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Repurpose Journal Page by Lisa Amiet

Hello all!
It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you!

I have a page from my ‘Park Ave Penthouse Journal’ to show you.
This page speaks volumes about me, and it’s about something that makes me very happy 🙂
“Drink Tea & Read Books”

For this page I have used one of the white card stock pages from my journal.
I have then painted my page with ‘Clear Gesso’.

I have then used ‘Molding Paste’ and a stencil to give some texture to my background.

I have then added some colour to my page using my Haute Mess Acrylic Paints in
‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Mannequin’ & ‘Broken Doll’.

I have recycled an old watch face, that I have used on my page.
I have also repurposed some old book pages, into doilies.
I have used ‘Matte Gel Medium’ to adhere my paper pieces.

I hope you like what I have created, I had a lot of fun with this page.

Lisa xo

I have used the following Bad Girls Couture Products:
Clear Gesso – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-clear-gesso/
Matte Gel – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-matte-gel/
Molding Paste – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-medium-2-oz-molding-paste/
Fallen Angel – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-fallen-angel/
Mannequin – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-mannequin/
Broken Doll – https://badgirlscouture.com/store/haute-mess-mixed-media-acrylic-paint-2-oz-broken-doll/

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.

 

Colorful Journal Page

I’m going to show you a page from the new journals today!  I needed more color in my life… it’s grey and snowy here in New York and I’m feeling a bit blah.  I love color!  It brightens even the dullest day!  So, for this page, I’m using a TON of acrylic color as a background.  I have a video to share with you on how I apply the Haute Mess acrylics and mediums here. Check it out!

https://youtu.be/ML-oKrOhbpY

This is my finished journal page.  I used a cardstock, stitched page from the new Bad Girls Couture Journal.   I love anything rainbow colored (I am an art teacher after all…)!  Starting with the following colors to create a background, brush a swipe of each across the page.

Haute Mess acrylic paints (from top of page to bottom):

Torrid

Bad Girl Gaudy

Sweet Candy Kisses

Guilt Trip

Oop!  My Bad

First Crush

Caution Tape

X-rated

Drama Queen

Million Dollar Baby

Kiss & Don’t Tell

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Make it Rain

Bye Felicia

Hippie in High Heels

Whew!!  That’s a lot of colors!  It makes a beautiful, rainbow background… sure to brighten any day!

I wanted lots of interesting fonts for the quote on this page.  I scoured my stash of stamps, letter stickers, and Thickers to create this fun quote.   My thought was to make it as artsy as possible.  I love this quote ” When we stop fearing failure, we start being artists”.  It is true.  Failures are chances to learn in art and learning helps us grow as artists.  Having fear of failure, stunts our growth because you will be afraid to start anything.  Materials can be pricey but if you just buy materials to look at them and not use them, well, are you really being an artist? or a collector?  Get that stuff out and play!!!  Haute Mess paints are so much fun to play with and I intend to use them right up!!!

I love the little containers that the Haute Mess containers come in and each one has a bit of twine with a tag painted in the color that the container has inside so you can see what it looks like dry.  It also has a beautiful metal key attached!  I took these off the container (I know… gasp!) and knew I wanted to use them on this page!  I tied them all together and make a little banner of sorts. It makes me super happy to see them all there!

I hope you enjoyed my journal page tutorial and are inspired to add a little color into your life (whatever season it is for you)!

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. Container can be repurposed.

“Be Brave” Art Journal Canvas Page | Tutorial

Hello, lovelies! It’s Donna here with you today and I’m super excited to be sharing my first project for the Bad Girls Couture Design Team! The Pink Canvas Art Journal I used is the “Paper Doll Palace”. It has a lot of pages perfect for mixed media. I worked on one of the canvas pages for my project today and I used a lot of the Haute Mess paints too! I just couldn’t get enough of those beauties! The colors are amazing. You have vibrant, bold and soft in this batch of product release. I can’t wait for more in the future!

Be Brave. Live Bright and Sparkle
Be Fearlessly Authentic
Be Unique

I used one of the canvas pages and I prepped it with Gesso first before building up the paint layers one by one. It would help to use a heat gun to dry them before you add two or more paints but I preferred to spread them while they’re still a bit wet. The consistency of the paints is amazing, so smooth like butter.

Planned to use this art journal to the fullest with the hope that it will inspire me to create more art, just because. That’s why I started with this theme, I wanted to be braver in my creative journey and sometimes a gentle reminder like this can spark one’s imagination.

I have made a video tutorial and you can watch the full process:

I hope this inspired you to create something today!
Thanks for dropping by!

Donna

Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Art Journal Page
Haute MessMediums:
Gesso, Clear Gesso, Molding Paste

Haute Mess Paints:
Couture Pink
Sweet Candy Kisses
Broken Doll
Naked
Hippie in High Heels
Last Sin
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Million Dollar Baby
Bad & Tatted

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 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.