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Poetry of the Earth mixed media Series Donna Downey Brand Ambassador
Posted Jan 8, 2018

Today… we’re continue on the journey of creating a series….

Part 2, creating the focal point and using fiber paste.  I love using fiber paste and like to prepare it as I show you in the video so that I can have it on hand for any project! Fiber paste creates great texture and accepts color beautifully!

Just as a reminder…. I’m giving away one of the originals to one lucky winner!

To win…… Like and share on Instagram and Facebook for each post for this series, for the next 4 weeks (links below), starting today, …and each time you do… you will be entered to win.

So you could have an opportunity to enter 4 times each week!! I will also have intructions on instagram and facebook when I post for the curators post.

Instagram – Donna Downey Studios @donnadowneystudios …. Shawn’s @artgirl38

Facebook – Donna – …. Shawn –

The winner will be notified by January 29th – and announced here on the blog

All right let’s get creating!  Enjoy the video



Supplies Used for all 4 pieces and each week:

8×8 wood panels

Vintage papers, scrap paper

Daler and Rowney acrylic Ink ( magenta, sepia, lemon yellow, cyan, scarlet)

Golden matte medium and gel medium

Golden Gloss medium

Golden Fluid Acrylic ( vermillion, quinacridone magenta, cobalt teal, prussion blue hue,

paynes grey, permanent violet dark, pyrole red, titanium white)

Golden glazing medium

Golden Fiber paste

Fineline applicator (with airbrush medium and carbon black paint)

Charcoal pencil

Mark making tools (bubble wrap, drywall tape, latch hook rug, needle point canvas)

Stencils Used:

Donna’s stencils: Tangled Pattern, DD Mini Numbers, Blooming Floral,

Shawn’s stencils: Flower Drawing, Lace, Numbers

I hope you enjoyed the video and have fun creating…… See you next week as we

continue creating this series 

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Posted Jan 8, 2018
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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. Nancy A Olsen

    I can’t tell you enough how excited I am that I found this site and love your videos ! You make me want to move a bit out of my comfort zone ! Making my birthday wish list !! Thank you !

    • Shawn

      Thank you Nancy, so glad I can inspire… when we get outside out comfort zone that’s when the magic happens!


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