Canvas So sweet by Elena Martynova

Hello everyone! Today I have prepared little canvas for you inspiration.

I love to decorate canvases, and this time I decided to decorate it from the wrong side.

Thanks to the wooden frame there is an additional volume that can be interesting to use.

To begin with, I painted the frame on all sides with two colors:Mannequin &  Plastic Angel

   I painted twigs of chipboard by 2Crafty with two shades of green:C-Note & Million Dollar Baby

When the frame was dry, I applied a texture paste and sprinkled with white glitter.

 I painted the background chip with hearts with paint Naked and painted hearts with Couture Pink. After drying, apply the Glass Bead Gel on the hearts.

 I added a little stamping and began to collect the composition of flowers, chipboard and cut pictures.

Added title and some different toppings, which are glued to the Gel Medium.

That’s what I got as a result:

 I used 2Crafty products:

I hope you enjoyed it and were able to find here something useful for yourself! Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting, Elena!

 I have made with the incredible products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess – Molding Paste

Haute Mess Matte – Gel Medium

Haute Mess Paints:


Tea Anyone?

Today I’m ready to junque it up with a fun mini zine project!

I made this mini zine with discarded tea bags.  Yes you read that right.  I used old tea bags to make a little mini book out of!  Now you probably remember that I used a tea bag in a previous project when I was doing a journal page in my Haute Mess Mixed Media Journal.  This time I just thought how cute they would look all stacked and bound together as a little mini.  So my wheels got turning.


You can see from the pictures here that I stacked all the bags up and bound them together with some embroidery floss, but not before giving them each a good treatment with some Haute Mess Matte Gel.  After I let that dry I began assembling my mini.  I also added some funky Tim Holtz vintage photo strips and some word stickers.  You could embellish this in so many fun ways.

To tie it all together I used a couple of the tea bag tags (with the string still attached) and glued them to the inside covers.

This is the amazing Haute Mess paint colors that brought my beautiful clay embellishment to life.

And this is the wonderful Haute Mess Mediums that you just have to have handy when approaching a project like this.

To see the entire process, click below for a step by step process video

Supply List:

Haute Mess Matte Gel
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Bad & Tatted Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Hippie in High Heals Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Kiss & Don’t Tell Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Torrid Acrylic Paint
Used, Dried and Emptied Tea Bags
Various Ephemera/vintage photos/word stickers/Embellishments
Large sewing needle & Embroidery Floss


Watercolor Art Journal Page

Good morning!! I have a fun tutorial to share with you today. For today’s project, I decided to experiment a little with my acrylic paints to create a watercolor background using the Vintage Music Note Page. I must admit, I love, love, love how this layout turned out. It is sooooo freaking pretty. I can’t stop looking at it. And…I created a video so you can see, step-by-step how to apply this technique the next time you want to get your hands dirty.

Before I applied the paint, I covered the Vintage Music Note Journal Page with Clear Gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I mixed a tiny drop of acrylic paint with a teaspoon of water using three different colors of paint: Caution Tape, Sweet Candy Kisses and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Then I covered the background using all three paints, using a heat gun to dry each color one-by-one before adding the next color to prevent the colors from bleeding.

I especially love the stitched trim along the edges. It looks sooo nice with the watercolors and I didn’t even have to pull out my sewing machine.

I mixed the Molding Paste with a little of the Caution Tape to add stars in the background.

I used Pink Paislee’s Horizon collection to embellish this layout once the paint paint was completely dry!

Here it is! I just love it… I hope you will take a few minutes to watch this video I prepared for you.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Be Fearless with Lisa Amiet

It’s Lisa here today to share some Bad Girl Goodness with you all.
I have an art journal page that I have created in my
‘Park Ave Penthouse’ Journal.


For this spread, I have used one of the cardboard backed canvas pages.
I have started with a nice coat of Haute Mess ‘White Gesso’ to seal my page.

I have then used my Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in ‘Torrid’,
‘Bad Girl Gaudy’ and ‘Sweet Candy Kisses’
to give my page a rough painted texture.

I have then used some of my stamps,
to randomly stamp around my page.

I have then added some floral elements in matching colours,
and a couple of quotes to finish my page.

I hope that you like what I have created!
Until next time!

Lisa xo

Bad Girls Couture Products Used:

Park Ave Penthouse Journal
White Gesso
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints
‘Bad Girl Gaudy’
‘Sweet Candy Kisses’

Come What May

Happy Hump Day y’all!  Today I’m adding to my Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Cobblestone Lane Journal and wanted to share a couple fun techniques with ya!

This first technique is using the Haute Mess clear gesso.  After doing some tea dying recently on an art project I decided to start saving my old tea bags to use in my art work.  I figured they were just about as old looking and tea stained as you could get and had that cool transparent, delicate paper look.

After drying them out well and splitting them open to empty all the loose tea out I cut it apart into two pieces to just use one part of the bag.

I inserted a sticker into the inside of the bag were the tea was so it would show through like a little pocket window.

Then I sealed it up by painting on a generous coat of clear gesso.  Be careful not to do this on a surface you don’t want the tea stain to come off on because it may reactivate the tea color.

Once dry I was happy with the glassine look of my little tea bag pocket that I could now use on my journal page.

Next I wanted to add some texture to my page before I started but I wanted to give it a bold pop of color too so I mixed my Haute Mess Molding paste with some Drop Dead Gorgeous acrylic paint to tint the molding paste before applying it with a palate knife to the page.

I love the yummy effect the paint gave to the molding paste.

Here you can see my finished page.  I watered down some “Distortion” (I watered it down to a very light wash) and brushed it over the entire page before I started to tone it down just a bit.

Then I began blending watered down “Guilt Trip” acrylic paint and then added a touch of watered down “First Crush” as well.

Then I added my vintage sheet music and Tim Holtz paper dolls and my title stickers.

I glued my cute little tea bag right on top.

And I tucked some sheet moss to add a fun touch of texture to it.


Cobblestone Lane Journal
Drop Dead Gorgeous Acrylic Paint
Guilt Trip Acrylic Paint
First Crush Acrylic Paint
Distortion Acrylic Paint
Molding Paste
Clear Gesso

“A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter” Stickers
“Tim Holtz” Paper Dolls
Vintage Sheet Music
Sheet Moss


Breath Serenity Tab Page | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies! Donna here with a new project. I used the Tab Page in my Haute Mess Art Journal in PaperDoll Palace Pink Canvas to create a mixed media page.

I wanted to create a page about peacefulness or serenity. And the Morning Dew collection from Kaisercraft complements the Kiss & Don’t Tell color from the Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess acrylic paint selection.

I used a palette knife to cover the surface first with Fallen Angel and then Kiss & Don’t Tell after.

I used the Glass Bead Gel medium to add more texture.

After everything has dried, I started embellishing/decorating the page.

Here is a process video you can watch how this mixed media page came out to be.
Enjoy watching and may this spark some creativity in you today!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

Bad Girs Couture Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Medium – Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Fallen Angel, Kiss & Don’t Tell

Great Is Thy Faithfulness | A Mixed Media Canvas by Dale Ann Cubbage


Howdy Ho, neighbor!  I’m back today with a mixed media canvas I created using my favorite Haute Mess Acrylic Paints and Mediums!  I have a video tutorial for you to show each step and what I did to create this easy canvas that has a lovely message and fun colors!  Here’s a look at my finished project.

This is an 11×14 canvas that I worked on, and cannot wait to hang it in my studio! The colors of Haute Mess Paints I used are Last Sin, Make It Rain, Grunge and Bye Felicia.  I also used the Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium and White Gesso.  The words and the bird silhouette were cut from black card stock using my Cricut machine.

Video Tutorial

Below you can view the short video I put together for you.

Well, that’s it for me today. I hope you enjoyed it and that you will dig out your art supplies and make something beautiful to inspire your soul today!

Til Next Time,

Dale Ann




The ladies hosted Jamie’s baby shower last month and it was a success. She was beautiful…just glowing. I miss being pregnant. We all cannot wait to meet baby Henry in August!! And I am so excited she’s having a boy… Boys, I can do… girls, not so much! I can’t handle the drama. LOL

I cut down a white piece of cardstock to measure 8″x10 1/2″. Then I sprayed some blue and green mist all over the cardstock. Once the mist was dry, I used some Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste and a stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop to create the flowers over the mist. I love this look! So fun and unique.

I matted the base onto an 8 1/2″x11″ blue piece of patterned paper to give it a nice border. I used lots of Pink Paislee Horizon papers, puffy stickers and die cuts to embellish this layout. Love this pretty collection by Paige Evans.

I wanted a cluster of flowers at the top, but the die cut did not have the colors I was looking for so I used the die cut and hand-cut the flowers that would work from another die cut and patterned paper. Then I mounted them onto the die cut using glue dots and foam squares. Problem solved!

I hope I inspired you today with this colorful layout. I really love creating mixed media projects and I’m moving my focus to doing what I love this year… more mixed media. I love getting messy!

Thanks for visiting today!

You Are . . . | Mini Art Journal by Dale Ann Cubbage

Repurposed Trash to Art

Happy 4th of July to all my artsy friends out there in the blogosphere!  On this summer Thursday, I am bringing you a Mini Art Journal that I have made out of repurposed Hawaiian Punch Drink Mix boxes!  I had been saving these boxes up for some time, and decided it was time to either use them or lose them!  For this project I cut the boxes down and used the front and the back pages of the box. I gathered all my favorite Haute Mess Acrylic Paints and mediums, a jump ring, a glue stick and my hole punch.

I made this particular mini art journal for a friend of mine who has been going through some rough stuff in her life.  So I wanted to create something beautiful that would be encouraging and uplifting to her spirit.  I have used stencils, scrapbook paper and lots of word stickers to create this little treasure full of hope and inspiring messages.

I have combined the Haute Mess acrylic paints with paper butterflies, fussy cut flowers with gesso and glass bead gel, also from Haute Mess, to create a shabby chic look on these pages.  I have really enjoyed working small and creating each and every page. Here is a look at the individual pages.

The Pages


All of the paints and mediums can be purchased now in the Bad Girls Couture shoppe! Head over now and check it out! I hope you enjoyed looking through my mini art journal and that it inspires some creative time for you on this holiday!

Until Next Time,  Dale Ann