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drywall tape and cheese cloth in todays crash the stash
Posted May 31, 2018

This was so fun… I love playing with different textures! The drywall tape and cheese cloth really sent this over the edge with yummy grunge. The papers and modeling paste just added to all the goodness. Sometimes it’s hard to keep things from becoming a hot mess and I share today how I do that.

I hope you enjoy the video

Supplies used: Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, Scraps from the stash, Drywall tape, cheese cloth, Deco art media matte medium, modeling paste, gesso, Americana acrylic ( avocado and blue mist) Golden high flow in quinacridone magenta, Dr. Martins india ink, Daler&Rowney acrylic ink in sepia

Stencils used: vines, magnolia, fave words 2

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Posted May 31, 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. Foxglove

    Another beautiful canvas!

    • shawn

      Thank you so much!


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