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Extreme texture and Discovering your joy Sunday Inspiration 6-16-19
Posted Jun 16, 2019

I “discovered” something new in this piece and it my be a game changer when it comes to creating texture.

I used Nuvo’s expanding mousse and I LOVE IT! I paired it with Prima’s chalk paste and Deco Arts crackle paint… I hear the angels singing!

The vintage maps in the background add just the right interest and begin to tell the story. A couple of the maps will be free in the resource library and there will also be a coupon in the library or in your weekly email if you want to get the whole collage pak (11 pages of vintage maps)

I’m in love with the texture and how it all came together using a couple of the new stencils in the shop.

The inspiration comes from my word for the year and the maps. I have to tell myself, or rather convince myself that I need to step out of my comfort zone to grow. I need to discover new joys everyday and I need to be ok with the scared feeling when I’m discover new things, because just on the other side of comfort and fear is the magic.

It’s the place I grow and find my courage muscles. It’s the place that I discover just how strong, creative, intuitive I am.

It’s where I find my joy, happiness and passion.

What lights you up and makes you a little scared? What is the thing that gives you joy? If you don’t know, start the journey today to discover it!

Enjoy the video

This original is available HERE Prints available HERE

Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board, vintage maps, Deco art matte medium, Deco art fluid acrylics (yellow oxide, transparent yellow, Pthalo green, quin magenta, cobalt blue, paynes grey, quin gold, raw umber, cobalt teal, transparent red iron oxide) Prima chalk paste (vintage lace, cranberry) Deco art media crackle paint and gesso, Americana white, Americana glazing medium, Soho soft pastels, Nuvo expanding mousse, charcoal pencil, archival ink and make up brush, letter stamps

Stencils used: Lanterns and signs, arches point, arches curvy, brick and bubbles. These will be on sale this week.

Collage papers: 3 of these are free in the Subscriber resource library, The whole set is available in the shop. There is a discount coupon in the library or in your weekly email. If your not a subscriber you can sign up HERE

New stencils in the shop!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jun 16, 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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