Just As I Am

Happy weekend y’all!!  I hope you are having a wonderful one so far!  I’m going to be honest with you, when I sat down to work in my journal this week I was at a loss.  Creativity was not my friend and I just wasn’t feeling it.  I decided I was going to make a background and layer a few pieces and call it a day.  I had no really direction when I started.

Since I really enjoyed my sheet music page I did last week but didn’t have another page in my journal like that I grabbed a page from a vintage hymnal and brushed on some watered down “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess acrylic paint.

I then mixed some Haute Mess molding paste and mixed some “Kiss & Don’t Tell” acrylic paint and applied it over a stencil onto the page before removing the stencil to reveal the design.

Once the tinted molding paste was dried I applied a bit of “Grunge” Haute Mess” acrylic paint with a pallet knife.  I love that this paint is so nice and thick, it really lends itself to this type of application and still gave some great added texture.

Really loving the design at this point, I decided to add some diluted “Torrid” Haute Mess acrylic paint to give a watercolor effect to the center of the heart.  (this has become one of my favorite colors and favorite ways to apply it)

By this point I decided I was no longer just making a background.  I had found my design and realized I had just perfectly framed my title.  From there everything just totally made sense.  I inked up a distressed line rubber stamp with some “Bad & Tatted” Haute Mess acrylic paint and stamped it at the bottom of the page to give it an anchor point.

Then I added the butterfly diecut sticker and layered a Tim Holtz paper doll to reflect the them of the page.

Finally I added a metallic rub over the page to give it some shimmer.

Supply List:

Cobble Stone Lane Journal
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in the following colors:
Torrid, Fallen Angel, Bad and Tatted, Kiss & Don’t Tell & Grunge

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