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Using soft pastels for details mixed media Sunday inspiration 2-16-20
Posted Feb 16, 2020

I love how this piece turned out, but it was a struggle to get to the finish.

For some reason the paint was resisting… and I got frustrated, but I share in the video what I do when things don’t go as planned.

I also bring out the soft pastels to get all the details and highlights.

The quote in this piece was perfect… I already had this planned and then when things didn’t go right it all went together. I share all about it in the video.

Don’t forget the maps collage pak that I used and the two stencils will be on sale this week!

Have fun watching!

Supplies used: 12×12 mdf board, gesso, Liquitex matte medium, Lukas cryl acrylic paint, (raw umber, teal, olive green, caramel, permanent rose, terra cotta), Soho soft pastels, charcoal pencil,

Stencils used: large tree, large door THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

Collage pak used: vintage maps this will also be on sale this week!

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Posted Feb 16, 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

      Thank you, Jennifer! and thanks for sharing the journey with me!

  1. Patti Salvaggio

    I LOVE this! That wall/door stencil is coming to my house today. Your message resonates again this week as I have been looking inward and trying to own my mistakes in the past and move forward. This past week I played with gelli plate prints and the first two or three were blah but then I made a few that were wonderful and I found myself using your word, “yummy”. Thank you for your Sunday inspiration!

    • shawn

      Yummy is such a good word! So glad you are here and sharing the journey with me. It’s always practice to own our story, the good the bad the ugly. But you are worthy! and loved!

  2. Susie Risk

    I love old doors so I really like how you created this door. Also, what a good quote.

    • shawn

      Thanks so much Susie! So glad you are here!

  3. Lisa Carson

    Shawn, I love all your work and the inspirational words that go along with them. My personal favorites are the pieces that have doors and windows. I just purchased one of your workshops. It is the tissue paper one. I love to watch all your videos and have learned a lot by watching them and I plan to learn a lot more from some of your workshops that I’m interested in. Thank you so much for everything you do.

    • shawn

      Lisa.. thanks so much.. so glad you are loving the workshop. thanks for sharing the journey!


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