Claudine Hellmuth is a nationally recognized collage artist, author and illustrator. She combines photos, paint, paper and pen into quirky, whimsical-retro collages. Her artworks have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine, The New York Times, on HGTV's "I Want That!" and on the DIY Network's program, "Craft Lab."
In addition to creating her artwork full-time, Claudine has developed a product line with Ranger Inc. under the brand name of "Claudine Hellmuth Studio", and she licenses her illustrations to the gift, home and craft markets.
Claudine also teaches collage workshops in the US & Canada, and she has written 3 books and 3 DVDs about her techniques. Originally from Orlando FL, Claudine now lives in Washington DC with her husband Paul and their very spoiled pets: Mabel and Brian the cats, and their dog Maggie.

Claudine Helmuth - Taxi Ride

Type of art you are involved in: Mixed media collage and illustration.

Location: Washington D.C.

Claudine Helmuth - Pie Maker

1. How do you use Fiskars Orange-Handled Scissors in your creations?

I use the orange handled Fiskars almost exclusively for all my creating, from cutting paper to fabric. They are my go-to scissors.
 
2. What is your best scissors advice?

My advice would be that when cutting paper hold the scissors steady and move the paper with your other hand to angle the cutting. Using this method, you can cut even little tiny intricate things with the large scissors.
 
3. Describe your creative style in three words or less.

Retro whimsical!

4. How many pairs of scissors do you own?

Probably about 10 -15 pairs.

5. On an average day spent creating, how many times do you pick up a pair of scissors?

I would say easily 50 times!

Claudine Helmuth - Ironing

6. How long have you been creating and how did you get started?

I have been making art since I was toddler! Always creating!

7. What is your favorite Fiskars tool?

The orange handled scissors of course! I would be lost without them!

 
Claudine Helmuth

Biography: Claudine Hellmuth is a nationally recognized collage artist, author and illustrator. She combines photos, paint, paper and pen into quirky, whimsical-retro collages. Her artworks have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine, The New York Times, on HGTV's "I Want That!" and on the DIY Network's program, "Craft Lab."

In addition to creating her artwork full-time, Claudine has developed a product line with Ranger Inc. under the brand name of "Claudine Hellmuth Studio", and she licenses her illustrations to the gift, home and craft markets.

Claudine also teaches collage workshops in the US & Canada, and she has written 3 books and 3 DVDs about her techniques. Originally from Orlando FL, Claudine now lives in Washington DC with her husband Paul and their very spoiled pets: Mabel and Brian the cats, and their dog Maggie.

Website: www.collageartist.com

Blog: claudinehellmuth.blogspot.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/claudinesfans

Twitter: twitter.com/collageartist