Hot Mess... a technique that is fun and has exciting results!
The best part about hot mess is that it's easy to do.
Are you ready to get creative?
The process is simple. Apply your choice of chalk paste in small amounts on your transfer image. Use your fingers or squeegee to blend the colours together.
Personally, I have three (3) ways I like to blend my colours and each achieve a different outcome with the reveal.
Hot mess blend 1- Using your fingers, swirl & blend to achieve desired mix
Hot mess blend 2- Use a squeegee and pull in straight lines across the transfer image
Hot mess blend 3 - Use your squeegee and "S" pull your paste. Simply draw S's with squeegee, this give a slightly different look than pulling straight down.
There is always a brief moment in the hot mess process where you question your sanity and if the results will turn out... save the stress until after you Paste, blend, Peel & Reveal ... we have found that it always turns out that we have a Squeal!
Check out Handy Helper's rooster hot mess. This is a retired transfer, however the process stays the same for any transfer you use! This was completed on a stretch canvas done in a reverse canvas style.
A busy mom of three finding me time, therapy and fun with Chalk Couture and crafting!