close-up of a mixed media art piece
Brave wings with Creative team member Mary
Posted Oct 11, 2017

Mary shares: This project symbolizes my growth as an artist, since I’ve been lucky enough to be able to join Shawn’s design team.  It is a dream come true for another artist to recognize that I have some talent.   I enjoyed the process and hope you will too!





Supply Used:

Speedball Gessoed Art Board

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

Shawn Petite Collage Pak Map

Vellum Letters sheet

Shawn Petite stencils- Windows 1 and Background Round About

Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso

Donna Downey Silhouette Trio Stencil

Blue Fern Studio paper

Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid

Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold

Baby Wipes

Stazon Ink- Cloudy Sky

Dina Wakely Scribbled Text Elements stamps

Stazon Ink- Jet Black

Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous Mixed Media 2 stamps

Golden Fluid Acrylics Teal

Uniball Gel Impact Gold pen

Liquitex Heavy Body Titanium White

Liquitex Heavy Body Muted Turquoise

Posca Pen in Black

Stabilo Marks All Pencil in Black

Tim Holtz Ephemera Butterfly

Gold Paint Pen

Glossy Accents

Punchinella used as a stencil

Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers

PITT Artist Pen in Black

Uniball Signo White Gel pen

PITT Big Brush Pen in Indianthrene Blue

Closing signature

This post contains affiliate links 

This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission and we are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Posted Oct 11, 2017
Headshot photo of artist

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. Kathy C Bradley

    Mary, I very much enjoyed watching you complete your beautiful canvas. I loved all the layers, elements and colors in your creation. Thanks for sharing! Kathy

  2. memalagene

    Awesome mixed media creation!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Graphic for mixed media insider membership

Mixed media insider Membership

A monthly subscription to creativity. Each month new workshops, Sunday inspiration breakdown, mixed media basics, techniques and so much more.


Learn more and free preview

Spice Up Your Inbox!

Our creative art resources are full of joy and inspiration! By joining my mailing list you get access to our free, subscriber-only resource library and more! Join today to get 20% off your first order!