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Mixed media Index Card Art
Posted Jun 30, 2021
bird index card
Hello art friends!
Today I’m sharing some index card art inspiration.  Each year June 1 – July 31 is dedicated to creating 1 index card a day.  These little cards are known as ICAD’s.  You may have seen them over on Instagram.  If not, search for #ICAD2021. 
I’ve always wanted to try this.  I love creating these little pieces of art and find they are a quick art fix when I don’t have time to create a larger project.  But I work full-time and felt like I couldn’t keep up so I never participated.  This year I decided to enjoy the process and just do what I can.  Don’t worry about posting on social media, just do it for myself.  But if you are even going to attempt to participate it is best to organize in advance.  So today, I’m going to show you how I used Shawn’s wonderful collage products and stencils to get organized and started.  I will also share how I created 3 of my cards and the box that I’m storing them in.  I hope you are inspired!  Big Hugs from Texas!  Melisa
I recently joined an online crafting group that hosts swaps and have really enjoyed it.  
If you are interested in swapping craft projects with other wonderful crafter’s check out Creating the Crafty Life @
clock and butterfly index card
vintage butterfly index card
Shawn Petite Stencils : 
CARD #1 – Mediterranean Mini’s” 8×10, “Flourish” 8x 10  
CARD #2 – Keys” 8×10, “Mediterranean Mini’s” 8×10, “Background Words” 8×10, 
CARD #3 –  Clock 1 Scroll” 8×10, “Moroccan Tiles 2” 8×10
Shawn Petite Collage Paks : 
Other Supplies:
Acrylic Paints:
Titan Mars Pale N5 Neutral Gray, Burnt Sienna – Golden, Orange – Master’s Touch
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Posted Jun 30, 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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