Lucky is a State of Mind

Ok, Ok, so this isn’t a real repurpose…but I had an idea and I rolled with it so bear with me!  LOL!

This page is done with Tim Holtz photos and paper dolls but it could totally be done with repurposed old photos!  So there is my repurpose!  See…I redeemed myself!  LOL!   Anyway, let me fill you in on my thought process behind this page and how I made it happen.

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and with the balance of life and juggling different hats so when I came across this phrase “lucky is a state of mind” I had the perfect idea for it.  I decided what if I showed my state of mind and what’s on it.  What if I could hedge back my little head and show you all that things bouncing around in it.

I started by diluting some “hippie in high heals” Haute Mess acrylic paint and making an abstract poof like shape on the black page of Cobble Stone Lane journal.  While it was still some what wet I added some “make it rain” acrylic paint and continued to dab it with water to blend it a bit.  Then I blended in a bit of diluted “Torrid” acrylic paint just at the lower left corner of the poof and made some shading.

As it dried I added some Haute Mess glass bead gel to random areas then dripped some Haute Mess “naked” acrylic paint in as well as a bit of gold metallic from my stash.  Next I took a plastic gift card and dipped it in a bit of “bad and tatted” acrylic paint and sort of stamped it at different angles to form the design in the corner.  Finally, I  rubbed the raised glass bead areas with the same metallic gold I used earlier.

Lastly, I applied all my Tim Holtz photos and paper dolls (using pop dots) around the title sticker.

I hope this inspires you to get your paints out and get creative with some old (or reproduction) photos!

Supply List:

Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Bad and Tatted, Hippie in High Heals, Torrid, Naked, Make it Rain

Choose Happiness Canvas with Lisa Amiet

Hello Bad Girls!
It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you all!
I have a canvas that I have created
‘I Choose Happiness’

I have started with a canvas that I had laying around.
I have first sealed it with a coat of ‘Haute Mess Gesso’.

I have then used a stencil and some ‘Haute Mess Molding Paste’,
to stencil a pattern onto my canvas.

I have then added some colour using my ‘Haute Mess Acrylic Paints’ in
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’, ‘Sweet Candy Kisses’ and ‘First Crush’.
I have added water to them to get a natural flow on my canvas.

I have then layered some papers, elements and die cuts in
co-ordinating colours to build up a focus for my canvas.

I hope that you like what I have created,
and that it inspires you to have a play today.

Lisa

 

Bad Girls Couture Products used:

Haute Mess Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in
‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’
‘Sweet Candy Kisses’
‘First Crush’ 

 

Altered Pencil Holder

Good morning friends! It’s almost Friday, thank GOD! Nicole here with a fun altered project. I had this wooden pencil holder on my desk for awhile now and felt it was time to give it a make-over. It was originally, plain wood, un-finished wood.

To begin, I used a heavy gel medium to glue down the metal embellishments. I let it sit overnight. Then I coated the pencil holder using black gesso. I knew that if I used black gesso, it would help make the colors look really bright and that’s the look I was going for… so I thought.

I used my fingers to paint the different colors onto the surface. The paints used for this project include Oops! My Bad, Last Sin and X-rated. These are my absolute favorite colors from the shop! I really love how thin these paints are. They are so easy to work with! Note to self, must order more paint.

After I finished painting this, I wasn’t sure about the black… I don’t know if I like it or hate it at this point. So I decided to spray it with two coats of White Spray Mist. It completely changed the look…and I must say, I like the white much better. And it will blend in nicely with my craft room.

 

 

 

I may add a few layers of the paint over the white in the up-coming weeks because I’m still unsure about this pencil holder! What do you think? Ready to get messy yet?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Canvas So sweet by Elena Martynova

Hello everyone! Today I have prepared little canvas for you inspiration.

I love to decorate canvases, and this time I decided to decorate it from the wrong side.

Thanks to the wooden frame there is an additional volume that can be interesting to use.

To begin with, I painted the frame on all sides with two colors:Mannequin &  Plastic Angel

   I painted twigs of chipboard by 2Crafty with two shades of green:C-Note & Million Dollar Baby

When the frame was dry, I applied a texture paste and sprinkled with white glitter.

 I painted the background chip with hearts with paint Naked and painted hearts with Couture Pink. After drying, apply the Glass Bead Gel on the hearts.

 I added a little stamping and began to collect the composition of flowers, chipboard and cut pictures.

Added title and some different toppings, which are glued to the Gel Medium.

That’s what I got as a result:

 I used 2Crafty products:

I hope you enjoyed it and were able to find here something useful for yourself! Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting, Elena!

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

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess – Molding Paste

Haute Mess Matte – Gel Medium

Haute Mess Paints:

“Love” Altered Photo Frame | Donna Espiritu

Hello, again Bad Girlies! It’s Donna here with a new project. I recycled an old metallic neon green photo frame and turned it into something a bit shabby chic.

This is how the photo frame looked like before the makeover. 

I painted the entire surface with gesso. After it has dried, I used Fallen Angel to paint over the surface with green color and used two coats to cover the entire thing white.

Then, I dry brushed Couture Pink, Broken Doll, and Kiss & Don’t Tell acrylic paints.

To add more texture to the frame, I used the Glass Bead Gel and brushed randomly all over the frame. I also added a white lace, using the Clear Gesso to adhere to the painted frame.

Once everything has dried, I started placing the photo and embellished a bit with fussy cut butterflies and some ephemera pieces from the With Love collection from Kaisercraft.

Here are detailed shots of the finished project…

That’s all from me today. I hope this inspired you to be creative with your Haute Mess paints and mediums! Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post.

Haute Mess Products Used:

Gesso, Clear Gesso, Glass Bead Gel

Fallen Angel, Couture Pink, Broken Doll, and Kiss & Don’t Tell

Happy crafting,

Make and Create with Lisa Amiet

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

I have started with a plain card page from my
‘Park Ave Penthouse Journal’

I have first given it a coat of my ‘Haute Mess Clear Gesso’, to seal my page.

I then gave areas a rough coating of my
‘Haute Mess White Gesso’

I have then used my ‘Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Make it Rain’,
mixed with some water to make it flow on my page.

Next, I have added some ‘Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Last Sin’,
again mixed with water.

I have then used a stencil and my ‘Haute Mess Molding Paste’,
to add some dimension.

I have then used some stamps and word stickers to add more depth and dimension to my page.

I really love those blue tones!
I hope you like it too.

Until next time!
Lisa

Bad Girls Couture Products:

Haute Mess Clear Gesso
Haute Mess White Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Last Sin
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Make It Rain

IT’S MESSY AND I LOVE IT!

Good morning girlies! Hope you’re having a fabulous week. Today I’m sharing a wooden plaque that I altered. It’s been sitting on my desk for some time and I thought I could alter the back of the plaque. That way, I can flip them every now and then when I want to look at something different.

To begin, I coated the plaque with white gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I splashed acrylic paint (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Kiss & Don’t Tell, Last Sin) using strips of patterned paper. Then I ripped a page from a book and adhered it to the plaque using Matte Gel.

Then I stamped the “It’s Messy And I Love It” sentiment on patterned paper and mounted it onto the plaque using foam squares. To complete the look, I punched a few butterflies out from the book page and added some gems. As an after thought, I splashed some white mist to make it even messier.

This was such a fun project to make. If you’re looking for the stamp set I used for this project, check out Precious Remembrance Shop. In the meantime, stop by our shop to pick up a few paints and gesso to help motivate you to create something fun!

Thanks for visiting today!

Reusing & Repurposing & Creating!

Today I’m sharing with y’all a fun steampunkish project I made by upcycling a dollar store wind chime!  Take a peak at the finished project.

So let me show you a bit of the process.  I started with a metal Dollar Tree wind chime flower.  After removing the hardware and giving it a good sand I primed it with a thin coat of Haute Mess Gesso then added a thick layer of Molding Paste to the center.

I sprinkled some texture sand in various sizes into the molding paste and pressed them down a bit then applied a thin coat of Haute Mess Clear Matte Gel Medium to seal it all in.

I also spread some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel on the pedals of the flowers for even more texture.

Next I painted the entire piece in Haute Mess “Dive Bar” and then highlighted it with a damp brush and Haute Mess “Distortion”.

Once dried I rubbed on Haute Mess “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “C-Note” to give it an aged effect as well as some Prima Patina Effect Paste in “Brass” to give it a metallic sheen.

Finally I added some natural moss, a Tim Holtz paper doll die cut (how cute are these?!) and some amazing chipboard pipes from A Vintage Girl.  I rubbed the Vintage Girl Chipboard Pipes with some Silver Prima Patina Effects Paste and distressed them a bit with a black stamp pad.

Finally I glued the whole piece to a box I made in a previous project that I was using to store my handmade cards.  It’s a real upcycle project!!!

How can you do some upcycling this week?

Supplies:

Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Paints in the following colors:
Distortion, Drop Dead Gorgeous, C-Note, Dive Bar
Bad Girls Couture Glass Bead Gel
Bad Girls Couture Gesso
Bad Girls Couture Clear Matte Gel Medium
Prima Patina Effects in Brass
Prima Patina Effects in Silver
A Vintage Girl “Pipe Dreams” Small chipboard set
Tim Holtz Paper Doll die cut

 

Canvas My soul’s garden by Elena

Hello! Hello Bad girls!
It’s Elena here today to share a project with you.
I have created a Mixed Media canvas, using my favourite Haute Mess Mediums & Paints.

I very rarely buy a finished canvas in the store.

As a rule, I make it myself from a box of chocolates and a piece of cloth.

I paint the Haute Mess White Gesso well and dry it.

In addition, I tried to get rid of another unnecessary thing.

It’s a little rake from the garden set. I use small shovels to transplant potted flowers,

but the rake is always not in demand.

 To start, I smeared the paint on the canvas.

Then applied texture paste and craquelure paste to create the effect of cracked plaster.

Painted rake: handle with Caution Tape  and Million Dollar Baby

and the rake with Kiss & Don’t Tell and Drop Dead Gorgeous

Decorated with flowers, sisal, chipboard and carved pictures.

I have then used my Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, to add texture to the canvas.

I love my garden, when spring comes, I just love to plant plants and care for them!

I hope I was able to share with you my love of nature in this canvas!

Don’t forget to check out my Blog   and   Instagram

 

 

I have used the following Products from Bad Girls Couture:

Haute Mess White Gesso

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium

Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint:

Fallen Angel

Kiss & Don’t Tell

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Caution Tape 

Million Dollar Baby

Guild Trip

First Crush

Bad Girl Gaudy

Repurposed Whiteboard with Lisa Amiet

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

For this project, I have repurposed an old whiteboard that had a cool frame.

I started by making it a blackboard with some blackboard paint from the craft store.
I then gave the frame a coat of my
Haute Mess Gesso White

Next was a full thick coat of my Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in ‘X-Rated’

I then did a rough coat of ‘Fallen Angel’ over the entire frame.

I then added some crackle paste and let it do its job.

I have then gone over the frame with a vintage stain ink to highlight all those yummy cracks.

I hope you like what I have created and that it inspires you to get messy today.

Lisa xo

I have used the following products from Bad Girls Couture:

White Gesso – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-gesso/

Fallen Angel – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-fallen-angel/

X-Rated – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-x-rated/