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Mixed media bohemian feel Sunday inspiration 3-21-21
Posted Mar 21, 2021

I knew when I started this piece that I wanted a bohemian feel, with a bit of structure and graphics. So I used some fun collage papers to do just that.

I play with so many fun colors and used my Golden So Flat acrylic….. loving them!

Stamping with my stencil on tissue for the focal point was the cherry on top to make this piece one of my favorites and the most fun.

My inspiration came from my kids this week. It’s been a tough year and as they shared their dreams for the future… instead of anger for the past… it inspired me.

I journaled my prayer of gratefulness for their resilience and then went into action to create what I was feeling.

I share more about it in the video. Have fun watching


This original is available HERE and the print on wood or to be framed HERE

Supplies used: 12×12 mdf board, Collage papers, Liquitex fluid matte medium, Liquitex matte gel, Liquitex spray paint in neutral gray, Liquitex acrylic ink in transparent raw umber, Golden So Flat acrylic paint, Nova color acrylic paint, Liquitex gesso, palette knife – See all the rest of the products I used and my most used supplies HERE

Stencils used: Moroccan element mask, Daisy 2, Vintage Patterns Duo 1, Vintage Patterns Duo 2, Rainbows.

The Moroccan element mask and Daisy 2 will be on sale this week.

Architectural Elements collage pak printed version HERE. Downloadable version HERE.

Grungy Texture Collage Pak. Printed version HERE. Downloadable version HERE.

Collage paks used in today’s project–Architectural Elements and Grungy Texture, printed or downloadable–Both of these will be on sale this week

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Posted Mar 21, 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 Comment

  1. Libby

    So different for you, but great! Loved it, colors and the inspiration.


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