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mixed media journal page with new Lukas paints. Crash the stash
Posted Jul 18, 2019

I started with the worst papers I could find, because I knew I was going to throw a lot of paint down. But I also chose paint that would compliment the orange.

I just got some Lukas paint and had not played with it yet so I thought this was a perfect time. I REALLY LIKE IT! For the money and for the quality. I’m using the medium body paints. Next I will play with there liquid acrylics and share that with you.

I reached into my box of scraps and just pulled out a handful of things and this is what I got and It all worked and gave me a wonderful start for my journaling and being free. I love it when that magic happens.

Enjoy the video

Supplies used:

Hand made journal, Liquitex matte medium, Lukas cryl acrylic paints, Deco art fluid acrylc in black, Darice mate acrylic, Gesso, fineline applicator, charcoal pencil

Stencils used:

Doodle lines, Mediterranian duo, doodle circles, numbers 2

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Posted Jul 18, 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. Susan Menchel

    Hi. Looks beautiful. What kind of rag do you use when stenciling. I always use a brush. Your way looks faster.

    • shawn

      I use a heavy duty shop paper towel. Thanks for watching!

  2. Meg Perry

    I love this art, when you are removing the paint with the stencil do you have alcohol or just water on the towel .

    • shawn

      Most of the time I have alcohol on my rag. Thanks for watching!


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