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Angel of strength Sunday inspiration 2-23-20
Posted Feb 23, 2020

So I have been playing with the new spring stencils and I couldn’t wait to get my hand on the angel wings stencil!

I’m in love and can’t wait to create more with it. I also use some of the new 6×6 stencils for the background, I already know which ones will be my go to stencils.

I used a lot of gesso and super heavy gesso on this piece. I started with black gesso which is unusual for me and just one piece of paper! But the grungy feel of it is just what I wanted. Then I threw in some gold paint for good measure!

I also share how “your” strength looks different than anyone else’s strength. That we’re all on our own journey and that we can’t compare how we do strength or how we show up day after day, with anyone else.

It’s your story, your journey…. I share more about it in the video.

Enjoy the video

The original is available HERE and the prints available HERE

Supplies used: 8×10 mdf board, Deco art media black gesso and fluid acrylic in Prussian blue, white gesso, Liquitex super heavy gesso, Jerry’s matte medium, Lukas acrylic paints, Deco art extreme sheen gold paint, variety of brushes, palette knife (regular and square) , charcoal pencil, soft pastels in black and white

Stencils used: Angel wings, little crosses, modern pattern 1, modern pattern, 3, modern pattern 6, geo cross 9

Available now – Spring stencils!

Check them out HERE

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Feb 23, 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. Patti Salvaggio

    I look forward to you Sunday videos as if they were dessert! The angel wings have set my mind on fire with ideas. My passion is genealogy and, over the years, I have often remarked that my “genealogy angels” have been my guides and nudge me towards answers. I am going to spend some time thinking of how to combine my angel with family tree ideas.

  2. Henri

    I was transfixed during the whole process and sat with the biggest smile on my face. You are indeed an angel and I also look forward to your Sunday messages. Thank you for your inspiration and wisdom.

    • shawn

      Thanks so much and thanks for being here!

  3. Carol

    You have totally converted me to the beauty of mixed media. Never thought that could happen but watching you paint and create is just so fascinating. I admire how you don’t agonize over every stroke and make it look so easy. You are very talented and your designs are so captivating. Thank you for sharing your talent and life with all of us who appreciate art.

    • shawn

      Thanks so much for being here. So glad that I can inspire you! Thanks for the sharing the journey!


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