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Crash the stash the journey of Happiness
Posted Jan 12, 2017


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I grabbed a pile of papers from the drawer I have neglected for a long time and this is what I came up with. There were a couple of pieces of paper that I didn’t use, and a couple of them were magazine pages. I loved the tiles and that’s what I worked from to create a grungy wall.

Creativity like Happiness is not a destination it’s a journey. We learn and grow everyday, make sure to enjoy the journey.

Enjoy the video


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Use what you have but in case you want to know what I used.

Supplies Used: Strathmore journal, scrap paper, deco art media modeling paste, old world mini stencil, deco art matte medium, deco art fluid acrylics, americana glazing medium, charcoal pencil, letter stamps and permanent ink pad.

If you would like to share what you create send me an email shawnpetiteinc@gmail and I will post them in the next weeks crash the stash.

See ya next week

Be inspired, Create and know that you are loved


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Posted Jan 12, 2017
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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

      thank you

  1. Carole Morrison

    Wow, Shawn!! To watch you make “something out of nothing” is wonderful!!! Beautiful pages that are so reminiscent of “Baroque Old World” walls……….gorgeous!! Thanks for the “kick in the pants”…….I have SO MUCH STASH TO CRASH!!! 🙂 Love from me to you…….

  2. memalagene

    Awesome journal pages, thanks so much for sharing!


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