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Fresco look for a peaceful art journal page in today’s crash the stash
Posted May 17, 2018

Fresco look…

I had this picture from a magazine page for so many years and it has always stirred my soul.

I knew it was right for today’s crash the stash, because of what I was feeling and needing to say on the page.

I wanted that old fresco look on this, just the feeling of time passing and calmness. Wanting to show age and the mystery of what was…

 Working carefully to keep everything soft and grungy all at the same time.

Enjoy the video



Supplies Used: Canson 9 x 12 mixed media journal, picture from a magazine, matte gel medium, gesso, modeling paste, palette knife, acrylic paint (neutral grey, raw sienna, titanium white, carbon black) charcoal pencil, soft black pastel stick, printed words

Stencils used: flourish and old type text

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Posted May 17, 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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