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Extreme grungy goodness Sunday inspiration 7-26-20
Posted Jul 26, 2020

Oh the grungy goodness!!

I loaded this with lots of gesso and crackle paint and then washed it with raw umber and gray.

Created butterflies with sepia ink and put it all together with some wonderful vintage papers.

I don’t think it gets better than this!

I also share about what could be holding us back from joy… right now, in this time.

Who could use more joy? I know I can…. Enjoy the video

This original is available HERE and the Print is available HERE

Supplies used: 11×14 mdf board, Deco art media black gesso, Deco art media crackle paint, Nova color matte gel, Liquitex fluid matte medium, Liquitex gesso, Liquitex basics medium gray acrylic, Golden Van Dyke brown, Daler-Rowney acrylic ink in sepia, Lukas acrylic in raw umber, archival ink stamp pad in black, make up brush to stencil with the stamp pad, brayer.

Stencils used this week: – THESE WILL BE ON SALE

Numbers Jumbled, modern pattern 1, modern font, vintage crosses small 6×6, butterflies

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Posted Jul 26, 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. Kathryn

    You are so creative. I enjoy every video you make and am always inspired. Thank you for sharing.
    One question… do you spray a. final Fixative on the finished piece? Will it smear if you don’t?

    • shawn


      Thank you and thanks for watching! I spray two or three coat of a fixative and then I put a semi gloss sealer or matte sealer to finish the piece.
      Have a great day!

  2. Yvonne

    Another fab piece great colour combo, just love the all grunginess!!!
    I enjoy watching you create your wonderful work!!!!

    • shawn


      Thank you so much! So glad you are here!


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