The CAF Club Is Now Closed

Hi all

Long time no see…

Just a quick update to let you know that the Christelle’s Art Factory Club is now closed. This is to save me extra time to create content (which I haven’t done for quite a while – more details in the next issue of the Emag) and also work on a new project – Pili Pala Transformation & Healing website and blog (just click on the links to be directed to the website and blog).

All free exclusive content, including all the CAF Emags, have now been made available to all.

I have also been working on Issue 13 of the CAF Emag, so please bear with me, it is coming soon!

Until next time…

Much love x

Christelle

Part 2 of Playing With Patterns Video Series

It’s been a while, I know. I was sick and unable to do much, so the videos got straight to the back-burner, preferring my bed!

Now that I’m feeling better, here it is… Part 2 of the Playing With Patterns video series.

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Please click on the image for the video links and more info

 

A quick and easy page using the patterned strips created  in Part 1.

Enjoy 😉

Issue 12 Available

Finally, a few days late, Issue 12 of the Christelle’s Art Factory Emag is available to all CAF members.

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In this new edition, more articles to get your creative process going:

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If you are already a club member, you would have already received a private email to bring you the good news. If you’re not a CAF Club member yet, just click HERE to sign up to free access to all Christelle’s Art Factory Emag issues and more (it’s free to join) – I have now fixed the contact form! Yeah!

Here is a quick teaser of Issue 12:

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Enjoy…

A Quick Watercolour Play Page

Hello fellow creatives and artsy lovers!

I am back this week with a little example of my “creating small” creative practice which I started about a month and a half ago. This will be the subject for the main article of Issue 12 of the Christelle’s Art Factory E-mag, due out next week (I hope!)

In this quick project video, I am creating a cluster of watercolour circles – really easy and fun to do, a perfect exercice to practise also letting go of perfection.

Just click on the image below to be directed to the video links (free downloads as well are available on Vimeo and Youtube):

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I hope you enjoy this new quick tutorial. Got 10 minutes to spare? Grab your watercolours and join in!

Much love x

Christelle

Floral Mandala

Happy New Year Creative Souls!

Yes, I am back on mandalas, with a vengeance! Can’t stop creating them.

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Click on the image above for the video links and extra info

Using floral elements to embellish and geometry to create the working frame.

That “sacred geometry” concept really intrigues me. I have ordered Susanne Fincher’s book Creating Mandalas With Sacred Geometry and cannot wait to explore this new (for me) creative process. To bring some order to the chaos!

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Issue 11 Finally Out! And Available to All in December

Happy Sunday everyone!

What have I done today, you will ask me. With one week late, today, I finally finished Issue 11 of the Christelle’s Art Factory E-mag, the last issue of 2018.

Usually exclusive to all CAF Club members (it’s free to join by the way), to celebrate the festive season officially starting, I am making the download of this new issue available to ALL, throughout December.

You can click on the image below to download the PDF file for free (the link will be removed from this post from 1st January 2019, so don’t miss your chance)

A little preview of this issue’s content:

As you might notice, there’s a “CAF CLUB MEMBERS FREE GIFT” in this issue. Well, since you have access to the issue, the gift will be yours too! 😉

Enjoy…

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 the 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! 😉

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 🙂

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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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