Palette Knife Painting on Fabric

Experimenting with painting with a palette knife – something I very rarely do – and on unprimed fabric.

A sneak peek at Issue 11 of theΒ Christelle’s Art Factory E-mag, which will be out at the end of next week.

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Click on the image for the video links (free downloads) and more info on the tutorial

Relaxing playtime for me and a video tutorial for you! πŸ˜‰

Enjoy…

Much love x

Christelle

What Do You Want More Of?

In my new video tutorial, I have decided to spin my answers.

Inspired by one of Get Messy’s articles within the Season of Seasons, this project is my Part 9 of the season (finished about 6 weeks ago! I am SO behind!).

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Click the image above to be directed to the video links and the supply list of this mixed media project.

Also in this tutorial, a sneak peek at our Step by Step project for Issue 11 of the Christelle’s Art Factory E-mag (out at the end of November 2018).

Enjoy πŸ™‚

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Mandala Out of The Mess

It’s been a while since I last painted a mandala, and also a longer while since I last painted “big” and standing.

I grabbed my easel, and very quickly realised why I hadn’t painted that way for a long time – my easel is the total opposite of stable. Every stroke I made made my easel move to a dangerous fashion. I will need a more stable easel (better start saving as they are pretty expensive!).

Despite the instability, I did manage to create this mandala “out of the mess” – both literally and figuratively.

My first step was to create a very messy background with black and white gesso and heavy body acrylic paints on a piece of cardboard; I also added some pieces of scrapbook paper to add different accents (glued with my trusty Mod Podge) –

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I then created my mandala and blanked out with white paint the sections I would later add colour and patterns to –

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I added some gold outlines and accents with my Posca paint pen for my mandala to stand out a bit more –

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I let my white paint dry overnight and, first thing in the morning, added colour and patterns to my blanked out sections. I also added some green accents with my Posca paint pen to introduce a new colour and bring more pop –

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Inpired by Mother Nature

Yes, you would have guessed right; I have a new video tutorial available to watch on Youtube and Vimeo (free download).

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just click on the image to be directed to the video links and more info

This time, I am having a morning play (hence the toasts on the side!) with my heavy body acrylics.

Thank you for reading and watching.

Enjoy…

Much love x

Christelle

A Million Stars In A Colourful World

My new video is based on a play session using the gouache set I got for my birthday last month. I absolutely love it.

Click on the image below to be directed to the video links (Youtube and Vimeo) and more info on the process and supplies used:

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Thank you for watching and reading.

Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

Much love x

Christelle

New Video – There Is Beauty in All Things

This is my new video, now available to watch on Youtube and Vimeo.
A good excuse to play with the hard pastels set I got from my sister and brother-in-law for my birthday. My birthday is only tomorrow and, really I should have waited, but it was just too tempting and I gave in! πŸ˜‰ I absolutely love them, and am now considering getting the 48-set some day, once I am more familiar with them.

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Just click on the image to be directed to the video links and more info on the tutorial

I hope you enjoy seeing the beauty in all things πŸ˜‰

Thank you for reading and watching.

Much love x

Christelle