Get Messy Season of Seasons Series – Part 1 – Altered Book Cover

That’s it; I took the plunge, twice on this one. First by joining the Get Messy community and starting their current season of creative prompts (Seasons), and secondly, by creating my first ever altered book. Books to me are sacred (I actually cried for real when I had to bin most of my books still at my mum’s in France when we had to clear her flat 3 years ago) and painting in it to me seemed a sacrilege! But after seeing so many beautifully altered books in the mixed media world, and how it is explained that the books are forgotten, gathering dust, and using them as altered books to create art brings them life and love, I decided to give it a go and buy the story.

This video is Part 1 of a video series I will be doing on Season of Seasons, trying to film most of the pages I will create in this themed journal.

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Part 1 – decorating my book cover (the tutorial on how to use the textprint handmade collage paper – HERE – is available from my Easy Collage Class, a free online class to all CAF members, click HERE to join; it’s FREE).

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I hope you enjoy this first tutorial. Thank you for reading and watching.

Much love x

Christelle

Book Pages And Newspaper, Equals Cool Handmade Collage Paper

Collage is really growing on me at the moment.

In this new tutorial, I am creating my own collage paper out of newspaper, book pages and music sheets.

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So many possible uses now, I’m really excited about sharing this project with you all.

I hope you enjoy and join along…

Much love x

Christelle

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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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

That Voice In Your Head That Says “You Can’t Do It” Is A Liar

This is the quote I am using for my new quick art journal spread. Because we all suffer from self-doubt, at one point or another in our lives, it is quite inspiring to think that, indeed, that voice in our head often plays tricks on us.

To watch the video, please click on the image below and you will be directed to the video links and more info on the tutorial.

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Enjoy…

Thank you for reading and watching.

Much love x

Christelle

All Shapes & Forms Video Tutorial

My new tutorial video is now ready on Youtube and Vimeo.

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Click on the image below for the video links and more info

After over 3 years of having a Melissa & Doug poster paints set, I finally decided to give it a try. It’s not super opaque, but I still really like it. The choice of colours in the set is very nice and, obviously, you can mix them to create more.

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I hope you enjoy this testing video.

Oh by the way, my new kitten Maya is featuring in this video, and also “collaborating” in the art making as well – she is so talented! Lol!

Thank you for reading and watching.

Much love x

Christelle

Issue 09 of The Christelle’s Art Factory Emag

Hi everyone!

I am happy to announce that the new issue of theΒ Christelle’s Art Factory Emag is now out.

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The emag is free to download for all CAF Club members (free to join HERE).
Here are a few extract pages for you to see what it’s all about:

 

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If you’re a member, just download the PDF file from the CAF Club email sent today or from the Member’s main free resources page. If you’re not and you want full access to the emag and many other free creative resources, just click HERE to join.

Thank you so much for your support.
Happy reading…

Much love x

 

Christelle

Decorate Your Own Pouch/Pencil Case

In this new video tutorial, I am showing you how you can decorate your own blank fabric pouch or pencil case.

I have kept this one simple but you can most definitely embellish even more by stitching 3-D embellishments.

To watch the video, please click on the image below for the video links and more info on the tutorial.

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Enjoy, and thanks for watching.

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

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:

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Enjoy!

Much love x

Christelle