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Using up a bunch of bits and pieces and throwing it all on a journal page
Posted May 24, 2018

I have a box full of stuff, bits and pieces of bling, buttons and metal things. So I decided to use up as much as I could on this journal page. I just love the results. Super easy to do with dramatic grungy goodness! Supplies listed below.

Enjoy the video!


Supplies Used: Stuff… lots of stuff, beads, rhinestones, metal elements, paper flowers, plastic letters, sequines. DecoArt media, matte medium, white gesso and black gesso, Deco art media fluid acrylics, (cobalt teal hue, quinacridone gold, yellow oxcide, raw umber, carbon black, titanium white) Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, charcoal pencil, black soft pastel.

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Posted May 24, 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 never disappoint me ! Great idea to use some of my rhinestone bling ! This art and mixed media has become a very important part of my life. I forget any troubles or problems in our world and truly relax and enjoy. Anytime I spend money on this I tell my hubby it’s cheaper than therapy 🙂 Thank you “again” 🙂

  2. Jane Christensen

    wow ….. truly a great multi media project. it looks beautiful and totally inspirational. thanks so much. ps …. love your choice of background music!

    • shawn

      Thanks again Jane… I get alot of compliments on the music!! Have a great day!


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