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shawn petite
Texture, paper, inspiration and growing 11-19-23
Posted Nov 19, 2023

Today’s project brings a few inspirations together.

I was so inspired by last weeks project that I started planning a series. And then I got my new Ephemera Encylopedia from Uppercase and fell in love with all the artist and how they work with paper.

So…. I decided to combine them for today’s adventure.

I’ll share in the video more about merging the inspiration and how it takes courage to try new things, and knowing what you love. And how it helps us get comfortable in our own skin.

So that we can be our true selves. I hope you enjoy the project. And always know that you are loved!

This original is available here

Supplies used:

  1. 12×16 Birchwood panel
  2. Liquitex gesso – black and white
  3. Utrecht gesso
  4. Liquitex fluid matte medium
  5. Deco art media crackle paint
  6. Golden fluid acrylic – raw umber and paynes gray
  7. Acrylic matte paint – custom teal, olive green, raw sienna, burnt sienna
  8. Sand to mix with my Utrech gesso
  9. Palette knife in different sizes
  10. Generals charcoal pencil
  11. Black soft pastel stick set
  12. Collage paper, vintage papers

Stencil used – Inky leaves 1 stencil mask – This will be on sale this week


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Posted Nov 19, 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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