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Neo colors 2 and modeling paste flowers crash the stash
Posted Apr 26, 2018


This page in my journal was a lot of fun. I got to play with neo colors and mixing gesso and modeling paste gave me some great texture when I used some of my favorite stencils.

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used: Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, papers from the stash and flowers from a magazine, Deco art media matte medium, gesso and modeling paste. Neo colors II watersoluable art crayon, charcoal pencil

Stencils used: Background 1, Background words, vintage papers and Paris 2

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Posted Apr 26, 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

    You did it again !! I love this page and so excited to give it a try. I’m hooked on your ideas and videos ! The neo II colors look amazing , they are definitely going on my growing wish list !! Thank you 🙂

  2. Patti

    Great tutorial! Really enjoyed seeing the process! The outcome is gorgeous!!

  3. Carole Morrison

    Shawn, watching your process from inception to completion is always fascinating…always wonderful!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


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