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,

Brave and Beautiful Art Journal | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies! Donna here with a new project in my Haute Mess PaperDoll Palace Pink Canvas Art Journal.

 

First thing I did was brush the surface with gesso and then Fallen Angel diluted with a bit of water. I just wanted to cover the entire surface. Then I added a thin layer of Naked. Using a stencil and molding paste, I added more texture to random areas.

I wanted to try something new for today’s project. I’ve never done this kind of thing before and I know I need more practice. Ha! Instead of drawing directly to the background, I’ve drawn a face on to a piece of paper first and then cut it with my scissors. I adhered it to with gesso and a bit of clear glue.

I painted the face with Naked first and then Mannequin. Then I used Plastic Angel to paint the blushing cheeks and Bad & Tatted for the hair.

I used Prima Marketing’s Enchanted paper pad to embellish the page. I cut some squares/rectangles, doodled around the edges with a black pen. I also fussy cut some flowers to further decorate the page.

I added some Poetic Rose ephemera and stickers for the simple title of “Brave and beautiful”. I also brushed some Glass Bead Gel as a finishing touch.

I definitely need more practice drawing faces… or something like that ha! I was so scared to mess up painting the face and now I think it needed more shading… hmmm I didn’t mean to make it look like an Asian face lol but that’s how it turned out.

That’s all from me today. I hope you liked my project!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting,

Breath Serenity Tab Page | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies! Donna here with a new project. I used the Tab Page in my Haute Mess Art Journal in PaperDoll Palace Pink Canvas to create a mixed media page.

I wanted to create a page about peacefulness or serenity. And the Morning Dew collection from Kaisercraft complements the Kiss & Don’t Tell color from the Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess acrylic paint selection.

I used a palette knife to cover the surface first with Fallen Angel and then Kiss & Don’t Tell after.

I used the Glass Bead Gel medium to add more texture.

After everything has dried, I started embellishing/decorating the page.

Here is a process video you can watch how this mixed media page came out to be.
Enjoy watching and may this spark some creativity in you today!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

Bad Girs Couture Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Medium – Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Fallen Angel, Kiss & Don’t Tell

Red, White and Blue Journal Page with Jen Matott

 

 

Hi, artsy friends!  I’m back with a Haute Mess Art journal canvas page  project and video.  I was inspired by our Independence Day celebrations.  The 4th of July holds special meaning for us here in the United States.  We celebrate our forefathers and the freedoms we hold dear.  As we continue to strive to be better and a country, we remember all those that fought in order to give us the freedoms we have.  It’s a patriotic holiday with lots of traditions that we share with family and friends.  So, I made a page that reflects our flag’s colors and feeling of unity.

 

In my tutorial video, you will see that I start by adding some Haute Mess Mixed Media White Gesso to the page.  I added the letter stencil over that using and sponge to dab Haute Mess Mixed Media Acrylic Paint in Bad Girl GaudyFallen Angel, and Make it Rain through it.  It created a sort of Ombre effect with the 3 colors.   I did the same with each color on a canvas banner piece.

I mixed the Haute Mess Mixed Media Molding Paste with Bad and Tatted Acrylic color. I put that through a stars stencil.   Once dry, I embellished the page with metal pieces, found objects and twine.

If you live in the USA, Happy Independence Day!

 

You and Me: Playing with Clear Gesso

Good morning girlies! I have a fun art journal spread to share with you using some clear gesso and acrylic paints on the pink stitched cardstock Art Journal Page. I used the clear gesso to prep the page so the acrylic paints held their true colors. Sometimes, white gesso will turn the paint to a pastel color and I did not want that to happen.

Once the clear gesso was completely dry, I added the paint to the background. I used Drama Queen, Sweet Candy Kisses and Last Sin.

I used a heart stencil and platinum molding paste from my stash to add a shiny effect to the page. Then I added lots of papers and embellishments. Super simple, but fun.

Here is a link to my process video! Thanks for stopping by today!

Appreciate Beauty – Tabbed Journal Page

It’s Make Art Monday… I’m going to share one of the tabbed pages from the wonderful Haute Mess Art Journals! Before I created on the page, I had a bit of fun with Gelli plates!  My 4th grade students are starting a project using the Gelli plates and learning about printmaking in my classroom so I thought I’d bring one home and have a little art making fun myself!  The Haute Mess Acrylics work beautifully on the plate!

Here are some of the beautiful prints that I made during this process:

 

The Gelli plate is a gelatin based printing plate that you can reuse over and over.  I love how the Haute Mess Acrylics work on this plate and how wonderful they transfer to paper! You will have endless possibilities and lots of papers for your journals, artwork and anything else your heart desires!

After my prints dried, I took a few and ripped them to create a finished page with.

 

Here is the process video that I made while printing and putting my finished journal page together.  Enjoy!

I hope I’ve inspired you today to try printmaking with the Haute Mess Acrylics!

Bad Girls Haute Mess products used:

Haute Mess Acrylic:

X-Rated

First Crush

Drama Queen

Guilt Trip

Sweet Candy Kisses

Caution Tape

Mannequin

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Modeling Paste

Matte Gel

 

 

 

Hope Anchors The Soul Art Journal | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls. It’s Donna here today with a new project using Haute Mess products.

I created another page in my Palace Princess Art Journal and it was fun playing and experimenting with mediums and paints to add texture and interesting details.

I started with one of the pages in the Haute Mess Palace Princess Art Journal as my base or background. I applied clear gesso before adding texture with modeling paste and a stencil.

I based the acrylic paints colors on the Kaisercraft Antiquities collection I used. So I chose Caution Tape, Make It Rain and Bad & Tatted as main colors. The combination of yellow and bluish gray is beautiful.

I have a process video you can watch.

I hope you liked my project today! See you in my next post.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Art Journal Palace Princess

Haute Mess Mediums: Clear Gesso, Molding Paste

Haute Mess Acrylic Paints: Naked, Fallen Angel, Caution Tape, Make It Rain, Bad & Tatted

Others:
Kaisercraft Antiquities collection (papers, stickers, stencil, stamp), Pearls and Rhinestones, Kaisercraft Chestnut Ink, White Thread

Oh Snap Scrapbook Layout | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! Donna here back with a new project. I made a scrapbook layout for you today using some Haute Mess Mixed Media products.

I started with white cardstock as a background. I dry brushed the acrylic paints (Kiss & Don’t Tell, Drama Queen, Sweet Candy Kisses) and then splatted with diluted Bad & Tatted.

I did a lot of fussy cutting too from different papers in my CK Full Bloom April kit. I love the mixture of colors with a pop of black. The paints matched perfectly with the palette from the papers and embellishments I used.

I prepared a process video for you all and you can watch it by clicking HERE or the video below.

I hope you liked my project today.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,

Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Kiss & Don’t Tell, Drama Queen, Sweet  Candy Kisses, Bad & Tatted
Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso

Others:
Clique Kits April Kit “Full Bloom”, White Cardstock, Paige Evan’s Cut file, White Doily, White Thread

“Seek Refuge In Him” Mixed Media Journal Spread

Hey Y’all!  For today’s Color Splash I thought I would show you how to spice up your gesso!  I used gesso as a background medium for a fun paint pulling technique I’ve been wanting to try and I thought you would enjoy it too!

I did a quick little process video to show you how I used the Haute Mess Gesso mixed with a bit of Metallic Mixing Medium and then layered with a coat of Floetrol as a base for this cool paint pulling technique.  Check it out and then see the pics for more details of how I pulled the entire spread together.

    

After I was finished with the feathers (as seen in the video) I dropped some gold metallic acrylic ink and allowed it all to dry well then rubbed a bit more gold over the top to highlight the texture a bit.  I then used the Bad & Tatted Haute Mess paint and freehanded the title as well as using some foam letter stamps to stamp the rest of the title.  I also made some freehand cross marks and then took a black ink pad and distressed both pages.  See the supply list below for a list of all supplies used.

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Gesso
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Bad & Tatted, Torrid, First Crush, Caution Tape, Make it Rain, Kiss & Don’t Tell and Dive Bar
Gold Acrylic Ink
Black Stamp Pad
Floetrol
Acrylic Pearlescent Mixing Medium

Vintage Butterfly Clip Upcycle

Hey Bad Girlies!!  Happy Weekend!!  I hope you are feeling your art vibe and if not, no worries…I want to inspire you to go paint something!  Anything!  Today I’m digging in my vintage jewelry stash and pulling out an old butterfly clip to repurpose!

Below you can see the old clip before I started.  It was pretty but had seen better days, so I thought I’d give it a bit of Haute Mess color to amp it up a bit!

I started out by painting the entire thing with a thick coat of “Bad & Tatted” and allowed to dry completely. (you can speed this up with a drying tool to go to the next step)

Next I brushed on a tad of water so the paint would flow easier then added some light strokes of “Make it Rain” towards the center of the butterfly body and fanning out to the wings.

Once that “Make it Rain” layer dried I moved on to add some light strokes of “Hippie in High Heels”, again starting with a little bit of a wet surface to make sure the paint moved around easily and fanned it out from the body to the wings but making sure not to cover up all that beautiful purple tone.

Finally I added some dashes of “Kiss & Don’t Tell” (this is my favorite color in the line) and followed the same technique with the damp surface, working from the body and fanning up the wings.  This time I kind of brushed a bit of the watered down paint over the whole wing but it doesn’t show up much in the pictures.  I also painted the center stones with the “Kiss & Don’t Tell”.

To add some texture and dimension I added some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel to the edges of the wings with a pallet knife and allowed it to dry a few hours.

As a finishing touch I rubbed the entire piece with some rose gold acrylic before punching a whole in the wing and hanging it on a chain.