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“Joy” mixed media art canvas by CT Member Jessie Barton
Posted Jul 8, 2020

First I’d like to thank Shawn Petite for allowing me to be part of the 2020 creative team. It has been a true JOY to work alongside her and all the wonderfully creative artists this year. Again thank you so much for the chance and all the stencils! And also thanks to April for all your help with everything.

This happy little piece is using vibrant alcohol inks on canvas. I go over how to prime the canvas with Kilz2 primer to seal it for the inks. I got to use a couple of Shawn’s summer stencils. JOY is the theme! I also added the fruits of the spirit in black ink with a fine tip applicator. Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

Enjoy the Video!!

Products used:

Shawn Petite StencilSunflower Duo, Old Type Text Large

Kilz2 Primer Paint in white, Jaquard Pinata Magenta Alcohol Ink, Jaquard Pinata Calabaza Orange Alcohol Ink, Lindy’s Starburst Spray Tiffany Lou Blue, Lindy’s Magicals Tweedle Dee Denim, Fine tip applicator with black Liquitex ink, 12×12 square canvas, 91% Isopropyl Alcohol






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Posted Jul 8, 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!

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  1. Susie Risk

    Beautiful–love the white flowers on the colorful background.


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