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Merry & Bright Winter Mixed Media by CT Member Carisa Zglobicki
Posted Nov 27, 2019

There is nothing quite like a vintage red pickup truck with a Christmas tree in the back! At least to me, it’s one of my favorite symbols of winter and what inspired me to use the Farmhouse Truck stencil to create this wintry scene on a raw edge wood slice. The holiday season is my favorite time of year and it is my favorite home decor piece to create. This project would look great on a mantle with garland – it’s not very big, the wood slice measures about 8”x 9” so it’s a great size if you are new to creating mixed media on something other than an art journal or canvas. I love the versatility of getting a stencil with it’s mask. I used both from Christmas Tree Quad to create this piece. I loved creating this piece that will be displayed year after year as part of our decor. I hope it will inspire you as well.

Enjoy the Video!

Project supplies:

Shawn Petite Stencil: Numbers Jumbled, Christmas Tree Quad, Farmhouse Truck

Walnut Hollow Rustic Bassword Country Blank

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typography Collage Paper

DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid Acrylics phthalo Green-Yellow, Green Gold, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue

Golden High Flow Acrylics Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue

DecoArt Media Gesso, DecoArt Media Matte Medium

Ranger Ink Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Ruby, Sedona, Black, Medieval

Ranger Ink Dylusions Paint Periwinkle Blue, Cherry Pie

Ranger Ink Archival Ink Jet Black

Stampers Anonymous (Ledger Script)

Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel Prussian blue, pale blue, white, black

Stabilo Marks All Black Pencil


UniPosca White Paint Pen

Finnabair Art Extravagance Snowflake Paste

Makeup Sponge, Brayer, Palette Knife, 1” Flat Brush, Ranger Ink Heat-it Craft Tool





Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Nov 27, 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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