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Make the Stencil Your Own… Mixed Media Canvas Painting by CT Member Alexa Doebler
Posted Aug 7, 2019

For my final project on the Creative Team, I’m using LOTS of stencils to create a background. I’m also showing how you can use a face stencil as a guide, but alter and adjust it to change up the look & style.

Hope you enjoy the process & thanks for watching!

Enjoy the Video!

Products Used:

-Shawn Petite Stencils: Pattern 5 FlowerNumbers 2, Mediterranean Duo 1, Old World Minis, Doodle Mini Masks, Faces Looking Over, Old Type Text

-Acrylic Paint: craft acrylics & heavy body

Stabilo All Pencil

White Posca Paint Pen & Signo Uniball

Black Pitt Pen

Favorite Quote

I make art to show my soul I’m listening.  

Fun Fact:

 My business is named after my kids middle names. My kids are Gazelle Blue & Zeplin Woods….so Blue Woods Design comes from them & their middle names represent my husband’s love for the ocean and my love of trees! 





Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Aug 7, 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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