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Backgrounds, Quickie and Getting back up
Posted Jun 12, 2016


This piece was alot of fun and had great meaning for me. Inspired by an email I received this week.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration Video!

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Supplies Used: Acrylic paints (fluid,craft and medium weight)  Matte medium, gloss medium, fine liner, 10×8 Mdf board, book pages and ledger page from collage pak.    Stencils used: Backgrounds 1, Backgrounds 2, Vintage Quatrefoil, Old type text, Numbers, Wildflowers

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In this Quickie , it is a full hour of background 101. In real time, you will get to see my mistakes and success with a different image transfer. Options with different images. The why behind how I layer and then the process of finishing this piece. You will also recieve the background that we created in this video as a download.



This is the background that you will receive with the quickie tutorial and also the background we create in the video.



Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jun 12, 2016
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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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