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So many layers Mixed media journal Sunday inspiration 3-28-21
Posted Mar 28, 2021
layers of mixed media journal page

There are so many layers on this mixed media journal page. It’s just so yummy!

I had my inspiration when I started but I just wanted to experiment and play and see where this went.

And I did just that, and somewhere in the middle I had a mess on my hands. It took me a while to find my way, but I did.

The words on the pages are “The layers beneath” and the layers are what make this soooo amazing, just like the layers of our lives.

Even the not-so-great seasons or choices have added to who we are right now.

Sometimes in our lives we might feel like we’ve got a mess on our hands, I know I did. But that mess gave me wisdom, gave me courage, and the lessons are invaluable.

My inspiration for this piece played out in real-time as I created it, I share all about it in the video.

Have fun watching!

layers of mixed media journal page
layers of mixed media journal page
layers of mixed media journal page
layers of mixed media journal page
layers of mixed media journal page
layers of mixed media journal page
mixed media supplies

Supplies used: Liquitex fluid matte medium, Liquitex matte gel, Sargeant liquid metal, Nuvo expanding mouse, Deco art crackle paint (the crackle paint is sold out everywhere so you could use Range opaque crackle), Fine line applicator, Liquitex acrylic ink (muted gray & transparent raw umber), Goledn nickel azo gold, Lukas cryl (titanium white and raw umber) Golden soflat in red violet, Catalyst tool, Silicone brush 1″, Charcoal pencil and black soft pastel — See all supplies HERE

stenciling stencils

Stencil used: Geo Cross Large 6×6 and Geo Hex Large 6×6 – These will be on sale this week.

I love this page so much I made prints from it! Get them here: Layers Beneath 1 and Layers Beneath 2.

mixed media prints
mixed media prints

These will also be available as digital downloads too! You can get them here: Layers Beneath 1 download and Layers Beneath 2 download.

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Posted Mar 28, 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!


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