Body-art team set to add to the colour of Falls festival
FALLS has more to offer than just an all-star music line-up.
Art has become a key part of the Yelgun festival with creative activities taking place at the Art Camp.
This year, festival goers can turn themselves into artwork with body-art painting on offer.
Byron Bay artist Elfie Jade is the founder of Creatrix Bodyart, drawing on her experience as a makeup artist, body painter and graphic designer to start the business five years ago.
Working with her partner Marco Selva and a team of about 10 women, Ms Jade travels up and down the East Coast, doing body painting at festivals and corporate functions.
While painting on skin may seem harder than using a blank canvass, Ms Jade said she preferred it.
"I find it easier to paint on a person than on a computer," she said.
"It's really beautiful and easy because we are starting with a beautiful canvass and we're just embellishing the beauty of people.
"Every person is a different design and we are using mainly stencils and airbrush and we're creating our own stencils as well."
Ms Jade said the body paint used was high quality and long-lasting, meaning it wouldn't smudge or come off in high humidity or rain.
But she said when the festival was over the designs would wash off easily with soap.
Ms Jade said the Creatrix market stall was decorated with beautiful materials, couches, colourful cushions and fairy lights to relax guests and keep them comfortable while they enjoyed the art experience.
This year the stall will be set up close to Falls Village, facing the pathway the leads over the hill to the main stage.
The prices for body art range from $20 for a small facial piece to $250 for a full-body design.