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torn paper technique and high flow acrylics crash the stash
Posted May 3, 2018

Today I share a fun technique, you can call it torn paper technique, de collage or image transfer and I love using high flow or fluid acrylics with a dry brush effect. I wanted to just let go and play and not overthink what I was doing.

Enjoy the video

Supplies Used: Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, magazine pages, matte gel medium, fluid matte medium, High flow acrylics (yellow oxcide, nickel azo gold, sepia) titanium white fluid acrylic, burnt umber cobalt teal, charcoal pencil, letter stamps and ranger archival stamp pad.

Stencils used: wildflower, background 1

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Posted May 3, 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

    Wow ! I love this technique ! I’m addicted to your videos , so very inspiring for me . I seem to always get something out of them so I can play myself. Thank you again and again. My wish list of stencils is growing and growing 🙂

    • shawn

      Thank you Nancy!


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