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Chalk paste and neutral palette crash the stash 1-30-20
Posted Jan 30, 2020

Crash the stash is so fun, I get to bring out lots of papers and supplies from the stash. And just let go and create. That’s what crash the stash is all about! And to give you some mid-week inspiration.

Today I created with a neutral palette and no background paper. I also played with chalk paste and reverse stenciling.

This is such a soothing palette and was so calming to create

Enjoy the video.

Supplies used: Handmade journal, gesso, liquitex matte gel, Lukas cryl acrylic, golden acrylic (medium gray) Chalk paste (turkish coffee, water drops) stabilo all pencils for marks, papers from vintage books

Stencils used: damask duo, tiles, meditteranian minis

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Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

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Posted Jan 30, 2020
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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!


    • shawn

      Thanks Jennifer!

  1. Susie Risk

    This journal spread is wonderful. I like everything about it.

  2. Susan Kinne

    Loved this Shawn. Your message spoke to my heart and your art was wonderful!
    Thank you, Susan


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