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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

 

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!

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!

Playing with Molding Paste and X-rated Paint

Good morning friends. It’s my favorite time of year! I LOVE fall. I love the crisp, cool air and the changing leaves. And my neighborhood is beautiful with all of the trees. I’m looking forward to taking a few pictures. Today I’m sharing a fall layout that I created using molding paste, stencil and X-rated paint.

I kept this layout pretty simple. I wanted to focus on the photos, but I love the leaves stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and had to find a way to use it!

I used Creative Memories’ Gather Together collection to embellish this layout.

I hope I’ve inspired you today. Thanks for stopping by!

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,

TRICK OR TREAT

Good morning everyone! We are halfway through the week. The weekend will be here before we know it. Today I have a fun art journal spread that I created using stencils, molding paste, acrylic paints and glass beads! Halloween is around the corner and I have yet to scrapbook Edward’s Halloween photos from last year!

Love the colors and textures on this layout. Such a fun piece! I embellished this spread using vellum die cuts and tags from Pretty Little Studio. The acrylics are from Bramble Fox. Both companies are small businesses owned by women. I enjoy supporting small business whenever I can!

To begin, I coated the stitched chipboard page using the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I added splashes of the Last Sin and Sweet Candy Kisses. Then I mixed a dab of the Drama Queen acrylic paint with some molding paint to create the flowers in the background using a stencil.

I covered the vellum leaves using the gel beads. Once the beads were completely dry, I coated the beads using Colorations Sprays.

I coated the raven using the gel beads to give it some texture. Then I glued the epoxy heart to the center.

 

I hope you were inspired today! Thanks for visiting today!

Song Bird

Happy Monday y’all!!  I hope you are inspired today to create something beautiful!  I was inspired this week to create by this amazing sheet music page in my Haute Mess Cobblestone Lane Journal.

For this page I went to my scrap box and grabbed a few things to use that I thought would add interesting texture and layers and convey the feeling I was looking for.

My jumping off piece was this beautiful bird illustration and I just really went from there, gathering scraps of tissue paper and mesh that I liked.

I applied them down with some Haute Mess clear gesso and then secured the mesh down with some Haute Mess molding paste.  The background of the page also got a bit of a dry brushing of the “Naked” Haute Mess acrylic paint.  I added some extra texture and interest with some Haute Mess glass bead gel in some places and then gave the whole thing a light metallic rub.

The finishing touch was a sweet little die cut butterfly by Tim Holtz.

For a step by step instruction and more close up pictures, check out the link below

Thanks for stoping by today!!

Supply List:

Clear Gesso
Glass Bead Gel
Molding Paste
Naked Acrylic Paint
Cobble Stone Lane Canvas Journal