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Strong and gentle art journal page crash the stash
Posted Apr 19, 2018

She is strong and gentle….

I just love how this turned out! I love how all of the layers peek through and that the background is scratchy and grungy. All of the elements have such meaning to the strong and gentle part of this lovely lady.

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used: Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, deco art media matte medium, a variety of fluid and medium body acrylic, paper scraps from the stash, Catalyst statula 30 B-01, Charcoal pencil, soft pastel in black.

Stencils used: Faces side view, feathers

Tomorrow………. Friday April 20th… 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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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.

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Posted Apr 19, 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

    This is amazing !! I love how all the layers come together . The more and more I watch your videos the more confident I’m becoming to keep layering and adding texture and color . I just decided I want a face stencil , I need help (and practice ) positioning features . Thank again for a great video, very inspiring !


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