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Enjoy the Journey - Mixed Media Art

By: Shawn Petite - Art. Workshops. Tools to help you create
April 3, 2018

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Enjoy the Journey - Mixed Media Art
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Living in the North East, winter seems to last a long time, but there are signs of spring happening all around. That’s what inspired this piece. Each season brings a new journey and beauty in each day.

All the layers of collage paper along with the crackle paint create a beautiful background and focal point and the interference paint draws your eye to just the right spots. I love the texture sand, it adds just the right amount of grunginess to the latches on the suitcases, so they look worn and traveled.

I hope you enjoy this project and you also enjoy the journey.

Items needed:
DecoArt Media Matte Medium
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Red Iron Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cerulean Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Yellow Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - English Red Oxide
DecoArt Media Interference Fluid Acrylics - Turquoise
DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream - Raw Umber
Americana Decou-Page Paper - Vintage Silhouette
Americana Decou-Page Paper - Morrocan 
Americana Decou-Page Paper - Paisley Punch
Americana Decou-Page Paper - Olde Worlde
12x12 MDF board
Scrap paper and image of bird
Charcoal pencil
Small pointed brush
¼ inch and ½ inch flat brush
Shawn Petite Stencils (vintage postage, geo web, doodle circle)

Be sure to visit Shawn Petite - Art. Workshops. Tools to help you create  for more projects and to learn more about Shawn.


Shawn, this is such a delight! Love your beautiful bird perched on the suitcases. Maura


April 3, 2018

This is amazing !! I love this idea and will soon be trying on my own. Thank you so much for the inspiration !!


April 4, 2018

Absolutely Precious! Perfect for the spring! This gives me hope that maybe Spring will eventually blossom! :) Love your art! Darling!


April 6, 2018

This is such a delight, Shawn! Love your choice of colours and the rich backgrounds you create! Claudia x


April 11, 2018

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