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hand made collage papers, oil pastels and going with the flow Crash the stash 3-22-18
Posted Mar 22, 2018

Today was a little different and a whole lotta fun. I just played and created some collage papers for my stash. (like I need more) I used all kinds of goodies and fun textures and then I broke out the oil pastels. If you’ve never used Sennelier oil pastels they are buttery and just the best!

I hope you enjoy the video.

Supplies Used:

Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, various papers from the stash, handmade collage papers, matte medium, various acrylic paints, letter stamps (large by Tim Holtz, smaller I found at good will), brayer, Sennelier oil pastels

Stencils used: geographic flower, cracked, European lines, flower drawing, doodle leaves, vintage quatrefoil, doodle circles, pattern 3, background 2, and doodle flowers stencil mask.

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Mar 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. Carole Morrison

    Beautifully done, Shawn!! You never cease to amaze me with the techniques you share with us!! Thanks so much!!

    p.s. I hope you’re feeling better……the flu is nasty stuff!!


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