Oh Snap Scrapbook Layout | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! Donna here back with a new project. I made a scrapbook layout for you today using some Haute Mess Mixed Media products.

I started with white cardstock as a background. I dry brushed the acrylic paints (Kiss & Don’t Tell, Drama Queen, Sweet Candy Kisses) and then splatted with diluted Bad & Tatted.

I did a lot of fussy cutting too from different papers in my CK Full Bloom April kit. I love the mixture of colors with a pop of black. The paints matched perfectly with the palette from the papers and embellishments I used.

I prepared a process video for you all and you can watch it by clicking HERE or the video below.

I hope you liked my project today.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,

Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Kiss & Don’t Tell, Drama Queen, Sweet  Candy Kisses, Bad & Tatted
Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso

Clique Kits April Kit “Full Bloom”, White Cardstock, Paige Evan’s Cut file, White Doily, White Thread

12″x16″ Altered Wood Panel

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a fun wall piece that I created one weekend when I was bored. I couldn’t help but stare at all the pretty paints on my shelf and I was totally inspired to use as many of the Haute Mess Acrylic paints that I could possibly use on this project without it being too much. I used a 12″x16″ wood panel that I purchased from Jillibean Soup’s online store. They have tons of wood surfaces for all of your creative needs! Check them out!


To begin, I pulled all of the colors I wanted to use off the shelf and put them in the order that I wanted to paint them. I decided to go with a rainbow color scheme for this panel since I wanted to create a bright and colorful piece for my hallway in my home.

This is a much bigger piece than I realized…especially when I placed it on my desk. Here are all the pretty colors I chose for this project. Aren’t they gorgeous? I just love them all. The photos showcase their true colors!

I used a thick paintbrush to apply the paints on the panel. To prevent the paints from running over to the next strip, I used washi tape!

Here is what the panel looks like once the paint was applied. I added two coats of each color to reveal the true colors of each of the paints.

Once the paints were completely dry, I used a palette knife, molding paste and a 12″x12″ stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to add some details to the panel.

When applying molding paste over the stencil you want to avoid moving the stencil to avoid smearing the images. Also, make sure you apply a think amount of molding paste over the stencil. This way, you can really bring out the details of the stencil. Once you are done adding the stencil on the right-side of the panel, carefully lift the screen and move it to the left-side of the panel and repeat the same process again so that the stencil covers the entire panel.

You may notice a few smudges here and there. You can easily fix this with the use of a palette knife. Carefully scrape off any molding paste that you do not want on the panel before it completely dries.

What do you think? Are you inspired to make something fun for your home? I am very pleased with how this turned out and I cannot wait to make another piece for my home! I think the next piece I create will include lots of blues and greens. We shall see what I’m inspired to make when the time comes. Until next time, have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see your creations in the Bad Girls Couture gallery soon!

“Seek Refuge In Him” Mixed Media Journal Spread

Hey Y’all!  For today’s Color Splash I thought I would show you how to spice up your gesso!  I used gesso as a background medium for a fun paint pulling technique I’ve been wanting to try and I thought you would enjoy it too!

I did a quick little process video to show you how I used the Haute Mess Gesso mixed with a bit of Metallic Mixing Medium and then layered with a coat of Floetrol as a base for this cool paint pulling technique.  Check it out and then see the pics for more details of how I pulled the entire spread together.


After I was finished with the feathers (as seen in the video) I dropped some gold metallic acrylic ink and allowed it all to dry well then rubbed a bit more gold over the top to highlight the texture a bit.  I then used the Bad & Tatted Haute Mess paint and freehanded the title as well as using some foam letter stamps to stamp the rest of the title.  I also made some freehand cross marks and then took a black ink pad and distressed both pages.  See the supply list below for a list of all supplies used.

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Gesso
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Bad & Tatted, Torrid, First Crush, Caution Tape, Make it Rain, Kiss & Don’t Tell and Dive Bar
Gold Acrylic Ink
Black Stamp Pad
Acrylic Pearlescent Mixing Medium

Live, Create, Tell The Story- Booklet Journal Page

Hi, Artsy Bad Girls!  It’s Tuesday and I’m back with a journal page to share.  So funny because yesterday Dale Ann shared the same booklet page with her work on it. I just love this kraft booklet option!  It’s the perfect size and has the most adorable shapes to it.  So, I was really excited to work on this piece of art. I made a video of my entire process.  I created with the entire booklet.  You are getting 4 pages in one here!

There were plenty of things for me to choose from in the making of this booklet.  I used scraps, stencils, chipboard, acrylic die cuts, Haute Mess Mediums and more! It’s packed with little surprises and fun details.  Check it out!

First page, using paints, Molding paste and lots of stencil work.  I used my favorite stencil to create texture, design and shape to this page.

Scribbling with an India Ink pen and stencil is not only fun to do but it gives the page a hand drawn look.

Second page spread has more stencils and paint.  I used Gel Medium as an adhesive and protectant here.   More Molding Paste creates dimension and Glass Bead Gel gives more texture.

Glass Bead Gel and glitter make this title shine!

The 3rd page spread came together with the help of Molding Paste, glitter,  found objects and text, and paint!

I love that saying because it’s so true!  I just open myself up to possibilities and using my favorite materials leads me to create something fun!

It is a pretty long video but considering all the pages that went with this little booklet for the Haute Mess Art Journal.  The Haute Mess Acrylic Paints were perfect to give a splash of color to each page and the Mediums just are so fun to use!  I used so many in this booklet work of art!

Here are the colors and mediums I used:

Haute Mess Mixed Media Acrylic paints-

Drama Queen

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Bad & Tatted


Haute Mess Bad Girls Couture Mediums used-


Molding Paste

Matte Gel Medium

Glass Bead Gel

I hope you were inspired and get a chance to create today!  Thanks!

Listen To Your Heart – Mini Kraft Booklet Page from Haute Mess Art Journal

Monday again, already?  Where did the weekend go?  I don’t know where it went, but it sure went there too fast!  I hope this weekend you had some artsy craftsy time!  I sure did!  I’m back today with a video for your viewing pleasure!  I have chosen to use a page from the Mini Kraft booklet that is one of the feature’s in the Haute Mess Art Journals!  Check it out!

This little booklet has four double sided pages, so you have 8 pages to work on! They have adorable scalloped edges, and they are graduated sizes.  The two inner pages are a different shape. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good photo of the pages before I started my project.  In my video, I flip through it, so you can kind of see what I mean. It was a fun little substrate to work on for sure!

I titled my page, “Listen To Your Heart,” after the sentiment I found in my stash of stickers.  I cut that sweet little heart out of a piece of scrapbook paper.  I used several stencils, a stamp and an ink pad, as well as my favorite SIGNO Ball Roller white gel pen to scribble some journaling on.

It’s funny how in art journaling, I just kind of fly by the seat of my pants! I never really have a plan when I sit down with an art journal. I just like to let my heart and the art take me where it wants to go!  Sometimes that means I end up covering up something I originally put into it.  In the video, early on you’ll see I glued down a white strip of paper that I had pealed off a piece of junk mail! I really liked that little thing, but it eventually got covered up. That’s just how it goes sometimes!

The Haute Mess Paints and mediums are so wonderful to work with! There are so many ways to use them and they work together beautifully! I only used five colors on this project.  They were as follows:  Torrid (red), Caution Tape (yellow),  Drop Dead Gorgeous (tealish blue), Fallen Angel (white) and Bad & Tatted (charcoal gray).  I also used the Matte Gel medium to adhere elements and the Clear Gesso to prep the page.

I have created a video for you to watch the creation process! I hope you enjoy it, and that it inspires you to listen to your heart and create some beautiful art today!

Thanks for watching! If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, please do! And always, please feel free to leave me a comment or a question! I would love to chat with you about creating with the Haute Mess line of paints and mediums any time!

Dale Ann

In Bloom – A Collage & Painting on Canvas

Happy Saturday to all you bad girlies out there! This is Dale Ann, back again with another project to get your creative juices flowing again!  Today, I’m sharing a canvas that I painted for a dear friend.  Unfortunately, I didn’t start taking pictures at the very beginning of my process, but I think I can catch you up on what you’re missing as far as pictures!  I started out with a blank 11×14 wrapped canvas.  I painted the background in different shades of pinks and peaches, layering them and dry brushing as I went.  The colors I used were Plastic Angel, Broken Doll, Couture Pink and Mannequin. These are my favorite colors of the whole line, and I just keep coming back to them!

I already knew what I wanted to do on this canvas, so I continued to work toward that end.  I used a stencil of a damask pattern and scraped some of the Haute Mess Molding Paste through it with my fingers, getting it on good and thick all around the canvas.  Next, I wanted to draw a face of a lovely lady . . . here’s how she started out.

I had drawn her on copy paper, then attached her to the canvas with some Haute Mess Gel Matte Medium. The colors I used from the Haute Mess paints were Mannequin and Plastic Angel. I also used some golden color I had for shadowing and darkening her skin.  I used some of the Clear Gesso and the White Gesso from our line of mediums to blend the shading and skin tones together until I liked it.  It took a couple of layers of everything to get the smooth look I wanted.

I used an ink pen to darken up the lines and make her features stand out more.  For her hair, I wanted to create a “flower fro.”  So I fussy cut LOTS of flowers in pinks, golds and blues and arranged them carefully around her face to create this bodacious head of hair!  There are also some butterflies in there as well!  My friend that I created this for helped me title her.  She had seen another page I had done like this in an art journal and said she reminded her of a woman in bloom  So I titled the original painting, “She Blooms,” and this one, “In Bloom.”

At this point I wasn’t really liking the color of flowers on this pale background. So I decided to bring out the blues. I used Haute Mess paint in the color Make It Rain on the background.

That was a good move I think.  However I felt like I lost the lovely damask shapes.  To remedy that I took a baby wipe and started removing some of the paint off the damask parts.  It was distressing it and giving it a kind of rugged denim look. I was digging it!

To further add to the distressed look, I also sprayed on some of my Dylusions Shimmer Mists. I used Some blue, green and a golden color.


She was really coming along great.  I loved the shabbiness of the background!  And although I loved her sweet face, it seemed like she was missing something.

The eyes.  Her eyes needed color.  How about blue?  Yes, please!  After a little more distressing, and putting some blue and some light back in her eyes, she came alive!  I finished her off with a protective layer of Mod Podge, and now, I get to wrap her up and send her off to my friend, who will hang her in her art studio! I’m so excited to have one of my pieces of art in someone else’s studio!

Well, thanks again for following along with me! I hope I’ve inspired you to get messy and make some beautiful art today!  If you haven’t ordered your Haute Mess paints and mediums, what on earth are you waiting for!

Until next time!

Dale Ann

Color Blocking Journal Spread

Hi everyone. I decided to mix a few acrylic paint colors that I normally would not use together. I wanted to create a pretty, but funky layout! This helps me step out of my comfort zone a bit to try new things.

I painted the chipboard art journal page using the black a Haute Mess Acrylic Paint (Bad & Tatted). This paint is so pretty once it is try. It is more of a charcoal color!

Once the black was dry, I used washi tape to create lines across the chipboard to create a fun color block background. Watch the video at the end to see how this was done! Then I painted in between the washi strips using the X-rated and Broken Doll Haute Mess Acrylic Paints.

I added a few strips of washi tape down the center of the spread to add more designs and color to the spread. Then I added some black foam butterfly stickers on the black to add dimension.

I used a Matted Gel Medium to stick the book pages down on the chipboard prior to embellishing. Then I used Molding Paste and a stencil to create the butterfly. I did not plan on using so many mediums on this piece, but I was feeling very creative! This layout was so much fun to make. I really enjoyed the process.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I inspired you to try different mediums on your next project. My video will show you how simple these mediums are to use!

Wings Of Imagination Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! It’s Donna here back on the blog with another project. I added another decorated page in my Haute Mess Art Journal and I love how it turned out.

I started with dry brushing Naked Haute Mess Acrylic Paint to the pink canvas background

Then I added texture using a stencil and Grunge Haute Mess Acrylic Paint.

After the paints dried, I added the butterfly stack in the middle over some messy thread. I used foam tape to adhere the butterflies to the page.

Then I started adding embellishments using more foam tapes for dimension. This is basically done and just added some fussy cut florals and rhinestones to finish the art journal page.

And this is how it turned out…

I added some fussy cut florals in the middle of the butterfly instead of antennae and adhered rhinestones randomly for a bit sparkle.

I think it turned out pretty, don’t you think? I added another inspiring page into my Haute Mess Art Journal and loving it!
I hope you liked my project as much as I do. See you all in my next post!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting.

Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Art Journal Palace Princess

Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Naked and Grunge

Kaisercraft Rosabella collection and stencil, white thread, adhesives

Art Journal Page with Tags+ VIDEO by Elena

Hello there lovely creative friends! Today I’m working with tags page in my “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

That’s what I like to do in the art journal from Bad Girls, so the fact that it has a variety of pages! No, you can do that yourself, of course but first you need to think about it :))))

The very first page in it was with pockets and tags. Maybe I wouldn’t decorate it. but in schedule for DT was clearly referred, that it is necessary to subject to embellishment this page!

How I did it you can watch in the video :)))


Decorated the pockets with the tags and stickers from 7 DOTs. I usually have them piling up, and then just convenient, glue smear is not necessary and it turns out very quickly!

For the first tag and I’ve got these paints from Bad Girls:  Torrid,  Last Sin ,  Distortion

On the second tag experimented with other colors Dive Bar,  C-Note,  Million Dollar Baby

For the third tag chose warm shades:Caution Tape,  Grunge,  Oops! My Bad

Well that is all from me today.
Until next time happy scrapping.
Elena xo

‘Don’t be Afraid to Edit’ Art Journal Page


It’s Lisa here today to share an Art Journal Page with you.

I have started with a pink canvas page from my Park Ave Penthouse Journal.
I have given it a coat of ‘Clear Gesso’
then used ‘Molding Paste’ to stencil some patterns that I liked.

I have then adhered some gauze & tissue paper with my ‘Matte Gel’ Medium,
and then ‘Glass Bead Gel’ to add some texture.

I have then added some colour, using ‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Distortion’, ‘Broken Doll’,
‘C-Note’ and ‘Bad & Tatted’.
A little bit of stamping

I have added some tags, stapled on.
Some elements from my papers, Word Stickers and chipboard pieces.

Loving the stitching on this page!

I hope you like what I have created.
I will be back soon with some more to share with you!


Bad Girls Couture Products Used:
Haute Mess Molding Paste

Haute Mess Clear Gesso

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium

 Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess ‘Fallen Angel’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Distortion’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘C-Note’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Broken Doll’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Bad & Tatted’ Acrylic Paint