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“Handprint on my Heart Sweet Vintage Window Scene” by CT Member Cara-Renee Wolf
Posted Jun 10, 2020

Hello friends, what a fun piece this was to create. I have not been feeling well for some time so time in the studio has been meager & inspiration, sparse. I was looking to create something simpler than my usual. Sometimes, inspiration is not at the ready and that’s ok. Create anyway. I was encouraged in the process of creating this piece. It is small, sweet, and simple. It allowed me to get a little messy without taking on a huge project. As most of my artwork, this one has sentimental meaning to me. “You will always be with me, like a handprint on my heart”. Isn’t that true? No matter what the circumstances, we hold those we lose too early, close to our hearts. We are forever impacted by our experiences with them and the time we had. I hope that this piece encourages you in whatever place you find yourself. For me, looking for the simple pleasures is so needed in times of distress. I used a piece of rice paper and framed it using Shawn’s Windows 2 stencil. I love how it turned out! Thank you so much for watching! I am full of gratitude.

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Supplies used:

Stencils from Shawn Petite – Mediterranean minis, Windows 2 & Vintage Wallpaper 1

Background papers from my stash of vintage book and music pages, Golden Fluid Acrylics- Raw Umber, Decoart Craft Acrylics – Hauser Green Light & Baby Pink & Light Buttermilk, Rice paper– LTD Collection, Script stamp by Penny Black, Liquitex Matte Medium, Liquitex Heavy Gel, Golden Glazing Medium8 x 8 Gallery Wood Panel

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Posted Jun 10, 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

    Beautiful background & I love how you used the window stencil.

  2. cindy mccusker

    When you have hand print and heart to work with, I was expecting something else. Still nice tho.


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