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Glass bead gel, gold metallic and masking tape for texture Crash the stash 11-14-19
Posted Nov 14, 2019

I LOVE this background! The texture is delicious!

I grabbed some papers from the stash including some gold metallic paper that I’ve had for years.

I also grabbed the some glass bead gel… also haven’t used in a while… That’s the whole purpose of crash the stash. To use up the things that I don’t use often.

I loved the gold paper so much that I added more gold and then some more gold!

I share in the video my process and what I used and why. Enjoy the video.

Supplies used: handmade journal, gesso, glass bead gel, matte gel, Golden highflow acrylics( gold, turquoise,) masking tape, paper from the stash, deco art media fluid acrylic metallic gold, charcoal pencil, black soft pastel, archival ink in coffee and black

Stencils used: messflower 2, script fave words 2, background 2

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Nov 14, 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 Calvert

    What kind of paper is this done on? Water paper?
    I tried mixed media paper and it bubbled up!

  2. Susan Calvert

    What kind of paper did you use for this project? Water color? I used mixed media but it bubbled up!

    • shawn

      My journal is made from 98lb Canson mixed media paper. Thanks for watching.

  3. Kathleen Coppersmith

    This was absolutely fabulous! I could watch Shawn work on her masterpieces all day!

  4. Cecil Bergeron

    Thank you for such a happy journal page.

    • shawn

      Thanks for watching!

  5. Muntaha

    This is beautiful. I wanna ask the word grateful you printed on paper or tissue paper is it by normal printer or any specific printer is used to do print on tissue paper? Thank you!

    • Shawn

      Hey there, I tape tissue paper to copy paper and run it through my printer. It’s one of my favorite things to do! the possibilities are endless. I use an Hp office jet pro. Thanks for being here!


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