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Family, gelli prints and some go to supplies
Posted Aug 6, 2017

Lot’s of family time this summer so far…. Family can come  in many forms, those we are born with and those that we choose. Either way, family is a mix of personalities that love and encourage and cheer each other on. That can work through the difficult moments and come out the other side stronger.

This piece has a mix of materials, but I have found that most of these material are go to’s. They might not always be what I use, but have been part of my make up of mediums for a lot time. I love it when you grab something from your stash and use it and say to yourself “oh yeah…. I’ve missed using you” That happened with my Liquitex markers and stabilo woody’s today.  Of course I have my favorites… but it’s always good to get reacquainted with some faithful friends.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video



Supplies Used: 8×10 mdf board, Deco Art Media matte medium and gesso, Deco Art Media fluid acrylics (cobalt teal hue, raw umber, blue green light, Americana glazing medium and acrylic paint (titanium white and seabreeze), Liquitex markers (black and white), Stabilo woody (black and white) Brayer and collage pak vintage flower garden

Stencils Used: vintage postage 1, block font, birds birds birds, background words, background 2

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Posted Aug 6, 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!


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