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. Rachel loves all things French (“elle crée” is French for “she creates”). Rachel thoughtfully sources for American-made, eco-friendly components for her kits.