I discovered the joys of YouTubers from my youngest son. He subscribes to several channels and asked me to watch one with him one evening. The man who has this channel recycles aluminum, tin, brass, and copper by melting them down himself. He also makes things with the results. He’s the subject of my next post. After watching several of his videos, I began checking out how-to videos on YouTube myself. Darkest Raven Designs was the first channel I subscribed to, and it’s the one I want to talk to you about today.
The owner of this channel is Chantal, and she lives in Australia. She actually has two channels, one featuring her artwork – painting mostly, and the other features her crafting such as miniatures and dioramas. She also takes thrift store statuettes and gives them a make over. She’s into gothic Victoriana and Edgar Allen Poe so she interests me.
Currently, she’s making matchbox miniatures of different parts of the world of Harry Potter. She’s done 11 so far, and she plans to make 50 total. She’s done some great things for what she called Gothmas as well.
Chantal is very talented, and I am in awe of her skills. I enjoy her videos because she shows so much and tells you a great deal about what she’s doing. I’ve watched videos where you have no real clue what’s going on so you can’t recreate what you see being made. Those are supposed to be how-to videos, but they don’t really teach you how to do anything. Chantal explains what she’s doing and how she’s doing it so you learn.
You can find Darkest Raven Designs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpbhogC2gPiU1FF3tQ4Zyg
Check out her newest video here:
I recommend checking out her play lists so you see all the great stuff she’s made herself.
I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!