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Mixed media house
Posted Aug 25, 2019

This …. makes me happy! I love creating my mixed media houses but this one is my favorite. I’m not sure if it’s the soft teal, the doorknob, the yummy grungy feel, the hand made escutcheon plate or the washi tape roof. It all just makes me smile!

I got to thinking about what home means and how home can change in the season of our lives. So in true “Shawn” style I looked up the words home and loved what I found.

I’ll share all about it…..enjoy the video

This original is available HERE

Supplies used:

11×17 mdf board, Liquitex matte medium, Deco art media modeling paste, Lukas cryl acrylic paint, Golden VanDyke brown, Studio 71 gesso, Arteza cold gray, Arteza sky blue, Deco art media fluid acrylic (english red oxide) American green, Stabilo all pencil, General’s charcoal pencil, brayer

Collage paks used: awakening, collage pak 7-23, collage pak 5-14, school books, wallpaper

Stencils used: Large door 1, keys, windows 1

These stencils will be on sale this week!

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Posted Aug 25, 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. Nancy A Olsen

    Love ,love, love this !! Color , texture, design ! Love it all !

  2. Carole Morrison

    Shawn, this piece really IS stunning!!! Of course, everything you do is amazing; this one is certainly “talking” to me!!! Thanks so much!!!

    • shawn

      Thanks so much my friend … hugs!


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