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Crackle paint & gelli prints are good for the soul Sunday inspiration 5-24-20
Posted May 24, 2020
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In today’s piece, I used my Gelli prints from last week’s metallic video along with my favorite tissue paper technique, and Oh yes…. my favorite supply… crackle paint.

Believe it or not, this is my version of a river….. that’s the great thing about art and creating is that it doesn’t matter what others think. It all about what makes our soul happy.

Our creative time is just for us and it’s in that space that we find our passion, our peace, the answers…. calm.

As I went to my quiet place in the morning to fill up on good words, to get quiet and listen and to search for some joy…. this quote was where the book fell open to and it was just right, for right now! Love it when that happens

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy”, Rumi.

I so needed to feel the river moving through me and to feel that joy…. so what do I do…. I painted it! And yes I found my joy.

Enjoy the video

This original is available HERE and the print available HERE

Supplies used: 11×14 mdf board, gesso, gelli prints, DecoArt media fluid acrylics (cobalt teal, titan buff, prussian blue, paynes gray, cobalt blue, phthalo turquoise), Arteza mica powder (Aztec gold, bright blue, ice blue), Arteza metallic acrylic (space gray, deep brown) Liquitex gloss medium, tissue paper

Stencils used: Paris, old type text, background words, vintage script, swirls – THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK

The joy of now journal you can see it and get it HERE


If you missed the video last week of me using and creating gelli prints with the Arteza metallics and mica powders. You can watch it HERE

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted May 24, 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!

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