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Free print of this mixed media and birthday week begins! ~Sunday Inspiration
Posted Aug 12, 2018

It’s Birthday week my loves!!! Woo hoo!

I made this print and create all this hoopla for you so that you know how grateful I am for your support, letters, encouragement and sharing the journey with me. I am so blessed to have you walk with me and I want to say thank you!

So, today this print is yours free to download, print and remind you that we all have something to be grateful for. You can get the print HERE

Also, there are more free prints today and you can see them all HERE, along with all the free items and discount codes to get your stencils today on sale!

Today’s special is 10% off all stencils: use coupon code: bd2018stencils

Alright, let’s get creating and celebrating!

Enjoy the video

Supplies used:

12×12 gesso canvas, fluid matte medium, scraps of paper, wrapping paper and handmade collage paper, neo colors 2, ink tense pencils, charcoal pencil, sketch and wash pencil and marks all pencil, fluid acrylic and medium body paints (quinicridone violet, magenta and gold, green gold, prussion blue, Vermillion, teal) Lowes tester paints in warm beige, soft pastel sticks, spectra fix to fix the water-soluble mediums,

Be sure to come back each day this week to get a freebie, discount or some other goodies, It’s gonna be a lot of fun!

Monday— all prints on wood and collage paks are 40% off! use coupon code: bd2018prints

Tuesday — All originals are 40% off! use coupon code: bd2018originals

Wednesday — All workshops are 40% off! use coupon code: bd2018workshops

Have a great week, be inspired, create and know that you are loved.


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Posted Aug 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. Dorinda Sutton

    Thank you for your inspiration. I’m just beginning to paint (never had any professional training). Just doing it for myself.

    • shawn

      Thanks Dorinda, I’m so glad I can inspire you and yea for a new journey in painting!!

  2. Eleana

    Happy Birthday. My birthday was also on August 12th. I wish you the best. Hugs and kisses.

    • shawn

      Thank you Eleana, and Happy birthday to you!

  3. Nancy A Olsen

    As always another great video to get my mojo going ! I have a question, what kind of gesso do you have in your tub ? Also wonderful what kind is the black gesso ? Thank you so much ! I am grateful for you 🙂

    • shawn

      I use Liquitex gesso or deco art gesso, Deco art black gesso, and Thanks!!


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