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“Seek Refuge In Him” Mixed Media Journal Spread

Hey Y’all!  For today’s Color Splash I thought I would show you how to spice up your gesso!  I used gesso as a background medium for a fun paint pulling technique I’ve been wanting to try and I thought you would enjoy it too!

I did a quick little process video to show you how I used the Haute Mess Gesso mixed with a bit of Metallic Mixing Medium and then layered with a coat of Floetrol as a base for this cool paint pulling technique.  Check it out and then see the pics for more details of how I pulled the entire spread together.

    

After I was finished with the feathers (as seen in the video) I dropped some gold metallic acrylic ink and allowed it all to dry well then rubbed a bit more gold over the top to highlight the texture a bit.  I then used the Bad & Tatted Haute Mess paint and freehanded the title as well as using some foam letter stamps to stamp the rest of the title.  I also made some freehand cross marks and then took a black ink pad and distressed both pages.  See the supply list below for a list of all supplies used.

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Gesso
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Bad & Tatted, Torrid, First Crush, Caution Tape, Make it Rain, Kiss & Don’t Tell and Dive Bar
Gold Acrylic Ink
Black Stamp Pad
Floetrol
Acrylic Pearlescent Mixing Medium

‘Don’t be Afraid to Edit’ Art Journal Page

Hello!

It’s Lisa here today to share an Art Journal Page with you.

I have started with a pink canvas page from my Park Ave Penthouse Journal.
I have given it a coat of ‘Clear Gesso’
then used ‘Molding Paste’ to stencil some patterns that I liked.

I have then adhered some gauze & tissue paper with my ‘Matte Gel’ Medium,
and then ‘Glass Bead Gel’ to add some texture.

I have then added some colour, using ‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Distortion’, ‘Broken Doll’,
‘C-Note’ and ‘Bad & Tatted’.
A little bit of stamping

I have added some tags, stapled on.
Some elements from my papers, Word Stickers and chipboard pieces.

Loving the stitching on this page!

I hope you like what I have created.
I will be back soon with some more to share with you!

Lisa

Bad Girls Couture Products Used:
Haute Mess Molding Paste

Haute Mess Clear Gesso

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium

 Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess ‘Fallen Angel’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Distortion’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘C-Note’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Broken Doll’ Acrylic Paint

Haute Mess ‘Bad & Tatted’ Acrylic Paint

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful Layout | Donna Espiritu

Hello, Bad Girls! Donna here for my first project this month of April. I’m gonna be sharing a simple mixed media scrapbook layout today using some Haute Mess Acrylic Paints, Mediums and a recycled item.

Collecting and cardboards, boxes, etc. are one of the things I like doing. So, basically, I’m a box hoarder lol! I use them in replacement of foam tapes when I need lots of them. For my project today, I used one not just to add a bit of dimension (height) to some elements in my layout but to add texture as well. If I’m not mistaken, this corrugated board is from an old toy box.

I painted the background with Couture Pink and Make It Rain. This is the first time I used Make It Rain and this combination is really pretty! Then, I did dry brushing as well as diluting the paints with a bit of water for a watercolor effect. I also splattered Bad and Tatted diluted in water as well.

I love how the dry brushed paints added texture as well.

The recycled corrugated board gave a bit of height to the elements in this layout.

I hope this one inspired you to be creative today! See you all in my next post and project.

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting!

Supplies Used:
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Couture Pink, Make It Rain, Bad & Tatted

Haute Mess Mediums – Gesso

Other:
Kaisercraft Breathe collection, Paige Evans cut file, corrugated board, white thread, glue

Mixed Media Trinket Box + VIDEO

 

Hello Bad girls!
It’s Lisa here today to share a project with you.
I have created a Mixed Media Trinket Box,
using my favourite Haute Mess Mediums & Paints.

I have started with a simple cardboard trinket box from my $2 shop.
To start, I have added some lace around the edge of the lid and a chipboard frame to the centre,
with my Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium.

I have then coated it all in Haute Mess White Gesso.
I have adhered tissue paper and other elements with my Matte Gel Medium.
I have then used my Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, to add texture to the box.

After more gesso, I have added some colour!
I have used my Haute Mess ‘Kiss & Don’t Tell’ Acrylic Paint.

I have then lightly brushed it with Haute Mess ‘Fallen Angel’ Acrylic Paint.

To finish I have lightly rubbed it with some metal wax.

You can watch the VIDEO below.

I have used the following Products from Bad Girls Couture:

Haute Mess White Gesso

Haute Mess Matte Gel Medium

Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint ‘Fallen Angel’

Haute Mess Acrylic Paint ‘Kiss & Don’t Tell’

Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti

Hey guys!  Michelle here and I’m getting all messy in my journal today and I know I say this every time…I am having way too much fun doing it!  Today’s piece didn’t end up anything like my original vision but it’s totally ok because I love how my vision for the page changed as I was working on it.  I did “junque” it up a bit by using a vintage hymnal page as part of my background.  So let me show you how it all came together!

I started out by preparing my page with a nice layer of molding paste

Next I painted over the dried molding paste with a thin coat of the Haute Mess Acrylic paint in “Grunge” and watered down some “Distortion” paint to give it a subtile aged effect.

Once those layers had all dried I moved on to applying the vintage hymnal page by brushing on a thin coat of matte gel under the vintage page and on top.  Again allow to dry before moving on.

Next I applied some strokes of Haute Mess Acrylics in “Last Sin” and “C-Note” with a pallet knife, making sure to leave some texture for added interest.

After that had dried I rubbed and dotted on some gold acrylic with my fingers before applying a thick line of Haute Mess Matte Gel with a brush to the center of towards the bottom of the page.

I then sprinkled coarse gold glitter over the matte gel (do not allow this to dry)

Before this has the opportunity to dry I came back over it and fanned it out with a brush and more matte gel medium.  This forms an anchor for my title and the photo that will go on the page.

Finally I applied some phrase stickers and a cardstock cutout of a vintage girl and inked the whole thing up with a black stamp pad.  Turns out it’s one of my favorite pages now!

Supplies:

Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Molding Paste
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Matte Gel
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “Distortion”
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “C-Note”
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “Grunge”
Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic Paint “Last Sin”
Phrase Stickers & Cardstock Photo Die Cut – Tim Holtz
Vintage Hymnal Page
Gold Glitter

 

“Tre Verdigris” Mini Canvas

Hey bad girlies!!  Happy weekend to ya!  Today I’m sharing some more canvas love with y’all!

I really think I’ve developed somewhat of an addiction to these mini canvases!  For this one I had just gotten the coolest Sculpty face mold that I just had to use with some paper clay.  I had visions of these cool clay faces all textured and painty and gritty on a sweet little canvas and I got out right gitty!  So I got to work.

For details on how I created it, check out this process video.

Supplies Used:

Haute Mess Molding Paste
Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel
Haute Mess Bad & Tatted Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess C-Note Acrylic Paint
Haute Mess Kiss & Don’t Tell Acrylic Paint
Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic Antique Gold Paint
Creative Paper Clay Sculpty Clay Mold
Copper jewelry wire
Hot glue

Create From The He{Art} Art Journal Tutorial | Donna Espiritu

Hello, lovelies! Donna here back with a new project to inspire you today.

I decided to decorate my Art Journal cover and it was harder than I imagined. I wanted to incorporate stuff that I love most when creating. But I love a lot of *things* so I just trimmed down to my top 5:

*Color Pink

*Florals or flowers

*Butterflies

* Texture

*And a bit of dimension

I started with an idea in mind but ended up with a totally different result afterward. You will see.

I applied clear gesso to the front cover of my Princess Palace Haute Mess Art Journal. Then dry brushed paints one after the other. I used Couture Pink, Broken Doll, Plastic Angel, Fallen Angel, and Mannequin. Then I used a stencil and modeling paste to add texture.

I also gathered some old stuff stored inside my box of crafty whatnots. I applied gesso before painting them with Fallen Angel, Couture Pink, and Sweet Candy Kisses.

At this point, I am still unsure of what to do with them. I have to be honest, I literally stared at them and stopped and then stared some more. I realized they’re kind monochromatic now that I arranged them as you see below. I stopped for a few days because nothing is coming to me. This is how I imagined it at first but then changed it halfway.

I also decided to add another layer of paint wash so I diluted Fallen Angel with water and brushed the surface for a subtle shade of pink.

I wanted to use “Create With Your Heart” and tried several ways to incorporate it. I tried to print, to write it, but I didn’t like how it looked. So I opted to use alpha stickers later on. I also thought of using a monogram letter as my focal point. I settled with the letter A for Art. I just printed this and used as a template. I adhered to a dark pink cardstock, backed with a patterned paper and mounted with foam tape for dimension.

I used Clique Kits’ February kit featuring Cocoa Vanilla’s Midnight collection. I especially love the ephemera pack especially the flowers and 6×8 papers. I love the combination of pink and blue-ish grey and of course, the flowers. I flickered some diluted Sweet Candy Kisses and Bad & Tattered as a final touch.

And here is how my Haute Mess Art Journal cover turned out

I wanted it to “look and feel” like my style and I think I achieved it, eventually. I’m really happy with the end result.

Bad Girls Couture Used:
Haute Mess Art Journal Princess Palace
Haute Mess Acrylic Paints – Couture Pink, Broken Doll, Plastic Angel, Fallen Angel, Mannequin, Bad & Tattered
Haute Mess Mediums – Gesso, Clear Gesso, Molding Paste

Other Supplies:
Clique Kits Feb kit Moonlight Sonata feat. Cocoa Vanilla Midnight collection, White thread, Kaisercraft wood flourishes, Blue Fern Studios wood chipboard, various flower, and leaf dies

That’s all from me today. Thank you for dropping by!

Until next time… happy crafting!

Altered Roller Stamp Holder

Hello! Nicole here today with a metal roller stamp holder that I altered using some gesso and a variety of the Haute Mess acrylic paints. About a year ago, I bought this stamp holder from Amazon in hopes that it would help me organize my roller stamps. I did not like the green metal, but I figured I could alter it later down the road. One weekend, I decided to pull out my gesso and paints to see what I could do to transform this thing. I had no idea what would come from it.

This was such a fun project to make. I really enjoyed the process and it was very therapeutic for me. To begin, I applied about three coats of gesso on the metal base. I gave the gesso some time to dry before applying the additional coats.

Once the gesso was completely dry, I used a gel medium to glue the metal stars to the base.

When the stars were completely dry, I added another coat of gesso.

Once the gesso was dry. I rubbed some Opal Magic Wax all over the bottom of the base.

Then I sprayed the base using the Dragonfly Blue Color Bloom Spray Ink. I let the ink sit for about an hour and then I dabbed at the excess ink using a paper towel.

To add some texture to the base, I smeared some glass beads all over the base using my finger. I’m not sure if this was smart considering it was glass, but it worked. LOL

Then I sprayed the base with Spray Adhesive.

Once the adhesive was completely dry, I added a coat of the Haute Mess, Fallen Angel (white) to tone down the blue. If you look closely, you can see the little speckles of glass beads. It looks so pretty up close in person.

To complete the base, I used a small paint brush and a few colors from the Haute Mess acrylic paints to paint the stars using random colors.

 

 

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.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I inspired you to find something metal in your house to alter!

Broken Hearted Mixed Media Journal Page

Happy Sunday y’all!  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far!  This week when I sat down to create in my journal I didn’t have a real idea of what I was creating I just was creating.  I knew I wanted to create something with lots of color and saturation and I wanted to make some scratch marks into my wet molding paste.  Other than that I didn’t know what the page would look like or even a theme.

I knew I would be getting my paints and mediums pretty wet so I removed the page from my Haute Mess journal.  It’s awesome to have the freedom to be able to remove a page when you need to if you want to work on something outside of the journal for a bit more elbow room and know you will be able to easily place it back in the journal when you have completed the page.

So I got to work applying my Molding Paste with a pallet knife to 3/4 of the page and allowed it to dry a bit (you can use a heat gun to speed this up)…but you don’t want it to fully dry yet.  Then I took my pallet knife and scratched a series of marks into the semi dried Molding Paste.

One the molding paste is completely dry I brushed a few strokes of “Torrid” Haute Mess paint (it really didn’t take a whole lot because the saturation is amazing!)

I immediately brushed over the “Torrid” paint with a water brush to make more of a saturated wash over the entire area that has been covered with molding paste.

Next I dropped a few drops of gold metallic on top, making sure the area stays wet so the ink kind of floats around a bit.  If needed drop a few drips of water near the gold ink to help with the flow effect.  Use a heat gun to help dry it blend the colors well.

It became very apparent to me as I was working my page was looking like a wounded heart.  I immediately knew where this page was going from here.  I love how when you are working in your art journal a page will organically just transform and begin become something that is so apparent.

Needless to say a wounded heart needs to be healed & bound up, so that is exactly the direction I took with this.  I applied a large scrap of cheese cloth by brushing on a thick coat of Matte Gel to my journal page, laid the cheese cloth down and then brushed on more Matte Gel to secure it.

Lastly I added my title with a scrap of  self adhesive tape I had in my art journal scrap stash and some cool safety pins

Now ya’ll go get some texture in your art today and show us!

Want versus Have Art Journal Page

Hello, loves! It’s Donna here with another project for the Bad Girls Couture Design Team. For this project, I used the Vintage Music Page in my Paper Doll Palace Haute Mess Art Journal and Haute Mess Acrylic Paints and Mediums. I prepped the surface with Clear Gesso first before dry brushing a thin coat of Couture Pink acrylic paint.

Then, I mixed a bit of Gesso and Sweet Candy Kisses then used a cut file by Paige Evans as a stencil.

I also used the same mixture of Gesso and Sweet Candy Kisses to lightly brush the edges for a unified overall look.

I cut a 6 ½ x 6 ½ pattern paper into two and adhered in the middle of the page then splattered diluted Kiss & Don’t Tell and Bad & Tatted Acrylic Paints. Once the paints and mediums dried, I used some doily, messy thread, rhinestones and mounted fussy cut flowers and word arts using foam tape.

Love how this page turned out!
A gentle reminder to be thankful for the things in our lives, good, bad and in between.
That’s all from me today and may this inspire you to create something beautiful too!

Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting,
Donna

Supplies used:

Haute Mess Art Journal Page
Haute Mess Mediums:
Gesso, Clear Gesso, Molding Paste
Haute Mess Paints:
Couture Pink
Sweet Candy Kisses
Bad & Tatted
Kiss & Don’t Tell

Others:
Kaisercraft Blessed 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper pad Sticker Sheet; Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Soft Pink, Wine, Island Lagoon; Paige Evans Cut File

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.