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“All around your story” mixed media collage inspiration book
Posted Apr 21, 2021

The Changing of the season is my favorite time. I love to wake up with birds chirping, flowers blooming, and I can’t resist starting my day with a grateful heart and fresh new ideas.

This time it’s no different except for … too many ideas. I was so inspired by these stencils of different flowers designed by Shawn Petite. For today’s project, I decided to first stencil them and collect them as die cuts. I stenciled them over her two perfectly matched collage papers, Rhode Islands and Ledgers paper. I got so enthusiastic about my results that I planned something unusual to trim, glue, and journal with. Here is my “All around your story” project.

I hope to inspire you, can’t wait to see your results and if you have any doubts or questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me by message, email, or comment. I would very much like your opinion and support.

Stay safe, stay creative Barbara Vaccari

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Supply list:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Eucalyptus branch, Vintage Bellflower, Little flowers Baby’s Breath, Vintage Dahlia flower, Cotton Stem 2

Shawn Petite Collage packs: Rhode Islands (printed and instant download) Ledgers papers (printed and instant download)

Collage words free from Shawn Petite site to download and print

Daler Rowney Mixed Media Paper, Liquitex matte gel medium, Golden white gesso, Liquitex white, aqua green acrylic paint, Amsterdam Titanbuff acrylic, Lefranc Burgeois blue turquoise acrylic, Liquitex soft body bright aqua green, DecoArt neon torrid orange, Maimeri lemon yellow, Golden Payne’s gray, Dina Wakley Ocean, palette paper to mix colors; Palette knives, silicon brush, credit card, cosmetic sponge, stencil brush or whatever to stencil with acrylics; washi tapes at your choice, Dylusion ground coffee ink spray, fine tip permanent marker.

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Posted Apr 21, 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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