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Intuitive painting art journal page Crash the stash 7-12-18
Posted Jul 12, 2018

Intuitive painting

Today’s art journal page was all about freedom and letting go. Some of our best creative ideas happen when we let go of expectations of what something should be. To intuitively place paint, marks, and scratches in a place that feels good. Painting intuitively means to be in the moment and wait and watch for what your creation tells you, what direction and delights happen as we let go and just create.

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Supplies Used: Canson 9×12 mixed media journal, scraps from the stash, A variety of acrylic paint from fluid, medium body, and house paint. Gesso and matte medium, General charcoal pencil, gel pen, fine line applicator, Marabu acrylic sprays, white and black stabilo pencil

Stencils used: stacked stone, doodle circle, doodle lines, doodle triangle, doodle squares, doodle numbers and letters, doodle minis masks

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Posted Jul 12, 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

    Love the layers ! Looking forward to your journal cover idea. I have a couple journals that need covers and I’m at a stand still with what to do. I don’t want too much bulk to it as my journals have enough already 🙂 LOL Thank you again !

  2. Carole Morrison

    The joy you have certainly came through, Shawn!! Lovely pages! I’m so looking forward to seeing how your journal cover comes to life!! Bless you!!

  3. Edith Tsacle

    Just wonderful!❤️

  4. Paula DeRuntz

    Love! Thank you for the continued Inspiration!

    • shawn

      Thanks Paula!


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