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Mixed Media “Autumn Postcards” by New CT Member Shemi Dixon
Posted Sep 9, 2020

September is my birthday month and I love it when the leaves turn in the fall. So when I saw  Shawn’s stencil called  Spring Leaves 1  I had to use it to create a postcard to remind me of all the beauty of a Colorado autumn.

To create this project I first layered with collage papers. Shawn has some beautiful collage packs in her shop make sure you check them out. Next, I did some fun finger painting with an off-white color and added splatters with gold and black acrylic paint. I love textures so I added lots of texture by mixing my modeling paste with black paint. Which I’ve then allowed to dry and then painted over it with white gesso. I used the same stencil again with black acrylic to make sure that the leaves pop. Lastly, I added a word sticker to finish off my postcard. I can’t wait to mail these beautiful postcards to my friends. Happy Creating! 

Enjoy the Video!

Materials used in this project

 Shawn  Petite  Stencil: Spring Leaves 1 8×10

Collage Pak,  DecoArt acrylic paint in Black, glorious gold and whitewash, Stabilo Woody pencils,  Matte medium,  DecoArt modeling paste, postcard bases( Measures 4 by 6), Word stickers I got mine from Hobby Lobby but I love Tim Holtz word stickers

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Posted Sep 9, 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. Lynne Larkin

    What a great video. I love, love, love the postcards. Shemi, you inspired me to create some of my own. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with the world. xoxo

    • shawn

      Shemi is awesome and so glad she inspired you! Have a great day!

  2. Karen Atkinson

    Love your postcards Shemi. Thank you.


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