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Small Victories, Gelli Plate and collage pak
Posted Jul 3, 2016


There are small victories everyday….. just getting out of bed some days is a victory. There is heroism and good deeds everyday…. Some of the smallest acts can change someones life. These things are the victories…. a hug…. patience with our children…. forgiveness…. courage to step out….. caring for a loved one….. these are victories. I had a completly different plan for this Sunday Inspiration but as I was pulling things together… the quote below by Dickens… stopped me… made me tear… and made me grateful!

On this fourth of July weekend remember to be grateful for all we have in our nation and be safe!

I love the techniques for this piece… I hope you enjoy the video!

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Supplies Used: Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic, Americana acrylic paint, Gelli Plate 8×10,6×6 and small square, Collage Pak, Wild Flower Stencil, Let it fly 2 stencil, scroll stencil and backgrounds 2 stencil, 8×10 mdf board, charcoal pencil. Matte Medium, Brayer

Collage pak for this Piece

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Stencils Used:

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Something new coming….


These will be single projects that you can create along will me in real time start to finish. You can purchase whenever, whatever you want and create on your schedule. 2 new videos will be added each month. I recreate some of my best selling art and then will create new pieces as well.

Each video will have it’s own classroom page and will be broken down into 4 sections.

This will be available in 2 weeks and will have 3 start to finish projects ready and then I will be adding every couple of weeks. Looking forward to sharing some great projects with you.


Be inspired, create…. and know that you are loved!


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Posted Jul 3, 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!


  1. Julie Sparkman

    Hi Shawn, You have brought such joy into my life I look forward to “Sunday Inspiration” so much your sweet voice has been a blessing to me, thank you for sharing your talent, giving of your time and for reminding me that I am loved, know that you are loved also.
    God bless you and keep you always in His loving care. p.s. I just love your mixed media art too!!

    • Shawn

      Julie, thank you so much…. ! Hugs

  2. Julie Sparkman

    Me Again! Looking forward to ” Finish It” you can count me in!


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