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“It’s A Cumulative Effort” mixed media art journal by CT Member Jenni Zmuda
Posted Sep 2, 2020

In this video, I use the Doodle Numbers and Letters and Scribble Marks 1 as well as a variety of paints of colors and brands and a very cool old photo that may or may not be of a time traveler.

It is a cumulative effort of supplies, paints, and my indecision to accomplish this super messy page. You’ll see me add and take away and try not to become too attached to anything I do, focusing on the flow of the process rather than the end result. 

Enjoy the Video!

Supply List:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Doodle Letter and Numbers stencil with mask, Scribble Marks 1

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, Liquitex Heavy Body Titanium White, Magenta, Liquitex Soft Body – Bright Aqua, Lime Green, Fluorescent Blue, Nova Color Paints – Yellow Ochre, Rembrandt Pastels, Fabric, and paper scraps, Tissue Paper

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Posted Sep 2, 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. Marguerite

    I like this. Especially liked the way you brought the time traveler girl into focus at the end with the soft pastels. And the music was very fitting to the mood of the piece. Thanks for sharing.

    • shawn

      Thanks for being here!


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