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Archival ink, Deco art Acrylics, Vintage wallpaper and Kindness Sunday Inspiration 2-24-19
Posted Feb 24, 2019

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I just played in today’s Sunday Inspiration. Experimenting with Archival ink pads, makeup brushes and finding how best to use them with my stencils. I was so pleased with how this turned out and how much I loved using the ink pads and the vibrant color and defined images I got. And vintage wallpaper is always a good idea!

A shared a month or so ago that I had been chosen to create the Women of Achievement Awards in our community. As I read through the nomination letters of the winners, I was truly humbled by their compassion and giving spirit and how they have done so much to reach out to all people. I also realized that they are making a difference one life at a time. They are changing the world by helping one life.

I was encouraged that my small efforts to encourage and uplift can also make an impact in our world. It was a reminder that you and I can make a difference right where we are with the tools and gifts that we have. That investing in one life has such a ripple effect and we may never know just how deep our encouragement and care could go.

So be encourage my friend, that your kindness no matter how small, is never wasted, is perfect for this moment, in this time. Your compassion can actually change a life!

Enjoy the video


Supplies Used: 8×10 mdf board, Deco art media matte medium, fluid acrylics (quin magenta, cerulean blue hue, vermillion, yellow oxide) Americana paint in avocado, Deco Art Chalky gesso in white and grey, Archival stamp pad (shadow grey, cobalt, majestic violet, vibrant fuchsia, paradise teal) Vintage wallpaper, makeup brushes


Stencils used: Scribble marks 2 and messy flowers 1

Collage pak used: vintage wallpaper 5

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted Feb 24, 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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