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Art-journal page Make Memories by Elena + VIDEO

Hello and welcome to the Bad Girls Couture blog.
DT Elena here today sharing art-journal spread I’ve created using the incredible products by Bad Girls.
First of all, I created a textured background with Molding Paste.
I used  for background paints  Bad & Tatted  and  Distortion 
You can always use the most ordinary things in your projects. For example, I took some dried leaves and stuck them with Matte Gel.
I wanted to make the leaves more textured, so I put Glass Bead Gel on them.
With the help of my favorite colors of paints, I painted the cutting and chipboard: Torrid, Guild Trip, C-Note 
At the end I always add a splash of paint Fallen Angel
.
Hope you like and I have video for you to watch if you would like to see my process.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Elena.

Do All Things With Love – Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies. Donna here with a new project to share. I added another altered page to my PaperDoll Palace  Canvas Art Journal and I hope you like it.

I created a shabby chic altered journal page with a beautifully textured background. I first brushed some Gesso over the surface before I added texture using a stencil and the Haute Mess Molding Paste. Once dried, I brushed Drop dead gorgeous and Couture Pink over.

Using another brush, I diluted Grunge with a bit of water and splattered over. I wiped off a little bit of the excess.

After everything has dried, I started embellishing with papers, die cuts, flourishes etc from the Ladylike collection from Kaisercraft.

Here is the process video I prepared for you to watch. I hope you like my art journal page as much as I do.

Thanks for dropping by and see you in my next post!
Happy crafting,

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

 

A Romance of Life

Happy Friday girlies!!

Today I’m mixing things up with some vintage sheet music, a tag, some string and fun embellishments.  And of coarse the yummy Haute Mess mediums and acrylic paints.

I started out by using the Matte Gel to apply the sheet music on to my Cobble Stone Lane Haute Mess Journal.  Then I smeared on some gold crackle medium I had in my art stash and allowed it to dry well.  As that was drying I moved on to my tag.

For the tag I wrapped some twine around the tag and then smeared it with a generous amount of molding paste and allowed it to dry well.  You can use a heat tool to speed the drying process up a bit.  Once dried I applied some watered down acrylic “Dive Bar” paint.

I then applied the tag as well as my other embellishments on to the page.  I painted the ribbon flower with the same watered down “Dive Bar” paint and then painted the center stone with “Drop Dead Gorgeous” as well as doing some dry brushing along the edges of the flower.

I added some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel and allowed to dry to various places on the page.  Next I applied some watered down “Drop Dead Gorgeous” just under the embellishments and added some paint splatters of watered down “Torrid” and “Million Dollar Baby“.

I finished it off with a Tim Holtz paper doll die cut, some title stickers and a metallic gold rub.

Thanks for stoping by today!  Now y’all go make something beautiful this weekend!

ALTERED BOTTLE by Elena

Hello dear friends!
Today i’m with a new Mixed Media project.
I was inspired by the sophistication of ancient statues.
 And I wanted to make an object reminiscent of that era.
Confess I never liked decorating bottles, and this time I was pretty skeptical.
However, the result that came out thanks to the chipboard exceeded all my expectations!
I got great satisfaction from both the process and the result!
Now I urgently need bottles of all sizes and shapes because I just fell in love with this format!
First, I primed the bottle with Premium White Gesso and stuck the chip:Checkerboard Panel
I wet the chipboard with water so it wouldn’t break and stuck it to the bottle.
Then I painted it with Bad Girls Couture paints. I used these shades: Make it rain и Last Sin
If you look closely you will notice a lot of gears of different sizes under the main composition.
Since they are painted to match the bottle, they are difficult to immediately notice.
However, they add volume and layering to my composition.
I used three sets of gears.:
One of the main decorations – chip Crown.
 I painted it with paints:
In the same colors I painted the Clock Face Frame and covered it with Glossy Accents by Ranger.
And additionally a little tinted alcohol ink
I took this lovely little key off one of the paint cans.
To add flicker to my work I tinted with wax
None of my work is complete without toppings.
I glued beads and glitter with Clear Gesso
I have made with the products by Bad Girls Couture:
I shall be delighted if you like my work and inspire you to create your own unique bottles.
Don’t be afraid to try something new and come back to topics you didn’t like before!
Life is full of amazing discoveries, let them fill your life!
Love, Elena!
Don’t forget to check out my Blog   and   Instagram

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!

Crafty Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girlies! It’s Donna here back with a new project to share. I made a scrapbook layout with a simple mixed media background using some Haute Mess acrylic paints and molding paste.

To create the mixed media background, I simply splatter watered-down First Crush, X-rated and Drop Dead Gorgeous acrylic paints. Then I used a stencil to add texture with molding paste.

The theme of my layout is about my love of scrapbooking. So I printed some recent layouts from the various companies and clubs I design/create for. I used a paper twine to hang the photos.

Used stickers and die cuts to embellish the layout mounted with some foam tape for dimension.

Totally love how this turned out. The Crafternoon collection from Kaisercraft is so perfect to what I had in mind for my project today.

That’s all for today and I hope you liked my scrapbook layout idea and it inspired you to be creative today as well.

Happy crafting,

Art-journal page Schoolgirl by Elena + VIDEO

Hello everybody! I have a school  art journal page I created using the black cardstock page.
I like working with a black background. All colors look brighter and more contrast on it!
My children continue to study, my son is at University and my daughter is at school.
So I chose this school theme for my page.

 In the video you can see the whole process of creating this page:

I used different scraps of paper, frames, flower and butterfly, which remained after the creation of other projects! I do not throw anything away and love to use such sets for new works!

Used this palette:

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

Haute Mess Mediums:
Haute Mess Paints:

Well that is all from me today. I do hope that you have enjoyed my project .

Stay tuned for more wonderful inspiration from the design team tomorrow.

Until next time take care and happy crafting.

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Altered Fall Sign

Ok, I admit that last time I blogged I was supposed to give you a real repurpose and I didn’t really do that.  Today I’m repurposing an old sign I had in my garage that I wan’t loving…one from the Dollar Tree at that and making it into something that I love now and will happily hang on my door!

First I removed all the elements before I began painting it.  (You can see the before and the process in the video below).  I made it very classic and kinda farmhouse-ish by gessoing it first then giving it a crisp coat of of “Fallen Angel” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  Then using a ruler I lightly drew some pencil lines to make it look like wooden boards.  I came back over the lines with “Grunge” Haute Mess acrylic paint and a fine brush, making sort of rough and imperfect lines.  Next I used foam letter stamps and using the same “Grunge” paint I stamped the word “Thanks” on to the top burlap section of the sign.  I then freehand painted the word “Thanks” in the Haute Mess “Bad and Tatted” acrylic paint.  Finally I glued it all back together and distressed the edges with some black paint.  I added a black letter “S” that I found at the craft store to personalize it for our family.  It’s the perfect timeless addition to our home that I know we will use year after year now!

Click here for the process video!

Thanks for joining us today!