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! šŸ˜‰ I absolutely love them, and am now considering getting the 48-set some day, once I am more familiar with them.

there is beauty thumbnfinal

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 šŸ˜‰

Thank you for reading and watching.

Much love x

Christelle

Let’s Create Some Stencils!

Hello my dear readers!

A new video is on Youtube and Vimeo for you.

In this new tutorial, I am showing you how to create your own durable stencils and masks, using a plastic sheet (Mylar) and a cutting tool.

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

stencil tutorial thumbn

Enjoy!

Much love x

Christelle

New Mandala Video

I’m going back to mandalas for this video, being a little bit more precise than I normally would – the compass and ruler are out!

The theme for this mandala is gratitude, such an important part of our lives (well, I think it should anyway!), when it is so easy to take things for granted and so many people in this world think that everything is owed to them and don’t appreciate what they have.

I hope you enjoy.

You can click on the image below to be directed to the video links and more info on the tutorial:

gratitude mandala thumbn

Happy creating šŸ™‚

Much love x

Christelle

Back on Lifebook 2018

After 20 weeks of starting Lifebook 2018, and losing track after 3 weeks, I have decided that it was time to pick the lessons up again. I’m not doing all lessons, just picking and choosing at the moment as free time is always a rare thing for me.

I have been inspired full blast with weeks 5 and 6 lessons, and decided to have a go this bank holiday weekend.

Inspired by Juna Biagioni’s lesson, The Custodian (I only did a portrait in her style of drawing; I decided to leave the textured background bit for another project):

I’m really pleased with the result. I used pencil bars for this, but, after having so much fun creating a portrait/face this way, I really want to get a set of hard pastels like Juna uses for this project as it looks like it would allow me greater smudgeability.

Inspired by Tamara Laporte’s lesson A Heart Full of Happy:

More to come when I get time to play…

Let’s Have Some Fun Stamp Carving!

My new tutorial video is all about creating your own stamps, to make your own unique marks on your creative projects.

It doesn’t have to be complicated.

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

stamp carving thumbn

I hope you join in creating your own unique stamps. Caution – it’s addictive; I carried on stamp carving after the video! You can never have too many stamps after all!

Enjoy…

Much love x

Christelle

Christelle’s Art Factory Emag – New Issue Now Out!

TheĀ Christelle’s Art Factory Emag Issue 08 is now available to download for all CAF Club Members.

caf-emag-cover-issue08.jpg

 

On the menu in this issue, we have:

CAF EMAG Contents ISSUE08

 

If you’re not a CAF Club member yet, you can access this issue, and a lot more free resources, by joining the Club (it’s entirely FREE). Just click HERE to join.

Here’s a little taster of this new issue:

CAF EMAG page 20 ISSUE08

Can’t wait to welcome you to the Club!

Much love x

Christelle

Beautiful Mind – New Mixed Media Project Video

You think you can’t or you don’t like to draw faces? No problem, in mixed media art journaling, you don’t need to!

This new tutorial video shows you that faces don’t have to look like faces – if that makes sense!

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

beautiful mind thumbn2

Thank you for reading and watching. Happy creating…

Much love x

Christelle