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shawn petite
More Joy with wet strength tissue and abstract floral 9-3-23
Posted Sep 3, 2023

I did a lot of experimenting with wet strength tissue paper this last week. I did two videos on Youtube showing you my process.

You can watch them here – Part 1

Part 2

Anyway, I had so much fun just playing, knee deep in all kinds of papers. I gave me so much joy, which is why I titles this piece “More Joy”.

Today I incorporated some of those papers into this project and let this piece just flow. It was super simple and I can’t wait to share it with you and I hope you enjoy the process.

This original is available HERE

Supplies used:

  1. 12×12 wood panel
  2. Liquitex matte medium/ matte gel
  3. Liquitex matte varnish
  4. Acrylic matte paint – quin agents, prism violet, burnt sienna, unbleached titanium, titan buff
  5. Grumbacker raw umber acrylic
  6. Stabilo all pencil, Generals charcoal pencil ex. soft, Black soft pastel
  7. Palette knife and brayer

I used wet strength tissue (which is not available right now) The background paper was created on Toddy coffee filters (strength and transparent.

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Posted Sep 3, 2023
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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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