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Mixed media art journal page Crash the stash 9-20-18
Posted Sep 20, 2018


For this spread I used several scrapping papers as a start. When you don’t have any inspiration, you should try using collage as your first layer. It really helps me out, your page isn’t blank anymore and that helps a lot to get into the flow. As I love butterflies, I wanted them in my journal as well. For this spread I used some white cracklepaste, it’s been a long time since I used that and it gives such a great effect when using it through a stencil. I hope I inspired you with this video!

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Products used:

  • Stencil Shawn Petite ‘Flower gang 4’
  • Scrapping papers Studiolight
  • Stamp with quotes Studiolight
  • Old bookpages
  • Printed butterflies
  • Amsterdam white gesso
  • Bister (yellow, red, blue)
  • paletknife
  • Distress crayons (lucky clover, mermaid lagoon, mustard seed, fired brick, walnut stain)
  • Art Medium Schjerning
  • Deco art crackle paste white
  • Deco art fluid acrylics (cobalt teal hue, english red oxide)
  • Black indian ink
  • Stabilo all black

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Posted Sep 20, 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 Comment

  1. Nancy Olsen

    Love the bright colors and the crackle paste for the flowers ! Thanks for reminding me to use my distress crayons more !


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