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.


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˜‰


Much love x


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™‚


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) –


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


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


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 –


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.


Much love x


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


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