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Keep showing up mixed media art journal Sunday inspiration 3-7-21
Posted Mar 7, 2021

The layers and texture on this journal page are so fun! Layers, paint, and collage with reverse stenciling was the perfect combination.

I love using my stencils as my guide and making the pattern free and my own.

The inspiration behind this page was actually my tiredness and a distracted mind.

I couldn’t find my direction for my Sunday inspiration. As I was journaling out my thoughts, like I usually do, to prepare for Sunday, I kept getting distracted.

I started just writing single words, with hope of inspiration…. and I finally wrote….

Shawn, just show up, show up imperfectly. Show up tired, show up for yourself, show up for my art practice….. And all day. I just kept that in the back of my mind.

So I showed up…. and painted! I share more about the journey I took in the video.

Have fun watching!

Supplies used: Handmade journal, Liquitex fluid matte medium, Liquitex gesso, Lukas cryl acrylic paint in a variety of colors, Arteza olive green craft paint, Nova color quin magenta, Stabilo woody pencils, Generals charcoal pencil, Arteza soft pastels, Brayer, Krylon fixative to set your pastels.

Stencils used: bunch of flowers 2, vintage pattern 4, Old type text large, swish and splat, vintage pattern duo 1 and vintage pattern duo 2.

Collage pack that I used in today’s project. It will be on sale this week and you can get the printed version HERE and the downloadable version HERE

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Posted Mar 7, 2021
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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. Joy Jarvis

    Wow Shawn! What a stunning journal spread! I’m so glad you showed up, and I look forward to watching your videos every Sunday morning. Have a wonderful week!

    • Shawn

      Thanks Joy! sorry I’m just seeing this! Thanks so much for being here and sharing the journey with me!


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