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New Beginnings 8×8 art journal page, by CT Member Melisa Waldorf
Posted Jan 27, 2021

Hello art friends & Happy New Year!  I took a 2-month break and it’s so good to be sharing my art again.   I wanted the theme to be in line with the new year and as I created it I thought about what I wanted to leave behind and not take with me into 2021.  I also thought about things I want to accomplish this year.  I look forward to growing as an artist and Youtuber.  Change is hard but without change and being open to new possibilities, we can’t grow.  So of course butterflies were perfect for this theme.  

I created this layout in my 8×8 Arteza journal. It has lots of layers beginning with book paper, paint, stencil design, and the final layer was some of Shawn’s wonderful digital collage pak elements.  Shawn makes it so easy to create art with all the different Collage Paks and Stencils she offers.  I hope you enjoy the video and I would love to have you join me over on my channel for more inspiration using Shawn’s products.  Check out my Shawn Petite Playlist!  

Enjoy the Video!

Shawn Petite Supplies:

Stencils: Paris Flourish 1, Vintage Quarterfoil, Background Words, Spring Words, Be Strong
Collage Paks: Vintage Florals (instant download and printed version), Bright Butterflies (instant download and printed version), Fill Your Heart ( instant download and printed version ), Rest Your Soul (instant download and printed version) She Blossomed (instant download and printed version)

Other Supplies: 

various book/music paper from stash, Acrylic Paints – Master’s Touch – Milky White, Golden – Burnt Umber, Liquitex Heavy Body -Light Pink, Liquitex – Cadmium Red Light HueMediums – Liquitex Ultra Matte Gel, Liquitex Gesso, Stabilo Fine Liner Brown #65, Jerry’s Jumbo Pencil Jet Sepia, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen brush Walnut Brown #177, Stabilo All Pencil Black #8046

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Posted Jan 27, 2021
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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. Karen Atkinson

    This is so pretty. I like your style and have subscribed to your channel.


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