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masking tape, drywall tape and high flow acrylics mixed media art journal page crash the stash 5-2-19
Posted May 2, 2019

You won’t believe the layers on this! the texture is unbelievable. I used masking tape, drywall tape and so much more!

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Supplies used: handmade journal, gesso, variety of papers from the stash, masking tape, drywall tape, Golden high flow acrylic, soft pastels, Liquitex matte medium, tissue paper, archival stamp pad, charcoal pencil, make up brush

stencils used: numbers 2, grunge font

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!


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Posted May 2, 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. Nancy A Olsen

    Very fun page ! Thank you for reminding me about bunching up tape for that great texture look ! Are you using both water and alcohol to spray the pages ?

    • shawn

      Thanks Nancy! yes I used both. Thanks for watching!


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