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“Soulful” Cover for my new Art Journal by CT member Evelyn Walter
Posted Oct 16, 2019

When I was asked to be part of the Creative Team, I thought I would need a new Art Journal. So I took a packaging from Amazon and made a journal! I love to use junk and transform it into something useful and pretty. I love handmade journals and this one I want to fill during my time in the Creative Team using lots of the gorgeous stencils from Shawn Petite.For my vocal point I used the beautiful flower stencil Flower Silhouette 5 from Shawn Petite, Poppies are my favorite flowers and to look at them it always makes me happy. I wanted to make a colorful and textured journal cover – and here it is!

Enjoy the Video!

Products I used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Flower Silhouette 5, Fancy Numbers, Scribble Marks 1, Fave Words 2, Collage Packs

Other products:

DecoArt media Matte Medium, Gesso white, Crackle Paint whitefinnabair art basics Modeling Paste, finnabair art alchemie liquid acrylics: Deep Turquoise, Ultramarine, Emerald, Tiger Orange, DecoArt media fluid acrylics: Titan Buff, Primary Yellow, Naphthol Red Light, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Magenta, Green Gold, Viridian, Burnt Umber, Carbon Black Faber Castell Pitt pen, Charcoal soft pencil, Versa Fine Clair Nocturne, Archival Ink Jet Black, Archival Ink Coffee, Various size paint brushes, Palette knife, Baby wipes, heat gun

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Oct 16, 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. Becky

    Love the idea of using packaging for your journal cover – it turned out so nice!


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