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The last page of my journal and the cover 12-31-23
Posted Dec 31, 2023

This week I’m wrapping up my year long journal. And a year of curiosity.

Today I do the cover and the last page. My last page is always a recap of the year and what growth has happened in these pages.

The healing, the hope, the challenges. Each page is a document of life and going through them really took me on a journey.

Next week I’ll do a flip through, make a new journal and choose my word for the new year.

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

Supplies used:

  1. Handmade journal
  2. file folder
  3. collage paper
  4. Liquitex fluid matte medium and gel
  5. Liquitex gesso black and white
  6. Acrylic paint – olive green, prism violet, burnt sienna, raw umber
  7. Liquitex black spray paint
  8. Roller tub and roller
  9. Archival black stamp pad
  10. hole punch, hole reinforcements, lace
  11. black soft pastel stick

Stencils used: These will be on sale this week

  1. Old type text large
  2. Bold numbers
  3. letting go
  4. playful flowers
  5. Abstract play
Closing signature

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Posted Dec 31, 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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