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IT’S MESSY AND I LOVE IT!

Good morning girlies! Hope you’re having a fabulous week. Today I’m sharing a wooden plaque that I altered. It’s been sitting on my desk for some time and I thought I could alter the back of the plaque. That way, I can flip them every now and then when I want to look at something different.

To begin, I coated the plaque with white gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I splashed acrylic paint (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Kiss & Don’t Tell, Last Sin) using strips of patterned paper. Then I ripped a page from a book and adhered it to the plaque using Matte Gel.

Then I stamped the “It’s Messy And I Love It” sentiment on patterned paper and mounted it onto the plaque using foam squares. To complete the look, I punched a few butterflies out from the book page and added some gems. As an after thought, I splashed some white mist to make it even messier.

This was such a fun project to make. If you’re looking for the stamp set I used for this project, check out Precious Remembrance Shop. In the meantime, stop by our shop to pick up a few paints and gesso to help motivate you to create something fun!

Thanks for visiting today!

Altered-art Light bulb and butterflies by Elena

Hello!!! Hello there lovely creative friends! Today I’d like to share with you my brand new inspiration – a mixed media altered-art with lovely amazing Bad Girls products!

I wanted to make an interesting and useful thing.

 As a basis, I took the box-heart. I screwed the wire to the light bulb.

I painted the bulb with white gesso, added some crackle paste and art stones .

The box and the chipboard was painted Haute Mess Paints  Bad & Tatted 

I attached a wire with a light bulb to the lid of the box with a glue gun and decorated with chipboard gears

Lost the box with candle and mint first colored paint, sanded and went a little pink paint

Made the bulb more bright and beautiful

Glued chipboard dial and hands by @2CraftyChipboard. On the lid I added flowers @Freetany_Flowers

The dial is decorated with fluttering butterflies from the new collection “Love of my life” by @lemoncraft.pl 💡Box, added a sticker from @7dotsstudio

 I have made with the products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess Paints:

X-Rated

Hope I have inspired you, see you next month for another inspiration!

Thanks for looking xx

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Canvas My soul’s garden by Elena

Hello! Hello Bad girls!
It’s Elena here today to share a project with you.
I have created a Mixed Media canvas, using my favourite Haute Mess Mediums & Paints.

I very rarely buy a finished canvas in the store.

As a rule, I make it myself from a box of chocolates and a piece of cloth.

I paint the Haute Mess White Gesso well and dry it.

In addition, I tried to get rid of another unnecessary thing.

It’s a little rake from the garden set. I use small shovels to transplant potted flowers,

but the rake is always not in demand.

 To start, I smeared the paint on the canvas.

Then applied texture paste and craquelure paste to create the effect of cracked plaster.

Painted rake: handle with Caution Tape  and Million Dollar Baby

and the rake with Kiss & Don’t Tell and Drop Dead Gorgeous

Decorated with flowers, sisal, chipboard and carved pictures.

I have then used my Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, to add texture to the canvas.

I love my garden, when spring comes, I just love to plant plants and care for them!

I hope I was able to share with you my love of nature in this canvas!

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I have used the following Products from Bad Girls Couture:

Haute Mess White Gesso

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium

Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint:

Fallen Angel

Kiss & Don’t Tell

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Caution Tape 

Million Dollar Baby

Guild Trip

First Crush

Bad Girl Gaudy

Art-journal page Funny Granny by Elena

Hello, lovely friends! Elena here with my latest page for the Bad Girls Couture in my “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

I have prepared a small tutorial for you, it will be a little lower.

Old age is not always sadness, disease and grumbling. It’s time to release your inner demons (or butterflies, who have both) and live the rest of  life to the fullest :)))

At least when I’m 80, that’s what I’ll do. :)))

My mini-tutorial:

First I made one layer of Clear Gesso.

Now it’s time to use paint! I chose these shades:  X-Rated, Drama Queen,

Million Dollar Baby,Naked, Bye Felicia and Oops! My Bad

Struck archival ink through the stencil. Once everything was dry, I complicated the background with stamps, tapes and archival ink.

Added stickers and a photo. 

Glued a butterfly aand  decorated sequins with Clear Gesso.

I hope you like my page today! Thank you for dropping by and until next time! Happy crafting!

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

 

Altered Tequila Bottle

Hi everybody! I’ve been saving my husband’s tequila bottles for sometime now. He and his friend Billy can kill a bottle in just one night. I don’t think that’s something to be proud of, but I like that my husband brings me his stinky bottles home. Might as well re-purpose the bottles because I am positive, those bottles of tequila cost a pretty penny.

To begin, I coated the bottle with two coats of gesso. Once it was completely dry, I dipped my fingers in the gesso and rubbed all over the bottle so that I could get the gesso into the cracks.

I let the gesso sit for an hour to dry. Then I mixed some Molding Paste and a little dab of paint so I could use a 12″x12″ stencil to paint flowers onto the jar.

I like to use a palette knife to mix the molding paste and paints so I do not lose any of the mediums. If you use a paint brush, the bristles will take up the mediums…

I carefully smeared the paints across the stencil, being careful not to lift the stencil or let it slide.

Once the paint was completely dry, I moved on to the next step. I had this piece of molding in my stash from the shop… I thought it would be perfect for the back of the jar! I used the “Kiss & Don’t Tell: Haute Mess acrylic paint.

I painted the 7Gypsies keys using the “Kiss & Don’t Tell and Make it Rain” paints. I love blues and greens… They are my favorite colors. Once the mold was dry, I used molding paste to adhere it to the back of the jar.

 

I used molding paste to glue the metal heart to the center of the mold. Then I rubbed some gesso over the metal since I planned on painting the metal once the gesso was completely dry.

Once the jar was completely dry. I waited three hours just to be sure… I used a brush to cover the bottle with lots of the glass bead gel. This gel looks soooooo pretty with the little beads once it is dry!

Take a closer look at the little details that are hard to see on the bottle in the photo. Gorgeous!

Products Used:

Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, Haute Mess Gesso, Haute Mess Molding Paste, Haute Mess Acrylic Paints (Kiss & Don’t Tell, Last Sin, Make it Rain).

Thank you so much for visiting today! Now, don’t all run out and drink tequila just to get the bottle…any bottle will work. Save yourself from a hangover.

Thumbelina in a tin of canned fish by Elena

Hello to all! A huge welcome to you my Bad Girls friends!

Bad Girls Couture carefully relates to ecology and environment. Therefore, every Thursday our designers show how to make interesting art objects out of garbage.

I have long wanted to decorate the oval jar of sprat :))) Therefore, when among the variety of choices of canned food in the store ceases question what brand to take. I don’t have any doubts! Oval only :)))

To begin with, we ate sprats and washed the jar twice in the dishwasher. Then a couple of layers of Premium White Gesso and thorough drying.

Another “like garbage” – the dried seed pods of a tree peony. However, they are very similar to exotic flowers! Added them color and brightness with the help of paints: Guild Trip,Torrid, X-Rated

Chipboard painted with natural shades of colors:C-Note, Distortion, Dive Bar , Drama Queen, Million Dollar Baby

Painted the bottom of the jar. Drew tropical leaves.


Made here is such mushrooms from paper and wire.

After all the items are properly dried. I started to assemble the composition.

Put on the bottom of the green sisal, glued flowers, chipboard and walnut shell. By the way, the shell gave me the idea of the plot. After all Thumbelina the whether slept, whether swam in that shell :))) No matter how-that she probably used :)))

On chipboard glued painted the gauze with a  Clear Gesso

Added a picture of a girl

Sprinkle glitter and art – stones

Ready! That’s the result of my work!
Do not rush to throw something is not necessary! A little fantasy. and you will get an unusual and unique work!

  Thank you for visiting,have a lovely crafty day!

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Altered Roller Stamp Holder

Hello! Nicole here today with a metal roller stamp holder that I altered using some gesso and a variety of the Haute Mess acrylic paints. About a year ago, I bought this stamp holder from Amazon in hopes that it would help me organize my roller stamps. I did not like the green metal, but I figured I could alter it later down the road. One weekend, I decided to pull out my gesso and paints to see what I could do to transform this thing. I had no idea what would come from it.

This was such a fun project to make. I really enjoyed the process and it was very therapeutic for me. To begin, I applied about three coats of gesso on the metal base. I gave the gesso some time to dry before applying the additional coats.

Once the gesso was completely dry, I used a gel medium to glue the metal stars to the base.

When the stars were completely dry, I added another coat of gesso.

Once the gesso was dry. I rubbed some Opal Magic Wax all over the bottom of the base.

Then I sprayed the base using the Dragonfly Blue Color Bloom Spray Ink. I let the ink sit for about an hour and then I dabbed at the excess ink using a paper towel.

To add some texture to the base, I smeared some glass beads all over the base using my finger. I’m not sure if this was smart considering it was glass, but it worked. LOL

Then I sprayed the base with Spray Adhesive.

Once the adhesive was completely dry, I added a coat of the Haute Mess, Fallen Angel (white) to tone down the blue. If you look closely, you can see the little speckles of glass beads. It looks so pretty up close in person.

To complete the base, I used a small paint brush and a few colors from the Haute Mess acrylic paints to paint the stars using random colors.

 

 

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.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I inspired you to find something metal in your house to alter!

Tag with Cupid by Elena Martynova

Hello! Today, Elena is with you.

Creative people are very interesting personalities. For years, we can save up all the garbage to one day remember about it, and turn it into something beautiful.

Here I am! I bought a knife sharpener that was attached to a wonderful cardboard tag! What scraper in his right mind can throw away this treasure?

I decided to decorate it with a funny picture of the boy-Cupid, which I found in Pinterest.
For a start, I painted the tag with Premium White Gesso, and then made the background brighter with colors Couture Pink and Sweet Candy Kisses

I added stamps and cut out pictures from AB Studio paper. Chipboard 2Crafty in the form of a dial attached to the plaster thing. I wanted  to contrast it with the background, so I painted it shades of blue and green: Make it rain and Million Dollar Baby

Added a sticker with the inscription from 7 DOTs.

Combined all the elements with a Glass Bead Gel
It perfectly stuck to the micro-beads, art-stones and glitter.

  I made brighter Stamps and cut flowers . Just spread the paint with water and ran a brush on the elements.
The Bunny holds in paws the same key that was attached to paint cans.

I was glad to inspire you today! See you soon, bye-bye!

Products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Medium – Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Paints:

Bad & Tatted 

Make it rain

The Bee’s Knees…

Hello, creative friends!  The design team has been hard at work transforming our Haute Mess Art Journal covers into unique works of art.  I am sharing what I did to my cover today!

I have the Haute Mess Postcards From Paris Art Journal and love the script and images on the canvas.  I didn’t want to cover it completely.  I was also going through some artwork that I recently created for an art exhibit this summer and was inspired to pull some elements from my encaustic mixed media piece below.  I have a fascination with honey bees and wax.  I love the way it smells, feels and is applied to a substrate.  So, encaustic is a natural art form that I fell in love with.  I infuse drawing paper with wax and then add pastels, metal leafing and image transfer on top.

Jennifer Matott “Hive” Encaustic Mixed Media

So, for my journal I pulled many items from my stash that fit my “theme” of honeybees.  I have honeycomb shapes, chicken wire, and bee images.

First, I used the Haute Mess Gesso to tone down some of the areas of the script.  I brushed it lightly over the outside edges of the book. Then,                                                                                                       I started gluing the chicken wire to my cover using a fabric glue and then applying the Haute Mess Modeling paste over areas to hold it down .  The modeling paste is thick and flexible.  It dries pretty fast and I can paint over it later!

I used the Haute Mess Acrylic paints over the Gesso and Modeling Paste areas.  I also painted some of the chipboard and the frame (after applying several coats of Gesso to the metal).  The colors I used were:  X-Rated, Caution Tape, Guilt Trip, Dive Bar, and Drop Dead Gorgeous (my favorite color!).

I used a sponge to dab paint through a stencil using X-Rated first and then layered Caution Tape and Dive Bar over before pulling the stencil off.  It created the honeycomb look.  Once dry, I outlined some areas with a black pen.

This frame is metal and it was a bronze color.  I wanted it to blend in a bit more.  I covered it with several layers of Gesso.  Then I could add color to it.  The chipboard letters were added inside.

I die cut this cute bee from some patterned paper scraps I had.  It was attached with a Pop dot and sits inside another metal frame.

Some more details of the stenciling and chipboard.  I splattered gold ink over the surface as well.

 

I love this crown on the Haute Mess Art Journal.  It has just the right amount of gold and I didn’t want to cover it up.  After all, it feel it represents the Queen Bee that I am.

It was so fun to work on this art journal cover!  I love these journals so much!  There is even a little pocket inside the cover to hold brushes or whatever little treasure you want.

The Bad Girls Couture supplies I used to complete this project are:

Haute Mess Art Journal:  Postcards From Paris

Haute Mess Mediums: Gesso and  Modeling Paste

Haute Mess Acrylic paints: X-Rated, Caution Tape, Dive Bar, Guilt Trip, and Drop Dead Gorgeous

Everything else was from my stash!

I hope you get creative with a theme that inspires you!  I hope our bee population comes back and thrives and I want to continue to celebrate these little artists/ builders in my artwork as a way to bring awareness and love to the bee! I’m inspired by their hard work, beauty and final products they create.  Bee inspired by the world around you! (See what I did there??)

Jen