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!
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