Faith In The Unknown – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Good morning and happy Saturday, all you lovely bad girlies out there! This is Dale Ann here with you today, and I hope your weekend is off to a good start!  As you’re reading this, I am on the road on my way to my hometown, Kansas City! Whoo hoo!  That means I am going to be eating some gooooood Mexican food!  I live in Oklahoma, and we have NO GOOD Mexican food here! It’s a real bummer! So I’ve already decided where I’m eating when I get to town! How sad it that? LOL

Getting Started

The project I’m sharing with you today is a mixed media masterpiece!  (Of course I use the term “masterpiece,” rather loosely here!)  I have combined some gorgeous paints from the Haute Mess acrylic paint line, as well as some of our fabulous Haute Mess Mediums! So let’s get started!

For the first step, I covered my page from my Paper Doll Palace art journal with a layer of Clear Gesso, to prepare the surface.

  

During the second step, I have used a stencil mask from Stencil Girl and sponged some Bad & Tatted paint over it.  I just use a cheap makeup sponge from the Dollar Tree, because they are cost effective and are great at getting that paint down in the crevices of the stencil!

 

After I got that on, I went ahead and covered the rest of the page in the Bad & Tatted paint. Then I used some Caution Tape paint to fill in the flowers that were created by the stencil mask, and then splashed some more of that lovely yellow across the page.

A Protective Layer

Now, about this point in any project I do, I like to cover what I’ve done in a layer of the Haute Mess Matte Gel medium. The reason I do this to protect the work I’ve done so far.  That way if I screw up the next step, I can easily remove mistakes with a baby wipe and I haven’t ruined the whole project!

 

Because I wanted the background to have the illusion of clouds, I grabbed this fun stencil, also from Stencil Girl, and my Haute Mess Molding Paste. Since I wanted the clouds to be more whimsical, I wanted some color to them, but I also wanted the texture of the molding paste to give them some dimension.  As a result, I  added some beautiful Drop Dead Gorgeous paint directly to the molding paste.

I really liked where this was going, but those clouds needed something. So how about some more Bad & Tatted through another stencil?  Eventually, I ended up going over it in white gesso, but the darker layer helped give a hint of a shadow.  Because I’m a sparkly kind of girl, I was needing a little bling.  This called for some of our amazing Glass Bead Gel in the middle of all the flowers, and then some Torrid red to the beads for color in the middle!

How About a Color Fix?

Because I still thought it needed more color, I splashed some Drop Dead Gorgeous and Torrid, as well as some white gesso, across the whole page. That was what it needed!  Finally, I selected my sentiment from my Illustrated Faith Wordfetti, and called it done!

I cannot say enough about these acrylic paints! They are not only gorgeous colors, but they are so creamy and easy to work with! They blend really well, and have I told you how nice they smell?  These paints are formulated to be environmentally friendly and easier on those of us who suffer with allergies!  The colors I used on this project are some of my favorites!

The Fabulous Haute Mess Paints & Mediums

 

All the supplies I used from the Haute Mess line are listed here:

Here is my final page, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! And thanks for visiting the Bad Girl Couture Blog today!

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Love,

Dale Ann

Altered Tequila Bottle

Hi everybody! I’ve been saving my husband’s tequila bottles for sometime now. He and his friend Billy can kill a bottle in just one night. I don’t think that’s something to be proud of, but I like that my husband brings me his stinky bottles home. Might as well re-purpose the bottles because I am positive, those bottles of tequila cost a pretty penny.

To begin, I coated the bottle with two coats of gesso. Once it was completely dry, I dipped my fingers in the gesso and rubbed all over the bottle so that I could get the gesso into the cracks.

I let the gesso sit for an hour to dry. Then I mixed some Molding Paste and a little dab of paint so I could use a 12″x12″ stencil to paint flowers onto the jar.

I like to use a palette knife to mix the molding paste and paints so I do not lose any of the mediums. If you use a paint brush, the bristles will take up the mediums…

I carefully smeared the paints across the stencil, being careful not to lift the stencil or let it slide.

Once the paint was completely dry, I moved on to the next step. I had this piece of molding in my stash from the shop… I thought it would be perfect for the back of the jar! I used the “Kiss & Don’t Tell: Haute Mess acrylic paint.

I painted the 7Gypsies keys using the “Kiss & Don’t Tell and Make it Rain” paints. I love blues and greens… They are my favorite colors. Once the mold was dry, I used molding paste to adhere it to the back of the jar.

 

I used molding paste to glue the metal heart to the center of the mold. Then I rubbed some gesso over the metal since I planned on painting the metal once the gesso was completely dry.

Once the jar was completely dry. I waited three hours just to be sure… I used a brush to cover the bottle with lots of the glass bead gel. This gel looks soooooo pretty with the little beads once it is dry!

Take a closer look at the little details that are hard to see on the bottle in the photo. Gorgeous!

Products Used:

Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, Haute Mess Gesso, Haute Mess Molding Paste, Haute Mess Acrylic Paints (Kiss & Don’t Tell, Last Sin, Make it Rain).

Thank you so much for visiting today! Now, don’t all run out and drink tequila just to get the bottle…any bottle will work. Save yourself from a hangover.

“Grow” | Art Journal Page Tutorial

Hello everyone! It’s Donna here to share my latest project.

For my project today, I created a soft colored background to mimic the serenity of the theme I wanted to achieve.

This is the first time I used Mannequin and Plastic Angel and I fell in love! Paired with some blues and greens, the result was amazing.

I created texture by dry brushing the acrylic paints and using a stencil and modeling paste.

Watch the process video HERE.

*I apologize in advance as the first part of the video is too bright.*

I hope you liked today’s post! Thank you for dropping by and happy crafting!

Haute Mess Supplies Used:

Art Journal Palace Princess

Mediums: Clear Gesso, Gesso, Modeling Paste

Acrylic Paints: Mannequin, Plastic Angel, Last Sin, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Kiss & Don’t Tell

Other: Kaisercraft Greenhouse 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Doily, Designer Template

‘Lost’ Art Journal Page by Lisa Amiet

Hello all!
It’s Lisa here today to share my latest Art Journal page,
from my Park Ave Penthouse Journal.

‘Lost’

For this page I have the used the pink canvas page from my journal.
I started by adding a rough coat of Haute Mess Gesso to random parts of the page.

I have then added some Clear Bead Gel to random parts of the page, for some added texture.
I then started adding some colour using the random method again. Then some more colour using some stencils.

I have then added some Haute Mess Molding Paste, again using stencils.

Some more colour, and some hand additions with pencils.

Lastly I have used some word stickers to tie it all together.
I hope you like what I have created.

Lisa

I have used the following Haute Mess Products:
White Gesso 

Glass Bead Gel

Molding Paste 

 Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in

Couture Pink

Last Sin

C- note

X-Rated  

Bye Felicia

Fallen Angel 

Make Space for the Next Version of You – Art Journaling with Cristin

 

Happy Monday!! I hope that you are well in your corner of the world. Today, I’m going to use one of my zines and repurpose it into an art journal page in my Haute Mess Journal! Being a full time artist, I don’t always have the time to dedicate to really elaborate art journal pages, but I still want to create something beautiful.

 

When I only have a little bit of time but that NEED to create, I like to use prints of my finished artwork in new ways! I created a little video to show you exactly what I mean:

 

The supply list is simple –

  • A Haute Mess Journal
  • Haute Mess – Matte Gel
  • Haute Mess – Clear Gesso
  • Collage Elements (Maybe a print of another painting or project you have done, perhaps?)
  • Prismacolor Pastels (I mainly used these to bring out the stitching of the journal)
  • Uniball Signo UM 153 (My favorite white pen. <3 )

“Tre Verdigris” Mini Canvas

Hey bad girlies!!  Happy weekend to ya!  Today I’m sharing some more canvas love with y’all!

I really think I’ve developed somewhat of an addiction to these mini canvases!  For this one I had just gotten the coolest Sculpty face mold that I just had to use with some paper clay.  I had visions of these cool clay faces all textured and painty and gritty on a sweet little canvas and I got out right gitty!  So I got to work.

For details on how I created it, check out this process video.

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Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Bad & Tatted Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess C-Note Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Kiss & Don’t Tell Acrylic Paint
Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic Antique Gold Paint
Creative Paper Clay Sculpty Clay Mold
Copper jewelry wire
Hot glue

Thumbelina in a tin of canned fish by Elena

Hello to all! A huge welcome to you my Bad Girls friends!

Bad Girls Couture carefully relates to ecology and environment. Therefore, every Thursday our designers show how to make interesting art objects out of garbage.

I have long wanted to decorate the oval jar of sprat :))) Therefore, when among the variety of choices of canned food in the store ceases question what brand to take. I don’t have any doubts! Oval only :)))

To begin with, we ate sprats and washed the jar twice in the dishwasher. Then a couple of layers of Premium White Gesso and thorough drying.

Another “like garbage” – the dried seed pods of a tree peony. However, they are very similar to exotic flowers! Added them color and brightness with the help of paints: Guild Trip,Torrid, X-Rated

Chipboard painted with natural shades of colors:C-Note, Distortion, Dive Bar , Drama Queen, Million Dollar Baby

Painted the bottom of the jar. Drew tropical leaves.


Made here is such mushrooms from paper and wire.

After all the items are properly dried. I started to assemble the composition.

Put on the bottom of the green sisal, glued flowers, chipboard and walnut shell. By the way, the shell gave me the idea of the plot. After all Thumbelina the whether slept, whether swam in that shell :))) No matter how-that she probably used :)))

On chipboard glued painted the gauze with a  Clear Gesso

Added a picture of a girl

Sprinkle glitter and art – stones

Ready! That’s the result of my work!
Do not rush to throw something is not necessary! A little fantasy. and you will get an unusual and unique work!

  Thank you for visiting,have a lovely crafty day!

Don’t forget to check out my BLOG.

 

Create From The He{Art} Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, lovelies! Donna here back with a new project to inspire you today.

I decided to decorate my Art Journal cover and it was harder than I imagined. I wanted to incorporate stuff that I love most when creating. But I love a lot of *things* so I just trimmed down to my top 5:

*Color Pink

*Florals or flowers

*Butterflies

* Texture

*And a bit of dimension

I started with an idea in mind but ended up with a totally different result afterward. You will see.

I applied clear gesso to the front cover of my Princess Palace Haute Mess Art Journal. Then dry brushed paints one after the other. I used Couture Pink, Broken Doll, Plastic Angel, Fallen Angel, and Mannequin. Then I used a stencil and modeling paste to add texture.

I also gathered some old stuff stored inside my box of crafty whatnots. I applied gesso before painting them with Fallen Angel, Couture Pink, and Sweet Candy Kisses.

At this point, I am still unsure of what to do with them. I have to be honest, I literally stared at them and stopped and then stared some more. I realized they’re kind monochromatic now that I arranged them as you see below. I stopped for a few days because nothing is coming to me. This is how I imagined it at first but then changed it halfway.

I also decided to add another layer of paint wash so I diluted Fallen Angel with water and brushed the surface for a subtle shade of pink.

I wanted to use “Create With Your Heart” and tried several ways to incorporate it. I tried to print, to write it, but I didn’t like how it looked. So I opted to use alpha stickers later on. I also thought of using a monogram letter as my focal point. I settled with the letter A for Art. I just printed this and used as a template. I adhered to a dark pink cardstock, backed with a patterned paper and mounted with foam tape for dimension.

I used Clique Kits’ February kit featuring Cocoa Vanilla’s Midnight collection. I especially love the ephemera pack especially the flowers and 6×8 papers. I love the combination of pink and blue-ish grey and of course, the flowers. I flickered some diluted Sweet Candy Kisses and Bad & Tattered as a final touch.

And here is how my Haute Mess Art Journal cover turned out

I wanted it to “look and feel” like my style and I think I achieved it, eventually. I’m really happy with the end result.

Bad Girls Couture Used:
Haute Mess Art Journal Princess Palace
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Couture Pink, Broken Doll, Plastic Angel, Fallen Angel, Mannequin, Bad & Tattered
Haute Mess Mediums – Gesso, Clear Gesso, Molding Paste

Other Supplies:
Clique Kits Feb kit Moonlight Sonata feat. Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection, White thread, Kaisercraft wood flourishes, Blue Fern Studios wood chipboard, various flower, and leaf dies

That’s all from me today. Thank you for dropping by!

Until next time… happy crafting!

‘Fortune Teller Tags’ Art Journal Page + VIDEO

Hello Bad Girls!
It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you all!

For this post I have worked on my ‘Tag Page’ from my Park Ave Penthouse Journal

This is how my page looks with the tags in their homes 🙂

And this is how my page looks with the tags pulled out.

I have gone for a ‘Fortune Teller’ theme for this page and I think it works really well.

I started by decorating my tags, first with papers and then some mixed media
with my Haute Mess Molding Paste.

I have then used my Haute Mess Acrylic Paints to add some of the natural browns to my tags.
I used “Dive Bar’ & ‘Distortion’ to achieve this.
I have then added some splashes of mists and some watered down ‘Bad & Tatted’ Acrylic Paint.

I have then decorated the page itself, using the same style.

I have then added some lace in matching colours to my papers.

I am so happy with how it turned out.
I’m trying to give myself the advice that in order to have good things happen,
you sometimes need to take risks.

I hope you like what I have created.
You can watch the process video to see how it all came together in the VIDEO below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ2akYgZZo0

Until next time!

Lisa

Bad Girls Couture Products Used:

Haute Mess Molding Paste – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-molding-paste/

Haute Mess Clear Gesso – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-clear-gesso/

Haute Mess Acrylic – Dive Bar – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-dive-bar/

Haute Mess Acrylic – Distortion – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-distortion/

Haute Mess Acrylic – Bad & Tatted – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-bad-tatted/

Altered Roller Stamp Holder

Hello! Nicole here today with a metal roller stamp holder that I altered using some gesso and a variety of the Haute Mess acrylic paints. About a year ago, I bought this stamp holder from Amazon in hopes that it would help me organize my roller stamps. I did not like the green metal, but I figured I could alter it later down the road. One weekend, I decided to pull out my gesso and paints to see what I could do to transform this thing. I had no idea what would come from it.

This was such a fun project to make. I really enjoyed the process and it was very therapeutic for me. To begin, I applied about three coats of gesso on the metal base. I gave the gesso some time to dry before applying the additional coats.

Once the gesso was completely dry, I used a gel medium to glue the metal stars to the base.

When the stars were completely dry, I added another coat of gesso.

Once the gesso was dry. I rubbed some Opal Magic Wax all over the bottom of the base.

Then I sprayed the base using the Dragonfly Blue Color Bloom Spray Ink. I let the ink sit for about an hour and then I dabbed at the excess ink using a paper towel.

To add some texture to the base, I smeared some glass beads all over the base using my finger. I’m not sure if this was smart considering it was glass, but it worked. LOL

Then I sprayed the base with Spray Adhesive.

Once the adhesive was completely dry, I added a coat of the Haute Mess, Fallen Angel (white) to tone down the blue. If you look closely, you can see the little speckles of glass beads. It looks so pretty up close in person.

To complete the base, I used a small paint brush and a few colors from the Haute Mess acrylic paints to paint the stars using random colors.

 

 

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There is a unique BATCH NUMBER on every single bottle of paint. We are able to tell
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paint and mediums. NOT computer generated images. What you see is EXACTLY what you
get. Inspirational Post Card with ideas to inspire your muse.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I inspired you to find something metal in your house to alter!