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Making your stencil larger and never giving up Sunday inspiration 8-18-19
Posted Aug 18, 2019

I love it when you create a piece and it feels like home. It feels like an old friend. That’s what happened as I created this. It just felt like me.

I had a great quote that my assistant gave me that inspired it and then the vision of what I wanted it to look like ….. helped it all come together.

I knew the stencil I wanted to use but it was a bit small for all the layers I wanted to put down… So I share how I made it bigger in the video. It’s a really great way to be able to use your stencils even if they don’t quite fit your project.

I also used a bunch of different paints that I don’t usually reach for and that happened by a bit of my creative ADD… you’ll see in the video.

The quote: Faith is knowing there is an ocean when you can only see the stream. There are so many meanings to this quote but I share in today’s video how there have been so many times in my life when I couldn’t even see the stream.. that it was just a dry creek bed.

But I knew deep down in my heart there was something bigger and better waiting for me.

I hope you enjoy the video!

This original is available HERE. and the print of the original HERE

Supplies used: 12 x12 mdf board, vintage papers, Liquitex matte medium, studio 71 gesso, acrylic paints: Golden (van dyke brown, prussion blue, Indian yellow fluid) Arteza (cold gray, sky blue, naples yellow), American (buttermilk), Lukas cryl (permanent violet), Archival ink pad (potting soil), Stabilo marks all pencil, charcoal pencil, make up brush, vintage brayer

These stencils are on sale this week.

stencils used: boats and birds, take me to the water 2

collage paks used: vintage wallpaper5, ledger, maps

Thank you for sharing the journey with me…. Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Aug 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!

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  1. Mary

    Really beautiful Shawn! I love the buttercream color! Thanks for the peptalk!


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