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layers of texture and bits from the stash – Crash the stash journal page
Posted Feb 22, 2018

This journal page has so many fun bits from the stash and oh the grungy glazes… This is just what I wanted and needed.  The words are from a vintage book from a Nathaniel Hawthorne writing. It expresses my emotion over the events this week in Florida.

Our journals are such a great sacred and safe place to express how we are feeling, not using a single word,

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used:

Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, matte and gel medium, gesso, Golden glazing medium, Fluid acrylics (transparent yellow oxide, paynes grey, raw umber, marabu art spray in black, marabu art crayon, (bits – chipboard numbers, stickers, scrap fabric, cardboard heart, key tag, patterned vellum)

Stencils: Doodle numbers & letters, numbers stencil

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

Just FYI Donna Downey has lots of new stencils and stamps and all supplies have been restocked. Click on the link below to shop.


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Posted Feb 22, 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 Comment

  1. Nancy A Olsen

    I loved seeing this page come together and your use of the numbers . Inspiring as usual ! Thank you !


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