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“Make Peace,” Art Journal Page by creative team member Nicole Austin
Posted Feb 21, 2018

“Make Peace,” Art Journal Page

By Nicole Austin

I like to start some of my art journal pages on pages that already have something on them already.  I always create with several journals or surfaces handy to wipe off extra paint, or to try out or clean off stencils while I’m working on my “main” surface.

 Today’s Creative Team video, I’ll show you how I start from one of those “test” pages and turn it into a finished page and how the scribbles and doodles that get lost under subsequent layers often show up in the final design.  In this case, I used stencils and doodled some flowers that ended up being the main idea of the final page.

Enjoy the video


 Products Used:

Stencils: “Doodle Letter and Number,” “Doodle Flowers,” and “Birds, Birds, Birds”

Golden acrylic paint (Titanium White)

Golden fluid acrylics (Teal, Prussian Blue Hue)

Brea Reese paint writers

Spray ink (Mr Huey’s or any permanent spray ink like Marabu would work, too)

Liquitex 15 mm paint pens

Stabilo 3-in-1 Woody Pencils

Make-up sponge

Glue stick

Washi tape

Tissue paper

Vintage ledger paper and music sheets

Palette knife

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Feb 21, 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

    Love the use of washi tape for the flowers . Great page, thank you for sharing !

    • Nicole Austin

      Thank you, Nancy! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it. Using washi tape is so fun! 🙂


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