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Mixed media, crackle and vintage papers “we rise by lifting others”
Posted Dec 16, 2018

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I used all my favorites today, Golden paints, crackle paint, Liquitex acrylic ink, washi tape and so much more. I love piecing the puzzle together to get the look and feel that I want. I also get so excited when the background and underlayer of papers peek through and around the focal point. This piece just makes me happy!

This piece was inspired by a meeting I had this week (I’ll tell more about it in the video) but I was surrounded by women helping women. Women excited for each others success and willing to be there, walk alongside and encourage each other for the long haul. It was truly moving.

I hope you enjoy the video.


Supplies used:

8×10 mdf board, vintage papers, washi tape, Liquitex matte medium, Golden paints (cobalt teal, quin nickel azo gold, quin magenta, vandyke brown, quin crimson), Deco art media gesso and crackle paint, Deco art fluid acrylic (burnt umber, cerulean blue hue), Americana glazing medium, charcoal pencil,  Liquitex acrylic ink in black.

Stencils used: flower silhouette 3, doodle mini mask, doodle circles, vintage quatrefoil

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Posted Dec 16, 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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