Be True to Yourself Art Journal Page with Lisa Amiet

Hello all!
It’s Lisa here today to share an Art Journal page with you.

This page is from my Park Ave Penthouse Journal

I have started by using a thick cardboard page from my journal.
I have then used Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in ‘Bye Felicia’ to coat my page.

I then used a stencil and my Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in ‘Last Sin’,
to stencil some flowers onto my page.

I have then used another stencil and my Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in ‘Broken Doll’,
to lightly sponge through my stencil.

I have then added some paper embellishments and chipboard to finish the page.
I hope you like what I have created!

 

Lisa xo

I have used the following products:

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Bye Felicia
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Last Sin 
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Broken Doll

Enchanted Steampunk Wreath

Hey everyone and good Tuesday to ya!  Today I’m getting into some a little home decor DIYing!  This little steampunked beauty has been in my brain for a while so I’m thrilled to finally see it through.  I made a little process video for you so you can see the process as I made it.  Take a peek!

Basically I coated a Dollar Tree vine wreath with a coat of “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess paint and then accented the crevices with a bit of watered down paint in “Distortion” and “Million Dollar Baby”.  I then added Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel and allowed it to dry fully before rubbing on a bit of “Drama Queen” and then an acrylic metallic copper to accent.  Next I painted some chipboard pieces from A Vintage Girl as my accent pieces (rubbing with an acrylic metallic ) glued them on the wreath.  I also tucked in some reindeer moss in the cracks and secured with glue then finished it off with a ribbon for hanging.

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Paint “C-Note”
Haute Mess Paint “Million Dollar Baby”
Haute Mess Paint “Distortion”
Haute Mess Paint “Fallen Angel
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
A Vintage Girl Chipboard
Metallic Copper Acrylic Paint
Reindeer Moss

BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU WILL

Good morning! I know that for some of you, mixed media makes you nervous. Listen, I get it…but you have no idea how much fun you are missing by not giving these journals, paints and molding paste a try. So…today, my goal is to show you how EASY it is to create a mixed media journal spread. You do not need to have a lot of product to do these spreads. If you have paint, molding paste and some stencils with a few scraps…that’s all you need.

I made this spread last weekend when I was bored and I didn’t really want to scrapbook a layout. But I wanted to play and get messy. I found the “Believe you can and you will” sticker in my stash and thought, I love that! I need to put that on a journal page as a good reminder to myself.

To begin this spread, I painted the stitched cardstock journal page using the Ooops! My Bad Haute Mess Acrylic Paint. You don’t want to completely cover it using the paint. Allow some white to peak through.

Once it’s almost completely dry, add some of the “Drop Dead Gorgeous” paint. Again, leave some white showing. You can paint over the first layer of paint.

Next, use a palette knife to spread on some of the ” X-rated” paint. I like using the palette knife because it creates a different look depending on how hard you press on the palette knife when scraping across the page.

Once the yellow is dry, use the Haute Mess Molding Paste and a stencil to create some fun designs! I like using this technique because it really brings the colors out!

When applying the Haute Mess Molding Paste across the stencil, be sure to hold the stencil in place so it does not move which will cause smearing. Also, make sure to spread a good amount of paste over the stencil and go over the stencil in one direction. I normally spread the paste from top to bottom in one fluid movement. Then, I repeat this process until the entire stencil is covered. Once the entire stencil is covered, you can carefully scrape any excess paste off the stencil to add it back to the jar. Carefully, lift the stencil off the journal page and let it try for one hour.

And here it is… amazing, right!? And super fun!

To complete the spread, I hand-cut a buttefly image from patterned paper and then used my fingers to rub the paint on the butterfly to create a neat, blended look. Then I used Yes Paste to glue the butterfly to the center of the page. Once the glue was dry, I used foam squares to add the “Believe you can and you will” sticker to the center of the butterfly using a few foam squares. Then I fed a piece of ribbon through the metal key and adhered it to the center of the butterfly using a  Heavy Matte Gel. I added a few spashes of Turquoise Glimmer Mist and White Spray Ink just for fun.

 

That’s all there is to this journal spread! Think you’re ready to make one of your own? I can’t wait to see your creations in our gallery!

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

C-Note

Haute Mess Bad Girls Couture Mediums used-

Gesso

Molding Paste

Matte Gel Medium

Glass Bead Gel

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

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

Other:
Kaisercraft Rosabella collection and stencil, white thread, adhesives

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful Layout | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! Donna here for my first project this month of April. I’m gonna be sharing a simple mixed media scrapbook layout today using some Haute Mess Acrylic Paints, Mediums and a recycled item.

Collecting and cardboards, boxes, etc. are one of the things I like doing. So, basically, I’m a box hoarder lol! I use them in replacement of foam tapes when I need lots of them. For my project today, I used one not just to add a bit of dimension (height) to some elements in my layout but to add texture as well. If I’m not mistaken, this corrugated board is from an old toy box.

I painted the background with Couture Pink and Make It Rain. This is the first time I used Make It Rain and this combination is really pretty! Then, I did dry brushing as well as diluting the paints with a bit of water for a watercolor effect. I also splattered Bad and Tatted diluted in water as well.

I love how the dry brushed paints added texture as well.

The recycled corrugated board gave a bit of height to the elements in this layout.

I hope this one inspired you to be creative today! See you all in my next post and project.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting!

Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Couture Pink, Make It Rain, Bad & Tatted

Haute Mess Mediums – Gesso

Other:
Kaisercraft Breathe collection, Paige Evans cut file, corrugated board, white thread, glue

Art-journal page Funny Granny by Elena

Hello, lovely friends! Elena here with my latest page for the Bad Girls Couture in my “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

I have prepared a small tutorial for you, it will be a little lower.

Old age is not always sadness, disease and grumbling. It’s time to release your inner demons (or butterflies, who have both) and live the rest of  life to the fullest :)))

At least when I’m 80, that’s what I’ll do. :)))

My mini-tutorial:

First I made one layer of Clear Gesso.

Now it’s time to use paint! I chose these shades:  X-Rated, Drama Queen,

Million Dollar Baby,Naked, Bye Felicia and Oops! My Bad

Struck archival ink through the stencil. Once everything was dry, I complicated the background with stamps, tapes and archival ink.

Added stickers and a photo. 

Glued a butterfly aand  decorated sequins with Clear Gesso.

I hope you like my page today! Thank you for dropping by and until next time! Happy crafting!

Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti

Hey guys!  Michelle here and I’m getting all messy in my journal today and I know I say this every time…I am having way too much fun doing it!  Today’s piece didn’t end up anything like my original vision but it’s totally ok because I love how my vision for the page changed as I was working on it.  I did “junque” it up a bit by using a vintage hymnal page as part of my background.  So let me show you how it all came together!

I started out by preparing my page with a nice layer of molding paste

Next I painted over the dried molding paste with a thin coat of the Haute Mess Acrylic paint in “Grunge” and watered down some “Distortion” paint to give it a subtile aged effect.

Once those layers had all dried I moved on to applying the vintage hymnal page by brushing on a thin coat of matte gel under the vintage page and on top.  Again allow to dry before moving on.

Next I applied some strokes of Haute Mess Acrylics in “Last Sin” and “C-Note” with a pallet knife, making sure to leave some texture for added interest.

After that had dried I rubbed and dotted on some gold acrylic with my fingers before applying a thick line of Haute Mess Matte Gel with a brush to the center of towards the bottom of the page.

I then sprinkled coarse gold glitter over the matte gel (do not allow this to dry)

Before this has the opportunity to dry I came back over it and fanned it out with a brush and more matte gel medium.  This forms an anchor for my title and the photo that will go on the page.

Finally I applied some phrase stickers and a cardstock cutout of a vintage girl and inked the whole thing up with a black stamp pad.  Turns out it’s one of my favorite pages now!

Supplies:

Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Molding Paste
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Matte Gel
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “Distortion”
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “C-Note”
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “Grunge”
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “Last Sin”
Phrase Stickers & Cardstock Photo Die Cut – Tim Holtz
Vintage Hymnal Page
Gold Glitter

 

‘Lost’ Art Journal Page by Lisa Amiet

Hello all!
It’s Lisa here today to share my latest Art Journal page,
from my Park Ave Penthouse Journal.

‘Lost’

For this page I have the used the pink canvas page from my journal.
I started by adding a rough coat of Haute Mess Gesso to random parts of the page.

I have then added some Clear Bead Gel to random parts of the page, for some added texture.
I then started adding some colour using the random method again. Then some more colour using some stencils.

I have then added some Haute Mess Molding Paste, again using stencils.

Some more colour, and some hand additions with pencils.

Lastly I have used some word stickers to tie it all together.
I hope you like what I have created.

Lisa

I have used the following Haute Mess Products:
White Gesso 

Glass Bead Gel

Molding Paste 

 Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in

Couture Pink

Last Sin

C- note

X-Rated  

Bye Felicia

Fallen Angel 

Create From The He{Art} Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, lovelies! Donna here back with a new project to inspire you today.

I decided to decorate my Art Journal cover and it was harder than I imagined. I wanted to incorporate stuff that I love most when creating. But I love a lot of *things* so I just trimmed down to my top 5:

*Color Pink

*Florals or flowers

*Butterflies

* Texture

*And a bit of dimension

I started with an idea in mind but ended up with a totally different result afterward. You will see.

I applied clear gesso to the front cover of my Princess Palace Haute Mess Art Journal. Then dry brushed paints one after the other. I used Couture Pink, Broken Doll, Plastic Angel, Fallen Angel, and Mannequin. Then I used a stencil and modeling paste to add texture.

I also gathered some old stuff stored inside my box of crafty whatnots. I applied gesso before painting them with Fallen Angel, Couture Pink, and Sweet Candy Kisses.

At this point, I am still unsure of what to do with them. I have to be honest, I literally stared at them and stopped and then stared some more. I realized they’re kind monochromatic now that I arranged them as you see below. I stopped for a few days because nothing is coming to me. This is how I imagined it at first but then changed it halfway.

I also decided to add another layer of paint wash so I diluted Fallen Angel with water and brushed the surface for a subtle shade of pink.

I wanted to use “Create With Your Heart” and tried several ways to incorporate it. I tried to print, to write it, but I didn’t like how it looked. So I opted to use alpha stickers later on. I also thought of using a monogram letter as my focal point. I settled with the letter A for Art. I just printed this and used as a template. I adhered to a dark pink cardstock, backed with a patterned paper and mounted with foam tape for dimension.

I used Clique Kits’ February kit featuring Cocoa Vanilla’s Midnight collection. I especially love the ephemera pack especially the flowers and 6×8 papers. I love the combination of pink and blue-ish grey and of course, the flowers. I flickered some diluted Sweet Candy Kisses and Bad & Tattered as a final touch.

And here is how my Haute Mess Art Journal cover turned out

I wanted it to “look and feel” like my style and I think I achieved it, eventually. I’m really happy with the end result.

Bad Girls Couture Used:
Haute Mess Art Journal Princess Palace
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Couture Pink, Broken Doll, Plastic Angel, Fallen Angel, Mannequin, Bad & Tattered
Haute Mess Mediums – Gesso, Clear Gesso, Molding Paste

Other Supplies:
Clique Kits Feb kit Moonlight Sonata feat. Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection, White thread, Kaisercraft wood flourishes, Blue Fern Studios wood chipboard, various flower, and leaf dies

That’s all from me today. Thank you for dropping by!

Until next time… happy crafting!