Choose Happiness Canvas with Lisa Amiet

Hello Bad Girls!
It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you all!
I have a canvas that I have created
‘I Choose Happiness’

I have started with a canvas that I had laying around.
I have first sealed it with a coat of ‘Haute Mess Gesso’.

I have then used a stencil and some ‘Haute Mess Molding Paste’,
to stencil a pattern onto my canvas.

I have then added some colour using my ‘Haute Mess Acrylic Paints’ in
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’, ‘Sweet Candy Kisses’ and ‘First Crush’.
I have added water to them to get a natural flow on my canvas.

I have then layered some papers, elements and die cuts in
co-ordinating colours to build up a focus for my canvas.

I hope that you like what I have created,
and that it inspires you to have a play today.



Bad Girls Couture Products used:

Haute Mess Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’
‘Sweet Candy Kisses’
‘First Crush’ 


It’s The Little Things | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies. Donna here with a new Art Journal inspiration.

It’s a really simple and easy one to make and you re-create it yourself in a few steps.

I dry brushed strips of Bad & Tatted onto the background.

Then I used a stencil and added texture spreading molding paste using a spatula. I made this into a heart shape.

I watered down Caution Tape and splattered some once the molding paste has dried.

It’s time for decorating! I cut a heart shape from a piece of paper and adhered to the center of the heart-shaped textured surface. Then I mixed stickers and cut-apart to embellish the page.

The embellishing is simply basic I just decorated the heart shape in the middle. Super easy, right?
Something you can easily re-create with a couple of Bad Girls Couture Acrylic paints and mediums.

I hope this inspired you to create something today!
Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post.

Bad Girls Couture Used:
Haute Mess Art Journal – PaperDoll Palace Pink Canvas
Haute Mess Mixed Media Medium- Molding Paste
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Bad & Tatted, Caution Tape

Happy crafting,

Enjoy Today Art Journal Page


Hi friends. I’m back with another art journal spread I created for Bad Girls Couture. My sister posted these maternity photos on FaceBook and I fell in love!! Of course, I had to scrap them…

To begin, I mixed some Last Sin and Broken Doll acrylic paint with some Molding Paste to give the paint more texture. Then I used the Rose Swirl 6″x9″ Stencil to create a pretty background for my spread.

Once the background was completely dry, I used some Pink Paislee embellishments to decorate the layout. The tiny tag is from Jillibean Soup.

I kept this spread pretty simple with the main focus on the adorable photos of my pregnant sister and her dog!

I’ve included a quick video so you can see how quickly this layout came together.

Thanks for visiting today!

Song Bird

Happy Monday y’all!!  I hope you are inspired today to create something beautiful!  I was inspired this week to create by this amazing sheet music page in my Haute Mess Cobblestone Lane Journal.

For this page I went to my scrap box and grabbed a few things to use that I thought would add interesting texture and layers and convey the feeling I was looking for.

My jumping off piece was this beautiful bird illustration and I just really went from there, gathering scraps of tissue paper and mesh that I liked.

I applied them down with some Haute Mess clear gesso and then secured the mesh down with some Haute Mess molding paste.  The background of the page also got a bit of a dry brushing of the “Naked” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  I added some extra texture and interest with some Haute Mess glass bead gel in some places and then gave the whole thing a light metallic rub.

The finishing touch was a sweet little die cut butterfly by Tim Holtz.

For a step by step instruction and more close up pictures, check out the link below

Thanks for stoping by today!!

Supply List:

Clear Gesso
Glass Bead Gel
Molding Paste
Naked Acrylic Paint
Cobble Stone Lane Canvas Journal

Photophone Shutters by Elena

Hi friends! Hope you are having a great day 🙂

For today’s post, I’ve created a altered-art project “Shutters”.

I’ve used newest papers from LemonCraft – ‘House of Roses Extra’ collection, HDF products by Agateria aand lovely amazing Bad Girls products!

For starters, I covered the blank with paint Grunge

Then I glued the paper and with a palette knife applied paint strokes Naked

To complicate the background and add color, added strokes of paints C-Note and Plastic Angel

Molding Paste added texture to the background.

Additionally decorated the background with stamps

Added Art-stones with  Matte Gel

More photos of the shutters:

Thanks a lot for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed!

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happiness | a mixed med{ium} art journal page by Dale Ann Cubbage

 Happy Saturday everyone!  I don’t know about you, but I’m so glad it’s the weekend!  That’s the time I get to spend at my desk playing and creating the most!  I love this layout I have for you today, and I hope it inspires you to get creative and paint and play sometime this weekend!  Take time to express yourself, you deserve it!

a mixed med{ium} art journal page

Okay, so I’m calling this a mixed “med{ium},” page, as opposed to a mixed media page, because I’ve layered on the Haute Mess paints and THREE Haute Mess Mediums, combining all of them to get that grungy texture that we all love so much!  This page has it all, and I smile everytime I look at it! I hope it has the same effect on you!


Wanna know what makes me happy when I’m creating art?  COLOR!  I love all the colors!  I played with some different colors this time around, and I love the results!

I have used one of my faves, Drop Dead Gorgeous, which is a delicious teal blue color.  For my contrast colors I have used Bad & Tatted and some White Gesso.  However, the star of this page is that happy yellow we call Caution Tape!  It’s like sunshine in a jar!  I love how that yellow makes the sweet stitching on this card stock page just pop off the page!

And don’t get me started on those tiny flowers!!  I created those with some air dry clay in a mold, then I painted them in the Caution Tape. I filled in their little centers with a black gel pen.  You will also see some doodles across the page that I drew with a white gel pen.

texture, texture, texture

I’ve already mentioned one of the Haute Mess Mediums used here, the White Gesso, which I love to spread around to create space for the eye to rest. In addition to that I layered on the Matte Gel Medium to protect surfaces as I went. I like to do that in case I make a move I regret! When that happens, I can just remove the mistake with a clean baby wipe! It also keeps my pen doodles from smearing.

The third medium I used was our amazing Glass Bead Gel. This stuff is pure magic! I love the texture it creates anywhere I spread it on!

I’ve added some paper elements to my page, and used several stencils and washi tape to add more texture and depth to my page.

I really love how my Paper Doll Palace  art journal is filling up!  This journal is unique in so many ways! One of my favorite features is that it can grow with my art!  Not only can I add more pages to it if I want, but it expands to accommodate my chunky and dimensional elements I like to use in my work!  My fun little flowers wont get smushed or broken in this journal. It allows me to be fearless and create whatever kind of pages my creative little heart desires!


Well, that’s it for me today! I hope you’ve enjoyed this little glimpse into my creative world.  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the store, where you can play and build your own Haute Mess Art Journal, just the way you want it!

Wishing You Happy Days, Dale Ann

Art-journal page Retrospective by Elena

Hello dear friends!
Today I’m with a new Mixed Media project – and it’s again Art-journal page.
I came up with a little story that this page illustrates.
“The courtyard was a garden of Eden Paradise. They were like Adam and eve, and gave the names of flowers, herbs, and stray cats.
Youth kicked out of Paradise and scattered across the universe, leaving vague memories of happy childhood games.
Year and miles separated them, then to bring together and never separate.”
It seems to me – it is a great happiness – to find “your” person and live a long and happy life with him!
Hope you like and I have video for you to watch if you would like to see my process.

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

Haute Mess Mediums:
Haute Mess Paints:

Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed your time here on the blog.

Till next time, have fun and enjoy your creative time.

Don’t forget to check out my Blog   and   Instagram

Mixed Media Tags


Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you’re enjoying your day! I have a really pretty mixed media spread to share with you today. I used lots of mixed media products to alter this Tag/3 Pocket spread from Bad Girls Couture’s shop!

Here is what the spread looks like before I started working on it. You can do so much with this adorable pocket page spread. I was going to add photos to each tag and then alter them, but then I decided to use inspirational sentiments instead. I just couldn’t decide on what photos to use… and I just wanted to create.

I started by painting the two tag pockets at the top using the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint, Then I used the Double Flower stencil from Art Anthologyl and Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste along with a palette knife to create the flowers. Once the molding paste was completely dry, I used the Broken Doll acrylic paint and Last  Sin to color the flowers in a bit. I used Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray in Sky Blue to add some more color to the ribbon and tags.

As you can see, lots of beautiful textures and color went into this spread. I just love it.

What do you think? Fun, stuff! And to make this post even better, I’ve include a full video tutorial so you can see just how easy this spread was to make… seriously, not that complicated at all. It was totally fun.

Thanks for visiting today!

Loved – Tag In A Bag | an art journal page by Dale Ann Cubbage

Is it Monday again already?  I’m afraid so, lovelies!  So, in an effort to cheer us up, I have a new project for your viewing pleasure!  Today I’m sharing a page in my Paper Doll Palace art journal that I have done up in my favorite Haute Mess acrylic paint colors!  Being a shabby girl at heart, you know those colors are Couture Pink, Bad & Tatted, Grunge and Drop Dead Gorgeous, of course!  Plus, I’ve loaded up the texture on this page with some white gesso, some of my hand made stencils and a handful of my favorite bits and bobs laying around my desk.  This page is one of my favorites now, and I hope you like it!  Be sure to read all the way to the end, as I have included a process video to show you how I put this all together, and as an added bonus, I show you a new technique I learned involving a magazine page, a stencil and a sanding block.  Intrigued?  I hope so.  Let’s get to the eye candy, shall we?

Some Photos of the Final Page

You can’t get any shabbier than the beautiful combo of pink, blue and black & white in my opinion!

I’ve been hoarding that little black and white bag forever, waiting for just the right project to use it on.  I have used it as my focal point on the page, and it holds a sweet little tag I made tucked inside, for a peek-a-boo effect!

Peek-a-boo!  Here’s the tag making it’s debut!  The inspiration for this page was a sermon I heard recently, reminding me that I am loved.  Period. End of story.  And so are you, friend.  I hope this layout can serve as a reminder to you today, that you are absolutely loved and adored!

I’ve got texture and color for days on this spread!

Process Video

Hugs and kisses, darling!  Thanks so much for coming by and checking out my post today!  Don’t forget to watch the video I made for you!

Fox and Fall by Elena

Hello dear friends!
Today I’m with a new Mixed Media project – and it’s again Art-journal page.
 I chose the cardstock page to create my project.

I painted background using Haute Mess Acrylic colors:

First Crush, Distortion ,  Dive Bar , Caution Tape 

And Guild Trip for leaves.


I applied the Molding Paste through a stencil

Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed your time here on the blog.

Till next time, have fun and enjoy your creative time.

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