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“Go through the Gate” mixed media painting on old clipboard by CT member Cheryl Pressner
Posted Sep 11, 2019

Originally I was inspired by “gates of praise” in Isaiah 60.  When I saw Shawn’s Bricks and Bubbles Stencil I thought of a brick garden wall with a beautiful wrought iron gate.  I then looked up “gates” in scripture and saw where Isaiah 62 talks about going through the gate.  Doors also have a lot of symbolism for me. This is about walking through those gates without fear.  Since I love to reuse things to create, the substrate I used was an old thick clip board that was chip board covered with plastic.  I just removed the old plastic and covered it in gesso.

Enjoy the Video!

Products Used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Bricks and Bubbles, Pattern 6, Doodle Minis with Masks, Flower Silhouette 2, 3 and 6, Birds birds birds (for the leaves),

Liquitex Matte Medium, Basics Gesso

Liquitex Acrylic Paint in Light Magenta, Crimson, Unbleached Titanium

Daler Rowney Acrylic Paint in Zinc Mixing White, Yellow Ochre, Pale Gold, Medium Green, Phthalo Turquoise

Windsor & Newton Acrylic Paint in Crimson

Folk Art Transparent Acrylic Soft Gel Paint in Quinacridone Red

Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint in Burnt Umber, Cloudless, Parakeet

Delta Creamcoat Acrylic Craft Paint in Forest Green

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Sep 11, 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. Barbara

    I assumed it was yours since I was watching one of your videos.
    I guess it was in Shawn’s shop I bought the pillows.
    Loved your behind the gate tutorial.


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