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Mixed media art journal using Tyvek crash the stash
Posted Sep 19, 2019

I think I like finishing the cover as much as I love creating in my journal. It’s such a symbol of accomplishment of the journey of creativity.

I try to always use something fun and interesting. And I love how the Tyvek worked on the cover, looking so much like leather. I want to put it on everything now!

I hope you enjoy the video!

Supplies used: handmade journal, Tyvek, bookbinding tape, burlap, Liquitex matte gel, Decoart crackle paint, rusty hinge, ribbon, butterfly collage paper, printed words, E6000 and hot glue, Golden high flow acrylic, Deco art fluid acrylic in quin gold burnt umber, Golden vandyke brown, Golden high flow acrylic in teal and pthalo blue, carbon black

Stencils used: numbers 2, keys, vintage script

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved

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Posted Sep 19, 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. Patricia

    Love the look of the tyvek. Thank you for all your great videos.
    Your #1 fan!

    • shawn

      Thanks Patricia. so glad you are sharing the journey with me!


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