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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.

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!

Paint Tutorial Journal Page & Journal Flip Through + VIDEO

Hello Bad Girls!
It’s Lisa here today to share my first post with you all.
I have been so nervous and excited to show you not only what I have created,
but to give you a flip through of my Haute Mess Art Journal before I started.

This is my first set of pages, I couldn’t decide on one hahaha so I have a double to share with you.

I have decided on creating a bright, uplifting journal spread, using some happy colours.

I have worked on a chipboard/cardboard page and a music sheet page. I have added Haute Mess Acrylic Paints using brushes, and stencils.

If we don’t have our dreams what do we have?

I have slowly built up my layers with some stamps and embellishments and this is the end result.

You can watch the full process and flip through of the Haute Mess Art Journal

I hope you like what I have created.
Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa

I have used the following Bad Girls Couture Products:
Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso
Haute Mess Medium – Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Broken Doll, Kiss & Don’t Tell, X-Rated, and Drop Dead Gorgeous

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.

Mixed Media Journal Cover

Hey y’all!  Michelle here and I’ve got a fun journal cover project to share with you today!  I really just went for it with all the amazing new paints and mediums!  The journal is the new Cobblestone Lane Canvas journal that you will soon be seeing in the Bad Girls shop so keep your eye out for it.  You are so gonna love the diversity this journal is going to give you and the texture…ohhhh the texture!

So this is my journal, I started by using the white gesso in the area just inside of the vintage zipper that I later glued in place and then layered on the new (gorgeous) Haute Mess acrylic paints.  (Haute Mess paint colors used:  Grunge, C-Note, Kiss & Don’t Tell and Distortion)

I mixed texture sand in with Bad Girls Molding Paste and applied it in various places and then gave it a color wash with some diluted “Distortion” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  Even more texture was added with the glass bead gel and then finally I applied the clear gel and sprinkled some coarse glitter in various places.

I also gessoed then painted and highlighted the metal butterfly charm with some of the acrylic paints as well (“C-note” & “Distortion”.  I really like how it came out.  I just hot glued the zipper and all my vintage pieces in place to ensure they wouldn’t fall off with all the wear and tear a journal will get.

For more information and detailed instructions, here is a little video I made to help show the process.

I hope you are inspired by it!!