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Scrap cardboard and rusty heart journal page Crash the stash 6-28-18
Posted Jun 28, 2018

I love the contrast between the rough edges of the cardboard and rusty heart and the soft colors of the paint and scrap paper. Cardboard is always a great and easy way to add texture and it doesn’t cost a thing! I also love using my fine liner to add just the right effect with scribbles and lines.

I hope you enjoy the video

Supplies Used: Canson9x12 mixed media journal, Deco art media gesso and matte medium, Scraps from the stash, torn cardboard, rusty heart, Deco art fluid acrylics (prussion blue hue,  titan buff, cerulean blue hue), Golden high flow acrylics ( sepia, alizarin crimson hue, quinacridone nickel azo gold)  Fine line applicator, archival ink stamp pad in black, vintage stamps, alcohol spray.

Stencils used: Old type text, vintage postage


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Posted Jun 28, 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. Carole Morrison

    Shawn, you really know how to “crash your stash”!! Mmmm…….yummy!!! Thanks for all of your hard work!!! It’s so appreciated!!!!! <3

  2. Angelene Flowers

    One of my favorites! Just my kind of girly grunge style ~ ♥

    • shawn

      Yea! so glad you liked it!


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