‘Enjoy the little things’ by Lisa Amiet

 

Hello Bad girls!
It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you.
I have been doing a little painting in my
‘Park Ave Penthouse’ Art Journal.

‘Enjoy the little things’

I have started with a coat of Haute Mess ‘Clear Gesso’ to seal my page.
I then gave it a coat of Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in ‘C-Note’.

I have then used a mix of Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in
‘Dive Bar’ & ‘Distortion’ for the framing trees.

I have then used Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in
‘Drama Queen’ & ‘Million Dollar Baby’,
to add foliage to the trees, in a pattern that resembles Wisteria hanging.

I have then added flowers using Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in
‘Hippie in High Heels’ & ‘Bye Felicia’

I have then added some background scenery,
a path using a mix of Haute Mess Acrylic Paint in
‘Grunge’, ‘Dive Bar’ & ‘Distortion’.

Some hills, and finally some trees in the distance,
I have mixed together some ‘Million Dollar Baby’ & ‘Bad & Tatted’,
to give me a dark rich green.
I have also used some ‘C-Note’ & ‘Distortion’

I hope you like what I have created, it was fun to have a play.

Until next time!

Lisa

Bad Girls Couture Products Used:

Park Ave Penthouse Journal
Haute Mess ‘Clear Gesso’
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in
‘C-Note’
‘Drama Queen’
‘Million Dollar Baby’
‘Dive Bar’
‘Grunge’
‘Distortion’
‘Bad & Tatted’
‘Bye Felicia’
‘Hippie in High Heels’

Canvas Moon by Elena Martynova

Hello! Hello friends, Elena here with you today with my new inspiration!

 I decided to decorate the canvas using photo of me and my daughter and  chipboard by 2Crafty

and excellent products by Bad Girls Couture.

 For my project, I used wonderful sprays by Lindy’s  to create the background.

   To make the surface more voluminous and textured, I applied the Haute Mess – Molding Paste through a stencil

 I used a lot of different colors from Bad Girls Couture for coloring chipboard.

Mixed them together to get smooth color transitions.

Then covered it with embossing powder.

This made the colors brighter and added gloss.

I used chipboard Boho Floral Arrow.   I’m just in love with this wonderful design !!!

  I added Prima’s flowers as a base for the chipboard and creating layers and volume.

 I have made with this products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso

Haute Mess – Molding Paste

Haute Mess Paints:

Bad & Tatted 

Fallen Angel

Last Sin

Mannequin

Well that is all from me today. Have a great weekend and a beautiful week ahead.

Until next time happy scrapping.

Elena xo

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A Necklace A Mother Could Love!

 Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, to your mothers, and any fur moms!  Hope your day is beautiful and you are spoiled.  I certainly was spoiled this morning!  Mimosas, pancakes and a mani/pedi!  It is a treat for sure!  It was a busy week but I did manage to sneak in some creating time.  My project is a re-creation (one I created with other materials in the past) since I sold the original at an art weekend event.  I had photos so I made an exact duplicate for ME!  I loved this necklace so much.  

I used the Haute Mess Acrylic colors: Make it Rain, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Guilt Trip, and First Crush for the canvas part of the necklace. I mixed the paints with water to thin them out and blend them better on the canvas fabric.  ** I’m so sorry to say that I didn’t take process photos (I really got into my limited creating time and my fingers were quite messy!)…  I started by brushing the watered down First Crush onto areas of the canvas.  Then, blended Guilt Trip over areas.  I mixed Drop Dead Gorgeous with Make it Rain to create some blue greenish hues by overlapping areas.  Also, I left some areas more transparent with more water.

I stamped with a permanent ink and used some silver texture paste I had through a stencil to create the circles.  Once dry, I added the buttons, brads and gems.  I used fabric glue to add the ribbon and velveteen backing to finish this piece.  A tip… cut both the canvas and backing at the same time so that they match seamlessly.  

I will be wearing this piece to an art opening reception soon!  It’s a statement piece for sure!  I hope you will get a bit of creating time for yourself.  Happy Mother’s Day to you all and Happy Sunday!

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

‘Don’t be Afraid to Edit’ Art Journal Page

Hello!

It’s Lisa here today to share an Art Journal Page with you.

I have started with a pink canvas page from my Park Ave Penthouse Journal.
I have given it a coat of ‘Clear Gesso’
then used ‘Molding Paste’ to stencil some patterns that I liked.

I have then adhered some gauze & tissue paper with my ‘Matte Gel’ Medium,
and then ‘Glass Bead Gel’ to add some texture.

I have then added some colour, using ‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Distortion’, ‘Broken Doll’,
‘C-Note’ and ‘Bad & Tatted’.
A little bit of stamping

I have added some tags, stapled on.
Some elements from my papers, Word Stickers and chipboard pieces.

Loving the stitching on this page!

I hope you like what I have created.
I will be back soon with some more to share with you!

Lisa

Bad Girls Couture Products Used:
Haute Mess Molding Paste

Haute Mess Clear Gesso

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium

 Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess ‘Fallen Angel’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Distortion’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘C-Note’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Broken Doll’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Bad & Tatted’ Acrylic Paint

Be Brave & Bold – Mixed Medium Painting

Greetings Bad Girlies!

Hey, all you Bad Girls! This is Dale Ann, back on the blog again, with another project to inspire you!  My task today was to create a unique project using my Haute Mess Paints and Haute Mess Mediums! I made a mess for sure, but I loved every minute of it!  Are you ready to see what I created? Not only will you see some detailed photos of my piece, but I’ve also created a video to show you the step by step process. You will find the video at the end of my post.

Something Different

Here at Bad Girls Couture we are all about repurposing and recycling, and since I wanted this project to be different than anything I’ve done yet, I’m using something I found in the trash at work.   I don’t know what you would call this thing, but it was used for presentations.  I think it’s flip chart, but it’s got it’s own easel attached that wraps around it like a cover, and it’s about a 14×14 square.  The pages are kind of slick, but I think it will make a fun portfolio style art journal.

A Little Bit of Everything

I used all kinds of fun stuff on this project!  There are several different colors of the Haute Mess acrylic paints used here. I even used two colors to create a new color!  I wanted a warmer, more mustardy yellow, so I combined Caution Tape yellow with some Dive Bar, which is kind of a beige color.  The Haute Mess paints are so creamy they blend together effortlessly!  I pulled out all my mediums for this one, and you can see that these mediums all work very well with each other!

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There are a couple of my favorite stencils used here, as well as bubble wrap, which I love to use as a stamp!  And of course I had to use some of my Dylusions Shimmer Mist and my Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Peacock Feathers!  You will see some doodles made with a Posca white paint pen and a good old ballpoint pen!  My sentiment was created from my collection of Illustrated Faith Wordfetti.  That’s enough jibber jabber, let’s get to some art!

Close Up Photos

 

I love how you can see layer upon layer of paint!

I used the Molding Paste with my bird stencil to create this lovely bird!

Isn’t that texture yummy?? Gesso plus Glass Bead gel makes amazing texture!

Paints & Mediums Used

I am so proud to be a part of the Bad Girls Couture creative team, and that I get to share these incredible products with you!  I highly recommend these paints and mediums for all your crafting endeavors! They are of the highest quality and eco friendly!  They contain no VOC’s or any other harmful ingredients!

The Haute Mess acrylic paints I used in my project are as follows:

Bad & Tatted

Dive Bar

Caution Tape

Torrid

I used the following Haute Mess Crafting Mediums:

Matte Gel

Glass Bead Gel

Molding Paste

White Gesso

Final Project

Here’s a look at my final project . . .

I have created a video showing you step by step my process. I hope you enjoy it, and that it inspires you to create some unique and messy craft projects today!

If you’d like to see the video in better quality you can click this link:  https://youtu.be/EB8PFrkkmCY

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy crafting!

Da

Art-journal page Magical elixirs by Elena + Tutorial

Hello scrappy friends!

I’m back today with page in my “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

I chose a page with a black background, and it was an amazing adventure to decorate it!

To create the background, I used the Haute Mess Paints: Hippie In High HeelsGrungeMake it rainDrop Dead GorgeousKiss & Don’t Tell and Glass Bead Gel with a stencil.

I invite you to watch my video tutorial to see the whole process of creating my project. Enjoy!

Here you can see a few more photos:

 

 

 

 

Hopefully, I have given some ideas!!
Happy Scrapping!
Elena
xoxo

 

Broken Hearted Mixed Media Journal Page

Happy Sunday y’all!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far!  This week when I sat down to create in my journal I didn’t have a real idea of what I was creating I just was creating.  I knew I wanted to create something with lots of color and saturation and I wanted to make some scratch marks into my wet molding paste.  Other than that I didn’t know what the page would look like or even a theme.

I knew I would be getting my paints and mediums pretty wet so I removed the page from my Haute Mess journal.  It’s awesome to have the freedom to be able to remove a page when you need to if you want to work on something outside of the journal for a bit more elbow room and know you will be able to easily place it back in the journal when you have completed the page.

So I got to work applying my Molding Paste with a pallet knife to 3/4 of the page and allowed it to dry a bit (you can use a heat gun to speed this up)…but you don’t want it to fully dry yet.  Then I took my pallet knife and scratched a series of marks into the semi dried Molding Paste.

One the molding paste is completely dry I brushed a few strokes of “Torrid” Haute Mess paint (it really didn’t take a whole lot because the saturation is amazing!)

I immediately brushed over the “Torrid” paint with a water brush to make more of a saturated wash over the entire area that has been covered with molding paste.

Next I dropped a few drops of gold metallic on top, making sure the area stays wet so the ink kind of floats around a bit.  If needed drop a few drips of water near the gold ink to help with the flow effect.  Use a heat gun to help dry it blend the colors well.

It became very apparent to me as I was working my page was looking like a wounded heart.  I immediately knew where this page was going from here.  I love how when you are working in your art journal a page will organically just transform and begin become something that is so apparent.

Needless to say a wounded heart needs to be healed & bound up, so that is exactly the direction I took with this.  I applied a large scrap of cheese cloth by brushing on a thick coat of Matte Gel to my journal page, laid the cheese cloth down and then brushed on more Matte Gel to secure it.

Lastly I added my title with a scrap of  self adhesive tape I had in my art journal scrap stash and some cool safety pins

Now ya’ll go get some texture in your art today and show us!

Love is In the Air – Custom Cover for My Paper Doll Palace Art Journal!

Hey all you Bad Girls!  This is Dale Ann here with you, with a Bringing Sexy Back Sunday!  My post today is proof that love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, I was inspired to create this romantic, dreamy custom cover for my Paper Doll Palace art journal, from the Haute Couture Collection!

This beautiful art journal comes with a beautiful pink canvas cover already, which made it the perfect base to create a masterpiece on!  You have to hold this journal in your hot little hands to get just how luxurious it is!  For my cover I decided to go with my favorite colors from the Haute Mess Paint collection and the fantastic texture building mediums also included in this collection!

I started building my layers with paint and molding paste scraped through a stencil . . .

Just look at that crazy texture!  Be sure to let that layer dry really well, and that texture will stay raised and awesome!  I painted over all the raised texture with some Couture Pink! Next, I made some paper cutouts using my Cricut Air Explore machine.  I painted these pieces with some of my favorite colors . . . Fallen Angel, Plastic Angel, Naked, Broken Doll, Last Sin and Mannequin. These paints are so creamy and dreamy, y’all!

I started layering the pieces on the canvas, adhering with the Matte Gel medium.  I also applied more Molding Paste and some Glass Bead Gel medium, as well as some Deco Art crackle medium.

I layered on leaves, butterflies and a swirly frame.  I also added some glitter, then flicked some Bad & Tatted paint (watered down a little) all over for some contrast.

Next, I adhered a cutout of the word “love,” and a tiny flower I made from some rolled scrapbook paper.

It all came together in soft and sweet muted colors, a little sparkle and a whole lot of love!

I hope you enjoyed following along with me, and I hope I’ve inspired you to create all the crafty love projects this week for your special loved ones!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @lovingoutloud_ministry to keep up with all my crafting!

Til’ next time, Dale Ann

 

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.

 

Haute Mess Art Journal *Decorating the Cover!!!

Hello there my lovely creative friends! Elena here! Today I am super happy to show you a new project that I have made with the incredible products by Bad Girls Couture. I decided
to decorate the cover of my Haute Mess Art Journal, which will be available very soon! I also prepared a video tutorial so you can see the process. I hope you feel inspired to make your own special project! Please look here to see the process: https://youtu.be/zksG4_ctFrg

This is the “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal. It has a Cream colored canvas cover. I decorated the cover with mixed media in blue and pink colors. They are my favorite colors! I put two old brushes on the cover. They are a symbol of the creative process. I also added a tag inscribed with “Special”. I am sure in this art journal there will only be Special projects! One of the decorations on the cover is from 2Crafty chipboard. I covered it with Haute Mess Paints by Bad Girls Couture.

 

 

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.

These are the materials that I have used:
Haute Mess Mediums: Gesso, Clear Gesso, Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Paints:
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Kiss & Don’t Tell
Mannequin
Couture Pink
Torrid
Dive Bar

I hope I was able to inspire you today!

See you again soon!

Elena