Come What May

Happy Hump Day y’all!  Today I’m adding to my Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Cobblestone Lane Journal and wanted to share a couple fun techniques with ya!

This first technique is using the Haute Mess clear gesso.  After doing some tea dying recently on an art project I decided to start saving my old tea bags to use in my art work.  I figured they were just about as old looking and tea stained as you could get and had that cool transparent, delicate paper look.

After drying them out well and splitting them open to empty all the loose tea out I cut it apart into two pieces to just use one part of the bag.

I inserted a sticker into the inside of the bag were the tea was so it would show through like a little pocket window.

Then I sealed it up by painting on a generous coat of clear gesso.  Be careful not to do this on a surface you don’t want the tea stain to come off on because it may reactivate the tea color.

Once dry I was happy with the glassine look of my little tea bag pocket that I could now use on my journal page.

Next I wanted to add some texture to my page before I started but I wanted to give it a bold pop of color too so I mixed my Haute Mess Molding paste with some Drop Dead Gorgeous acrylic paint to tint the molding paste before applying it with a palate knife to the page.

I love the yummy effect the paint gave to the molding paste.

Here you can see my finished page.  I watered down some “Distortion” (I watered it down to a very light wash) and brushed it over the entire page before I started to tone it down just a bit.

Then I began blending watered down “Guilt Trip” acrylic paint and then added a touch of watered down “First Crush” as well.

Then I added my vintage sheet music and Tim Holtz paper dolls and my title stickers.

I glued my cute little tea bag right on top.

And I tucked some sheet moss to add a fun touch of texture to it.

Supplies:

Cobblestone Lane Journal
Drop Dead Gorgeous Acrylic Paint
Guilt Trip Acrylic Paint
First Crush Acrylic Paint
Distortion Acrylic Paint
Molding Paste
Clear Gesso

“A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter” Stickers
“Tim Holtz” Paper Dolls
Vintage Sheet Music
Sheet Moss

 

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