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Large Mixed Media Tag- Rejoice and Bloom by CT Member Jannette Simmons
Posted Mar 3, 2021

For this project, I felt inspired to work on a larger scale. After trying several surfaces, I decided to grab my Large Etcetera Tag from Tim Holtz and got to work! I loved the process of creating this Tag and all the textures I was able to build on this piece. Again, I always look for the opportunity to use as many stencils from Shaw’s line as possible and let me tell you: I am always amazed at their versatility. I even realized that the Pods stencil can be used to create whimsical eyes! Omg, I am not kidding!

Though the color palette changed a bit in the process, I was very happy with the outcome!

I tried to use a minimum of supplies this time- but as you will see I had a little too much fun .

I always begin my process using papers for the collages, and this time I used mostly Matte Medium for collaging along with liquid and white heavy gesso. 

You will see that this process isn’t tedious or bothersome but rather very spontaneous and freeing. 

I hope you enjoy the process and that it’s inspirational for you!

Have fun!      

Enjoy the Video!

For this project I used the following Shawn Petite stencils:

Bunch of Flowers 2 8×10, Vintage Pattern Duo 1, Carved Pods, Boulders, Door 2 Large Inverted

Other Products Used:

Large Etcetera Tag from Tim Holtz, Fude Ball pen black, Mod Podge Spray Fixative, Seth Apter Dye Spray- Sunflower Jaune and Goldmine Or., Liquitex White Gesso-liquid and heavy, Golden Matte Medium, DecoArt Medium, Several shades of pink acrylic craft paints

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Posted Mar 3, 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. Nancy A Olsen

    I love the colors and textures ! Beautiful !!


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