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shawn petite
Glorious texture and layers with new inspiration 11-12-23
Posted Nov 12, 2023

Today was a true adventure and a journey into my curiosity agreement with myself.  The layers are so delicious, I’m a little giddy.

My inspiration this week comes from Kaj Ard from Finland. I found him on Pinterest as I was looking for quotes, but I fell in love!

He explains his art as a journey of history. And what history leaves behind.  I loved that explanation and it resonated with me because I always try to leave my history and story in each piece that I create. Our story is always part of our art, because our art is part of us.

I layered, all kind of things to create this amazing texture. I’ll share what I use in the video.

I hope you enjoy the video. And always know that you are loved!


This 20×20 Original is available here

Supplies used:

  1. 20×20 wood panel
  2. Liquitex fluid matte medium and matte gel
  3. Liquitex gesso black and white
  4. Golden crackle paste
  5. Deco Art crackle paint
  6. Utrecht gesso
  7. Acrylic paint in burnt sienna, raw sienna, teal, unbleached titanium
  8. Blick yellow oxcide
  9. Golden fluid acrylic raw umber and paynes gray
  10. Grumbacher heavy body raw umber
  11. Soft pastel sticks
  12. Generals charcoal pencil
  13. Finishing trowel 4″, extra large palette knife, regular palette knife,
  14. 2″ chip brush, 1 1/2″ brush, smaller 3/4″ flat brush and small brush for details
  15. Wire brush
  16. Dry wall tape, sand, plaster mesh, cheese cloth, collage paper, book spine, box scraps, paper towel, fusible web

I only used one stencil – just angles it will be on sale this week

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Posted Nov 12, 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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