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Valentines day mixed media Sunday Inspiration with High flow acrylics
Posted Feb 10, 2019

I wanted to share today the Valentines day pieces I made for my grandaughters. These were super simple to make and yet still had lots of texture and interest.

I love using gesso for a quick grungy background and when you combine it with High flow acrylics all the texture shows up so beautifully!

It was a crazy week and I was sick, so these were perfect to help me get a little happy in the day!

Also one of these is available in the subscriber resource library for you to print. If your not a subscriber to my email you can do that HERE

Enjoy the video!


Supplies Used: 6×9 mdf board, vintage paper, Deco Art Matte medium, Deco Art Gesso, Golden High flow Acrylic (green gold, quin violet, nickel azo gold, quin magenta, cerulean blue) Liquitex basics in carbon black, General’s charcoal pencil, Soho black chalk pastel, Sharpie water based paint marker in white

Stencils Used: Scribble marks 1 & 2, stars and heart, little flower

This is the piece that will be free in the resource library for you to download. You can subscribe HERE

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Feb 10, 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!


  1. Clara Melchor Bowman

    Dear Shawn,
    Such happy pieces filled with love. How lucky your granddaughters are to have you in their lives.

    Please feel better soon and take care.

    Love & hugs

  2. Nancy A Olsen

    This is wonderful and gives me so many ideas for my grandbabies ! Thank you thank you !

  3. Dara

    This is so beautiful! I just love how it all came together! I love your stencils – can I ask what machine you use? I am trying to decide on a Silhouette or a Cricut and one of the things I want to do is stencils (and possibly chipboards).

    Thank you so much for sharing so much of you with us!


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