Mixed Media Wooden Pumpkin

Happy Saturday Y’all!

Today I’m bringing a fun mixed media project so break out all the things!

I started off with an unfinished wooden pumpkin ornament and I applied a coat of Haute Mess white gesso.  Then I applied Molding Paste through a stencil and allowed it to dry before applying a series of color washes in two amazing Haute Mess pink colors, “Couture Pink” and “Sweet Candy Kisses”.

I couldn’t leave good enough alone so I flicked a bit of diluted torrid to the still wet paint and allowed it to bleed into the design.  Next I applied Haute Mess glass bead gel and then rubbed on some gold metallic.

Once all the paints were dry I glued all my awesome emblishements on and added some glitters with some Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium.

It sounds like a lot but it really was a quick, fun project!

I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful today!

Stay Golden Mixed Media Card | Donna Espiritu

Hello all, Donna here with a new project to share using some Bad Girls Couture products.

I made a simple card for my post today that I hope will inspire you.

The first thing I did was run a piece of plain cardstock through a die cutting machine to create a textured background. Then I used X-rated, Couture Pink, Kiss & Don’t Tell, Sweet Candy Kisses and Hippie in High Heels acrylic paints to add colors.

After the paints dried, I spread a thin layer of Gladd Bead Gel

Then I decorated with some Truly Grateful from Pink Paislee by Paige Evans goodies and some wash strips from Jane Davenport.  I also dabbed a few Nuvo Jewel Drops for the finishing touch.

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you in my next post.

Happy crafting,


Just As I Am

Happy weekend y’all!!  I hope you are having a wonderful one so far!  I’m going to be honest with you, when I sat down to work in my journal this week I was at a loss.  Creativity was not my friend and I just wasn’t feeling it.  I decided I was going to make a background and layer a few pieces and call it a day.  I had no really direction when I started.

Since I really enjoyed my sheet music page I did last week but didn’t have another page in my journal like that I grabbed a page from a vintage hymnal and brushed on some watered down “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess acrylic paint.

I then mixed some Haute Mess molding paste and mixed some “Kiss & Don’t Tell” acrylic paint and applied it over a stencil onto the page before removing the stencil to reveal the design.

Once the tinted molding paste was dried I applied a bit of “Grunge” Haute Mess” acrylic paint with a pallet knife.  I love that this paint is so nice and thick, it really lends itself to this type of application and still gave some great added texture.

Really loving the design at this point, I decided to add some diluted “Torrid” Haute Mess acrylic paint to give a watercolor effect to the center of the heart.  (this has become one of my favorite colors and favorite ways to apply it)

By this point I decided I was no longer just making a background.  I had found my design and realized I had just perfectly framed my title.  From there everything just totally made sense.  I inked up a distressed line rubber stamp with some “Bad & Tatted” Haute Mess acrylic paint and stamped it at the bottom of the page to give it an anchor point.

Then I added the butterfly diecut sticker and layered a Tim Holtz paper doll to reflect the them of the page.

Finally I added a metallic rub over the page to give it some shimmer.

Supply List:

Cobble Stone Lane Journal
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in the following colors:
Torrid, Fallen Angel, Bad and Tatted, Kiss & Don’t Tell & Grunge

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!

Don’t forget to check out my Instagram ;-)


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

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!

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’


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!

Tropical sea with Elena Martynova




Hello Bad Girls!
It’s Elena here today to share some more inspiration with you.I have an Art Journal page that I have created.

Here you can see a few more photos:

Well that is all from me today. Have a great weekend and a beautiful week ahead.

Until next time happy scrapping.

Elena xo

Bad Girls Couture Products:

Haute Mess Clear Gesso
Haute Mess White Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste

Haute Mess Medium – Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint: Last Sin
Make It Rain , Kiss & Don’t Tell,  Bye Felicia

Get Out of Your Head

Happy Weekend my artsy peeps!  Today I’m sharing sort of a SNAP OUT OF IT journal page!  LOL!

Y’all know y’all talk to yourselves in your journal too!  So I opened up my “Cobblestone Lane” Haute Mess Journal and just went after it!

I applied a layer of molding paste to one of the canvas pages in the journal and allowed it to dry well.  I also applied some molding paste though a brick stencil to give some heavy texture and anchor the bottom of the page.  I then applied a thin layer of white gesso to the paint would flow well on the page.

Next I put down a stencil and applied some watered down “Torrid” Haute Mess paint, cleaning up the edges with a baby wipe and again allowed to dry well.

Next I laid down another part of the same stencil and applied some “Kiss and Don’t Tell” Haute Mess paint with a baby wipe (by dabbing it lightly) to give another layer.

For yet another layer, I did the same dabbing with a baby wipe with another part of the same stencil using Haute Mess “Bad & Tatted” and a baby wipe.

Finally I added some stickers for a title and inked the entire page to show off all the wonderful texture.  I also took a sharpie and outlined parts of the stenciled numbers to make it pop a bit.

You can see the entire process in the process video below.