March 21, 2019

ALTERED TEQUILA BOTTLE

Hi everybody! I've been saving my husband's tequila bottles for sometime now. He and his friend Billy can kill a bottle in just one night. I don't think that's something to be proud of, but I like that my husband brings me his stinky bottles home. Might as well re-purpose the bottles because I am positive, those bottles of tequila cost a pretty penny.

 

To begin, I coated the bottle with two coats of gesso. Once it was completely dry, I dipped my fingers in the gesso and rubbed all over the bottle so that I could get the gesso into the cracks.

 

I let the gesso sit for an hour to dry. Then I mixed some Molding Paste and a little dab of paint so I could use a 12"x12" stencil to paint flowers onto the jar.

 

I like to use a palette knife to mix the molding paste and paints so I do not lose any of the mediums. If you use a paint brush, the bristles will take up the mediums...

 

I carefully smeared the paints across the stencil, being careful not to lift the stencil or let it slide.



Once the paint was completely dry, I moved on to the next step. I had this piece of molding in my stash from the shop... I thought it would be perfect for the back of the jar! I used the "Kiss & Don't Tell: Haute Mess acrylic paint.

 

I painted the 7Gypsies keys using the "Kiss & Don't Tell and Make it Rain" paints. I love blues and greens... They are my favorite colors. Once the mold was dry, I used molding paste to adhere it to the back of the jar.

  

I used molding paste to glue the metal heart to the center of the mold. Then I rubbed some gesso over the metal since I planned on painting the metal once the gesso was completely dry.

 

Once the jar was completely dry. I waited three hours just to be sure... I used a brush to cover the bottle with lots of the glass bead gel. This gel looks soooooo pretty with the little beads once it is dry! 



Take a closer look at the little details that are hard to see on the bottle in the photo. Gorgeous!

 

Products Used: Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel, Haute Mess Gesso, Haute Mess Molding Paste, Haute Mess Acrylic Paints (Kiss & Don't Tell, Last Sin, Make it Rain).

Thank you so much for visiting today! Now, don't all run out and drink tequila just to get the bottle...any bottle will work. Save yourself from a hangover.

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.


March 16, 2019

BASICALLY FLAWLESS

Happy Saturday friends. I was going to come home and take a nap after I got home from work today, but then I got a second wind and started scrapbooking this layout for Pinkfresh Studio's March Inspiration challenge. I went through my Pinkfresh Studio stash to see what I could come up with. And hey...I finally used a few metal dies! They have been sitting on my desk, un-opened for months. I am such a lazy scrapper some days...


Here is the Inspiration for the March challenge. There's still time to participate. What you got in your stash?


Here are a few close-ups of my layout. Lot's of layers on this layout. I just love creating layers using patterned paper and die cuts.


I cut the square sentiments from patterned paper to create a fun little grid then ran my metal die through my die cutting machine to create a large title to tuck behind the cluster of papers.


I used my die cutting machine to create a few floral branches to help frame the center of the layout.




I pulled the hearts and clip from my stash to help use up what I have... 


Thanks for visiting today. Click here if you would like to participate in this challenge. Every now and then, I like to participate in challenges to get me thinking outside the box a bit. Try new color combinations that I wouldn't normally use.


March 14, 2019

FEELING PLAYFUL

Hi everybody. Have you seen the Stargazer collection by Paper House? Seriously, if you haven't, go check it out. This collection is perfect for those little boys who collect gems and rocks as a hobby. My son, Edward loves collecting rocks and gems. He is so fascinated by them. Often at times, he will come at me with a random fact on where a certain mineral came from and how it forms. I am always dumb-founded by how smart he is.


These papers are soooo pretty in person. Several of the sheets of patterned paper has gold foil on them and they are beautiful. I cut the circles from patterned paper. Then I mounted them on the page using foam squares and glue.


I added the gold and black heart from my stash. Then I added a few of the stickers from the Stargazer sticker packs. They are so shiny and pretty. :)




I added a variety of strips of patterned paper and stickers to pull this layout together and to help frame the photos into a nice design.


Thank you for visiting today!



March 13, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hello everybody! I'm back with another fun layout I created using Precious Remembrance Shop's Everyday Stamp Set. I have been trying to think of a fun, creative and unique layout I could create using the multi- paint splashes; I'm not quite sure what you call this stamp so we will just go with that. Also, I love that this set has a "Happy Birthday" stamp because this little boy of mine just turned 9 and I found a neat way to include the stamp on my layout.


I love the teal with the black. It looks so striking. I decided to add a little yellow to break up the colors a bit.


I started this layout by stamping multiple paint splatters so they were close together, but not too close.


Then I placed the photo at the end to get an idea of where I wanted to place the photo.


I pulled the "choose" foam stickers from my stash to use as a large title across the top of the layout. Then I used tiny sticker letters to complete the title with a little faux stitching.


I added some black hearts throughout the background to add dimension. Then I stamped "Happy Birthday" all over the background.


I felt that the top needed something more so I added the little speech bubble with a foam square above the title.


I matted the photo using some patterned paper and then tucked a card and mini tag behind it.



Here is a closer look at the journaling. As an after thought, I added the yellow word stickers. I like how they look!




Products Used: White Cardstock: My Mind's Eye, Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Stickers: Jillibean Soup, Mini Tag: Jillibean Soup, Enamel dot: Jillibean Soup, Cards: Jillibean Soup, Foam Stickers: Jillibean Soup, Jewels: Queen & Company, Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

March 11, 2019

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.

 


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


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