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Believe Mixed media art journal page by Alexa Doebler
Posted Feb 6, 2019


Today I created an art journal page using lots of neutrals. How do create depth and texture when only using a few colors & keeping them neutral or in the same color palette? Layers, stencils used in different ways, a focal point, and embracing the subtlety.

Check out the different ways I use Shawn’s stencils in this project to create texture, a border and a larger version of a stencil.

Enjoy the Video!

List Products Used:

Shawn’s Stencils:

Old World Minis

Mini Doodle Masks

A Wing and A Prayer

Fave Words



Paint in White, Black, Vanilla, Latte, Brown, Plum, Grape Taffy, Candy Pink


Pitt Pen

Stabilo All Pencil

Book Pages

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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Feb 6, 2019
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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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