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“Fall Leaves” mixed media tutorial by CT Member Lisa Thill
Posted Oct 30, 2019

We celebrate Oktoberfest in La Crosse where I live and I was creating a piece as the town was alive with people. There is also a festival of arts and crafts called Cranfest and the metal leave I found inspired me to use it as a stencil in this piece.

Enjoy the Video!

List Products Used:

Shawn’s Stencils: Fall leaves and Fall words 2.

Matte Medium, Gesso, super heavy gesso, Golden fluid acrylics, Dana Wakley acrylic elephant, Dylusions acrylic chopped pesto, Burnt umber acrylic, Generals charcoal pencil, Signo white gel pen, Pan Pastels





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Posted Oct 30, 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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