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“Flower Garden” mixed media created on MDF board by CT member Lisa Thill
Posted Aug 12, 2020

In this project, I was inspired by my Flower Garden. I love daisies and Coneflowers.

Products were items that I had in my stash and the Wow Mixed Media embossing liquid with a brush I received when I was in a workshop given by Seth Apter at Creativation in January.

The idea for the piece was mainly inspired by a large lawn ornament I saw on a motorcycle ride last week of a rusty flower. I also loved using my new soft pastels that Shawn has used over and over again in her work, I call them my new box of yummy chocolates. Love Them!!!

Enjoy the video!!

Shawn’s Stencils:

Daisy 1, Daisy 2, and my new love Background Words

List Products Used:

My substrate is a 9×12 MDF board, matte medium, gesso, music & book pages for collage backgrounds, Archival inks in Library green, Thistle, orange blossom, and potting soil, stencil brushes, 6b extra soft charcoal pencil, Black Stabilo pencil, Marabu black crayon Paint colors: antique white, Khaki, Golden fluid acrylic in Payne’s grey, Tim Holtz distress paint in fossilized Amber, Dylusions paint in Funky Fuchsia, and (of course) Burnt Umber, Wow Embossing liquid and Wow Crusty Cooper.






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

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Posted Aug 12, 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

    Hi Lisa,

    Enjoyed your video! Thank you!! Loved all the techniques you used
    making the coneflowers.


  2. Nancy A Olsen

    Very pretty, I love all the layers !

  3. Susie Risk

    Beautiful–I really like all the techniques you used, especially the Wow Crusty Copper powder. Thank you.


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