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Crash the stash – watercolor
Posted Feb 23, 2017

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I used a neutral color palette for the background and the bright colors for the focal point.  A good pull from the stash that inspired.

I also used some very old watercolor crayons… I wasn’t sure they would still work, but they gave beautiful color. Deco art Modeling paste, matte medium and gesso and then threw in some Finnabair turquoise glass beads.

Enjoy the video.

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Feb 23, 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.

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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. Becky

    I am so enjoying watching this video series. I’ve managed to get a couple of pages done, but every video is inspiring. I’m so glad I’m not the only one with “ancient” supplies still in my stash!

    • Shawn

      Yeah! I have soo much stuff… feels good to bring it back out and it challenges my creativity! Thanks for being here… hugs!


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