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You and Me: Playing with Clear Gesso

Good morning girlies! I have a fun art journal spread to share with you using some clear gesso and acrylic paints on the pink stitched cardstock Art Journal Page. I used the clear gesso to prep the page so the acrylic paints held their true colors. Sometimes, white gesso will turn the paint to a pastel color and I did not want that to happen.

Once the clear gesso was completely dry, I added the paint to the background. I used Drama Queen, Sweet Candy Kisses and Last Sin.

I used a heart stencil and platinum molding paste from my stash to add a shiny effect to the page. Then I added lots of papers and embellishments. Super simple, but fun.

Here is a link to my process video! Thanks for stopping by today!

Canvas Moon by Elena Martynova

Hello! Hello friends, Elena here with you today with my new inspiration!

 I decided to decorate the canvas using photo of me and my daughter and  chipboard by 2Crafty

and excellent products by Bad Girls Couture.

 For my project, I used wonderful sprays by Lindy’s  to create the background.

   To make the surface more voluminous and textured, I applied the Haute Mess – Molding Paste through a stencil

 I used a lot of different colors from Bad Girls Couture for coloring chipboard.

Mixed them together to get smooth color transitions.

Then covered it with embossing powder.

This made the colors brighter and added gloss.

I used chipboard Boho Floral Arrow.   I’m just in love with this wonderful design !!!

  I added Prima’s flowers as a base for the chipboard and creating layers and volume.

 I have made with this products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess Medium – Clear Gesso

Haute Mess – Molding Paste

Haute Mess Paints:

Bad & Tatted 

Fallen Angel

Last Sin

Mannequin

Well that is all from me today. Have a great weekend and a beautiful week ahead.

Until next time happy scrapping.

Elena xo

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Art-journal page Follow your dreams by Elena Martynova

Hello dear friends!
Today I’m with a new Mixed Media project – and it’s again Art-journal page.
 I chose the pink canvas page to create my project.

Hope you like and I have video for you to watch if you would like to see my process.

I painted background using Haute Mess Acrylic colors:

I applied the Molding Paste through a stencil, and then another Glass Bead Gel.

After drying, it gives an interesting texture and beautifully shimmers in the light!

   I took photos from different angles, so it was better to see how to lay this gel

Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed your time here on the blog.

Till next time, have fun and enjoy your creative time.

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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

BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU WILL

Good morning! I know that for some of you, mixed media makes you nervous. Listen, I get it…but you have no idea how much fun you are missing by not giving these journals, paints and molding paste a try. So…today, my goal is to show you how EASY it is to create a mixed media journal spread. You do not need to have a lot of product to do these spreads. If you have paint, molding paste and some stencils with a few scraps…that’s all you need.

I made this spread last weekend when I was bored and I didn’t really want to scrapbook a layout. But I wanted to play and get messy. I found the “Believe you can and you will” sticker in my stash and thought, I love that! I need to put that on a journal page as a good reminder to myself.

To begin this spread, I painted the stitched cardstock journal page using the Ooops! My Bad Haute Mess Acrylic Paint. You don’t want to completely cover it using the paint. Allow some white to peak through.

Once it’s almost completely dry, add some of the “Drop Dead Gorgeous” paint. Again, leave some white showing. You can paint over the first layer of paint.

Next, use a palette knife to spread on some of the ” X-rated” paint. I like using the palette knife because it creates a different look depending on how hard you press on the palette knife when scraping across the page.

Once the yellow is dry, use the Haute Mess Molding Paste and a stencil to create some fun designs! I like using this technique because it really brings the colors out!

When applying the Haute Mess Molding Paste across the stencil, be sure to hold the stencil in place so it does not move which will cause smearing. Also, make sure to spread a good amount of paste over the stencil and go over the stencil in one direction. I normally spread the paste from top to bottom in one fluid movement. Then, I repeat this process until the entire stencil is covered. Once the entire stencil is covered, you can carefully scrape any excess paste off the stencil to add it back to the jar. Carefully, lift the stencil off the journal page and let it try for one hour.

And here it is… amazing, right!? And super fun!

To complete the spread, I hand-cut a buttefly image from patterned paper and then used my fingers to rub the paint on the butterfly to create a neat, blended look. Then I used Yes Paste to glue the butterfly to the center of the page. Once the glue was dry, I used foam squares to add the “Believe you can and you will” sticker to the center of the butterfly using a few foam squares. Then I fed a piece of ribbon through the metal key and adhered it to the center of the butterfly using a  Heavy Matte Gel. I added a few spashes of Turquoise Glimmer Mist and White Spray Ink just for fun.

 

That’s all there is to this journal spread! Think you’re ready to make one of your own? I can’t wait to see your creations in our gallery!

12″x16″ Altered Wood Panel

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a fun wall piece that I created one weekend when I was bored. I couldn’t help but stare at all the pretty paints on my shelf and I was totally inspired to use as many of the Haute Mess Acrylic paints that I could possibly use on this project without it being too much. I used a 12″x16″ wood panel that I purchased from Jillibean Soup’s online store. They have tons of wood surfaces for all of your creative needs! Check them out!

 

To begin, I pulled all of the colors I wanted to use off the shelf and put them in the order that I wanted to paint them. I decided to go with a rainbow color scheme for this panel since I wanted to create a bright and colorful piece for my hallway in my home.

This is a much bigger piece than I realized…especially when I placed it on my desk. Here are all the pretty colors I chose for this project. Aren’t they gorgeous? I just love them all. The photos showcase their true colors!

I used a thick paintbrush to apply the paints on the panel. To prevent the paints from running over to the next strip, I used washi tape!

Here is what the panel looks like once the paint was applied. I added two coats of each color to reveal the true colors of each of the paints.

Once the paints were completely dry, I used a palette knife, molding paste and a 12″x12″ stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to add some details to the panel.

When applying molding paste over the stencil you want to avoid moving the stencil to avoid smearing the images. Also, make sure you apply a think amount of molding paste over the stencil. This way, you can really bring out the details of the stencil. Once you are done adding the stencil on the right-side of the panel, carefully lift the screen and move it to the left-side of the panel and repeat the same process again so that the stencil covers the entire panel.

You may notice a few smudges here and there. You can easily fix this with the use of a palette knife. Carefully scrape off any molding paste that you do not want on the panel before it completely dries.

What do you think? Are you inspired to make something fun for your home? I am very pleased with how this turned out and I cannot wait to make another piece for my home! I think the next piece I create will include lots of blues and greens. We shall see what I’m inspired to make when the time comes. Until next time, have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see your creations in the Bad Girls Couture gallery soon!

Color Blocking Journal Spread

Hi everyone. I decided to mix a few acrylic paint colors that I normally would not use together. I wanted to create a pretty, but funky layout! This helps me step out of my comfort zone a bit to try new things.

I painted the chipboard art journal page using the black a Haute Mess Acrylic Paint (Bad & Tatted). This paint is so pretty once it is try. It is more of a charcoal color!

Once the black was dry, I used washi tape to create lines across the chipboard to create a fun color block background. Watch the video at the end to see how this was done! Then I painted in between the washi strips using the X-rated and Broken Doll Haute Mess Acrylic Paints.

I added a few strips of washi tape down the center of the spread to add more designs and color to the spread. Then I added some black foam butterfly stickers on the black to add dimension.

I used a Matted Gel Medium to stick the book pages down on the chipboard prior to embellishing. Then I used Molding Paste and a stencil to create the butterfly. I did not plan on using so many mediums on this piece, but I was feeling very creative! This layout was so much fun to make. I really enjoyed the process.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I inspired you to try different mediums on your next project. My video will show you how simple these mediums are to use!

Art Journal Page with Tags+ VIDEO by Elena

Hello there lovely creative friends! Today I’m working with tags page in my “COBBLESTONE LANE” Art Journal.

That’s what I like to do in the art journal from Bad Girls, so the fact that it has a variety of pages! No, you can do that yourself, of course but first you need to think about it :))))

The very first page in it was with pockets and tags. Maybe I wouldn’t decorate it. but in schedule for DT was clearly referred, that it is necessary to subject to embellishment this page!

How I did it you can watch in the video :)))

https://youtu.be/2GllEro5tVI

Decorated the pockets with the tags and stickers from 7 DOTs. I usually have them piling up, and then just convenient, glue smear is not necessary and it turns out very quickly!

For the first tag and I’ve got these paints from Bad Girls:  Torrid,  Last Sin ,  Distortion

On the second tag experimented with other colors Dive Bar,  C-Note,  Million Dollar Baby

For the third tag chose warm shades:Caution Tape,  Grunge,  Oops! My Bad

Well that is all from me today.
Until next time happy scrapping.
Elena xo

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!

WHAT’S UP DOG?

Hi everybody! I have a fun canvas journal page to share with you today! I’ve been itching to scrapbook this photo of me and Goofy from Epcot! When we went to Disney, I made sure the guys knew that I NEEDED a picture with Goofy… I didn’t care what else we did that day, but I needed my picture. LOL

Initially, I was going to leave the left-side alone and use it for another page, but after thinking about it, I decided to use my inks and a stencil to add some fun flowers in the colors of yellow, blue and orange to kind of blend in with the colors on the right-side of the art journal spread.

I made a video of the majority of this spread. After I finished, a few hours later, I still was not happy with the layout… so I added a few more embellishments which you do not see in the video.

I had some stamps from Jillibean Soup and one said “What’s Up Dog?” Totally perfect for this page. I was so excited. LOL

You’d think I had a mad crush on Goofy or something with all the hearts, but I just like hearts… and I happen to have a good amount of them in my stash. I have been all about using up my stash lately. Every time I turn around, there’s a new collection that I want, but I am not buying. LOL

More hearts and buttons to pull this journal spread together. I am much happier with this page with the added embellishments. What do you think? Have you seen these Art Journals in the shop? Check them out! They are fab! Click here to see the video!https://youtu.be/BoGc-_YUbSI

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Products used: French Script Canvas: Post Cards from Paris Art Journal, Haute Mess Acrylic Paints: First Crush, Drama Queen and Make it Rain