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“What Do You Do?” mixed media canvas by CT Member Evelyn Water
Posted May 21, 2020

For my turn at Crash the Stash, I decided to make a layout. Some years ago I bought a postcard with an amazing quote, that I wanted to use on a layout, but I put it in my stash and didn´t think of it anymore. So now it was the perfect time to use it.
The quote on the postcard is from a German writer, Rahel Varnhagen, born in 1771. Among other things, she campaigned for the emancipation of women. The quote says: “What do you do? Nothing. I let life rain down on me.”
Of course, I used a stencil from Shawn Petite, this time the wonderful lace stencil. It creates such an elegant background texture! I used a crackle paste with it and it looks amazing! I used a lot of resin parts I have in my stash, flowers, and some glitter – we all need some “bling” at the moment, don´t we? I wanted to keep the background monochromatic so that the vocal point would stand out clearly.
Take care and stay healthy and thank you for visiting!

Enjoy the Video!

Products used:

Shawn petite stencil: Lace

30 x 30 cm canvas board, postcard, white Gesso,

finnabair art basics: Texture paste white crackle, 3D matte gel, soft gloss gel, Eberhard Faber Granit paint sand

Resin parts poured from Prima molds Baroque Swirls, Stars and Moons, DecoArt: Americana Acrylic Paint Grey SkyExtreme Sheen Metalic Paint Silver, LaBlanche Mixed Media Liquid acrylic paint Blue-Green, Black, White, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Boardwalk, Pentart 3D Balls, cheesecloth, cardboard, black cardstock, Glitter in silver and turquoise, foam roses 4 cm and 2.5 cm, die-cut leaves, Tsukineko Versafine Clair Nocturne, stamps from LaBlanche, Tacky Glue, Hot Glue

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Posted May 21, 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. Susie Risk

    A very beautiful piece of art. I enjoyed watching your process. The postcard goes so well with everything. Stay healthy.

    • Evelyn Walter

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Susie!
      All the best for you and take care!
      Evelyn xx


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