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Do All Things With Love – Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies. Donna here with a new project to share. I added another altered page to my PaperDoll Palace  Canvas Art Journal and I hope you like it.

I created a shabby chic altered journal page with a beautifully textured background. I first brushed some Gesso over the surface before I added texture using a stencil and the Haute Mess Molding Paste. Once dried, I brushed Drop dead gorgeous and Couture Pink over.

Using another brush, I diluted Grunge with a bit of water and splattered over. I wiped off a little bit of the excess.

After everything has dried, I started embellishing with papers, die cuts, flourishes etc from the Ladylike collection from Kaisercraft.

Here is the process video I prepared for you to watch. I hope you like my art journal page as much as I do.

Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post!
Happy crafting,

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,

Be Fearless with Lisa Amiet

Hello!
It’s Lisa here today to share some Bad Girl Goodness with you all.
I have an art journal page that I have created in my
‘Park Ave Penthouse’ Journal.

 

For this spread, I have used one of the cardboard backed canvas pages.
I have started with a nice coat of Haute Mess ‘White Gesso’ to seal my page.

I have then used my Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in ‘Torrid’,
‘Bad Girl Gaudy’ and ‘Sweet Candy Kisses’
,
to give my page a rough painted texture.

I have then used some of my stamps,
to randomly stamp around my page.

I have then added some floral elements in matching colours,
and a couple of quotes to finish my page.

I hope that you like what I have created!
Until next time!

Lisa xo

Bad Girls Couture Products Used:

Park Ave Penthouse Journal
White Gesso
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints
‘Torrid’
‘Bad Girl Gaudy’
‘Sweet Candy Kisses’

Be Joyful Altered Tag | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! It’s Donna here with my last project for this month and it’s a simple altered tag.

I used gesso first before adding some texture using a stencil and molding paste on the tag. After it has dried, I painted with First Crush, Kiss & Tell and Broken Doll acrylic paints.

Then I created a collage of torn papers, doily, messy thread and stickers to decorate the tag.

I brushed the Glass bead gel and inked the edges to finish off the tag.

Here is the process video I made so you can watch how I created this tag.

 

Thanks for dropping by and see you next time!

Happy crafting,

Bad Girls Couture Supplies:
Haute Mess Mediums – Gesso, Molding Paste, Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – First Crush, Kiss & Tell, Broken Doll

“Love” Altered Photo Frame | Donna Espiritu

Hello, again Bad Girlies! It’s Donna here with a new project. I recycled an old metallic neon green photo frame and turned it into something a bit shabby chic.

This is how the photo frame looked like before the makeover. 

I painted the entire surface with gesso. After it has dried, I used Fallen Angel to paint over the surface with green color and used two coats to cover the entire thing white.

Then, I dry brushed Couture Pink, Broken Doll, and Kiss & Don’t Tell acrylic paints.

To add more texture to the frame, I used the Glass Bead Gel and brushed randomly all over the frame. I also added a white lace, using the Clear Gesso to adhere to the painted frame.

Once everything has dried, I started placing the photo and embellished a bit with fussy cut butterflies and some ephemera pieces from the With Love collection from Kaisercraft.

Here are detailed shots of the finished project…

That’s all from me today. I hope this inspired you to be creative with your Haute Mess paints and mediums! Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post.

Haute Mess Products Used:

Gesso, Clear Gesso, Glass Bead Gel

Fallen Angel, Couture Pink, Broken Doll, and Kiss & Don’t Tell

Happy crafting,

DIY Painted Bows | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies. Donna here with some super fun and simple DIY project using Haute Mess Acrylic Paints and Mediums.

One of the things I love to do in my spare time and of course add to my projects from time to time are DIY bows. I have “acquired” a lot of bow templates/cut files and added some more recently. For today’s post though, I used a template and manually cut these bows out of a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe that I have in my stash for a long time now. These two are my go-to templates when it comes to DIY bows.

I usually use patterned papers to make bows but for today, I thought why not use acrylic paints? The current Haute Mess paints color palette has some amazing choices. I sampled all the colors but only made 5 for my post today because while I was in the middle of tracing and cutting, I thought I’d use them for different ideas next time.

I added texture to one of the bigger bows by using a stencil and molding paste. I also used clear gesso after I painted the bows. Once dry, I used the handle of the brush to curl the bow so it has a bit of curve.

I used different types of things to accentuate the middle of the bows. I used a strip of paper (from my scrap stash), glittery and satin trims and a flat pearl.

I love how rich and vibrant the Haute Mess paints are!!! They spread like butter and it’s totally addicting.. therapeutic even, while painting a bunch of white cardstock strips (again, from my scrap stash).

Super pretty and simple fun DIY project, right? I will use these for DIY gift boxes, scrapbook layouts and as planner accessories! My daughter already called dibs on them lol!

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you on my next post!

Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints: Drop Dead Gorgeous, Broken Doll, Sweet Candy Kisses, Bad Girl Gaudy

Haute Mess Mediums: Molding Paste, Clear Gesso

White Cardstock, flat pearl, trims

Happy crafting,

 

 

‘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’

Enchanted Steampunk Wreath

Hey everyone and good Tuesday to ya!  Today I’m getting into some a little home decor DIYing!  This little steampunked beauty has been in my brain for a while so I’m thrilled to finally see it through.  I made a little process video for you so you can see the process as I made it.  Take a peek!

Basically I coated a Dollar Tree vine wreath with a coat of “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess paint and then accented the crevices with a bit of watered down paint in “Distortion” and “Million Dollar Baby”.  I then added Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel and allowed it to dry fully before rubbing on a bit of “Drama Queen” and then an acrylic metallic copper to accent.  Next I painted some chipboard pieces from A Vintage Girl as my accent pieces (rubbing with an acrylic metallic ) glued them on the wreath.  I also tucked in some reindeer moss in the cracks and secured with glue then finished it off with a ribbon for hanging.

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Paint “C-Note”
Haute Mess Paint “Million Dollar Baby”
Haute Mess Paint “Distortion”
Haute Mess Paint “Fallen Angel
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
A Vintage Girl Chipboard
Metallic Copper Acrylic Paint
Reindeer Moss

“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

Wings Of Imagination Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! It’s Donna here back on the blog with another project. I added another decorated page in my Haute Mess Art Journal and I love how it turned out.

I started with dry brushing Naked Haute Mess Acrylic Paint to the pink canvas background

Then I added texture using a stencil and Grunge Haute Mess Acrylic Paint.

After the paints dried, I added the butterfly stack in the middle over some messy thread. I used foam tape to adhere the butterflies to the page.

Then I started adding embellishments using more foam tapes for dimension. This is basically done and just added some fussy cut florals and rhinestones to finish the art journal page.

And this is how it turned out…

I added some fussy cut florals in the middle of the butterfly instead of antennae and adhered rhinestones randomly for a bit sparkle.

I think it turned out pretty, don’t you think? I added another inspiring page into my Haute Mess Art Journal and loving it!
I hope you liked my project as much as I do. See you all in my next post!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting.

Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Art Journal Palace Princess

Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Naked and Grunge

Other:
Kaisercraft Rosabella collection and stencil, white thread, adhesives