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Posted Mar 30, 2017

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This was outside my comfort zone in so many ways.  The distress oxide, no matte medium, only tape, colors that were not my usual. I should have practiced with the distress oxide before I turned on the camera, but now I know and I will be sharing as I learn more about this medium.

 There were a lot of things that stretched me. But it came back around. It feels better now and it works with my journal entry.

Every brush stroke or pen mark is a journey. Even if it’s not perfect, it is beautiful because it’s my journey.

Enjoy the video

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Supplies Used: Strathmore mixed media journal, Ranger Distress Oxide reinker, Scraps from the stash, washi tape, black and titanium white acrylic paint, chaarcoal pencil, ranger archival black stamp pad, black acrylic paint pen.

*** Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Mar 30, 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!


  1. Cindy

    I love it girl , I agree process is critical to growth …. You inspire me <3

    • Shawn

      Thanks my friend! and thanks for sharing the journey. hugs


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