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‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Art Journal by CT Member Afia Choudhury
Posted Feb 24, 2021

Hello everyone. Welcome to craftme2017. I am happy to share with you a video for Shawn Petite’s Creative Team called ‘Perfectly Imperfect’.

As much as I love the outcome and considering how straightforward this page was to create, I will be honest and say I had many struggles throughout the making of this page. I think we all experience that in many ways but we carry on persevering until we reach our goal of completing the work. This can also mirror in many things we pursue in life as well and one of the reasons why I found Mixed Media very relatable and soothing on my journey.

The page is relatively easy to do using some simple supplies from your stash. I hope you will try the techniques for your projects too and find delight in the outcomes.

Sharing lots of crafty love.

Enjoy the Video!


Shawn Petite Stencils: Mums, Magnolia’s, Mediterranean Mini’s, Garden 2

Additional supplies

Art Journal, Watercolour Paper, Black Archival ink, Distress Oxide Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserve, Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries, Fossilised Amber, Chipped Saphire, Heavy Gesso, Background Stamps, Alphabet Stamps, Glue

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Posted Feb 24, 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. Terri D Randall

    Love your colors and the statement! We are all imperfect living in an imperfect world. But I believe by art, a form of kindness and love, we can all find things in common and share our imperfections. Thanks for sharing your love.


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