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Posted Nov 4, 2018

This original is available HERE

So today’s piece has all of my comforts when creating. Collage, vintage papers, and some yummy grungy texture.

I also share my story and inspiration for this piece, about finding beauty and peace in the craziness of life. And the things I do when I get stuck creatively and how it applies to all areas of my life.

Enjoy the video

Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board, vintage papers, Deco art matte medium, Deco art media fluid acrylics (burnt umber, quin magenta, cerulean blue hue, green gold) Deco art media gesso and modeling paste, Americana glazing medium, inktense pencil for shading, black soft pastel

Stencils used: flower silhouette 6






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Posted Nov 4, 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!


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