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Thankful For Fall mixed media hard canvas board by CT member Susana Magenheimer
Posted Nov 13, 2019

This is my project for Shawn Petite’s 2020 Creative Team! My inspiration is this wonderful time of the season. The cool, crisp, peace and calmness it brings. I always feel with the coolness people reconnect with family as they snuggle down in the comfort of home. I chose organic elements leafs on the forest floor, beehives, antiqued farm pitchers and pumpkins as the inspiration for the piece. Shawn’s stencils play beautifully into the techniques I demonstrate like alcohol inks and gelli printing. I hope you enjoy and can feel the blessings of Fall in this piece while remembering those less fortunate. I packed a lot into this video so if you prefer a longer and more detailed explanation please check out my directors cut on YouTube on my channel RandomArtist222. In the accompanying process video I show creative ways to use Shawn Petite’s collage packs and stencils. Have a great Fall season 🍂

Enjoy the Video!

Products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Pumpkin varietyFall leavesFarmhouse pitchers – Pine cones – Vintage wallpaper duoMandala

 Paper is shabby wood collection 

Lukas paint mint, turquoise 

Amsterdam paint Naples yellow deep

DecoArt Burnt Umber 

Prima Chalk paste Vintage Lace 

Americana Pumpkin Patch 

Masters Touch Viridian, Red Brown 

Liquitex Matte Medium 

Prima Planner Glue Pen 

Alcohol inks Smolder, Mineral, Mushroom, Slate and alcohol blending solution 

WPlus9 inks Gala Red, New Leaf

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Posted Nov 13, 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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