Altered Globe using the Haute Mess Acrylic Paints

Hello! Elena here! Today I’ll show you how to use paints and gesso to make a real design thing from an ordinary school globe!

To begin with, I circled the borders of the continents with a volumetric marker. Because I’m going to paint over the whole globe.

I needed to keep the shape of the continents for later painting.

When the contour is completely dry, I covered the globe and the stand with several layers of gesso.

It created a rough surface, but I liked it so much.

As you can see the contours of the continents were visible, and I do not have to draw them myself!

Then I made the final coat of paint Fallen Angel for the oceans.

I wrapped the ball with cling film and painted the leg with paint Bad & Tatted

Metal gears are also painted on one side with black paint Bad & Tatted , and on the other covered with two layers of embossing powder

Black Forest Black by Lindy’s

Continents I painted with paint Bad Girl Gaudy

Added a bit of stamping


At the equator I stuck inspirational inscriptions are from 7 DOTs.

A little painted with black liner and glued mini-sequins with Clear Gesso .

You can see the result of my work in the following photos.

These are the materials that I have used:

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso

Haute Mess Mixed Media Medium  – Premium White Gesso

Haute Mess Paints:

Bad & Tatted 

Bad Girl Gaudy

Fallen Angel 

I hope I was able to inspire you today!

See you again soon!


4 replies
  1. Jen Matott
    Jen Matott says:

    I LOVE THIS! I’m so going to have to do this to an old globe in my classroom! WOnderful!

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