Concluding The Season Of Seasons Series

The last video for the Get Messy Season of Seasons is finally out!

It only took me two extra months to finish it – just in time to start a new Get Messy season!

To view the video, click on the image below for the links (also free download available):

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Have fun!

Much love x

Christelle

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

Building A Mixed Media Card Journal – Part 1 Video Now Available

My new series project is all about using playing cards and making them your own.

In this tutorial video, I am starting my cards for an affirmation mixed media card journal.

Click on the image below to be directed to the video links and info –

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May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year, and to thank you for all your precious support this year. It means a great deal to me.

Enjoy.

Much love x

Christelle

 

One Layer At A Time – New Video Available on Youtube and Vimeo

Hello my dear followers. Here it is, a new video tutorial just for you!

This tutorial is all about layering, something I’ve always found very challenging, but I keep pushing for it. Practice makes perfect, right?!

Click on the image below to be directed to the video links and more info on the tutorial:

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A little note about my videos lately – I have decided to stop having music in my videos, apart from my theme music, and that for a few reasons.
First, copyright issues; even through all the musics I saved on my computer for my videos are from copyright-free sources, I was still getting claims. Also, as my videos are usually quite long, selecting the right songs was taking quite a lot of time. I thought it more efficient to spend the time on other things (like creating more free resources for the CAF Club). Lastly, when I watch videos with music, I don’t necessarily like it (the music) and would rather listen to my own tunes.
So that settles it – no more music in my videos!

I hope you enjoy this new tutorial. Don’t forget to like and leave feedback – I love to hear from you guys! πŸ˜‰

Much love x

Christelle