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Mixed Media Wooden Pumpkin

Happy Saturday Y’all!

Today I’m bringing a fun mixed media project so break out all the things!

I started off with an unfinished wooden pumpkin ornament and I applied a coat of Haute Mess white gesso.  Then I applied Molding Paste through a stencil and allowed it to dry before applying a series of color washes in two amazing Haute Mess pink colors, “Couture Pink” and “Sweet Candy Kisses”.

I couldn’t leave good enough alone so I flicked a bit of diluted torrid to the still wet paint and allowed it to bleed into the design.  Next I applied Haute Mess glass bead gel and then rubbed on some gold metallic.

Once all the paints were dry I glued all my awesome emblishements on and added some glitters with some Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium.

It sounds like a lot but it really was a quick, fun project!

I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful today!

Independent Spirit

Happy Monday girlies!!

So I have been patiently waiting to use this beautiful transparency page in my Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal and today is the day y’all!!  I hope you are loving it as much as I am!  I made you a little video to walk you through the process but first take a peek at the pics.

I used lots of cut out layers from old books and some tulle scraps as well as one of my favorite new A Vintage Girl stamps to stamp the corset.

This page is also heavy on texture with lots of molding paste, glass bead gel and glitter!

Now y’all hop on over to the link below and catch that process video for more details!

And thanks for stopping by today!  Now go make something beautiful!

 

Bad Girls Couture Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal
Matte Gel Medium
Molding Paste
Glass Bead Gel
Couture Pink Acrylic Paint
Torrid Acrylic Paint

 

A Romance of Life

Happy Friday girlies!!

Today I’m mixing things up with some vintage sheet music, a tag, some string and fun embellishments.  And of coarse the yummy Haute Mess mediums and acrylic paints.

I started out by using the Matte Gel to apply the sheet music on to my Cobble Stone Lane Haute Mess Journal.  Then I smeared on some gold crackle medium I had in my art stash and allowed it to dry well.  As that was drying I moved on to my tag.

For the tag I wrapped some twine around the tag and then smeared it with a generous amount of molding paste and allowed it to dry well.  You can use a heat tool to speed the drying process up a bit.  Once dried I applied some watered down acrylic “Dive Bar” paint.

I then applied the tag as well as my other embellishments on to the page.  I painted the ribbon flower with the same watered down “Dive Bar” paint and then painted the center stone with “Drop Dead Gorgeous” as well as doing some dry brushing along the edges of the flower.

I added some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel and allowed to dry to various places on the page.  Next I applied some watered down “Drop Dead Gorgeous” just under the embellishments and added some paint splatters of watered down “Torrid” and “Million Dollar Baby“.

I finished it off with a Tim Holtz paper doll die cut, some title stickers and a metallic gold rub.

Thanks for stoping by today!  Now y’all go make something beautiful this weekend!

TRICK OR TREAT

Good morning everyone! We are halfway through the week. The weekend will be here before we know it. Today I have a fun art journal spread that I created using stencils, molding paste, acrylic paints and glass beads! Halloween is around the corner and I have yet to scrapbook Edward’s Halloween photos from last year!

Love the colors and textures on this layout. Such a fun piece! I embellished this spread using vellum die cuts and tags from Pretty Little Studio. The acrylics are from Bramble Fox. Both companies are small businesses owned by women. I enjoy supporting small business whenever I can!

To begin, I coated the stitched chipboard page using the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I added splashes of the Last Sin and Sweet Candy Kisses. Then I mixed a dab of the Drama Queen acrylic paint with some molding paint to create the flowers in the background using a stencil.

I covered the vellum leaves using the gel beads. Once the beads were completely dry, I coated the beads using Colorations Sprays.

I coated the raven using the gel beads to give it some texture. Then I glued the epoxy heart to the center.

 

I hope you were inspired today! Thanks for visiting today!

Altered Fall Sign

Ok, I admit that last time I blogged I was supposed to give you a real repurpose and I didn’t really do that.  Today I’m repurposing an old sign I had in my garage that I wan’t loving…one from the Dollar Tree at that and making it into something that I love now and will happily hang on my door!

First I removed all the elements before I began painting it.  (You can see the before and the process in the video below).  I made it very classic and kinda farmhouse-ish by gessoing it first then giving it a crisp coat of of “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  Then using a ruler I lightly drew some pencil lines to make it look like wooden boards.  I came back over the lines with “Grunge” Haute Mess acrylic paint and a fine brush, making sort of rough and imperfect lines.  Next I used foam letter stamps and using the same “Grunge” paint I stamped the word “Thanks” on to the top burlap section of the sign.  I then freehand painted the word “Thanks” in the Haute Mess “Bad and Tatted” acrylic paint.  Finally I glued it all back together and distressed the edges with some black paint.  I added a black letter “S” that I found at the craft store to personalize it for our family.  It’s the perfect timeless addition to our home that I know we will use year after year now!

Click here for the process video!

Thanks for joining us today!

 

Stay Golden Mixed Media Card | Donna Espiritu

Hello all, Donna here with a new project to share using some Bad Girls Couture products.

I made a simple card for my post today that I hope will inspire you.

The first thing I did was run a piece of plain cardstock through a die cutting machine to create a textured background. Then I used X-rated, Couture Pink, Kiss & Don’t Tell, Sweet Candy Kisses and Hippie in High Heels acrylic paints to add colors.

After the paints dried, I spread a thin layer of Gladd Bead Gel

Then I decorated with some Truly Grateful from Pink Paislee by Paige Evans goodies and some wash strips from Jane Davenport.  I also dabbed a few Nuvo Jewel Drops for the finishing touch.

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you in my next post.

Happy crafting,

 

Lucky is a State of Mind

Ok, Ok, so this isn’t a real repurpose…but I had an idea and I rolled with it so bear with me!  LOL!

This page is done with Tim Holtz photos and paper dolls but it could totally be done with repurposed old photos!  So there is my repurpose!  See…I redeemed myself!  LOL!   Anyway, let me fill you in on my thought process behind this page and how I made it happen.

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and with the balance of life and juggling different hats so when I came across this phrase “lucky is a state of mind” I had the perfect idea for it.  I decided what if I showed my state of mind and what’s on it.  What if I could hedge back my little head and show you all that things bouncing around in it.

I started by diluting some “hippie in high heals” Haute Mess acrylic paint and making an abstract poof like shape on the black page of Cobble Stone Lane journal.  While it was still some what wet I added some “make it rain” acrylic paint and continued to dab it with water to blend it a bit.  Then I blended in a bit of diluted “Torrid” acrylic paint just at the lower left corner of the poof and made some shading.

As it dried I added some Haute Mess glass bead gel to random areas then dripped some Haute Mess “naked” acrylic paint in as well as a bit of gold metallic from my stash.  Next I took a plastic gift card and dipped it in a bit of “bad and tatted” acrylic paint and sort of stamped it at different angles to form the design in the corner.  Finally, I  rubbed the raised glass bead areas with the same metallic gold I used earlier.

Lastly, I applied all my Tim Holtz photos and paper dolls (using pop dots) around the title sticker.

I hope this inspires you to get your paints out and get creative with some old (or reproduction) photos!

Supply List:

Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Bad and Tatted, Hippie in High Heals, Torrid, Naked, Make it Rain

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

Enjoy Today Art Journal Page

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Hi friends. I’m back with another art journal spread I created for Bad Girls Couture. My sister posted these maternity photos on FaceBook and I fell in love!! Of course, I had to scrap them…

To begin, I mixed some Last Sin and Broken Doll acrylic paint with some Molding Paste to give the paint more texture. Then I used the Rose Swirl 6″x9″ Stencil to create a pretty background for my spread.

Once the background was completely dry, I used some Pink Paislee embellishments to decorate the layout. The tiny tag is from Jillibean Soup.

I kept this spread pretty simple with the main focus on the adorable photos of my pregnant sister and her dog!

I’ve included a quick video so you can see how quickly this layout came together.

Thanks for visiting today!

Song Bird

Happy Monday y’all!!  I hope you are inspired today to create something beautiful!  I was inspired this week to create by this amazing sheet music page in my Haute Mess Cobblestone Lane Journal.

For this page I went to my scrap box and grabbed a few things to use that I thought would add interesting texture and layers and convey the feeling I was looking for.

My jumping off piece was this beautiful bird illustration and I just really went from there, gathering scraps of tissue paper and mesh that I liked.

I applied them down with some Haute Mess clear gesso and then secured the mesh down with some Haute Mess molding paste.  The background of the page also got a bit of a dry brushing of the “Naked” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  I added some extra texture and interest with some Haute Mess glass bead gel in some places and then gave the whole thing a light metallic rub.

The finishing touch was a sweet little die cut butterfly by Tim Holtz.

For a step by step instruction and more close up pictures, check out the link below

Thanks for stoping by today!!

Supply List:

Clear Gesso
Glass Bead Gel
Molding Paste
Naked Acrylic Paint
Cobble Stone Lane Canvas Journal