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Mixed media floral Making your own beauty Sunday Inspiration 7-28-19
Posted Jul 28, 2019

I knew I wanted this piece to have a vintage feel, that’s why I used the vintage wallpaper in the background and yellow oxide to give it that stained aged look.

I also used a large 12×18 MDF board so that I could really show off the flowers.

I used Deco art premium paints to get clean stenciled images but then threw in some Marabu are crayons to really make the highlights pop. Using the crayons is a lot like oil pastels without the long dry time.

The inspiration for this piece came from needing to find some beauty in a chaotic week. So I decided to create my own beauty and share about this in the video.

Have fun watching and creating!

This original is available HERE

Supplies used:

Mdf board, vintage papers, Deco art matte medium and gesso, Americana premium paint, Deco art fluid acrylic, Americana craft paint in avocado, Deco art glazing medium, Marabu are crayons, General’s charcoal pencil

Stencils used: vines, flower bouquet 2, magnolia, daisy 2, flower silhouette5, sketched flower 2 , flower silhouette 1 , garden 2 – THESE ARE ON SALE THIS WEEK!

Collage paks used: collage pak 2-12-17, collage pak 12-11-16, vintage wall paper collage pak THERE IS A COUPON FOR THESE IN THE RESOURCE LIBRARY. You can subscribe HERE

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jul 28, 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. Carole Morrison

    Shawn…….I never, ever tire of watching your process, which always results in something gorgeous!! Hearing of your struggles; hearing of how you become “present”; hearing of how you challenge yourself as opposed to challenging your surroundings…….is food for my soul!! Thank you, my friend!! Always remember how much you are loved!!

    • shawn

      Love you friend!!

  2. Karen Atkinson

    I love the way you use the stencils as a guide and then go in with brushes and a pencil to define them. They always turn out so pretty. Thank you for another wonderful video and message.

    • shawn

      Thank you so much! So glad you’re here! Hugs!

  3. Nancy A Olsen

    Another great video full of inspiration !! I can’t wait to do a piece like this with my own spin to it ! I’ll be pulling out my stencils and probably buying a few more 🙂

    • shawn

      Yes, thanks for being here so glad I can inspire you on your creative journey! hugs!

  4. Carol

    Beautiful 🙂

    I have blogged and linked back here I thoroughly enjoyed your teaching session on Everything Art earlier this year THANK YOU I have subscribed to your site and look foward to catching up with numerous gorgeous projects x

    • shawn

      Carol, thanks so much! So glad you found me and that you’re sharing the journey with me!


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