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” Peace” – Mixed Media Christmas Poinsettia Canvas by CT Member Cara-Renee Wolf
Posted Dec 4, 2019

This project was a stretch for me. As I allowed myself to be one with the process, I quite enjoyed it. Personally, I struggle with creating holiday themed art but I really wanted to push through that barrier and see it to the end. The holidays can be difficult for a number of reasons. Though I am surrounded with so much to be grateful for, there is a melancholy that also comes over me. I am so pleased that I persevered through this canvas! I gained peace and a sense of a particular closure as I did this. I loved the result. It was fairly time consuming as I painted the flowers and leaves. There were many challenges which I found myself sitting with and breathing through. I hope you enjoy the watching as much as I enjoyed the making. For me, Christmas must be about the joy, the peace and the love that it is marked by, so the focus of this canvas being “Peace” was very meaningful.

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Products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils- Poinsettia and Leaves, Lace, Fave Words 2 & Garden 2

Background papers: Variety of pages from Shawn’s collage packs

Paints: Golden fluid acrylics in Raw Umber, Quinacridone Red, & Crimson Red

DecoArt Premium paint in Sap Green Hue & Green Gold

Golden heavy body acrylic in magenta mixed with Titanium White

Liquitex Matte Medium for adhering background papers

Golden glazing medium used for glazes

Liquitex Ceramic Stucco for texture on the pot

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Posted Dec 4, 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!


    • shawn

      Thanks so much!


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