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Acrylic inks & stenciling w/ pan pastels mixed media Sunday inspiration 7-12-20
Posted Jul 12, 2020

I had fun playing with acrylic inks and stenciling with some pan pastels for today’s Sunday inspiration.

I wanted to do something different and I’ve never placed a word vertically before but I just love it!

I share in today’s video a message just for you…. seriously… You are worthy of love just as you are.

Enjoy the video and hear the rest of the story.

The Original is available HERE and the prints available HERE

Supplies used: 12×12 mdf board, Liquitex matte medium, collage papers, gesso, Lukas acrylic paint (beige, raw umber), carbon black acrylic, acrylic inks – Liquitex (deep violet, sepia,) Dr. Ph. Martin ( aqua, violet, yellow oxide, indigo) Golden high flow (teal, Quin magenta) Pan pastels black, brayer

Stencils used: Parish element, messy flower 1, splatters, Moroccan tile 4 THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK


get the download version HERE or get the printed version HERE

There’s still time to submit for the creative team. Get all the details HERE

Also this week I released a new series of prints for the Enneagram types.

Check out the details and find out more HERE

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Posted Jul 12, 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. Betty Kurecka

    Question more than comment. What kind of printer do you use for the tissue paper. Mine will not work so it makes it difficult for me to try to do some of your projects. Thanks.

    • Angela

      Betty, I tape the tissue paper to a piece of printer paper and run it through. (Only at the top). I would like to know other ways, though.

  2. Carole Morrison

    As always, Shawn…….your artwork is stunning!!! I love the techniques that you use……I “drink them in like a drowning woman!!!” An observation…….at the 7 minute, 20 second point in the video…….your beautiful background looked like a “world map” to me……..Africa…..India……..that being said…….I hope you have a relaxing Sunday……and I hope that you, too, remember how loved you are!!!
    Carole from Chicago


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