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“Slow Stitching” junk journal by CT Member Cheryl Pressner
Posted May 13, 2020

When I was creating this (in April) it was a time of reflection. Of not doing things the same way as before.  Maybe even a little uncertainty.  For many the being at home in isolation has been a time of creating and making.  It has been for me.  This junk journal spread was inspired by a children’s book I was taking apart.  When I saw the sewing basket I was inspired.  Slow. Stitching…a quiet reflective practice. We have been forced to slow down.  I think that is a good thing. I trust 100% that God is in control.

Enjoy the video!

 Products used:

Shawn Petite Old Type Text Stencil and Little Flowers Stencil

Liquitex White Gesso, Liquitex Acrylic Paint Unbleached Titanium, Daler Rowney White Acrylic Paint, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Rose, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Shamrock, Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint Green Tea, Mod Podge, Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Posca Pen White, Posca Pen Black, Vintage Sewing Ephemera, Pattern tissue, Buttons and Paper, Vintage Children’s book pages, Make up brush for stenciling letters, Embroidery Floss, green and pink

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted May 13, 2020
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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. susan kinne

    Loved this sewn journal page with all the vintage items. Sew Fun!!
    Thank you, Susan

    • shawn

      Thanks for watching, glad you enjoyed it!


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