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Altered Wall Art using the Haute Mess Acrylic Paints

Good morning bad girls! I am so excited to finally share this altered wall art piece I created for my scraproom. I was able to create this fun piece with just a few gorgeous paints, paint brush, 4×4 piece of cardstock, fabric, stencil, butterfly punch, a button and a 4″x4″ frame. For this piece, I selected 4 different paints from the Haute Mess acrylics, but feel free to use more! God knows, there are about 27 gorgeous colors to chose from in the shop! It was definitely hard for me to narrow my selection down to 4 paints. LOL

I used four different Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Paints to create this little gem which includes Kiss and Don’t Tell, Oops! My Bad!, X-Rated, Drop Dead Gorgeous. See them all here! Which ones are your favorite?

How to:

  • Cut 12×12 piece of white cardstock to measure 4″x4″.
  • Select 4 bottles of the Haute Mess Acrylic paints as desired.
  • Using a stencil, small paint brush and the acrylic paints, color patterns onto the cardstock.
  • Allow paint to dry for 5 minutes (these paints dry super fast!)
  • Cut a piece of fabric to desired size and glue the fabric to the center of the painted cardstock.
  • Punch a butterfly image from a scrap piece of patterned paper and adhere it to the center of the fabric using fabri-tac or Tombow glue.
  • Then glue a small button to the center of the butterfly.
  • Insert decorated cardstock inside of a 4×4 frame of choice.

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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.

 

 

Care Bear Colors!

February’s kit is FULL of lovely colors! For this page, I was inspired to use strips of most of the papers included, to showcase all the prettiness that this kit includes!

And, I am such a sucker for a rainbow of pastels!

I layered them up, including strips of the fabric in the kit as well, and stitched them down!

Some watercolor action, along with some of the beautiful Prima flowers in the kit finish it off!

My journaling tag is in a pocket behind the photo and it holds the story about how when I was little, all I wanted was a Care Bear. They were quite spendy, so my crafty mother made me one instead. I had a one-of-a-kind Care Bear! It doesn’t get much better than that, right?!?!

Happy

Happy hump day all! Today I am back with another layout using several pieces of fabric and the ribbon from this months’ kit! I love working with fabric because it adds such a homey feel to my projects. I don’t know how to explain it… it just looks so good!

Using ribbon or fabric on projects doesn’t need to be complicated… And although, it may look intimidating to use, it is not as scary as it looks. I used scissors that I have on my desk that I use ONLY for fabric. Do not use scissors that you normally cut paper with. If you do, you will not get a clean cut and your ends will fray. One of my favorite adhesives is Fabri-Tac. This glue works WONDERFUL with fabrics. Seriously, once you apply the glue to the fabrics then place it on the cardstock… it’s not going anywhere. Trust me.

Once the glue dried, I matted the photo collage on a few different pieces of patterned paper then adhered it to the center of the layout. I splashed some mist on to the layout then added the chipboard pieces using foam squares.

I used thread and a button from my stash to add to the center of the butterfly to make it pop.

I love the chipboard sentiments! I added a few pieces to help frame the collage then stapled the heart chipboard to the bottom of the collage, using a tiny heart to off set the larger heart.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Are you ready to pull out your fabric and create something beautiful with it? I promise, it’s not that scary once you start cutting into these beauties!

 

February Bad Girls Couture DT Challenge

Welcome! We are ready to inspire you with challenge projects that we created using the February Kit! If you love fabric, this month’s kit is for you! It has a variety of fabrics to make your heart happy! The girls had fun incorporating fabric on their projects! Take a look at what they created and learn a technique or two.

For this layout, I decided to use a big piece of fabric to help frame the photo. The peach fabric blended in nicely with the papers. I used some glue to glue a small piece of fabric towards the top of the tag to add more texture which helped frame the photo nicely. Then, I decorated a manila tag that I had in my stash using strips of ribbon that I cut about 1/4″ then tied them through the hole to add a little home spun touch to the layout.

Nicole Martel
 
 The vintage looking fabrics included in this month’s kit inspired me to scrap this vintage photo of my mom with her first car. I just love the way the photo looks on that pile of pretty fabric! She named the car “Crash” and you can be sure there is more to that story… that’s why I left that empty white space on the left… for her to add her own journaling! Lots of the lovely chipboard pieces finished off the bottom and of course help set off the fun stenciling that I did using the Molding Paste and the Prima stencil included in the kit. I just love scrapping vintage photos! Do you?
Ashli Oliver
 
 Irina used the tulle fabric with an embroidery hoop to create a gorgeous piece of art!
Irina
We totally love how Michelle used the fabrics to create a gorgeous album!! This is absolutely incredible.
Michelle Sanders
 
These fabrics are so pretty! I decided to make flowers and leaves out of them. I cut strips of the green fabric and sewed them to make them look like leaves. I used a die to cut out some flower pieces of the dark and light peach colored fabrics. I topped the large flower with one of the Prima Marketing flowers from the kit. I took the lighter fabric and hand cut it to make two rolled flowers. I topped off the flowers with some glass beads to add a bit of sparkle!
Rae Moses
Thanks so much for visiting today! Please don’t forget to check out our gallery for more inspiration. We would love it if you would follow us on Instagram (BadGirlsCouture2007) so you don’t miss out on all the crafty inspiration that our Design Team has created! We are here to inspire and motivate you to create something fun, challenging and new for yourself!! Don’t be afraid to cut into that fabric to create something beautiful for your projects! Just don’t forget to use sharp scissors!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabric Mini Book


Happy Monday! I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this little mini album with you! I just love the October Bad Girls Couture Kit. Have you checked out their kits? They are fabulous! I was inspired by these colors and the kit has a few of these colors in a deeper hue. I added a touch of gold to make these colors pop!

Pinterest Inspiration

I used the packaging from the 7gypsies tins as inserts for the mini book. This mini album is 3″x3″. I love making this size mini because it’s super easy and it works great for those of you who can’t seem to throw your scraps out. Hey, I am not picking on you… I am the same way!

I used gesso to adhere the fabric to the packaging to use as theand back of the mini book. I cut several pieces of patterns from the Prima Paper to use as inserts and photo mats for the mini.

Once the gesso was somewhat dry, I used scissors to cut the excess fabric from the edges.

And because I am always looking for ways to save trees and recycle… I cut the little words from the packaging to use as embellishments for the mini album.

Here are my little pages.

Here are a few close-ups:

I used my Bind-It-All to bind the pages together. I can’t remember the last time I used it. I finally dusted it off and put it to good use.

I used a little piece of transparency… sparingly. I am hording the rest.

The photos are all 2″x2″ (maybe a little smaller).

And here is the cover. Nothing too fancy… I wanted to keep it simple!

Remember, the next time you are about to throw those scraps away… you can maybe make a little mini book instead! They make great gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Colour Splash with Rich Colors

Hi friends!

 

It’s Rae with you today to share a layout with rich fall colors from the October kit. I pulled out all of the deep colors from the kit to create this layout. Of course all of these darker colors needed to be balanced, and the pinkish Prima Marketing paper with the watercolor-like roses was perfect for it as it had the red and green tones already.

 

I started by cutting up the papers for the layers at the top of the layout. I used a couple of border punches on some of the paper strips, and distressed the others. I also wanted to incorporate the black and gold accents I used, so I added some black lace from my stash, and then used the Prima Marketing mould and paper clay to create a border. Before the border dried, I cut along the ovals in the mould design to created an interesting edge. Once dry, I painted it with the gold Tattered Angels Glitter Glam, and then rubbed on some dark metallic wax for a vintage feel.

With the top of the layout done, I moved on to the rest of the layout, starting with the Hambly Screen Prints transparency- I cut the oval frame out to use for the base of cluster/layers  under the photo, and one of the frames that looks like it’s for a label as the base for my title.

This is one of the many pictures my daughter takes on Snapchat with that funky flower crown filter that I covered with some small handmade roses, and a die cut from the green Hambly paper for some twigs and leaves to create a crown that would work for these papers!

 

I added some of the red paper, distressed for the photo mats, and added some of the strings I pulled out of the upholstery fabric that came in the kit into the layers.

Here in this picture, you can see some of the fabric that I cut out- some branches with leaves, and the red and gold flower under the green rolled rose. I also added some more handmade roses and more of the green die cut leaves/swirls that I added to the crown on the picture.

Here, I added a title that I cut from my Cameo from heavy cardstock, and then painted with the Tattered Angels Glitter Glam, and then outlined with a black Sharpie. I added a couple more handmade roses, as well some of the tiny fabric leaves I cut out from the fabric.

I finished off the layout by adding some black splatters of India Ink.

Here’s another look at the layout.

Thanks for checking out my “Colour Splash” layout today!