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Tons of Texture Play day
Posted Oct 30, 2015


Last week’s Play Day I found some flower petals in my stash of stuff and decided to play with them…. Today I finished them up.


I used gesso and matte medium to put these petals down in my journal


I sprayed with Media Misters Acrylic paint


When I put the petals down I scratched into the gesso creating marks and then after the paint on the flowers was dry I aged with an umber wash.


Pan Pastels for shading around and in the flowers


Using black fluid paint I painted the words, painted the vines and did some circles. Then splattered with watered down titanium white.


I love how the paint lays in the grooves of the petals. I will be doing this again, now that I know what works best.

Be Inspired, Create! and Know that you are loved!


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Posted Oct 30, 2015
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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!


    • Shawn

      Thanks my friend!

  1. CarolS

    This is beautiful! Great texture!

    • Shawn

      Thank you !


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