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“Zine book page” by CT Member Jenni Zmuda
Posted Mar 24, 2021
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I love using what I have on hand, so in this video, I make a zine from an old pictorial book page. Using various paints and inks and Shawn’s stencils, I turn the black and white photo into a mini mixed media journal Zine. 

What is a Zine you ask? A zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation.

Enjoy the Video!

 

Shawn Petite Stencils:

Scribble Marks 2, Carved Up, In The Garden, Carved Numbers

Products used:

Titanium White, Abstract Brand Acrylic Ink – Coral, Nova Paints – Magenta, Liquitex Heavy Body – Magenta, Liquitex Heavy Body – Turner’s Yellow, Liquitex Acrylic Inks – Cerulean Blue, Old book for image and words, Stabilo All Pencil, Palette Knife, Gel Tacky Glue, Washi Tape

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Posted Mar 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!

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