Photophone Shutters by Elena

Hi friends! Hope you are having a great day 🙂

For today’s post, I’ve created a altered-art project “Shutters”.

I’ve used newest papers from LemonCraft – ‘House of Roses Extra’ collection, HDF products by Agateria aand lovely amazing Bad Girls products!

For starters, I covered the blank with paint Grunge

Then I glued the paper and with a palette knife applied paint strokes Naked

To complicate the background and add color, added strokes of paints C-Note and Plastic Angel

Molding Paste added texture to the background.

Additionally decorated the background with stamps

Added Art-stones with  Matte Gel

More photos of the shutters:

Thanks a lot for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed!

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Art-journal page Retrospective by Elena

Hello dear friends!
Today I’m with a new Mixed Media project – and it’s again Art-journal page.
I came up with a little story that this page illustrates.
“The courtyard was a garden of Eden Paradise. They were like Adam and eve, and gave the names of flowers, herbs, and stray cats.
Youth kicked out of Paradise and scattered across the universe, leaving vague memories of happy childhood games.
Year and miles separated them, then to bring together and never separate.”
It seems to me – it is a great happiness – to find “your” person and live a long and happy life with him!
Hope you like and I have video for you to watch if you would like to see my process.

 I have made with the incredible products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Mediums:
Haute Mess Paints:

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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Fox and Fall by Elena

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

I painted background using Haute Mess Acrylic colors:

First Crush, Distortion ,  Dive Bar , Caution Tape 

And Guild Trip for leaves.


I applied the Molding Paste through a stencil

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 So sweet by Elena Martynova

Hello everyone! Today I have prepared little canvas for you inspiration.

I love to decorate canvases, and this time I decided to decorate it from the wrong side.

Thanks to the wooden frame there is an additional volume that can be interesting to use.

To begin with, I painted the frame on all sides with two colors:Mannequin &  Plastic Angel

   I painted twigs of chipboard by 2Crafty with two shades of green:C-Note & Million Dollar Baby

When the frame was dry, I applied a texture paste and sprinkled with white glitter.

 I painted the background chip with hearts with paint Naked and painted hearts with Couture Pink. After drying, apply the Glass Bead Gel on the hearts.

 I added a little stamping and began to collect the composition of flowers, chipboard and cut pictures.

Added title and some different toppings, which are glued to the Gel Medium.

That’s what I got as a result:

 I used 2Crafty products:

I hope you enjoyed it and were able to find here something useful for yourself! Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting, Elena!

 I have made with the incredible products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess – Molding Paste

Haute Mess Matte – Gel Medium

Haute Mess Paints:

Breath Serenity Tab Page | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies! Donna here with a new project. I used the Tab Page in my Haute Mess Art Journal in PaperDoll Palace Pink Canvas to create a mixed media page.

I wanted to create a page about peacefulness or serenity. And the Morning Dew collection from Kaisercraft complements the Kiss & Don’t Tell color from the Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess acrylic paint selection.

I used a palette knife to cover the surface first with Fallen Angel and then Kiss & Don’t Tell after.

I used the Glass Bead Gel medium to add more texture.

After everything has dried, I started embellishing/decorating the page.

Here is a process video you can watch how this mixed media page came out to be.
Enjoy watching and may this spark some creativity in you today!

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

Bad Girs Couture Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Medium – Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Fallen Angel, Kiss & Don’t Tell

Tag with Little ballerina by Elena Martynova


Do you like to use chipboard in your works? I just love it!

I don’t even throw out chipboard negatives. For my next project I used the negative and some chipboards by 2Crafty Chipboard.

I invite you to watch my video tutorial to see the whole process of creating my project. Enjoy!

I decided to decorate it with a funny picture of the girl-ballerina.
For a start, I painted the tag with Grunge paint, and then made the background brighter with Molding Paste and colors Oops! My Bad  and  Plastic Angel

 I painted the chipboard circles with C-Note paint to contrast with the background.

 Then I covered the chipboard with Glass Bead Gel. This gave the necessary texture and volume.

 Here you can see a few more photos:

I have made with the incredible products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Paints:

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

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Tropical sea with Elena Martynova




Hello Bad Girls!
It’s Elena here today to share some more inspiration with you.I have an Art Journal page that I have created.

Here you can see a few more photos:

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

Until next time happy scrapping.

Elena xo

Bad Girls Couture Products:

Haute Mess Clear Gesso
Haute Mess White Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste

Haute Mess Medium – Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint: Last Sin
Make It Rain , Kiss & Don’t Tell,  Bye Felicia

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 💡Box, added a sticker from @7dotsstudio

 I have made with the products by Bad Girls Couture.

Haute Mess Mediums:

Haute Mess Paints:


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

Thanks for looking xx

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One Little Piggy

Good morning! Nicole here with a really fun project! I picked up this little piggy from Target about a year ago since it was on the sales rack. I figured, I could alter it… make it pretty, but it sat on my desk for a year untouched until a few months ago I decided to add several coats of gesso on him. My thought was I’d be more motivated if I just got the process started. Know what I mean?

I added about 3 coats of gesso by the time I was done with the base. I wanted to make sure that none of the pink and black showed. Once the gesso was completely dry, I tore bits and pieces of pages from an old book and sealed it down on the piggy using Matted Gel.

I added a few stickers here and there. And then I sealed them down using some more Matte Gel Medium. I added a thick layer of gel to add some texture.

Once the gel was completely dry, I added a thin layer of the Caution Tape Haute Mess acrylic paint.

Once the paint was dry, I glued some buttons where the pig’s eyes should be. Then I added some Broken Doll Haute Mess acrylic paint to tone down the yellow a bit.

I put him aside for a few days to think about what else I wanted to do with him since I was out of idea, but I wasn’t quite happy with how he was turning out… A  few days later, I added some butterflies that I punched out from an old book. I glued down some cork hearts and gems. I added some word stickers and stamps in black.

Here he is! This piggy was a lot of work, but I am happy with the final project! He is sitting on my shelf again, looking prettier than ever.

A lot of details and thought went into this little guy. Here is a closer look at him.



Thanks for visiting today! Don’t forget to stop by the shop to see all of the gorgeous colors we have available in the Haute Mess Acrylic Paint Line. These paints are easy to work with and totally fun! Once you start playing with them, you won’t want to stop.

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!