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

Tag with Little ballerina by Elena Martynova


Do you like to use chipboard in your works? I just love it!

I don’t even throw out chipboard negatives. For my next project I used the negative and some chipboards by 2Crafty Chipboard.

I invite you to watch my video tutorial to see the whole process of creating my project. Enjoy!

I decided to decorate it with a funny picture of the girl-ballerina.
For a start, I painted the tag with Grunge paint, and then made the background brighter with Molding Paste and colors Oops! My Bad  and  Plastic Angel

 I painted the chipboard circles with C-Note paint to contrast with the background.

 Then I covered the chipboard with Glass Bead Gel. This gave the necessary texture and volume.

 Here you can see a few more photos:

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

Haute Mess Paints:

I was glad to inspire you today! See you soon, bye-bye!

Don’t forget to check out my Blog   and   Instagram

Beauty of Nature with Lisa Amiet

Hello all!
It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you.
I have an art journal page that I have created from my
‘Park Ave Penthouse Journal’ 

You may recognize the first half of this spread, from
when I first started my journal. I knew then that I wanted to work the next two pages,
with the same theme.

I didn’t want to alter the acetate page too much, so I simply stenciled,
with my ‘Molding Paste’, this lovely damask pattern.

I have used the same colours and elements, to give a natural feel to this page.

I have used my Haute Mess ‘Gesso’ and ‘Matte Gel Mediums’,
along with some papers and acetate pieces.

The acrylic paint colours I have used are
‘Mannequin’, ‘Dive Bar’, ‘Grunge’ and ‘Distortion’
I have finished with some ‘Glass Bead Gel’

I love how these pages tie together with the acetate sheets and embellishments.
I hope you like it too!

Until next Time!!


Bad Girls Couture Products used:

Park Ave Penthouse Journal 
White Gesso
Matte Gel Medium
Glass Bead Gel 
Molding Paste
Acrylic Paints –
‘Dive Bar’ 

Red, White and Blue Journal Page with Jen Matott



Hi, artsy friends!  I’m back with a Haute Mess Art journal canvas page  project and video.  I was inspired by our Independence Day celebrations.  The 4th of July holds special meaning for us here in the United States.  We celebrate our forefathers and the freedoms we hold dear.  As we continue to strive to be better and a country, we remember all those that fought in order to give us the freedoms we have.  It’s a patriotic holiday with lots of traditions that we share with family and friends.  So, I made a page that reflects our flag’s colors and feeling of unity.


In my tutorial video, you will see that I start by adding some Haute Mess Mixed Media White Gesso to the page.  I added the letter stencil over that using and sponge to dab Haute Mess Mixed Media Acrylic Paint in Bad Girl GaudyFallen Angel, and Make it Rain through it.  It created a sort of Ombre effect with the 3 colors.   I did the same with each color on a canvas banner piece.

I mixed the Haute Mess Mixed Media Molding Paste with Bad and Tatted Acrylic color. I put that through a stars stencil.   Once dry, I embellished the page with metal pieces, found objects and twine.

If you live in the USA, Happy Independence Day!


Nothing to Bark At

It’s Sunday Fun Day y’all!  I hope you’re doing something beautiful;)

Today I’m bringing new life into something discarded.  I recently had a city work crew doing some digging and working on plumbing in my yard…in the process they scuffed up some bark on trees.  While I was out there cleaning things up I was just so struck by how beautiful these bits where that I scooped them up and saved them for just the right piece.

I began by applying some Haute Mess molding paste with a pallet knife.

While that was set aside drying I painted a clay face with Haute Mess “Bad & Tatted” acrylic paint.

I then rubbed a bit of “C-note” acrylic paint and then “Kiss & Don’t Tell” paint.

Now that the molding paste had dried I applied a coat of “Bad & Tatted” Haute Mess acrylic paint

I then glued the clay face on and applied some Haute Mess glass bead gel liberally to the edges and fanned it out.   I also rubbed a bit on the face itself to give it a little texture.

Once the glass bead gel dried I brushed on some Haute Mess “Make it Rain” acrylic pain and came back over it with a wet brush to blend it.

I did the same blending with the Haute Mess “Bye Felicia” acrylic paint.

After all the paints were dried I did a metallic rub to give it some shine and glued some green reindeer moss at the bottom before calling it done.