Posts

Mixed Media Wooden Pumpkin

Happy Saturday Y’all!

Today I’m bringing a fun mixed media project so break out all the things!

I started off with an unfinished wooden pumpkin ornament and I applied a coat of Haute Mess white gesso.  Then I applied Molding Paste through a stencil and allowed it to dry before applying a series of color washes in two amazing Haute Mess pink colors, “Couture Pink” and “Sweet Candy Kisses”.

I couldn’t leave good enough alone so I flicked a bit of diluted torrid to the still wet paint and allowed it to bleed into the design.  Next I applied Haute Mess glass bead gel and then rubbed on some gold metallic.

Once all the paints were dry I glued all my awesome emblishements on and added some glitters with some Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium.

It sounds like a lot but it really was a quick, fun project!

I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful today!

Independent Spirit

Happy Monday girlies!!

So I have been patiently waiting to use this beautiful transparency page in my Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal and today is the day y’all!!  I hope you are loving it as much as I am!  I made you a little video to walk you through the process but first take a peek at the pics.

I used lots of cut out layers from old books and some tulle scraps as well as one of my favorite new A Vintage Girl stamps to stamp the corset.

This page is also heavy on texture with lots of molding paste, glass bead gel and glitter!

Now y’all hop on over to the link below and catch that process video for more details!

And thanks for stopping by today!  Now go make something beautiful!

 

Bad Girls Couture Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Cobble Stone Lane Journal
Matte Gel Medium
Molding Paste
Glass Bead Gel
Couture Pink Acrylic Paint
Torrid Acrylic Paint

 

RE-PURPOSED BOX

Good morning friends! Last year I subscribed to Dropps to help make the planet a better place by cutting down the amount of plastic goods I buy. I also recycle everything I can… as I was about to throw this box away, I thought it would make a cute gift box… or a cute box to have on my scrap desk.

To begin, I coated the box using clear gesso. I like using clear gesso because the paint stays true to their colors! Bad Girls Couture carries their own Clear Gesso…I ran out. White gesso could make the colors lighter.

I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time. Once the clear gesso was completely dry, I used the Kiss & Don’t TellBad & TattedCaution Tape and Sweet Candy Kisses acrylic paint to cover the entire box on the outside. I used the heat gun to dry the paint in between colors so the colors would not smear.

 

 

 

Once the paint was dry, I added some yellow circles all over the box. Then I mixed the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint with some molding paste to smear over the flower stencil from my stash.

 

I used Matte Gel to glue the stickers and die cuts down then covered them using the gel.

 

I used some heavy body gel to glue the buttons and chipboard pieces down.

 

 

 

This box was soooo much fun to alter. I can’t wait to alter another one.

What do you think? Have you re-purposed anything recently? I’m always thinking of fun things to alter instead of throwing them in the trash!

Thanks for visiting today!

Fly Home Mixed Media Journal Page

Happy Tuesday girls!!  Ready to get junqie?!  So today I’m in my Haute Mess Cobblestone Lane mixed media journal showing you some more ways to incorporate found junk in your journal and make it part of your art work!

For this page, I used some paper packing mesh as well as some old silk flowers I had hanging around.  I’m telling you…you can throw just about anything that will fit on a page, cover it in molding paste and texture and it’s beautiful!  Art journaling is so much fun when you just look around and this about the possibilities around you!

I’ve made a process video to show you how this page came together but long story short, I just slathered on a bunch of Haute Mess Molding paste under and over that paper packing mesh and used that as my starting point then added the flowers in the same way.

I waited for it to dry then white washed it a bit with “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess Acrylic and once that dried I gave the whole page a coat of Haute Mess clear gesso to prepare if for some color.

For the color I dabbed on some “Make it Rain” Haute Mess Acrylic paint and blended it well with some water.

I applied glass bead gel for texture and added some metallic touches with a rub of gold acrylic.  Then I added some Matte Gel to the areas where I wanted to apply the glitter to, sprinkled the glitter and pressed it in well.

I finished the whole thing off with my photo, butterfly embellishments and title stickers.

Click HERE for the complete process video and more details on this page! 

It really was a fun page.  The Molding paste & glass bead gel are my favorite products so I always have a ball and love the results when I use them on a page or project!  I hope this encourages you to go find some junk and make it into some fabulous art today!

THERE’S SOMETHING GOOD IN EVERY DAY

 

Good morning friends! Wouldn’t you agree, if we looked closely… There’s something good in every day. Some days it might be a challenge searching for the goods and that’s what I try to do when I feel like it’s one thing after another… mostly bad. But then I try to think of the positives. It helps sometimes. I created this art journal spread on a Sunday afternoon. I put on Madame X and grabbed some paint, my magazine, white gesso, and matte gel. I had no plans on what the outcome would be. All I knew was that I wanted to play with my paint and get my hands dirty.

To begin, I used the Cream Cardstock page as the base for this art journal page. Then, I cut out several patterns from an Allure magazine. After I finished cutting the pieces out of the magazine, I mounted them down using matte gel. I waited for the gel to dry before I covered the entire spread with clear gesso. The clear gesso helps the magazine from tearing once wet.

Before I started this spread, I had planned on creating a collage layout, but once I started working on this page, it took on an entirely different look.

After the clear gesso was completely dry I painted all over the page using Last Sin . Then, I used Million Dollar Baby to paint around the edges to create a nice border.

After the first layer of paint dried, I could see bits and pieces of the magazine patterns through the paint. I totally love this! Some of the magazine bunched up from the wetness of the gesso but it created a nice texture.

I painted the flowers using Sweet Candy Kisses, Million Dollar Baby, Fallen Angel, X-Rated and Make It Rain. I must say… I am really glad that I have all of the color paints listed in the shop because I am never restricted when it comes to selecting colors for my projects. I used several colors on this piece and they all look so pretty next to one another. The stamp sentiment is by Precious Remembrance Shop!

I painted the yellow sun and then added the flower to the center to add more dimension.  Once the flowers were dry I glued the cork heart and button to the center of the flowers.

What do you think? Are you ready to get your hands dirty yet?!! Come get yourselves some paint and a journal and start playing!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tea Anyone?

Today I’m ready to junque it up with a fun mini zine project!

I made this mini zine with discarded tea bags.  Yes you read that right.  I used old tea bags to make a little mini book out of!  Now you probably remember that I used a tea bag in a previous project when I was doing a journal page in my Haute Mess Mixed Media Journal.  This time I just thought how cute they would look all stacked and bound together as a little mini.  So my wheels got turning.

   

You can see from the pictures here that I stacked all the bags up and bound them together with some embroidery floss, but not before giving them each a good treatment with some Haute Mess Matte Gel.  After I let that dry I began assembling my mini.  I also added some funky Tim Holtz vintage photo strips and some word stickers.  You could embellish this in so many fun ways.

To tie it all together I used a couple of the tea bag tags (with the string still attached) and glued them to the inside covers.

This is the amazing Haute Mess paint colors that brought my beautiful clay embellishment to life.

And this is the wonderful Haute Mess Mediums that you just have to have handy when approaching a project like this.

To see the entire process, click below for a step by step process video

Supply List:

Haute Mess Matte Gel
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Bad & Tatted Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Hippie in High Heals Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Kiss & Don’t Tell Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Torrid Acrylic Paint
Used, Dried and Emptied Tea Bags
Various Ephemera/vintage photos/word stickers/Embellishments
Large sewing needle & Embroidery Floss

 

Song of the Butterfly – Upcycled Tea Can

Hey y’all!  I’m punching up the color today and adding some fun to an upcycled project.  I couldn’t bear to throw away this sturdy little tea can sooooo…I dolled it all up with some Bad Girlieness!

I wanted to focus on showing ya’ll the Haute Mess Gel Medium.  I love how you can use it to apply delicate items like I did here with this vintage sheet music and then layered on some sweet vintage butterfly cut outs.

I also added a painted and distressed clay embellishment to the top of the can and really love how it finishes it off.

If you want to see the entire process and all the paint colors and mediums I used, check out my video below.

Thanks for stoping by today!

 

Reusing & Repurposing & Creating!

Today I’m sharing with y’all a fun steampunkish project I made by upcycling a dollar store wind chime!  Take a peak at the finished project.

So let me show you a bit of the process.  I started with a metal Dollar Tree wind chime flower.  After removing the hardware and giving it a good sand I primed it with a thin coat of Haute Mess Gesso then added a thick layer of Molding Paste to the center.

I sprinkled some texture sand in various sizes into the molding paste and pressed them down a bit then applied a thin coat of Haute Mess Clear Matte Gel Medium to seal it all in.

I also spread some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel on the pedals of the flowers for even more texture.

Next I painted the entire piece in Haute Mess “Dive Bar” and then highlighted it with a damp brush and Haute Mess “Distortion”.

Once dried I rubbed on Haute Mess “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “C-Note” to give it an aged effect as well as some Prima Patina Effect Paste in “Brass” to give it a metallic sheen.

Finally I added some natural moss, a Tim Holtz paper doll die cut (how cute are these?!) and some amazing chipboard pipes from A Vintage Girl.  I rubbed the Vintage Girl Chipboard Pipes with some Silver Prima Patina Effects Paste and distressed them a bit with a black stamp pad.

Finally I glued the whole piece to a box I made in a previous project that I was using to store my handmade cards.  It’s a real upcycle project!!!

How can you do some upcycling this week?

Supplies:

Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Paints in the following colors:
Distortion, Drop Dead Gorgeous, C-Note, Dive Bar
Bad Girls Couture Glass Bead Gel
Bad Girls Couture Gesso
Bad Girls Couture Clear Matte Gel Medium
Prima Patina Effects in Brass
Prima Patina Effects in Silver
A Vintage Girl “Pipe Dreams” Small chipboard set
Tim Holtz Paper Doll die cut

 

“I Am Transformed” Journal Page

Happy Monday Y’all!!  I hope you are having an inspiring start to your week!  Today I’m going to share a journal page I did that was inspired by some awesome paper butterfly cutouts that I’ve just been hanging on to for just the right project!

For this one I gessoed one of the cardstock pages in my Haute Mess Couture Journal and began applying matte gel under and over the cutouts to adhere them to the page.  Then stenciled molding paste and layered on various Haute Mess Acrylic paints and blended with water.  Finally I finished it off with a stamped title, accented with some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, rubbed on some metallic and splattered on some blue liquid ink.  Curious?  Well check out my process video I did for you!  Check out the link below!

CLICK HERE FOR PROCESS VIDEO:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Lrbmrw7hhPQ” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>

Haute Mess Couture Products Used:

Gesso, Molding Paste, Matte Gel Medium, Glass Bead Gel, Acrylic Paints: Caution Tape, Make it Rain, Bad Girl Gaudy, Bad & Tatted, Drop Dead Gorgeous, First Crush.

Thanks for stoping by today and I hope you are inspired to go create something beautiful!