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A new journal for crash the stash
Posted Jul 20, 2017

A shiny new journal for today’s Crash the stash!  It’s big 10×12. Today’s page was a lot of fun and a chance for me to get used to the size and structure of this journal.

I purposefully chose all black and white because I had this idea of colors dripping from the middle of the page… but wasn’t sure how to make it happen. It came together and is really fun.

Enjoy the video

Supplies Used: Papers from the stash, Liquitex matte medium, Liquitex gesso, Golden glazing medium, A whole mess of paints (Golden, Deco Art media, Americana) Liquitex paint marker in white, Canson mixed media journal, blue painters tape, My Stencils: Pattern 1, Pattern 2, Pattern 3, Block font), Charcoal pencil

Have a great week!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

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Posted Jul 20, 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. Carole Morrison

    Wow!!! A beautiful vision culminating in a beautiful page, Shawn!!! Thank you!!!!!
    Carole from Chicago

    • Shawn

      Carole… you are always an encouragement for me! Love you my friend!

  2. Leisanne

    It’s a beautiful spread; so happy and lively! Thanks for sharing your process.

    • Shawn

      Thank you so much!


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