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paper, inks and high flow acrylic It’s never to late to fly Sunday Inspiration
Posted May 6, 2018

This original is available HERE

This piece has so many yummy layers. I wanted to make sure that all of the beautiful papers showed so I went to my acrylic inks and High flow acrylics. They added just the right amount of color and interest with out obstructing anything. The inspiration was inspired by a conversation this last week and feeling like, maybe you’ve missed your time for follow your dreams.

Enjoy the video

Supplies used:

Golden high flow acrylic: yellow oxide, transparent yellow oxide, teal

Daler and Rowney acrylic inks: magenta, scarlet, sepia


vintage stamps, matte medium, vintage papers, charcoal pencil, white gel pen, black multi ball pen, titanium white and carbon black medium body or fluid acrylic

stencils used: old type text, garden 2, splatters, scribbles, geo flower, vintage postage 2, numbers

collage pak: 11 pages

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Posted May 6, 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. Marilyn

    Shawn, I wanted to ask you what your base is. Is it a piece of MDF board and if so where do to get it?
    Loved this piece.

  2. Lagene

    Awesome piece! I love that the papers show through the colors you applied!

    • shawn

      Thank you so much!

  3. Nancy A Olsen

    I really love this one ! I never think to use white ink like you do . Very nice effect !

    • shawn

      Thank you Nancy!


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