Altered Tequila Bottle

Hi everybody! I’ve been saving my husband’s tequila bottles for sometime now. He and his friend Billy can kill a bottle in just one night. I don’t think that’s something to be proud of, but I like that my husband brings me his stinky bottles home. Might as well re-purpose the bottles because I am positive, those bottles of tequila cost a pretty penny.

To begin, I coated the bottle with two coats of gesso. Once it was completely dry, I dipped my fingers in the gesso and rubbed all over the bottle so that I could get the gesso into the cracks.

I let the gesso sit for an hour to dry. Then I mixed some Molding Paste and a little dab of paint so I could use a 12″x12″ stencil to paint flowers onto the jar.

I like to use a palette knife to mix the molding paste and paints so I do not lose any of the mediums. If you use a paint brush, the bristles will take up the mediums…

I carefully smeared the paints across the stencil, being careful not to lift the stencil or let it slide.

Once the paint was completely dry, I moved on to the next step. I had this piece of molding in my stash from the shop… I thought it would be perfect for the back of the jar! I used the “Kiss & Don’t Tell: Haute Mess acrylic paint.

I painted the 7Gypsies keys using the “Kiss & Don’t Tell and Make it Rain” paints. I love blues and greens… They are my favorite colors. Once the mold was dry, I used molding paste to adhere it to the back of the jar.

 

I used molding paste to glue the metal heart to the center of the mold. Then I rubbed some gesso over the metal since I planned on painting the metal once the gesso was completely dry.

Once the jar was completely dry. I waited three hours just to be sure… I used a brush to cover the bottle with lots of the glass bead gel. This gel looks soooooo pretty with the little beads once it is dry!

Take a closer look at the little details that are hard to see on the bottle in the photo. Gorgeous!

Products Used:

Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, Haute Mess Gesso, Haute Mess Molding Paste, Haute Mess Acrylic Paints (Kiss & Don’t Tell, Last Sin, Make it Rain).

Thank you so much for visiting today! Now, don’t all run out and drink tequila just to get the bottle…any bottle will work. Save yourself from a hangover.

Thumbelina in a tin of canned fish by Elena

Hello to all! A huge welcome to you my Bad Girls friends!

Bad Girls Couture carefully relates to ecology and environment. Therefore, every Thursday our designers show how to make interesting art objects out of garbage.

I have long wanted to decorate the oval jar of sprat :))) Therefore, when among the variety of choices of canned food in the store ceases question what brand to take. I don’t have any doubts! Oval only :)))

To begin with, we ate sprats and washed the jar twice in the dishwasher. Then a couple of layers of Premium White Gesso and thorough drying.

Another “like garbage” – the dried seed pods of a tree peony. However, they are very similar to exotic flowers! Added them color and brightness with the help of paints: Guild Trip,Torrid, X-Rated

Chipboard painted with natural shades of colors:C-Note, Distortion, Dive Bar , Drama Queen, Million Dollar Baby

Painted the bottom of the jar. Drew tropical leaves.


Made here is such mushrooms from paper and wire.

After all the items are properly dried. I started to assemble the composition.

Put on the bottom of the green sisal, glued flowers, chipboard and walnut shell. By the way, the shell gave me the idea of the plot. After all Thumbelina the whether slept, whether swam in that shell :))) No matter how-that she probably used :)))

On chipboard glued painted the gauze with a  Clear Gesso

Added a picture of a girl

Sprinkle glitter and art – stones

Ready! That’s the result of my work!
Do not rush to throw something is not necessary! A little fantasy. and you will get an unusual and unique work!

  Thank you for visiting,have a lovely crafty day!

Don’t forget to check out my BLOG.

 

Repurpose Journal Page by Lisa Amiet

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

I have a page from my ‘Park Ave Penthouse Journal’ to show you.
This page speaks volumes about me, and it’s about something that makes me very happy 🙂
“Drink Tea & Read Books”

For this page I have used one of the white card stock pages from my journal.
I have then painted my page with ‘Clear Gesso’.

I have then used ‘Molding Paste’ and a stencil to give some texture to my background.

I have then added some colour to my page using my Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in
‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Mannequin’ & ‘Broken Doll’.

I have recycled an old watch face, that I have used on my page.
I have also repurposed some old book pages, into doilies.
I have used ‘Matte Gel Medium’ to adhere my paper pieces.

I hope you like what I have created, I had a lot of fun with this page.

Lisa xo

I have used the following Bad Girls Couture Products:
Clear Gesso – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-clear-gesso/
Matte Gel – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-matte-gel/
Molding Paste – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-molding-paste/
Fallen Angel – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-fallen-angel/
Mannequin – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-mannequin/
Broken Doll – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-broken-doll/

Haute Mess Paint is made by hand by artisans here in the USA (Southern California).
We are a SMALL BATCH COMPANY. Every single color is mixed by hand ONE GALLON AT A TIME to ensure freshness.

There is a unique BATCH NUMBER on every single bottle of paint. We are able to tell
by that number who mixed your paint and what date it was mixed on.

Haute Mess Paint is completely free of VOC’s. (Volatile Organic Compounds). Paint
has chemicals that can stay in the air for years. It can also give you headaches,
allergies, nausea, and other health problems. Not Haute Mess!

We are Eco-Friendly. No VOC’s. Recyclable container. The container can be
repurposed. Haute Mess Paint and Mediums swatch book included. Swatch book is ACTUAL
paint and mediums. NOT computer generated images. What you see is EXACTLY what you
get. Inspirational Post Card with ideas to inspire your muse.

 

Turning Junk Jewels into Treasured Art

You may or may not know that when I’m not playing with my beautiful collection of Bad Girls art supplies, I’m also a jewelry designer.  I’ve made jewelry from old bits and pieces ever since I was 13 years old, so as you can imagine, I’ve acquired quite a bit of old junk jewelry.  Recently I’ve decided to start incorporating some of those old pieces into my art.  So today’s repurpose challenge is a perfect time to share some of that with you!

Today I started off with this old costume brooch.  It has pretty pink and red stones but it has honestly seen better days so I decided to give it a good coating of Haute Mess White Gesso to give it a white washed look.

I was careful to save the stones to paint over for last so it wouldn’t dry too quickly on me because I wanted to dampen my cloth and wipe the paint off the stones to reveal the stones but still have the paint all in crevasses and settings of the stones.

Once it was dry I flipped it over and removed the pin back from it so it will have a flat backing and set it aside for later.

I then turned my attention to a cute little mini canvas.  I prepared my canvas by spreading a thick coating of the Haute Mess Molding Paste.

Use a pallet knife to smooth the paste out but make sure it still maintains a good deal of fun texture to hold a lot of dimension when we apply the paints.

Finally once the Molding Paste was dry I began layering on the paints.  I started in the center of the canvas with the darker color, “Torrid” and then applied my lighter Haute Mess color “Couture Pink”, making sure to keep my brush nice and wet with water in between for good blending.  I also made sure my canvas stayed we with a light brushing of water where needed too and gave some of the stark white areas a light was of the watered down “Couture Pink”.

Then I took my bright red “Bad Girl Gaudy” color and dabbed and flicked little bits of color on the dampened canvas.  Since the canvas remained wet it allowed the paint great movement and achieved a really nice effect without any extra blending product.

Once those layers were dry I glued on the brooch and then smoothed on a good bit of the Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel for my favorite texture effect.  I work from the edge of the brooch out and fan it out with my finger to give it an organic, natural feel.  I then finished off the entire piece with a sprinkling of some coarse glitter and a metallic rose gold rub.

This is the finished piece in my home next to my last piece of art I shared with you!  I hope you are inspired to go repurpose some old junk jewelry finds!

 

Altered Globe using the Haute Mess Acrylic Paints

Hello! Elena here! Today I’ll show you how to use paints and gesso to make a real design thing from an ordinary school globe!

To begin with, I circled the borders of the continents with a volumetric marker. Because I’m going to paint over the whole globe.

I needed to keep the shape of the continents for later painting.

When the contour is completely dry, I covered the globe and the stand with several layers of gesso.

It created a rough surface, but I liked it so much.

As you can see the contours of the continents were visible, and I do not have to draw them myself!

Then I made the final coat of paint Fallen Angel for the oceans.

I wrapped the ball with cling film and painted the leg with paint Bad & Tatted

Metal gears are also painted on one side with black paint Bad & Tatted , and on the other covered with two layers of embossing powder

Black Forest Black by Lindy’s

Continents I painted with paint Bad Girl Gaudy

Added a bit of stamping

 

At the equator I stuck inspirational inscriptions are from 7 DOTs.

A little painted with black liner and glued mini-sequins with Clear Gesso .

You can see the result of my work in the following photos.

These are the materials that I have used:

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso

Haute Mess Mixed Media Medium  – Premium White Gesso

Haute Mess Paints:

Bad & Tatted 

Bad Girl Gaudy

Fallen Angel 

I hope I was able to inspire you today!

See you again soon!

Elena

Repurposed “Bee”utiful Cuff

Hello to all of you beautiful, creative people!  I am so very excited to be posting my first project for Bad Girls Couture Design Team!  So, for my first project, I upcycled/ repurposed a toilet paper roll tube. Yes, a blank tube was transformed into a beautiful, wearable art cuff. I pulled some sticky backed canvas from my stash.  I created a video of my process for you!

 

 

Just a few tips that I found in creating this… reinforce your tube with some thin metal to keep the shape better.   I also punch a hole and tied ribbon in each end to hold it on better and it looked pretty. I used FabriTac glue… holds ANYTHING!!  If you want to stitch a shape, trace, poke holes evenly around the shape and backstitch.  It’s one of my favorite techniques!

I hope you were inspired by the new media and paints!  Look around your house for something to upcycle!  It’s so fun to turn trash into treasure!

I can’t wait to share my next project in February!  Until then, enjoy all the lovely posts and create some amazing art!

 

Repurpose that old piece of jewelry!

Hey y’all!  I’m ready to get you digging through your grandma’s jewelry stash or your old junk jewelry/button bins with this project!

This was such a quick and pretty project to do with stuff you have in your stash and the March BGC kit.  I used the wooden clipboard (don’t you just love that clipboard?!) and just lightly rubbed on some of the blue paint from the March kit.

Next I moved on to the flower.  I took apart one of the flowers in the kit and rubbed some Bad Girls Couture gesso in the middle of both flower sections.  When that was just about dry, I came over that with some of the yellow paint in the kit.  I loved rubbing it on instead of brushing it because it gave it such a natural effect and really made it look like the inside of a flower.  I then brushed on some clear crackle paint and allowed it to dry.  Once the crackle dried I rubbed on some brown ink to give added dimension and highlight some of that beautiful cracking.  Finally, I added some glitter to the edges of the petals with some gesso before glueing both pieces of the flower back together.  And as the crowning touch to this lovely flower, in the center I placed a beautiful vintage rhinestone earring.  I removed the clip from the back and just adhered it with a bit of hot glue.

The flower is attached to the clip with another touch of hot glue and it’s now ready for use!  Fun for displaying mini pieces of art, pictures or cards!

Now go digging in your junk jewelry and buttons and find a treasure to REPURPOSE!!

REPURPOSE those book covers!

I hope you gals have a few old books or book covers laying around because trust me…you are gonna WANNA make this!

I have recently gotten a love (perhaps obsession) of making art journals!  And this one was no exception.  I just loved the process of making it and know that I will love creating in it.

So I started out with an old book cover and since I didn’t have the entire book to make the back as well I used a piece of cardboard cut down to the same size.  I also gathered some other supplies like some canvas pieces to make the pages as well as some twine for binding it all together.  For the inside cover I used some of the patterned paper from the kit and I backed the back of the book with solid black paper.

I applied the patterned paper to the inside of the front and back covers then painted a thin coat of Bad Girls gesso and wiped it off with a baby wipe before it dried to give it an old streaky, whitewash effect.  Once dried it inked them both up well.

Then I moved on to the pages, I gave them a good heavy coat of gesso on the pages, leaving some pages with none so it leaves me art options when I go to use my journal.

Then I took a wide strip of the same canvas fabric and sewed along the edges for a finished look and attached the front and back cover on the inside to create the spine.

 

I bound all the pages in the cover by grouping them into sections (3 sections in all) and punching holes in the spines of the pages as well as in the spine of the binding cloth.  I used some jute twine to string them all together and bind them into the cover.

I used some corrugated cardboard and an old house charm to embellish the front cover and hold it all together with a band I created by running one of the enamel charms from the kit through a piece of black elastic and tying it together.

Now go look through your book collection and make you a cool journal!

Lovely- A Repurposed Box

Hello, friends!

I’m sharing a box that I repurposed today! I love to alter boxes. I save all kinds of boxes- this is one from a Google wi-fi router. It’s a nice sturdy box, perfect for putting a gift in.

I started by covering the box with the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Delicate paper. The box was the perfect size for one 12×12 piece of paper.

I added some Prima Marketing Metallique Wax that was in the November scrapbooking kit. I love the look it gives- distressed and metallic!

I cut out a circle die and used some green chalk ink. I used the last of the Prima Marketing flowers from the package from the kit. (I wish I had more!) I added some small purple roses to show off that lovely muslin flower. The “lovely” sentiment is from the chipboard set from the kit.

The door pull is something I had in my stash. I added some more of the Prima Marketing Metallique wax as well.

Here’s a closeup that shows how the wax looks on the edges of the box.

I added some heart die cuts to each of the sides of the box. I used the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Royale paper.

I completed the box by adding lace trim which is from a past kit- Parisienne Paradise vintage kit.

Thanks for stopping by the Bad Girls Couture blog today!

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Happy Heart Mini

For this “Happy Heart” mini, I used the Maya Road chipboard binder (which is uber cute by itself) and grudged it up a bit with some crackle paint and various acrylic paints to give it a weathered look.

Then I just stared layering on things that I liked together since this is a happy project after all!  I painted and distressed one of the little prima flowers from the kit as well as one I had left over from the January kit.  I gessoed them and then added some acrylic paints and texture paste to the edges to add some more interest and dimension.

I did some hand cutting on the Crate Paper sheets to make some little buds peeking out behind the American Crafts metallic bird chipboard sticker.  The “happy” chipboard tag is also from the American Crafts stickers in the kit and I just tied a bit of scrap silk to the top.  Another feature I did for some dimension was to sew a little pouch made from the tulle in the kit and I suspended some leaf sequins inside.  Finally I added the metallic “heart” chipboard sticker with some pop dots on top.

As for the inside, well that’s where my “repurpose” comes from!  I used the clear dolly printed packaging inside the prima flowers and cut out little transparent dividers for my mini!  I really love the look it gives.

Well I hope you enjoyed my little mini and I hope you are able to squeeze some scrappy love in your life today to make your heart happy!!