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Collaboration with Celise McLaughlin
Posted Sep 15, 2020

Today I’m sharing a fun collaboration with Celise McLaughlin a past creative team member that has become a friend.

Just love her style!

Anyway, we decided to create a background and send it to each other and then create from that background. You’ll see them in the video.

We thought we’d take you along on the journey.

You can also watch Celise put her background together on her youtube channel . Watch her video here:

Supplies used for Celise’s finished project

Finished Project: “Center of My World”
Lukas Acrylic: Arctic, Cobalt Blue, Titanium White, Light Grey, Mint, Earth Green
Arteza Craft Paint: Mars Black, Silver, Espresso, Koala Gray, Olive, Viridian Green
Deco Art Americana: Alizarin Crimson, Cranberry Wine
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen
Nuvo Expanding Mousse: Worn Linen
Art Impressions Stamp: Milk Cans
Liquitex Matte Medium, matte varnish, basics mars black
Soho and Blick Soft Pastels
Sharpies: Black, White
Fine liner: White
Krylon Fixative

Shawn’s supplies:

Liquitex gesso, brayer,

Americana paints (thicket, morning mist, sugar peach, dried clay, slate gray)

Lukas acrylic (Caramel, burnt umber, carbon black)

Soho soft pastels

Charcoal pencil, palette knife,

Stencils used: Large barn, shadow tree

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Posted Sep 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!


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