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Grow in grace art journal page Crash the stash
Posted Mar 15, 2018

Grow in Grace journal page

I brought out the stamps today! I got some new ones and wanted to try them out. Oh boy, do I have lots of ideas for the future.

The colors are just fabulous and I love how I can water down the fluid acrylics and get a watercolor affect.

Every day I ask for more grace, so that I can give it freely, Not always easy and I don’t do it enough. But this life is a work in progress. I used the eucalyptus branch stencil because it represents growth to me.

I hope you enjoy the video


Supplies Used:

Canson 9×12 journal, brayer, Deco art media matte medium, paper from the stash, Deco art media fluid acrylics (titanium white, Quinacridone magenta, green hold, cerulean blue , transparent yellow iron oxide, primary magenta, english red oxide, colbolt turquoise hue carbon black, sap green) Americana paint (avocado), charcoal pencil, gel pen, bubble wrap, tea dyed tag

Stamps Used: Stampendous cling stamps, Frans 6×6 (mixed mesh), Andy Skinner (textures)

Stencils used: Pattern 1, doodle circles, eucalyptus branch

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!




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Posted Mar 15, 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

    What a fun page !!! Can’t wait to get into my craft room today, thank you for the inspiration !!

  2. Mary Redford

    Loved this one I just have a hard time starting out a page I cant draw so Iam not inclined to what to do next and do I Gesso the page first or white wash it you see iam not so sure what to do I’am use a journal bough its a Canson XL Mix Media 9 in X 12 in 98 lb I don’t know it it is strong enough or I should have gotten larger Lb Paper??
    Thank you,
    Mary Redford

    • shawn

      Mary, the canson mixed media journal is what I use and is strong enough to handle anything. Also if I don’t put paper down first I will gesso. Matte medium act like gesso and seals the surface and gives it a ground. You can also create on the plain paper, and it will give you a different look. My preference is to create on a non porous surface, that’s why I will used paper with matte medium or gesso first. Just play and have fun and see what you like the best. That’s what our journals are for. Hugs!


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