A Rose By Any Other Name | a Mixed Media Canvas by Dale Ann Cubbage

Good Morning, all you bad girl art beauties! I hope you’re ready for some color and bling this morning!  Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas I created using the magical Glass Bead Gel from the Haute Mess Medium Collection, right here in the Bad Girls Couture shoppe!

This product is just pure magic, girls! I cannot explain in words just what it does and how it makes your projects glimmer and shine! So I guess I’ll just have to show you!

Up Close and Personal

The first thing you see is the awesome texture it brings to the canvas, right?  But you can actually see it creating three different effects in this one shot!  In the upper left corner, you can see how it looks when you put it on top of painted and inked surfaces.  On top of paint it looks like little diamonds glittering on the page!  When it’s on top of inked surfaces, it absorbs the ink, making the color sparkly!   Down the left side of the canvas you can see how it looks when it’s thick on the page, and this is what it looks like with white gesso on it.  All you have to do is spread it on with a palette knife.  Then on the right side of the top of photo, you can see just a few pieces of it scattered out. It reminds me of glistening snow flakes or ice crystals!  Girls, I’m telling you, this stuff is dreamy and delicious!

In this photo you can see how it just soaks up all that incredible color from the Haute Mess acrylic paints!  Also, notice how I put some of it on the clay element . . . it just adds to the grungy elegance on this piece!  I also used it on the bottom of the element, where it cracked and broke.  By filling in the crack with the Glass Bead Gel, it disguised the crack, making it stand out like it was done on purpose!  It is such a versatile product.

Color Splash . . .

For my color splash today, I chose our Haute Mess paints in these colors:

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Oops! My Bad!

First Crush

Kiss And Don’t Tell

Couture Pink

These are the Haute Mess Mediums used in this project:

Glass Bead Gel

White Gesso

Mixed Media Canvas

I have used molds and air dry clay to create the dimensional pieces on my canvas, as well as cut out flowers and butterflies from some scrap paper.  That little frame I found at a yard sale for 10 cents!  I used some white acrlic ink and a shimmer mist spray in teal.  But the real star of this project is the Glass Bead Gel, in my opinion!  What do you think?


Well that’s it for me today! Be sure to click on the links in my post for details on the products used here, and while you’re here, check out the previous blog posts from the other Bad Girl Couture Artists. There are some amazing and inspiring projects to get you creating with the Haute Mess line of art supplies! Thanks for looking today!

Dale Ann

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