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Come What May

Happy Hump Day y’all!  Today I’m adding to my Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Cobblestone Lane Journal and wanted to share a couple fun techniques with ya!

This first technique is using the Haute Mess clear gesso.  After doing some tea dying recently on an art project I decided to start saving my old tea bags to use in my art work.  I figured they were just about as old looking and tea stained as you could get and had that cool transparent, delicate paper look.

After drying them out well and splitting them open to empty all the loose tea out I cut it apart into two pieces to just use one part of the bag.

I inserted a sticker into the inside of the bag were the tea was so it would show through like a little pocket window.

Then I sealed it up by painting on a generous coat of clear gesso.  Be careful not to do this on a surface you don’t want the tea stain to come off on because it may reactivate the tea color.

Once dry I was happy with the glassine look of my little tea bag pocket that I could now use on my journal page.

Next I wanted to add some texture to my page before I started but I wanted to give it a bold pop of color too so I mixed my Haute Mess Molding paste with some Drop Dead Gorgeous acrylic paint to tint the molding paste before applying it with a palate knife to the page.

I love the yummy effect the paint gave to the molding paste.

Here you can see my finished page.  I watered down some “Distortion” (I watered it down to a very light wash) and brushed it over the entire page before I started to tone it down just a bit.

Then I began blending watered down “Guilt Trip” acrylic paint and then added a touch of watered down “First Crush” as well.

Then I added my vintage sheet music and Tim Holtz paper dolls and my title stickers.

I glued my cute little tea bag right on top.

And I tucked some sheet moss to add a fun touch of texture to it.

Supplies:

Cobblestone Lane Journal
Drop Dead Gorgeous Acrylic Paint
Guilt Trip Acrylic Paint
First Crush Acrylic Paint
Distortion Acrylic Paint
Molding Paste
Clear Gesso

“A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter” Stickers
“Tim Holtz” Paper Dolls
Vintage Sheet Music
Sheet Moss

 

Make and Create with Lisa Amiet

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

I have started with a plain card page from my
‘Park Ave Penthouse Journal’

I have first given it a coat of my ‘Haute Mess Clear Gesso’, to seal my page.

I then gave areas a rough coating of my
‘Haute Mess White Gesso’

I have then used my ‘Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Make it Rain’,
mixed with some water to make it flow on my page.

Next, I have added some ‘Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Last Sin’,
again mixed with water.

I have then used a stencil and my ‘Haute Mess Molding Paste’,
to add some dimension.

I have then used some stamps and word stickers to add more depth and dimension to my page.

I really love those blue tones!
I hope you like it too.

Until next time!
Lisa

Bad Girls Couture Products:

Haute Mess Clear Gesso
Haute Mess White Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Last Sin
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Make It Rain

Field Journal with Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium Tips & Tricks + VIDEO

Hello all!
It’s Lisa here today to share my latest page in my gorgeous
Park Ave Penthouse Journal
‘Field Journal’

I also have some tips and tricks on different ways to use Matte Gel Medium.
I love my matte gel! The first and main way that I use this medium is mixed with my Haute Mess Acrylic Paints.
The Matte Gel Medium adds texture to your dried acrylic paints.

It doesn’t really change the consistency to your paint
but you are able to leave texture with brushes or palette knives.

When you first mix it, it may lighten your paint colour, as the gel is white,
but don’t fear this is temporary as it dries clear and your colour is the same.

For this page I have started with a coat of Haute Mess Clear Gesso.

I have built up my paint layers using Matte Gel Medium mixed with Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in natural colours.

I have also used the Molding Paste to stencil in some fern leaves.

The second way that I have used my Matte Gel Medium,
was to adhere my vintage sewing pattern pieces to my page.
It dries matte and clear and allow my to build up some texture.

You can watch the full process video for this page below

 

I have used the following Products:

Park Ave Penthouse Journal

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium
Haute Mess Premium Clear Gesso
Haute Mess Premium White Gesso
Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Fallen Angel
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Mannequin
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Grunge
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Dive Bar 
Haute Mess Acrylic Paint – Distortion

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa

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.