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“Beauty is in the Journey Art Journal” by CT Member Afia Choudhury
Posted Dec 23, 2020

Hello everyone. Herewith my second video for Shawn Petite’s Creative Team 2020/2021.

I saw a picture of a lighthouse which gave me the inspiration to create a silhouette art journal using tissue papers for my background.

I thought of giving myself a challenge with the lighthouse because I had never done one before and I have always liked lighthouses and never knew how to go about making a page. So I chose to make this page as easy as possible for anyone, even children to try out. This is something even children enjoy doing.

I hope you enjoy the process video and try it out. There is something here for everyone.

Enjoy the Video!

List of products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Take me to the water 1 and Be Strong

Other Supplies:

Art Journal: Daler Rowney (169lb paper), Stamps from my stash, Tissue Paper, Patterned paper from my stash, Fluid Matt Gel, Black fluid acrylic paint, Watercolour pastels, Archival Black/Brown Ink, Uni Pen Fine Liner Pigment Ink Pen, Charcoal Pencil, Oil Pastel

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Posted Dec 23, 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. Susie Risk

    I really like your use of tissue paper for the water & sky. It’s a very pretty piece.


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