Vintage Art-journal page with Elena + Tutorial

Happy Wednesday!! A huge welcome to you my Bad Girls friends!

Today I’m working with two gesso and many paints to create a  mixed media page in my “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

I chose to decorate Canvas page.

This time I decided to remember that time, when I tried decoupage.

I still have a small collection of napkins with interesting drawings.

Why not try to use them when creating a page in an Art Journal?

All the more in Art Journal from Bad Girls there is page reminiscent of a canvas.

Dense cardstock and primed fabric.

First I made one layer of Clear Gesso. Then pasted pieces of pages from the old dictionary and a layer of napkins for decoupage.

It is better not to cut pictures from napkins, and tear them off. So the edges are more thin and uneven, which will better implant them in the background.

Added another coat of Clear Gesso.

Added strokes with Premium White Gesso to muffle the bright color of the pieces of paper and combine them together.

Once everything was dry, I complicated the background with stamps and archival ink.

Applied a Molding Paste through a stencil

Now it’s time to use paint! I chose these shades:

I didn’t like that the edges are too much white, so I tinted them with Bad & Tatted .
Added a little splashes

I was satisfied with what turned out to be a page, but something was missing…

So I decided to revive it with bright green paint Million Dollar Baby,

and purple Hippie In High Heels

Added sticker by 7 Dots Studio.

I love to use napkins for decoupage. That I’ve put a few more on hold for the next projects!

I hope you were interested and you also decide to try my way to create pages in an Art Journal!

and some close-ups

Well that is all from me today.
Until next time happy scrapping.
Elena xo

Products used:

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso

Haute Mess Mixed Media Medium  – Premium White Gesso

Haute Mess – Molding Paste

Haute Mess Paints:

Bad & Tatted 

Plastic Angel

X-Rated

Hippie In High Heels

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.

“I Am Transformed” Journal Page

Happy Monday Y’all!!  I hope you are having an inspiring start to your week!  Today I’m going to share a journal page I did that was inspired by some awesome paper butterfly cutouts that I’ve just been hanging on to for just the right project!

For this one I gessoed one of the cardstock pages in my Haute Mess Couture Journal and began applying matte gel under and over the cutouts to adhere them to the page.  Then stenciled molding paste and layered on various Haute Mess Acrylic paints and blended with water.  Finally I finished it off with a stamped title, accented with some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, rubbed on some metallic and splattered on some blue liquid ink.  Curious?  Well check out my process video I did for you!  Check out the link below!

CLICK HERE FOR PROCESS VIDEO: /https://youtu.be/Lrbmrw7hhPQ

Haute Mess Couture Products Used:

Gesso, Molding Paste, Matte Gel Medium, Glass Bead Gel, Acrylic Paints: Caution Tape, Make it Rain, Bad Girl Gaudy, Bad & Tatted, Drop Dead Gorgeous, First Crush.

Thanks for stoping by today and I hope you are inspired to go create something beautiful!

 

Art Journal My Hero + VIDEO

Hello scrappy friends!

It’s Elena here today to share my  page in “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

It has a Cream colored canvas cover.

I chose to decorate Vintage Music page.

 It consists of a sheet of thick cardboard and a sheet of real music,

 which are glued and stitched on the edge.

You can watch the full process video for this page

https://youtu.be/WDLQ2t2yf48

 The photo for the page is not chosen by chance. It depicts a Russian rock singer Zemfira.

She also writes lyrics and music. I love her sensual and soulful songs.

I used several shades of paint to combine the photo and the background into one.

Used Clear Gesso to glue the mini-sequins on.

They are like notes or streams of music scattered on the page

Added the appropriate meaning of the quote stickers by 7 Dots Studio.

I have used the following Products:

 “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal – Vintage Music page

Haute Mess Paints:

 C-note

Haute Mess Mediums:

  Don’t forget to check out my BLOG

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.

Field Journal with Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium Tips & Tricks + VIDEO

Hello all!
It’s Lisa here today to share my latest page in my gorgeous
Park Ave Penthouse Journal
‘Field Journal’

I also have some tips and tricks on different ways to use Matte Gel Medium.
I love my matte gel! The first and main way that I use this medium is mixed with my Haute Mess Acrylic Paints.
The Matte Gel Medium adds texture to your dried acrylic paints.

It doesn’t really change the consistency to your paint
but you are able to leave texture with brushes or palette knives.

When you first mix it, it may lighten your paint colour, as the gel is white,
but don’t fear this is temporary as it dries clear and your colour is the same.

For this page I have started with a coat of Haute Mess Clear Gesso.

I have built up my paint layers using Matte Gel Medium mixed with Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in natural colours.

I have also used the Molding Paste to stencil in some fern leaves.

The second way that I have used my Matte Gel Medium,
was to adhere my vintage sewing pattern pieces to my page.
It dries matte and clear and allow my to build up some texture.

You can watch the full process video for this page

HERE

I have used the following Products:

Park Ave Penthouse Journal

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium
Haute Mess Premium Clear Gesso
Haute Mess Premium White Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Fallen Angel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Mannequin
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Grunge
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Dive Bar 
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Distortion

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa

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.

 

Captured

I’ve got a fun technique with Haute Mess media!  I created this sweet scrapbook page about my boys with lots of subtle blues and browns. The brick wall in the photo was my inspiration for the background of my page.

On white cardstock, I started by brushing Haute Mess paint in Dive Bar in a large area.  Once that dried, I used a brick stencil to add Haute Mess White Gesso with a sponge applicator.  It was applied pretty thick.

Once dry, I brushed on Haute Mess paint in Last Sin.   Spritz with water and wipe away from the Gesso.  The Gesso resists the paint for a subtle color wash.  It gave the paper a patina with the light blue tone.  I love the texture that the sponge gave the bricks.

Once I adhere all my papers, rub ons, embellishments and photo, I added some more texture with a stencil and the Haute Mess Molding Paste with a palette knife.

I love how the modeling paste kept it’s height and stays exactly as you put it down when dry!  It’s smooth and creamy … just delish!

Using the Haute Mess media makes me so incredibly happy and I’m sure I will find more ways to use them on a variety of projects!

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.

Thanks for letting me share my project with you!

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

Textured Sea Glass Canvas featuring Haute Mess Molding Paste

Hey guys!  Michelle here!  I’m excited to show you a fun way to use your Haute Mess Molding Paste in a great on trend home decor art project today!

For this project you will need a small canvas, Haute Mess Molding Paste, Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, Haute Mess Matte Gel, Haute Mess Acrylic paints in your color choice (I used Drop Dead Gorgeous and Make it Rain), a hot glue gun, a pallet knife and coarse glitter.  You may also want to have a heat gun or blow dryer to speed up drying times.

I started by applying my Molding Paste with with the pallet knife to the canvas, making sure to leave lots of texture but thin enough that it won’t take forever to dry.  (use a heat gun or hair dryer to speed up drying if needed)

Next I began applying the acrylic paints. I stared in the center with the darker color (Make it Rain) and blended the lighter color (Drop Dead Gorgeous) with water while both paints were still wet.  I feathered the paints at the top and bottom as well and kind of gave the paint a watered wash over the top and bottom of the canvas, leaving the saturation of color more towards the center.  Again I set a side to dry (or you can speed up the drying with a drying tool).

When dryer completely I stacked and applied the sea glass, securing it to the canvas with hot glue.

Finally I added the finishing touches by giving it more texture with the Haute Mess Glass Bead gel first and then later adding some Matte Gel to some of the cracks to nestle some coarse glitter in for extra sparkle.  I also added a slight rub of some metallic rose gold paint for some shine as well.

I love how this make such an impact like a high end piece of art and how you could easily mix it up with all sorts of other options and combinations!  I know you will have a blast playing around with these techniques!

 

Altered Wall Art using the Haute Mess Acrylic Paints

Good morning bad girls! I am so excited to finally share this altered wall art piece I created for my scraproom. I was able to create this fun piece with just a few gorgeous paints, paint brush, 4×4 piece of cardstock, fabric, stencil, butterfly punch, a button and a 4″x4″ frame. For this piece, I selected 4 different paints from the Haute Mess acrylics, but feel free to use more! God knows, there are about 27 gorgeous colors to chose from in the shop! It was definitely hard for me to narrow my selection down to 4 paints. LOL

I used four different Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Paints to create this little gem which includes Kiss and Don’t Tell, Oops! My Bad!, X-Rated, Drop Dead Gorgeous. See them all here! Which ones are your favorite?

How to:

  • Cut 12×12 piece of white cardstock to measure 4″x4″.
  • Select 4 bottles of the Haute Mess Acrylic paints as desired.
  • Using a stencil, small paint brush and the acrylic paints, color patterns onto the cardstock.
  • Allow paint to dry for 5 minutes (these paints dry super fast!)
  • Cut a piece of fabric to desired size and glue the fabric to the center of the painted cardstock.
  • Punch a butterfly image from a scrap piece of patterned paper and adhere it to the center of the fabric using fabri-tac or Tombow glue.
  • Then glue a small button to the center of the butterfly.
  • Insert decorated cardstock inside of a 4×4 frame of choice.

Link to Video:

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.

 

 

Mixed Media Journal Cover

Hey y’all!  Michelle here and I’ve got a fun journal cover project to share with you today!  I really just went for it with all the amazing new paints and mediums!  The journal is the new Cobblestone Lane Canvas journal that you will soon be seeing in the Bad Girls shop so keep your eye out for it.  You are so gonna love the diversity this journal is going to give you and the texture…ohhhh the texture!

So this is my journal, I started by using the white gesso in the area just inside of the vintage zipper that I later glued in place and then layered on the new (gorgeous) Haute Mess acrylic paints.  (Haute Mess paint colors used:  Grunge, C-Note, Kiss & Don’t Tell and Distortion)

I mixed texture sand in with Bad Girls Molding Paste and applied it in various places and then gave it a color wash with some diluted “Distortion” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  Even more texture was added with the glass bead gel and then finally I applied the clear gel and sprinkled some coarse glitter in various places.

I also gessoed then painted and highlighted the metal butterfly charm with some of the acrylic paints as well (“C-note” & “Distortion”.  I really like how it came out.  I just hot glued the zipper and all my vintage pieces in place to ensure they wouldn’t fall off with all the wear and tear a journal will get.

For more information and detailed instructions, here is a little video I made to help show the process.

I hope you are inspired by it!!

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!