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Stamping with a Gelli plate Sunday inspiration 6-23-19
Posted Jun 23, 2019

I love using my Gelli plate to stamp with because there is nothing that compares to the look of a Gelli print. It works perfectly for building a grungy, yet soft background.

I also used Americana premium paints to get great stenciled images for the flowers. And I threw in some crackle paint, because, well I love crackle paint!

When you mix a little gesso with the paint you get great tooth and texture to your painting.

Today’s piece was inspired by needing to catch my breath in an insane week. I know you know what I’m talking about, everyone has had one of those weeks. Life is just life sometimes.

I share my top 3 ways I’m able to calm the chaos and just breathe.

Enjoy the video

This original is available HERE and the print is available HERE

Supplies used:

12×12 mdf board, vintage paper from collage pak (coupon for this in resource library), 5×7 Gelli plate, Gelli arts brayer, Americana premium paints, Deco Art media matte medium, crackle paint, gesso, Americana craft paints, charcoal pencil, black soft pastel.

The coupon for the collage pak will be in the subscriber resource library and in your weekly email. If your not a subscriber you can sign up HERE.

Stencils used:

Bouquet of flowers 1 & 2, Garden 2, Large vase, roses and peonies, flower gang 2, large rose

These stencils will be on sale this week.

I’m looking for a few creative souls to make up the 2019/2020 ~~ Shawn Petite Creative Team!

What I’m looking for
Someone who has a passion for creating, loves to encourage and uplift and believes that we are better together.  A creative soul that finds the stories behind the art and shares it with love and compassion.
A mixed media artist (and that can mean a lot of things) that is dependable and can commit to a schedule and follow instructions. Able to create a 9 to 15 min. video showing your creative process. 
Even if your new to the mixed media world or are just starting out, I want to see your talent, your passion, your story (everybody was a beginner once).
Mixed media: assemblage, art journaling, tag/card making, large format art or small format art, anything that you can use my line of stencils in.

What you’re responsible for
You would be responsible for 7 or 8 videos (you must be able to create well-lit video) for me to post on my website and youtube channel for the 2019/2020 year of Sept thru Aug, using my line of stencils and collage paks.
Contents to include several clear, well-lit photos of the project created, products used besides the stencils and/or collage pak (you may use any and all materials) Thoughts behind the design, the story or meaning.
You will also be responsible to post your project to your social media channels, (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest)

What’s in it for you?
You will receive 12 stencils upon approval of the creative team, then additional stencils throughout the year / any new release stencils.
Access to any and all online collage paks for free.
Access to resource library.
10% discount in the shop for the year that you are part of the creative team.
Promotion and exposure to my over 20,000 followers. I will share your projects across all my social media channels including my newsletter each week.

When to apply
Now! June 21st– until July 12th

How to apply
Send an email to
***Subject line should be- “Creative team application and your name”
**Also include in the Body:
Full Name – Email address – Location (city, state, Provence, country)
Tell me about yourself in 300 words or less. Your passions, the emotion behind why you create. I’m really looking for the story.
Social media links (Instagram, Facebook, blog, website, you tube channel)
Current or past design teams – If you have not been part of a team before don’t let that stop you…. I want to see your work
 Examples of your work – 5 or 6 images (use this opportunity to show your well-lit photos and your best work) Please make sure that your images are 72dpi … and/or 5mg or less
A link to a video you have created or an example of a video. Just so that I know you can and have the capability to create one.

*****Applicants who make the team will be notified July 19th by email.  First Creative team post will be September 4th***
Looking forward to this new adventure… and seeing your work!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jun 23, 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 Comment

  1. Lagene

    Gorgeous creation! Thanks for your video & inspirational & encouraging words!


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