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Acrylic wash and stain mixed media butterfly Sunday inspiration 2-2-20
Posted Feb 2, 2020

I have been planning this piece for a while…. I had an idea of what I wanted to do but didn’t have the meaning.

Then one of the gals in the shop showed me a quote and I knew I had found the quote and the meaning/lesson for this piece. I love it when it happens that way.

This is a super simple piece with a fun tea-stained technique for the background and LOTs of vintage flowers. The collage paks and stencils that I used today will be on sale this week.

I share in the video about the journey of transformation, and how just like the quote says…. it’s an everyday exercise.

Enjoy the video!

This original is available HERE and the prints available HERE

Supplies used: 12×12 mdf board, Jerrys fluid acrylic, Lukas cryl acrylic paints (light gray,Karmine, rose, yellow ochre, beige, raw umber, olive green), Golden fluid acrylic paint (quin magenta, permanent violet dark), charcoal pencil, Vintage papers (see below) and gesso as my white

stencils used: little flowers, pattern 5 flowers, bouquet of flowers, numbers jumbled (they will be on sale this week)

This large butterfly is free in the resource library here

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Collage paks that I used for this project: (they will be on sale this week) vintage butterfly collage pak, collage pak 11-13-16

be inspired, create and know that you are loved!!!

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Posted Feb 2, 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!


  1. Astina

    Thank you for sharing many tips and techniques of your discovery in creative works. I believe it is gold mine for many creative passionate like me to learn form tips and techniques indeed. Hope I could also share similarly in my blog soon. Thank you.

    • shawn

      Thanks for watching! Have a great day!


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