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Finding the Divine crash the stash
Posted Mar 29, 2018

“Finding the Divine”

One of the reasons I love working with fluid acrylics is that they are so versatile and can be made to look like water color without losing the vibrancy of the color and love all the vintage papers on this page and how it tells the story.

I’m also excited about the new face stencils, I hope you check them out.

As I journey through this season of my life and battle against the “blahs” I am searching for the divine, the holy, the sacred and seeing the miracles in everyday.

Enjoy the video

Supplies used: Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, Deco Art media fluid acrylics (Cobalt blue hue, Tranparent yellow iron oxide, Quinacridone violet, Diarylide yellow, Titanium white, carbon black, cobalt turquoise hue, quinacridone magenta), Deco art media matte medium, vintage papers,

Stencils used: Faces 1 and grunge font

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Posted Mar 29, 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. Clari Melchor Bowman

    Hi dear Shawn,

    Oh this is wonderful! I know what my next purchase will be….haha. Love your new face stencil. It’s so expressive, soulful and meditative. She’s standing back, taking time, being still and receptive. It reminds me to stop and to be still and to allow Him in.

    Thank you as always.
    Wishing you a Happy Easter
    Love & hugs
    Clari 😊🌻💛

    • shawn

      Thanks Clari, that’s what I wanted, soulful and meditative! Thanks my friend… Happy Easter to you too!

  2. Nancy A Olsen

    I love this video ! I need to try painting a face like you did. Evertime I thought you were done you added more ! So cool ! Thank you for sharing !!

    • shawn

      Thanks you so much!

  3. Honora Hill

    Thank you so much for combining my.


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