Art-journal page Wonderland by Elena

Hello!

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, magical .. Fresh cool air, warm light of windows, nature incredible colors and sun rays illuminating this splendor.

And all of this inspired me. I created a page in my “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

To make the background I used Haute Mess Paints.

I chose both bright and delicate shades. I wanted to combine them together for the best result.

To make a dark background, I painted Natural Cotton Canvas Page  with Bad & Tatted and then  Make it rain

I added paper cutting, hand-made flowers, metal key and photo of girls-caterpillars. Finally I added  paint splashes. The last one was the inscription.

 I have made with the products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Paints:

 Naked

X-Rated

Hugs,
Your Elena

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TRICK OR TREAT

Good morning everyone! We are halfway through the week. The weekend will be here before we know it. Today I have a fun art journal spread that I created using stencils, molding paste, acrylic paints and glass beads! Halloween is around the corner and I have yet to scrapbook Edward’s Halloween photos from last year!

Love the colors and textures on this layout. Such a fun piece! I embellished this spread using vellum die cuts and tags from Pretty Little Studio. The acrylics are from Bramble Fox. Both companies are small businesses owned by women. I enjoy supporting small business whenever I can!

To begin, I coated the stitched chipboard page using the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I added splashes of the Last Sin and Sweet Candy Kisses. Then I mixed a dab of the Drama Queen acrylic paint with some molding paint to create the flowers in the background using a stencil.

I covered the vellum leaves using the gel beads. Once the beads were completely dry, I coated the beads using Colorations Sprays.

I coated the raven using the gel beads to give it some texture. Then I glued the epoxy heart to the center.

 

I hope you were inspired today! Thanks for visiting today!

Art-journal page Schoolgirl by Elena + VIDEO

Hello everybody! I have a school  art journal page I created using the black cardstock page.
I like working with a black background. All colors look brighter and more contrast on it!
My children continue to study, my son is at University and my daughter is at school.
So I chose this school theme for my page.

 In the video you can see the whole process of creating this page:

I used different scraps of paper, frames, flower and butterfly, which remained after the creation of other projects! I do not throw anything away and love to use such sets for new works!

Used this palette:

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

Haute Mess Mediums:
Haute Mess Paints:

Well that is all from me today. I do hope that you have enjoyed my project .

Stay tuned for more wonderful inspiration from the design team tomorrow.

Until next time take care and happy crafting.

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‘New Leaf’ Art Journal Page

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

Here is the art journal page that I have created,
from my ‘Park Ave Penthouse’ Journal.

I have gone for a natural feel to this page.
I have started with a coat of ‘Haute Mess Clear Gesso’, to seal my page.

I have then used ‘Haute Mess White Gesso’ and a stencil to sponge through my alphabet.
I have then used ‘Haute Mess Acrylic Paints’ in both ‘Grunge’ and ‘C-note’ to stencil on to my page.

I have then added the leaf stencil and ‘Million Dollar Baby’ to stencil through on to my page.
I have then added a simple word sticker to finish.

I hope that you like what I have created.

Lisa

Bad Girls Couture Products used:
Haute Mess Clear Gesso
Haute Mess Gesso
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in
‘Grunge’
‘C-note’
‘Million Dollar Baby’

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,

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.

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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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THERE’S SOMETHING GOOD IN EVERY DAY

 

Good morning friends! Wouldn’t you agree, if we looked closely… There’s something good in every day. Some days it might be a challenge searching for the goods and that’s what I try to do when I feel like it’s one thing after another… mostly bad. But then I try to think of the positives. It helps sometimes. I created this art journal spread on a Sunday afternoon. I put on Madame X and grabbed some paint, my magazine, white gesso, and matte gel. I had no plans on what the outcome would be. All I knew was that I wanted to play with my paint and get my hands dirty.

To begin, I used the Cream Cardstock page as the base for this art journal page. Then, I cut out several patterns from an Allure magazine. After I finished cutting the pieces out of the magazine, I mounted them down using matte gel. I waited for the gel to dry before I covered the entire spread with clear gesso. The clear gesso helps the magazine from tearing once wet.

Before I started this spread, I had planned on creating a collage layout, but once I started working on this page, it took on an entirely different look.

After the clear gesso was completely dry I painted all over the page using Last Sin . Then, I used Million Dollar Baby to paint around the edges to create a nice border.

After the first layer of paint dried, I could see bits and pieces of the magazine patterns through the paint. I totally love this! Some of the magazine bunched up from the wetness of the gesso but it created a nice texture.

I painted the flowers using Sweet Candy Kisses, Million Dollar Baby, Fallen Angel, X-Rated and Make It Rain. I must say… I am really glad that I have all of the color paints listed in the shop because I am never restricted when it comes to selecting colors for my projects. I used several colors on this piece and they all look so pretty next to one another. The stamp sentiment is by Precious Remembrance Shop!

I painted the yellow sun and then added the flower to the center to add more dimension.  Once the flowers were dry I glued the cork heart and button to the center of the flowers.

What do you think? Are you ready to get your hands dirty yet?!! Come get yourselves some paint and a journal and start playing!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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.

Supplies:

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

 

Tag with Little ballerina by Elena Martynova

Hello!

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!

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