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Arteza metallic paint & mica powder demo with mixed media
Posted May 15, 2020

Today I’m popping in to show you some fun new goodies I received from Arteza.

In this video (it’s a longer one) I show you how I use the metallic paint and mica powders with gel mediums and air brush medium… you’re gonna like it!

I also do a section on gelli printing with them as well. Then we create a piece from start to finish.

Arteza has also graciously offered a coupon code for you to use and get 10% off! use code: ShawnPetite1  —–valid until June 18.

This is a fun one and I had so much fun playing!

Enjoy the video

Supplies used: Arteza watercolor paper, Arteza metallic paint (8pak), Arteza mica powders, Arteza acrylic paint (phthalo blue, burnt sienna, mars black), Liquitex super heavy gesso, regular gesso, Liquitex gloss medium and matte medium, collage paper and gelli print, copy paper, gelli plate, brayer, stabilo all pencil or water-soluble pencil, small needle nose craft bottle with pin for drips

All Arteza acrylic paints. See them HERE

Stencil used: Modern pattern 3

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted May 15, 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. Mandy

    Totally yummy!!!

    • shawn

      Thanks Mandy! Hope you are staying safe and well!

  2. Lynne

    Hello, I love this piece. When you spoke about it I cried. My husband always talks down to me. I have never meet a person who thinks he is God’s gift to the world. When he gets nasty and mean he tells me my art work looks like a third grader did it. And that’s not so. I cry a lot.i wished I could afford the wood that you use. I think about your art all the time. I think you are a really artist. Sometimes my mind doesn’t know what to do. So I don’t. I just wanted to share.

  3. Patti Salvaggio

    I was scrolling through the page and somewhere I think I saw you post about losing your father-in-law earlier this month? My brother died unexpectedly on May 3, heart attack, at age 58. I am feeling adrift and tired but your videos are lovely reminders of creating beautiful things in our lives. I hope I can find that page again and finish reading it.

  4. Susan

    What fun!! I have some paints not sure if heavy body but excited for powders!! Thank you

    • shawn

      Thanks for watching! have fun creating!


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