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“Love Came Down” mixed media by CT member Cheryl Pressner
Posted Nov 20, 2019

I’ve loved trees for as long as I can remember and green has always been a favorite color.  Since it is so close to Christmas I wanted to use the “Trees” stencil for my next project.  As I started to stencil all the trees onto the old book paper I was thinking of Christmas and what it means to me.  Jesus is the ultimate gift of God to us and speaks of such LOVE.  I love to reuse things to create on so why not the bottom of a drawer

Enjoy the Video!

 Products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Trees with Masks, Christmas Words Cocoa, Scribble Marks 1

Liquitex White Gesso, Liquitex Acrylic Paint Unbleached Titanium, Liquitex Light Modeling Paste,

Daler Rowney Acrylic Paint Zinc Mixing White, Indigo,

Daler Rowney Matt Medium

Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint Cloudless

Craft Essentials Acrylic Craft Paint Surf Blue

Assorted Green craft paints mixed together from stash, Assorted Water Colors from stash  

PanPastel Chromium Oxide Green, Green Shade, PanPastel Bright Yellow Green Shade, PanPastel Bright Yellow Green Tint , PanPastel Phthalo Green Tint

Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Artist Pen Chrome Oxide Green, Permanent Green Olive, Chromium Green Opaque, Dark Sepia, Black

Craft Smart Paint Pen Gold, General’s Charcoal Pencil, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Distress Ink Antique Linen, Krylon Workable Fixatif





Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Nov 20, 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. Lagene

    Wonderful creation! Thanks for the video showing your process!

    • shawn

      thanks for watching!

  2. Susie Risk

    I love your title & the softness of this piece. It’s so peaceful.

    • shawn

      THanks so much Susie! Thanks for being here! You are loved!

  3. Nancy A Olsen

    What a fun piece ! Again I’m going to get my Shawn stencils out and play !!! Thank you !!


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