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DO MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE

Good morning friends! My term with Bad Girls Couture is coming to an end and I am just now decorating the first page of my art journal. It’s been such a fun year playing in my one of a kind art journal. I have to admit, I wasn’t so sure I could do art journal spreads… the first few months were a challenge. After a few pages into the journal and stopped trying to hard and I just did whatever I liked. Some months, I scrapbooked a page in the art journal and others, I just pulled out my paints, molding paste and stencils and just created a fun mixed media background. SUPER FUN.

For this page, I used washi tape to create the triangles. Then I carefully added the stencil on the right side and created the pattern using molding paste. Once each triangle was completely dry, I made the others, touching up lightly here and there. Simple, but fun.

 

I used foam squares to mount the chipboard sentiment to the center then I glued the yellow gems below the chipboard to make it more feminine. I just love this page.

 

I am totally loving the color combination as well. I used Kiss & Don’t Tell and X-rated paint.

 

Come back on the 20th. I am going to create a fun flip through video of all the pages I created this year. If you haven’t purchased your Art Journal, do it today because you WILL love it. I have a brand new art journal waiting for me… This one is almost full!

Thanks so much for visiting. Hope you have a fabulous week!

Mixed Media Tags

 

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you’re enjoying your day! I have a really pretty mixed media spread to share with you today. I used lots of mixed media products to alter this Tag/3 Pocket spread from Bad Girls Couture’s shop!

Here is what the spread looks like before I started working on it. You can do so much with this adorable pocket page spread. I was going to add photos to each tag and then alter them, but then I decided to use inspirational sentiments instead. I just couldn’t decide on what photos to use… and I just wanted to create.

I started by painting the two tag pockets at the top using the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint, Then I used the Double Flower stencil from Art Anthologyl and Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste along with a palette knife to create the flowers. Once the molding paste was completely dry, I used the Broken Doll acrylic paint and Last  Sin to color the flowers in a bit. I used Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray in Sky Blue to add some more color to the ribbon and tags.

As you can see, lots of beautiful textures and color went into this spread. I just love it.

What do you think? Fun, stuff! And to make this post even better, I’ve include a full video tutorial so you can see just how easy this spread was to make… seriously, not that complicated at all. It was totally fun.

Thanks for visiting today!

“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

Altered Wall Art

Hi everyone! Today, I have a very fun project to share with you! A few weeks ago, I was thinking I needed something for my wall in my scraproom. I searched online for something pretty with lots of color and shapes/patterns and saw some paintings that were a few hundred dollars…and I didn’t even like them that much! So, I sat at my computer searching other websites and I just wasn’t feeling it. Then I talked to Wendy for a little bit on the phone and was like, I gotta go… LOL, I have an idea. hahaha, I just love when that happens.

I didn’t waste any time. I pulled out a piece of white cardstock and applied lots of Bad Girls Couture’s gesso to it. While it was drying, I pulled out stencils, paints, mists, Nuvos, stickers and buttons. I had a vision!!

When applying gesso to cardstock, I don’t worry about making sure it’s completely smooth because I want to add some texture to my project. Notice the messy look… You’ll see what I mean later in the post. :)

I used several stencils on this piece with a variety of different bright colors. I started with the darker color (blue) first using a mini circles screen. The brayer helped flatten the acrylic paint. Then I added some orange mist and blended it in with a baby wipe. Initially, I was going to use a pink butterfly. If you look closely, it’s there… but isn’t really clear. I decided to use the white paint to mute it down some. I used the cap to add a few bigger circles in the background, here and there. I used a scribble stencil at the top left-side of the paper using the orange mist to give it a rougher appearance. Once the paint dried, I added a little bit of lime to break up the orange, blue and pink a bit by applying a small dot on the brayer and rubbing in on the layout… By using a little at a time, I had more control over the color.

Here is a glance at the stencils I used…

I used Bad Girls Couture’s Molding Paste and a triangle stencil to add more dimension to the background. I decided to keep it white so it would pop off the page more… rather than mix it with some acrylic paint.

I was going to stamp a girl with wings to the center and it didn’t turn out well… so I covered her up with some more paint and splashed some more orange paint to the background. That is one thing I like about creating a mixed media piece…you can easily cover up your mistakes!

I love a little touch of black with bright colors… So I used this splatter stamp and some black ink. Then made swirls in the center of the splatters. Once the Nuvo dried, I added Jillibean Soup Buttons to the center using Tombow Glue. This glue is awesome… Nothing is coming off this page with this glue.

As an after thought, I added the chipboard hearts as well. I left them in their natural color since I had enough color… These chipboard hearts are by 7 Dots Studio. I glued some Doodlebug rhinestones to the center of the buttons just for fun.

And here is the final piece! I just love this piece and I especially like the fact that I didn’t have to pay a few hundred dollars for it! What do you think?

And here’s what it looks like framed. I was looking for a 12 x 12 metallic frame, but then I decided to just go with a gray frame.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I’ve inspired you to experiment with your mixed media products. It’s sooooo therapeutic and fun. I totally want to try this again. :)

March Bad Girls DT Challenge

Welcome! We are ready to inspire you with challenge projects that we created using the March Kit! This month, we let the designers challenge themselves… to create whatever inspired them at the moment with no limitations or boundaries. We wanted them to have fun and just create… and enjoy the process. We are excited to share these fabulous creations with you! These projects will blow your minds.

This month, I challenged myself to play with the acrylic paint and screen. I created this gorgeous background by squeezing three big globs of acrylic paint on to white cardstock. Then I took another piece of cardstock and placed it over the acrylic paint and smeared it a bit. Once the paint was dry, I toned the colors down by applying gesso on top of the paint. I used a credit card to smear lime paint around the edges of my layout.
Nicole Martel
 
Irina
 
 “Hello Gorgeous” Frame – I made this one for this month’s challenge.  I challenged myself to sue the chipboard pieces in a different and functional way.  I knew I wanted to make a display type piece for a photo or one of the word cards that was in the kit but I needed to figure out how to make it functionally possible so that the card would stand on it’s own.  I figured out that I could stand the chipboard pieces up and make sort of a rail for the card to slide in and out of so it’s changeable.  I painted and altered one of the silk flowers in the kit then layered some green moss to form sort of a nest.  I then painted a plastic egg with the blue paint from the kit and speckled it with some brown ink.  For the photo/card “rails” I stood the chipboard pieces up and glued them down and slid the card in.  The card itself is just decorated with some of the canvas resist letters that were lightly brushed over with a green ink pad and sewn on the card.
Michelle Sanders
 
This is my attempt at creating a simple layout! I started with a piece of white card stock that I added some stenciling to with Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste. Then, I sponged on some of the blue paint from the kit onto the stenciling. I cut 4 circles from the blue papers int he kit in various sizes and used black chalk ink on the edges. The chipboard from the kit was painted white and stamped with the coordinating stamp with black archival ink, then slightly inked with teal chalk ink. I added some black accents from my stash (the flowers and crystal swirl).
Rae Moses
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You are my happy

Good morning baddies!!! We are sooooo excited to share the February kit with you. If you love mixed media kits, this kit is perfect for you! This month’s kit includes Crate Paper, a chipboard album by Maya Road, Prima Marketing stencil and flower, a variety of vintage fabrics. And last, but not least, Bad Girls Couture’s molding paste. Our molding paste is premium quality made in the United States and it works well with stencils. What do you think?! Are you ready to get your scrap on?!!

Before you go, check out this layout I created using the kit. I love using circles on my layouts, especially when I am working on a mixed media layout. They add so much impact to a layout. I used Creative Memories Custom Circle System, but you can use a bowl and pen to trace a circle around your layout. Before I traced the circles on the cardstock, I covered the paper using white gesso. Once the gesso dried, I splashed a few colors of mists and paint onto the cardstock. Then I traced the circles once the paint and mist dried. I used the pink Glimmer Glam paint and a paintbrush to paint another circle around the circle to add more color.

 

I love the packaging of the flowers in this kit. The flowers are adhered to a hard plastic sheet that has doilies on it! It was too pretty to throw away so I cut a few of them out to use on my layout.

I cut a piece of doily in half and tucked behind the bottom of the photos. I used the chipboard frame to frame the picture of my sister and used foam squares to adhere the “You are my happy” chipboard to the bottom of the frame.

I added a few jewels, metal stars and buttons from my stash to decorate the circle. The chipboard hearts were part of the kit. I added a few other pieces of chipboard to the layout to help frame the photos nicely.

Thanks so much for visiting today! We hope you love this month’s kit as much as we love it!! If you love what you see, subscribe today, here!

Use that Junque Wisely!

One of my favorite ways to use up the “junk” on my studio desk is to collage it all up! And, thats exactly what I did for this project.

To get started, I grabbed the binder ring from the mini book included in this month’s kit, and a couple of the old bingo cards.

I then just started layering up lots of bits…

Under paper from my desk, chipboard pieces from the kit…

I even took the plastic packaging from the flair badges in the kit, filled it with sequins, stitched it on, then hung some ribbon (that I dyed using the simmer paint from the kit) from it! What a fun addition to this collage!

Lots of paint, plenty of stitching, some face sketching, a couple of feathers, and some splatters pull it all together!

A magazine clipping inspired the title… “Wise.”

Now, all I need to to is frame it up in a lovely shadowbox and hang it!

I love turning “Junk” into something pretty!

Have fun getting junky today!