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Modeling paste angel wings Crash the stash
Posted Jul 5, 2018

Broken and mended these wings will fly again

This crash the stash was very meaningful and I love all the layers and texture. It also shows that you can think outside the box when using your stencils. I always say, “let your stencils be your guide” because you can use them in so many ways if you just decide to get creative.

I mixed gesso and modeling paste, which I always do because I like the texture better, it dries faster and it gives a good ground for the layers that are to come. I also broke out some stamps that added just enough to the journal pages without taking away from the texture.

I hope you enjoy the video


Supplies used:

Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, papers from the stash, Deco Art media gesso, modeling paste, matte medium, glazing medium and fluid acrylics (quinicridone gold, titanium white, teal, raw umber) Stampenous stamps (blossom scroll, Andy Skinner textures, mixed mesh ) and ranger ink pad, charcoal pencils, fine line applicator, brayer

Stencils Used: wing and a prayer and vintage script (for the two words in the corners)

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Posted Jul 5, 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

    I love angels and I love how you show everyone how to use your stencils in different ways . The layers of glazes look amazing thank you again for all the inspiration and support. I can’t wait to try this out 🙂

  2. Jane Christensen

    wow …. this is fantastic! love how it all came together. I kept this in my favs so I can access again and watch when I am in my art place. Thanks so much.


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