Fantastic Happenings at Darkest Raven Designs on YouTube!!!

As you all may, or may not, know I am a HUGE fan of Chantal and her YouTube channel, Darkest Ravens Designs. She is an AMAZING artist with a lot of wonderful interests including Harry Potter, Poe and Tim Burton – to name a few. She recently made two amazing builds I’d like to share with you today.

She and Sarah from Scribble Fix went to their local hardware store(they both live in Australia and have the same chain hardware store where they live), and they both bought the same box. This box looks like a book so naturally, they collaborated on decorating their boxes. You can find Sarah’s build here.

Chantal decided to decorate her box using inspiration from a video game from American McGee which features Alice and her friends from Wonderland. It’s a dark game full of gorgeous artwork and new looks for all of the characters, Alice included. As a Patreon supporter, I am able to get backstage peeks at the build, and I am in awe of her talent!! Click on the video below to see her awesome build!

Chantal has been doing a series of matchbook miniature dioramas based on Harry Potter including shops from Diagon Alley. She has done 14 I believe, putting out one every month. This month, however, she’s doing something very different. Because this month has 5 Fridays in it, she is creating Dumbledore’s office in 1/12 scale and releasing one video a week the entire month. Her first video features Fawkes in both adult and baby form!!

If you watch these videos, PLEASE, comment at the very least!! Chantal responds to practically all comments that are left, and she really appreciates the feedback. You don’t have to Like/Dislike or Subscribe, but they are nice as well.

Check out Fawkes and the beginning of Dumbledore’s office below:

As a member of Chantal’s Conspiracy(aka family) of Ravens, I am blessed with the ability to talk to Chantal and other Ravens on her Discord channel. She is a very wonderful and down to earth person I’d love to meet in person one day. By becoming a Patreon supporter of hers, you will be able to talk to Chantal, me and others in the Conspiracy.

I just love saying that word! Conspiracy! 😀

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

YouTube Tuesday – Darkest Raven Designs

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!