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Golden crackle paste, pumice gel and needing to fly
Posted Oct 5, 2017

My soul is heavy… I need to focus on the good and flying higher than all the yucky stuff happening. To send up prayers to the heavens for all that is going on today.

This piece has layers of grungy texture and has a lot of symbolism, from the grungy layers, to the bright colors being covered to the string of lights (my prayers).  Our art can truly tell the story of our lives.

Enjoy your Crash the stash video


Supplies Used: Canson mixed media journal, Scrap paper from the stash, my used palette paper, a bird from a magazine, Matte medium, matte gel, crackle paste, course pumice gel, Daler-Rowney acrylic ink (sepia), Fluid acrylic paint, white gel pen, embellishments from Tim Holtz, charcoal pencil and black pastel stick.

New Stencil: Flower drawing 1 – seriously in love with this one! Be sure to check out all the new stencils in the shop

Be inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Oct 5, 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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