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Finding the beauty mixed media with a coloring page Sunday inspiration 4-19-20
Posted Apr 19, 2020

Today I show you how I incorporate a black and white coloring page into a mixed media piece. It was so much fun and super easy to do.

The background has so much yummy grunge and texture with just paint and adding collage to the coloring page gives it so much for depth.

I also share how I was surprised by beauty this week and how I could have missed it.

I hope you enjoy the video and you can still get your free coloring pages in the shop. We will be playing with them on Fridays for the next couple of weeks.


You can get the original HERE and the print on wood or print to be framed HERE

Supplies used: Bristol paper, painters tape, gesso, Liquitex matte gel, Lukas acrylic paints in a variety of colors, Decoart and Golden fluid acrylics in a variety of colors, graphite/carbon paper, posca pen, charcoal pencil, ball point pen, collage papers, coloring page, Soho soft pastels, Spectrafix fixative,

Stencils used: windows, modern pattern 1, modern pattern 2 – THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK!


This week was the last video of the calm journaling series. We did the covers inside and out and I show you what I do on the last page of all my journals.

In case you missed some or all of the series here are the links to each video.

4 week series of videos called “Calm Journaling”
Real-time video of easy quick art journal pages with one word to use as a prompt to create with.
2 videos each week – Tuesday & Friday of each week
Week 1 – Love & joy
Week 2 – peace & patience
Week 3 – faith & hope
week 4 – gentleness & courage
Then we’ll finish the cover

calm journal –
3-27-20 paitience:
3-31-20 faith:
4-3-20 hope:
4-7-20 gentleness
4-10-20 courage
4-14-20 finishing

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Posted Apr 19, 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. Nancy A Olsen

    Thank you again and again for all the inspiration you give . I’m relaxing more and more into my art journey and starting to find my own way with help from your videos. Enjoy your day , stay safe and thank you again. Nancy

    • shawn

      Thank you and I’m so glad your creative time is bringing you calm and peace. Stay safe and thank you for sharing the journey with me!

  2. Gail Childress

    I enjoy your Sunday Inspiration so very much. You are so talented. Thank you.

    • shawn

      Thank you so much Gail…. be safe and thank you for sharing the journey!


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