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Easy mandala with stencils and choosing to see the good stuff Sunday Inspiration 5-5-19
Posted May 5, 2019

This was really out of my comfort zone when I started this but then I found it so relaxing. What I love about this was how easy it was and how (again) I can use my stencils as a guide …. and not how you might think.

It made this project go soooo fast!

I also solved the problem of the main mandala stencil being to small for this 12 x12. (you’ll see in the video). And then I broke out my Posca pens that were still in the package and used all the colors. Oh yea! The other new thing I used were Blick’s and Darice’s matte acrylic and I just love the matte, almost chalky finish.

The quote says “Choose to see the good stuff” I was inspired by the boo I was reading called “The motivational manifesto” by Brendon Burchard and it spoke about how choosing to see the good changes our bodies, our brains… actually, physically changes it! I share in the video how if we practice finding the good stuff it can really change our lives and those around us.

In case you just love this… the original is available HERE and the prints available HERE

Enjoy the video!

Supplies used: 12×12 mdf board, Liquitex matte medium, vintage papers (available in the resource library) Block and Darice matte acrylics, Holbein acrylic, Posca pens, Sharpie water based marker in black and white, Studio 71 acrylic paint, charcoal pencil, black soft pastel

Stencils used: flower gang 2003, mandala, roundabouts 1, and an architectural circle stencil.

If you would like to get some of the background papers for free you can get them in the resource library, it’s only for subscribers so if your not a subscriber you can sign up HERE and get a discount to the shop!

This is the book that I was reading… it’s pure inspiration!

Happy Sunday…..! Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted May 5, 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. Rebecca

    What are you using to apply the paint to the stencil? It looks like a wad of tissue. Or is it some kind of tool? Thank you

    • shawn

      It’s a makeup sponge. I get them from the dollar store.

      • Rebecca

        Thank you!


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