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Whimsical Flowers by CT-Member Laura Dame
Posted Jul 10, 2019

Let me tell you, I really fought with this project. I started it, got close to the end, then scrapped it, then started over. Then halfway through my second shot, I messed up the background. Luckily, all that did was add more texture under the layers. At the end, I really enjoy how the project turned out. 

The substrate I am working on today is a decorative sign I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It cost about $1.75, so I bought 3 or 4 of them to upcycle. I also found some cool magnets to upcycle for $.75! I really love these clearance sections. You can find the most awesome things!

I hope you enjoy the process!

Enjoy the Video!

List Products Used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Large Roses, Geometric Leaves, and Scribble Marks 2

Decorative wooden sign from Hobby Lobby

Vintage Paper, DecoArt Media Matte Medium

DecoArt Media Gesso

DecoArt Premium Acrylic- Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Green Gold, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Magenta, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White, Quinacridone Violet, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Primary Yellow

Liquitex Glazing Medium

Liquitex Heavy Body- Green Gold, Hooker’s Green

Liquitex Heavy Body- Parchment

Stabilo All Pencil- Black

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jul 10, 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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