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“Beauty for Ashes” Isaiah 61:3 mixed media wood panel art by CT Member Cheryl Pressner
Posted Jul 15, 2020

The Lord is not slow concerning His promises. (II Peter 3:9) He gives beauty for ashes. (Isaiah 61:3) 

This is the scripture that came to mind when I received the Dictionary page stencil from Shawn.  I had been looking at various inspiration boards so the two just came together for me. So grateful to be a part of His flock, knowing that all things work together for good…

Enjoy the Video!

Products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Dictionary PageParis Flourish 1

Liquitex White Gesso, Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint English Lace, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Rose, Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Light Pink, Folk Art Soft Gel Paint Quinacridone Red, Golden High Flow Acrylic Paint Titanium White, Watered down Tacky Glue, Neocolor II Aquarelle: Rose, Salmon, Vermillon, Scarlet, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Light Olive, Turquoise Blue, Olive, and White, Ranger Archival Ink Black, Make -up brush for stenciling letters, Posca Pen White, Vintage Book pages painted with art and collage papers, Soft pastels, Pan Pastels in Titanium White and Burnt Sienna Tint, General Pastel pencils: Pink, Scarlet, Flesh, and White, Charcoal Pencil

Be inspired, create, and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jul 15, 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 Comment

  1. Susan Kinne


    Enjoyed watching your video and process. Thank you for sharing. The joy
    you have when creating this piece was wonderful and sang thru your completed
    piece. Loved it all!


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