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New stenciling technique with crackle mixed media floral – S.I. 4-4-21
Posted Apr 4, 2021
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mixed media floral by shawn petite

In today’s Sunday inspiration I used a new stenciling technique in this mixed media floral, it was fabulous! Why haven’t I done this before?? (hand to forehead)!

I also used my favorite crackle paint to really give it some yummy texture and interest.

I also used a couple of my favorite collage paks that show up perfectly.

This project was super easy and relaxing! So I hope you give it a try!

My inspiration for today’s project is Easter. I also know that it’s the last day of Passover.

But even if you don’t celebrate Easter or Passover, there is still rich and deep meaning in the title of this piece “A New Day”

How we show up to each day of our lives is a choice. Each and every day is a new beginning. It’s a chance to let go of yesterday and do our best today.

It’s a chance to make a change or help others. And in that- there is hope!

I share more about it in the video. Enjoy!

 

The original is available HERE and the prints are available HERE

mixed media floral by shawn petite
mixed media floral by shawn petite
mixed media floral by shawn petite
mixed media floral by shawn petite
mixed media floral by shawn petite
mixed media floral by shawn petite
Supplies used in mixed media floral for sunday inspiration 4-4-21

12x 12 mdf board, Liquitex fluid matte medium, Utrecht gesso, Blick matte acrylics (warm gray, nimbus grey), DecoArt Media crackle paint, Golden fluid acrylic (Cobalt teal), DecoArt media fluid acrylic (sap green), Liquitex acrylic ink, Soft pastels, General charcoal pencil —See all the supplies HERE

stencils for mixed media floral sunday inspiration 4-4-21

Vintage Bellflower, Vintage Dahlia, Mums, Bunch of Flowers 2, Spring Leaves 1, Garden 2 – THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK!!

Collage paks used: Vintage Butterfly: printed version HERE. Downloadable HERE. You Are Loved: Printed version HERE. Downloadable HERE. THESE WILL BE ON SALE THIS WEEK!!

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Posted Apr 4, 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!

10 Comments

  1. Tammi Sauco

    Happy Easter, I was going through my emails and came upon your email. I watched you create this beautiful piece. Listened to your message. I thank you so much. What a nice way to start my day. Thank you💗 I absolutely love love this New Day, Hope piece…Makes me want to try my hand at my version of it💗 Have a beautiful day…Hope is one of my favorite words💗
    Always, Tammi

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    • shawn

      Tammi,
      So glad you enjoyed the video and I hope you trying it!! and then send me pics, or tag me on Instagram! Thanks for sharing the journey with me good!

      Reply
  2. Dawn Mullett

    Hi Shawn, hope this email finds you well. Firstly let me say I am a subscriber and I eagerly look forward to receiving my weekly Sunday Inspiration email from you and watching you create. I have purchased several of your workshops and have found them so inspirational and easy to follow. I had trouble though with the sound track on the most recent Sunday Inspiration video of a different way to use your stencils dated 4 April 2021. Your commentary about how you created the piece was garbled and very hard to understand and it was hard to hear over the background music. However, the audio of your explanation for the inspiration of the piece at the end to the video was clear.

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    • shawn

      Dawn, I’m so sorry, I will have to take a look at the video. I didn’t realize that there were audio issue. When I edited it it sounded ok. I’ll check. thanks for letting me know!

      Reply
      • Dawn

        Hi Shawn, thanks for getting back to me. I first viewed the video on my IPad. When I viewed it at a later time the same day on my computer it was fine. So maybe it’s was my end. Cheers

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  3. Lynne

    Shawn that was a great piece. I did actually create it my way. I just wanted to say I was taken back in your Sunday talk after you completed the piece . Whether you realize it or not Passover isn’t a WHAT EVER! I didn’t think that was appropriate .There are many people that celebrate. . I really do like you and I like the way you teach. Perhaps you didn’t realize what you said or you did? I hope you had a nice Holiday.
    Thank you

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    • shawn

      Lynne,
      It is never my intention to dismiss anyone’s faith. I have celebrated Passover many times. I acknowledge all faiths and I work very, VERY, hard to be inclusive in all ways. The Christian faith is how I celebrate so I suppose I have more to say about it and how I feel. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Colleen

    I think it must be very discouraging to have people misanderstand you, I think you lost the love somewhere while you heard Shawns talk, I dont believe for one moment that she was dismissing the Passover as unimportant but that she was acknowledging that there are many different faiths and many different ways of being true to your beliefs and I also believe that all faiths would practice kindness. I wish you a happy easter whichever way you celebrate it and even if you don’t. Just keep spreading the love.

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    • shawn

      Thanks Colleen,
      I would never dismiss someone’s faith and work very hard to be inclusive of all different faiths. Thank you for understanding!

      Reply
  5. Colleen(Sam)

    I think it must be very discouraging to have people misanderstand you, I think you lost the love somewhere while you heard Shawns talk, I dont believe for one moment that she was dismissing the Passover as unimportant but that she was acknowledging that there are many different faiths and many different ways of being true to your beliefs and I also believe that all faiths would practice kindness. I wish you a happy easter whichever way you celebrate it and even if you don’t. Just keep spreading the love.

    Reply

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