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“Christmas envelopes” with CT Member Barbara Vaccari
Posted Dec 16, 2020

I love to use stencils during my making process, love to use them as my backgrounds, love that they show through my multiple layers.

In this project, I literally fell in love with Christmas words joyful stencil. The lettering, the font, the capital letters, everything was suitable for my idea.

I immediately decided they should have appeared just as a major subject because this Christmas more than ever we need to believe, to stay safe and enjoy the company of our dear ones.

I used Maps collage pack to travel with my envelopes and Hummingbirds are spiritual messengers of love, playfulness, and light so this collage pack from Shawn Petite was perfect to add a soulful touch to the inside tag.

Wishing you a Merry and safe Christmas.

Enjoy the Video!

Supply list:

Shawn Petite stencils: Christmas words joyful, Snowflakes and stars, Paris flourish, Eucalyptus branch, Carved pods

Shawn Petite Collage Pack: Vintage maps collage pak ***PRINTED VERSION*** 10 pages or Vintage maps collage pak INSTANT DOWNLOAD, Hummingbird collage pak for Sunday Inspiration 7-23-17 ***PRINTED VERSION*** 7 pages or Hummingbird collage pak for Sunday Inspiration 7-23-17 instant download 7 pages

Gel medium, flat brush to glue, glue stickbaby wipe, acrylics DecoArt  Terra Coral, medium flesh, brandy wine, Titan buff Amsterdam, Golden paste Marabu, clear Graphix adhesive paper, White posca pen, Fine tip marker brown color, Embellishments of your choice: wooden large buttons, raffia ribbon.

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Posted Dec 16, 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

    Loved you tags! Thank you Barbara for sharing!


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