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Embrace your imperfections Sunday inspiration
Posted Apr 15, 2018

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Embrace your Imperfections….. Mixed media and vintage wallpaper

When we take the time to know ourselves… our souls and gifts and our imperfections, we can let go of some things and get comfortable in our skin. There’s something amazing about a person who is comfortable with themselves. … Our quicks and issues can be good or can cause us to struggle, so when we’re gentle with ourselves in grace and love dealing with our inner worlds we can grow and adjust, we can recognize when we need to shift our thinking.

I hope that you are gentle with yourself today….

enjoy your Sunday inspiration video


Supplies used:

11×14 mdf board, Deco Art matte medium, vintage papers (listed below), paper doily, Deco art media acrylics (titanium white, cobalt teal hue, green gold , quinacridone magenta, raw sienna) Deco art Americana paint (Sea breeze, Celery green, Avocado), charcoal pencil, black gel pen, letter stamps

Collage paks used: vintage wall paper 3, vintage butterfly, vintage wallpaper,

Stencils Used: Lace, doodle minis, doodle minis mask, old classroom font, old type text

NEXT WEEK…………………… I am part of an awesome group of artist participating in the mixed media mania you tube hop. Lots of prizes!! Each stop will have at least two prizes and some will have up to 4 prizes! You can enter at each stop by commenting and liking.  I WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO STENCILS!!

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– Prizes include: 7 Dots Studio : $35 Prize Pack AALL & Create : $25 Gift Certificate Amazing Casting Products : Clear Resin & Amazing Mold Putty Blitsy : $50 Gift Certificate Canvas Corp Brands : Prize Pack of 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels Carabelle Studio : Prize Pack DecoArt : DecoArt Media Starter Kit Gel Press : Pack of Petite Printing Plates style B Marabu : 2 Prize Packs of $50 Value Ranger Ink : Prize Pack Thermoweb : $25 Gift Certificate UmWowStudio : Winner’s Choice of Digital Downloads EVERY STOP Viva las VegaStamps! : $10 Grab Bag of UnMounted Rubber Stamps EVERY STOP

I hope you will join in the fun… The hop will run for 1 week. Starting April 20th @ 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. Winners will be notified by April 30th.

New free print and tutorial in the subscriber library this week!

If you are not a subscriber you can sign up HERE and get access immediately


Have a great week!


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Posted Apr 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!


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