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About elle crée

elle crée is the work of Portland artist Rachel Austen. Rachel has always loved a vintage aesthetic and is enamored with mid-century paint-by-number designs because of their stylized simplicity. She started elle crée in 2017 out of her desire to create a nostalgic product from her illustrations that customers could interact with and that would spur their own creativity. Rachel also loves all things French (“elle crée” is French for “she creates”). From products to packaging, Rachel thoughtfully sources American-made, eco-friendly components for her kits whenever possible.