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Life is the greatest adventure Crash the stash
Posted Jan 25, 2018

When I pulled the green paper with fluer de lis… I though what am I going to do with this… but it was a great starting point for this… and the purple and the green go really well together. Then the interference paint really makes it shine… (literally)

January has been a hard month for alot of people. There are many things that contribute to that… and I myself am struggling to stay motivated… This quote has been popping into my head… when I’ve had to face some difficult stuff… I just keep telling myself “this is the great adventure” … it’s all part of the journey.

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used:

Canson Mixed media journal, papers from the stash. letter stamps and ink pad, southern ridge trading co. embellishment

Deco Art Media Products: Gesso, Matte medium, Antiquing cream (black, umber, patina green ), Interference paint (blue and turquoise) Fluid acrylic (green gold, quinacridone violet, cobalt teal hue Carbon black)

Stencils Used: Scribble flower 1, Geometric flower

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!




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Posted Jan 25, 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 love these videos you make ! I can go back and forth and create along with you ! One question, I don’t understand what the interference paint is , how is it different from paint? Thank you again, I can’t wait for your next video 🙂

    • Shawn

      interference paint is a transparent opalescent paint that changes the color of a the base color. I goes on top of whatever you paint to give it this beautiful glow and shine. Thanks for watching!

      • Nancy A Olsen

        Thank you !


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