With the World at Odds….I find myself creating something Positive

Hi Bad Girls! It’s been a while…sheeesh….everything was going great and then the world threw all of us a curve ball…that is, I understand, a gross understatement. COVID19 Is something very serious and can I first offer everyone out there who has gotten sick or lost a loved one or family member, my deepest apologies and know my prayers are with you.

It took me a long time to gain my bearings with Bad Girls Couture. I lost all the help I had and I am at the time running this entire company by myself. I am the everyone person. So instead of seeng the negative part of this pandemic I have strived to be positive. I rolled up my sleeves and wondered how in the world could I take this on alone? There were a lot of ways I got lucky though….I had tons of Vintage Fabrics that I always wanted to use to create The Haute Mess Art Journals in. The problem was that there wasn’t enough of these specialty fabrics to mass produce them. Hmmmm…..I figured that was ok with me. This was the perfect time to stock up on some inventory by making them myself and creating as many as I could so I could treat everyone with a new release every week. Sure…there will not be a lot of each one, but how special will it be to have a one of a kind Art Journal with a gorgeous one of a kind fabric?!

I hope I can shed a little bit of hope and happiness and make this time of staying at home a little more creative and joyful!

The Mixed Media Journal Box “Naked In The Rain” is my answer to feeling so vulnerable, like I am….Naked In the Rain. I will continue to address what is going on in the world with more releases…I have another one coming in a couple days to address the unrest with the death of George Floyd.  More about that tomorrow, but please know I am at the forefront of support for Black Lives Matter and the support of black owned companies and protestors. My prayers are with all that have been effected. My soul seeks answers and I find myself doing a lot of soul searcing at this time. I feel it’s all I can do to keep my sanity with everything going on.

On a positive note…I love this Mixed Media Art Journal Box…here it is everyone….NAKED IN THE RAIN!!!! Do you love it? Yep! It’s Totes Adorbs!

LOVE all of you girls…if there’s a time to be BAD….do it now! Enjoy your time while youre at home and start creating more! xoxo



Hi Everyone and welcome to our Clique Kits X Bad Girls Couture Holiday Blog Hop! You will definitely be inspired with the vast array of holiday projects that we have created…there is something for everyone. Grab your favorite cuppa, join the CLIQUE, and get ready to be a BAD GIRL maker as we take you on an AMAZING creative journey!




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I don’t know about you, but Christmas is my favorite holiday and I have no idea why, but I get more in the mood for shopping (lol) and creating! I am not a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colors….so I created this Art Journal page with a BOHO color vibe. Reminds me of my pink Christmas Tree! *swoon* I used the Haute Mess Paints from the Haute To Trot Collection and the Smokin’ Haute Collection.

I also wanted to make a Christmas Gift for someone special in my life. I started with a canvas fabric using the same bright and fun color palette but I also added our Neutral Pallette…Haute Off The Press. For the Bird Silhouette I used white felt and painted it with Haute Mess Couture Pink. Once dry I cut it out and stitched it to the finished canvas.

 Hope I have inspired you and enjoy your next stop along the Blog Hop…Happy Holidays!


Wendy La Croix

Clique Kits & Bad Girls Couture Holiday Mixed Media Blog Hop!!!

Join us for an AMAZING Blog Hop collaboration between Clique Kits and Bad Girls Couture on November 19. We will start at 10:00 a.m. right here-www.badgirlscouture.com/blog. Be prepared to learn tons of new Mixed Media techniques, while enjoying art journal pages, scrap journal pages, and altered projects created by the Clique Crew and the Bad Girls Couture Artists!

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See you all there…it’s going to be lots of FUN!

xoxo Wendy

So Grateful | an art journal page by Dale Ann Cubbage

Well, here we are at the end of October, and I’m feeling grateful for another blessed year, so I wanted to create a page with an autumn theme to express my gratitude.  I have some pictures to walk you through my process.  I started with a natural colored canvas page in my Paper Doll Palace art journal from the Haute Mess Collection.

The Process

The first thing I did was dry brush some Dive Bar and some Distortion across the canvas page.

Next, I used a leaf stencil and sponged some, “fallish,” colors through it.  I have used Torrid, First Crush, Oops! My Bad, Guilt Trip,  Million Dollar Baby and a little bit of C-Note.

My next step was to scrape some white gesso across the page, then I placed a white piece of paper on top of it.  I proceeded to rub my hands across the entire page, pushing the gesso down into the texture of the canvas and then pulling some of it away when I lifted the paper off.  It gives a nice grungy texture.

I grabbed this cute little leaf stamp I have and randomly stamped it around the edges of the page after dipping it  in the same paint colors I used before. They looked so cute!

Then I took a baby wipe and the leaf stencil and rubbed some of the paint off the middle of page with the wipe.  I also flicked some black acrylic paint and the other colors across the page a little bit.

After that I created my sentiment piece.  I made it by tearing off a piece of that paper that I used earlier to remove some of the gesso with.  It had some of the paint and texture on it and I burned the edges of it a bit with a lighter.  Then I used double sided foam tape to attach it to a piece of torn paper that I had made with the gelli plate recently. Finally, I used gesso and scraped around the edges of the page for extra detail and grunge then I added a little bit of black & white polka dot material to the bottom for added texture, and called it done.

The Final Page

Here is my final piece. I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @lovingoutloud_ministry! We’ll see you next time!

Hugs & Kisses

Dale Ann

Art-journal page Make Memories by Elena + VIDEO

Hello and welcome to the Bad Girls Couture blog.
DT Elena here today sharing art-journal spread I’ve created using the incredible products by Bad Girls.
First of all, I created a textured background with Molding Paste.
I used  for background paints  Bad & Tatted  and  Distortion 
You can always use the most ordinary things in your projects. For example, I took some dried leaves and stuck them with Matte Gel.
I wanted to make the leaves more textured, so I put Glass Bead Gel on them.
With the help of my favorite colors of paints, I painted the cutting and chipboard: Torrid, Guild Trip, C-Note 
At the end I always add a splash of paint Fallen Angel
Hope you like and I have video for you to watch if you would like to see my process.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Elena.

Do All Things With Love – Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies. Donna here with a new project to share. I added another altered page to my PaperDoll Palace  Canvas Art Journal and I hope you like it.

I created a shabby chic altered journal page with a beautifully textured background. I first brushed some Gesso over the surface before I added texture using a stencil and the Haute Mess Molding Paste. Once dried, I brushed Drop dead gorgeous and Couture Pink over.

Using another brush, I diluted Grunge with a bit of water and splattered over. I wiped off a little bit of the excess.

After everything has dried, I started embellishing with papers, die cuts, flourishes etc from the Ladylike collection from Kaisercraft.

Here is the process video I prepared for you to watch. I hope you like my art journal page as much as I do.

Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post!
Happy crafting,

Mixed Media Wooden Pumpkin

Happy Saturday Y’all!

Today I’m bringing a fun mixed media project so break out all the things!

I started off with an unfinished wooden pumpkin ornament and I applied a coat of Haute Mess white gesso.  Then I applied Molding Paste through a stencil and allowed it to dry before applying a series of color washes in two amazing Haute Mess pink colors, “Couture Pink” and “Sweet Candy Kisses”.

I couldn’t leave good enough alone so I flicked a bit of diluted torrid to the still wet paint and allowed it to bleed into the design.  Next I applied Haute Mess glass bead gel and then rubbed on some gold metallic.

Once all the paints were dry I glued all my awesome emblishements on and added some glitters with some Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium.

It sounds like a lot but it really was a quick, fun project!

I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful today!

A Year’s Worth of Art Journal Spreads

Hello everyone. As promised, today, I am sharing a variety of art journal pages, I created this year. I must admit, I never considered myself an art journal artist, but I think it’s safe to say, I am one of them! This year, I challenged myself to experiment with art journaling, and it was fun.

Come take a look at the variety of pages I created using acrylic paints, molding paste, gel beads, and much more! By the time you’re finished watching my video, you’ll be ready to order your own art journal to play with! As you watch the video, you will see, just how easy art journals can be. It doesn’t need to be complicated…just have fun and enjoy the process!

Thanks so much for watching!

I’ll Follow You Anywhere | art journal page by Dale Ann Cubbage

The Inspiration

This is Dale Ann here to share a page that was inspired by a song.  If you ask me what my favorite song is, I usually can’t answer just one song. And I usually tell you that it changes from day to day. Today, I have a clear answer, it’s a song called, “We Rise,” by Cageless Birds, and it has been like a spa for my soul this week. I cannot get enough of it. Here are some of the lyrics.

We rise by bowing, We live by dying

When we give what we can never keep

We gain what we will never lose

Like beauty from ashes, and joy from mourning

Only You can take brokenness

And make it something beautiful

The line about taking something broken and making it something beautiful reminded me of these #tinycollages I’ve been making lately. They are actually made from little bits and scraps of paper. The parts I didn’t want or use in another project. Some people might look at those little bits of paper and thought it was just trash and thrown it out. But then there are those people who look at those discarded remnants and see the beauty in them. A couple of days ago my daughter walked in the house and asked me what I was doing. I said, “gluing pieces of trash to other pieces of trash.” She just shook her head at me. I guess she couldn’t see what I saw. I saw little pieces of promise. Little bits of beautiful things that can be made into more beautiful things in the hands of a creator.

That my friends is what inspired this art journal page. I’ve been those broken bits that probably should have been thrown out. But He looked at me and saw the beauty hidden in the pile of my bits and pieces.  There is a lyric that says, “I’ll follow You anywhere. I’ll follow you anywhere You wanna go.” When you find someone who accepts you and all your broken pieces, you don’t want to let them get away.

So here’s my page, I hope you like it.

The Page

The Details

Here is a close up of my tiny collage.  It is attached with double sided tape.

I let the tiny collage determine the colors for the page.  I have used the following paints from BGC”s Haute Mess collection on this art journal page.

Caution Tape


Sweet Candy Kisses

Drop Dead Gorgeous

The Process

I have mixed the Caution Tape and a little Distortion to get the warm shade of yellow I needed.  Then I made that my base color.

Next I scraped the very last bit of my Sweet Candy Kisses out of the jar and spread it through a stencil to get some color, texture and floral design on the page.  After that I used some white gesso to push the bright colors into the background a little.  I then proceeded to splatter on some Drop Dead Gorgeous and a black acrylic paint across the whole page.

The words came directly from the song, and I printed them out on my printer and cut them out.  I took a pen and drew messy lines around them and splattered them with some black and Drop Dead Gorgeous.  Then I just attached with a glue stick.

The Final Look

I just love how my Paper Doll Palace art journal is filling up! I love to have the pages opposite each other coordinate.  It’s almost full and so beautiful!

Here is one more photo, up close.

Well, that’s a wrap for me!  I only have one more page left to post for this month!  Be sure to come back and check out all the gorgeous work from my fellow Bad Girl Couture Artists!

Dale Ann

Independent Spirit

Happy Monday girlies!!

So I have been patiently waiting to use this beautiful transparency page in my Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal and today is the day y’all!!  I hope you are loving it as much as I am!  I made you a little video to walk you through the process but first take a peek at the pics.

I used lots of cut out layers from old books and some tulle scraps as well as one of my favorite new A Vintage Girl stamps to stamp the corset.

This page is also heavy on texture with lots of molding paste, glass bead gel and glitter!

Now y’all hop on over to the link below and catch that process video for more details!

And thanks for stopping by today!  Now go make something beautiful!


Bad Girls Couture Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal
Matte Gel Medium
Molding Paste
Glass Bead Gel
Couture Pink Acrylic Paint
Torrid Acrylic Paint