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shawn petite
Textured Mixed Media Canva Art
Posted Jun 9, 2021
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I love Texture!

 I love creating art that calls out to be touched. A few years ago, I was blessed to take a trip to Florence Italy. I was captivated by the old patina doors. I took dozens of pictures of every door I could find. All the beautiful old cracked paint scratches and the weathered doors provided me with so much inspiration for my art.

This mixed media project is inspired by all those old doors. I use Shawn’s beautiful stencils and lots of art pastes to create beautiful texture. I added color and finally, I found the perfect poem to finish off this project.

Enjoy the Video!

Shawn Petite Stencils:

bouquet of flowers 1, background words, doodle flowers 3

Other supplies used:

Deco Arts mixed-media traditional, matte medium, modeling paste, and crackle paste

 Brea Reese glossy dimension, WS Dart copper foil flakes,  Lindy’s stamps gang magicals in South Shore sand, Ocean Breeze blue, magical Mai Tai,  paper scraps,  Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry metallic watercolors

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Posted Jun 9, 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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