Altered Art Journal Page 1

Aug 22, 2014

Well I final­ly did it, I start­ed an art jour­nal. But let me tell ya it was not an easy start. I start­ed out with one page, real­ly did­n’t like the bold col­ors because let’s face it, I’m not a bold col­or kin­da gal, so I then thought I would tone it down a bit, then I real­ly did­n’t like it and had to step away from the table because I could feel some major frus­tra­tion com­ing on. This is when I decid­ed I would try to make some DIY lip gloss, so I did. It was super fast, easy and I real­ly like it. DIY Lip Gloss Recipe All you need is 1 table­spoon of coconut oil, 1/4 tea­spoon of Vase­line and 5 drops of Pep­per­mint essen­tial oil or the essen­tial oil of your choice....

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Manitou Cliff Dwellings ~ Colorado Springs Colorado

May 2, 2014

After dri­ving around in the Gar­den of the Gods we went to see the Man­i­tou Cliff Dwellings. I am so fas­ci­nat­ed with any­thing that has to do with the past so walk­ing through the dwellings was real­ly inter­est­ing. The Man­i­tou Cliff Dwellings Muse­um exhibits relo­cat­ed Anasazi Indi­an cliff dwellings. The Anasazi lived and roamed the Four Cor­ners area of the Unit­ed States South­west from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1300. The muse­um was estab­lished in 1904 and opened to the pub­lic in 1907. The Anasazi did not live in the Man­i­tou Springs area, but lived and built their cliff dwellings in the Four Cor­ners area, sev­er­al hun­dred miles south­west of Man­i­tou Springs. The Man­i­tou Cliff Dwellings were relo­cat­ed to their present loca­tion in the ear­ly 1900s, as a muse­um, pre­serve, and tourist attrac­tion. The stones were tak­en...

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Delight In The Art of Collage ~ Book Review & Giveaway

Mar 27, 2014

Reviewed by Melis­sa Con­ner, Edi­tor of FaveCrafts.com There’s some­thing so artis­ti­cal­ly amaz­ing about mixed media. To see items like bro­ken spoons, beeswax, fab­ric scraps, and bot­tle caps come togeth­er to cre­ate some­thing tru­ly inspi­ra­tional is a sight to behold. The beau­ty and artistry behind col­lage and join­ing unlike pieces togeth­er is a skill many have mastered…but few can cre­ate such incred­i­ble and inno­v­a­tive designs as artist, Lisa M. Pace. In her new book, Delight in the Art of Col­lage, author Lisa M. Pace shows us how to take every­day mate­ri­als and morph them into these breath­tak­ing designs that lit­er­al­ly explode off the can­vas. By com­bin­ing dif­fer­ent medi­ums and tex­tures, the projects in this book engage the sens­es and are sure to inspire you to dive into your junk draw­er and see what kinds of...

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Season’s Greetings Altered Hoop

Dec 16, 2013

I decid­ed to make a fan­cy hol­i­day altered hoop with this lit­tle embroi­dered piece I stitched using two new stamp sets by Pink Per­sim­mon, Christ­mas House & Hol­i­day Hel­lo. I find great joy in hand stitch­ing a bit each night. It’s a great way for me to relax as I’m usu­al­ly wound up tighter than an eight day clock. This sweet hol­i­day decor piece can either hang or sit on an easel to add a lit­tle hol­i­day cheer to any spot. The wood­en hoop mea­sures approx­i­mate­ly 4″ in diam­e­ter. I used Maya Road Rhine­stone Trim, Fab­ric Tape, and Satin, Mini Ging­ham and Tulle Trims to alter the side and back edge of the hoop. A White Snowflake Trans­paren­cy adorned with a vin­tage ear­ring and a clear glass but­ton accents the front. I hope this...

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Hand Stitched Ornaments

Dec 5, 2013

I love to make hand­made items dur­ing the hol­i­days. I believe it all stems from my child­hood and mak­ing hol­i­day items with my mom. For as long as I can remem­ber she and I have made some­thing for the hol­i­days and these fab­ric orna­ments are fun to cre­ate espe­cial­ly if you like instant grat­i­fi­ca­tion. I did the stitch­ing one night and then stitched the back on the next. The images are Maya Road stamps that I stamped onto nat­ur­al muslin using Archival ink. I stitched a sim­ple out­line stitch all along the images, then using a pen­cil, light­ly wrote the name onto each orna­ment and hand stitched over it. Inside the but­ter­fly I added some Dia­mond Stick­les for a lit­tle sparkle. Once I had the images stitched I decid­ed to use a Maya Road...

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Delight In The Art of Collage ~ Preview

Nov 18, 2013

Fri­day, was an amaz­ing mail day. I received a copy of my lat­est book “Delight In The Art of Col­lage”. So for the moment please just humor me and take a look at how gor­geous each chap­ter looks. I worked so hard on this book and it does­n’t mat­ter if you’re a begin­ner or an advanced crafter there is a lit­tle bit of every­thing for every­one. And of course it has that vin­tage feel I love so much. I’m so proud of this book I can hard­ly stand the wait for you all to see it for your­selves. It will be released in Jan­u­ary and is cur­rent­ly avail­able through pre-order on Ama­zon. I love how the design­er Aman­da Kleiman cre­at­ed a col­lage of my projects for the Intro­duc­tion and each chap­ter. The pho­tog­ra­phers, Chris­tine...

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Delight In The Seasons ~ Autumn & Winter

Oct 25, 2013

These are just a sam­pling of the projects you will find inside “Delight In The Sea­sons” Autumn and Win­ter chap­ters. In these chap­ters you will learn fun tech­niques to cre­ate 3‑D Embell­ish­ments, Tis­sue Paper Trims, Inter­ac­tive Lay­ers, a Paint & Ink Pati­na, Altered Bot­tle Brush Trees, Cre­at­ing Pearles­cent Water­col­ors, Paper and Felt Bows, Fab­ric Cuffs and more. This book is filled with loads of inspi­ra­tion and right now when you order an auto­graphed copy the ship­ping is FREE! This is an awe­some deal. So if you are look­ing for a beau­ti­ful idea book that is not only pret­ty to look at but also filled with easy to fol­low step by step tech­niques for you or your craft­ing friends, I hope you con­sid­er pur­chas­ing this...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ DJ Pettitt

Oct 4, 2013

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist is, DJ Pet­titt. DJ cre­ates some of the most amaz­ing books and art jour­nals. Each one is cre­at­ed with beau­ti­ful tex­tiles and adorned with beads, a lit­tle embroi­dery, but­tons and more. She also enjoys paint­ing with acrylics on lots of dif­fer­ent medi­ums. FYI…...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Mister Finch

Sep 27, 2013

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. “Mak­ing things has always been incred­i­bly impor­tant to me and is often an amaz­ing release to get it out of my sys­tem. It’s a joy to hunt for things for my work…the lost, found and for­got­ten all have places in what I make”. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist...

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Antiquated Collection Card Class

Sep 4, 2013

I will be teach­ing my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion card class at Cre­ative Cards and Crafts the week­end of Octo­ber 18th & 19th. Please con­tact the store for class times and fees. It’s going to be a super fun cre­ative week­end. Class Descrip­tion: In this Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion class I will show you how to assem­ble 5 beau­ti­ful 4” x 5.5” vin­tage themed all occa­sion cards using pat­terned papers from the Pink Paislee Cot­tage Farms line as well as stamps from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp line with Pink Per­sim­mon. Once all five cards are assem­bled and accent­ed using Stick­les, Pearls, Seam Bind­ing and Dec­o­ra­tive Stick Pins you will be ready to cor­re­spond with friends and fam­i­ly. Please Note: I will bring a lim­it­ed amount of stamps from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp line. If you would rather a...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Nellie Wortman

Aug 30, 2013

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is an ongo­ing fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist is, Nel­lie Wort­man. If you have not seen her blog “Ear­ly Morn­ing Thoughts” you must give it a vis­it. What Nel­lie cre­ates using tex­tiles and oth­er medi­ums is tru­ly inspir­ing. Her blog is filled with pho­tographs of items she has cre­at­ed....

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Quilted Memories

Aug 13, 2013

I’ll be teach­ing three class­es at Cre­ative Cards and Crafts in Vil­la Park, IL ~ Oct. 18th & 19th. This project is just one of the three class­es I’ll be teach­ing. In my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries” class you will paint and alter a 5” x 5” wood­en shad­ow box using a beau­ti­ful but­ter cream col­ored acrylic paint and vin­tage sheet music. You will accent the back of the shad­ow box using stamps from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Line which I’ll be shar­ing so you can per­son­al­ize the back as you wish. Inside each 1.5” square you will attach fab­ric pieces from a tat­tered and torn quilt lov­ing­ly sewn by my great great aunts. You will accent each fab­ric piece with items like vin­tage shell but­tons, cro­cheted doilies hand­made by my mom, a vin­tage glass vial filled with sil­ver...

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Petaloo Color Me Crazy & Ranger Ink ~ Altered Clutch

May 17, 2013

I’m hap­py to let you know I’m a guest design­er on the Petaloo Blog, today. This entire week has been their Col­or Me Crazy & Ranger Ink chal­lenge. Cheryl at Petaloo sent me a pack­age of the Petaloo Col­or Me Crazy prod­ucts and asked that I only alter them using Ranger Ink prod­ucts. To see how I cre­at­ed this mini shab­by chic clutch and read how to recre­ate one of your own, hop on over to their blog and check out the tuto­r­i­al I post­ed. This mini shab­by chic clutch is a fun project to make and girls/ladies of all ages will want one of their very own.   Below is a com­plete list of all the man­u­fac­tur­ers and prod­ucts used to recre­ate this project. Petaloo: Col­or Me Crazy Can­vas Fab­ric Flow­ers ~ Shab­by...

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Floral Chic Card Kits for Sale

May 3, 2013

I have a few remain­ing Flo­ral Chic Card Kits left over from teach­ing at Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries, this past week­end. If you are inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing one of these kits please send an email to lisa@lisapace.com and I will email you a pay­pal invoice for $35.50. In your email please include the email address you wish for me to send your invoice to. The Flo­ral Chic card kit includes step by step instruc­tions as well as col­or pho­tos of each com­plet­ed card. You will cre­ate 6 dif­fer­ent flow­ers using beau­ti­ful Tu-Tu Tulle, Antique Alter­able Scal­lop Trim, Tulle Pleat, Vin­tage Lace, Organ­za Ros­es and Zip­per Trims. Once each flower is cre­at­ed it will then be used as an embell­ish­ment to accent an all occa­sion card. You will cre­ate with papers I’ve scanned and print­ed from...

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Mini Fabric Tape Wreath

Apr 23, 2013

This mini fab­ric tape wreath is a fun project to cre­ate and can be used in so many dif­fer­ent ways and for any hol­i­day or cel­e­bra­tion. If you want to cre­ate your own mini wreath I list­ed all the prod­ucts used below. I see so many pos­si­bil­i­ties with this wreath. You could put a mono­gram in the cen­ter to use as a place card, you could string sev­er­al onto a long piece of twine cord­ing to cre­ate an adorable ban­ner for a baby show­er, a pho­to could be placed in the cen­ter to cre­ate won­der­ful orna­ments to hang dur­ing any hol­i­day. Gosh I could go on and on. This project along with the Fab­ric Tape Flower Mini Can­vas, All Occa­sion Card and Smile Mini Can­vas are using prod­ucts that can be found in kits...

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Fabric Tape Flower Tutorial

Apr 10, 2013

Here is a real­ly fun flower to make using Maya Road Fab­ric Tape in Ging­ham Barn Red, Ocean Blue & Flo­ral Gar­den. This lit­tle flower can be used in so many dif­fer­ent types of projects and I have a feel­ing this is not the last flower I will cre­ate. Would­n’t it look cute tied to the top of a pack­age wrapped with butch­er paper then tied with any of the awe­some Maya Road Twine Cord­ing. It could even be the main flower in a bou­ton­niere or placed inside an altered wood­en spool as a decor piece… so many ideas. To begin mak­ing your flower you will need to cre­ate a petal form. Using wire cut­ters cut a piece of 20 gauge wire to 4 inch­es in length. Then about an inch from one end...

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Altering Paper Mache Eggs

Mar 11, 2013

I altered these paper mache eggs from start to fin­ish in less than an hour. These paper mache eggs mea­sure approx­i­mate­ly 1.5″ in length so they are rather small and per­fect to clus­ter togeth­er to accent lit­tle areas around your home. I start­ed alter­ing these eggs by first paint­ing each one with Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Blank Can­vas acrylic paint. When the eggs are paint­ed it makes the paper tape more vibrant. You don’t have to use paper tape either, you can use Washi Tape, Maya Road Fab­ric Tape, Tim Holtz Tis­sue Tape, basi­cal­ly any­thing you wish. Even mask­ing tape with stamped images using an archival ink would look nice. Now, that I’ve shared a few tips here are the sup­plies I used to alter my paper mache eggs. Paper Mache Eggs, Martha Stew­art Paper...

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Felted Pin Cushions

Dec 28, 2012

These are I think the cutest pin cush­ions ever. I made these for my mom and aunt Bren­da who came down for Christ­mas. They both sew, so I thought hav­ing a small pin cush­ion to keep on their end table would be cute. The flower petals, cen­ters and leaves are felt­ed from wool rov­ing then attached to the top of vin­tage spools I’ve had using fab­ric adhe­sive. I accent­ed the cen­ter of one of the flow­ers using one of Jen­ni Bowl­in’s adorable pins. The mea­sur­ing tape around the spool is Maya Road­’s Vin­tage Tape Mea­sure Trim in Pink and Yel­low. I just wrapped it around the spool a few times and secured it in place with a strong adhe­sive. The end of the mea­sur­ing tape trim is cut using scal­lop dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors. These lit­tle...

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A Shabby Christmas with Maya Road

Dec 13, 2012

Gosh it’s been a while since I last post­ed on my blog. I had to dust off the keys. This year, I’m mak­ing all my Christ­mas gifts so my still incred­i­bly orga­nized craft­room has had a flur­ry of glit­ter going on in it. Besides Christ­mas gifts it’s CHA prep time and book projects that are freak­ing me out but enough of that stress lets get on to this fun project. I thought of a cute idea when I found this lit­tle tro­phy in my scrap­book stash and just had to make this home decor accent or orna­ment (which ever you pre­fer) and of course share with all my blog read­ers. This shab­by tree is real­ly fun to make. Here are the basic sup­plies I used… small plas­tic tro­phy, Sisal Christ­mas Tree, Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio...

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Hand Blown Glass & Quilts

Aug 16, 2012

One thing I love is glass­ware. Mom passed this gene right on down to me. She and I love to hunt for glass pieces in antique stores and thrift shops. I like to col­lect milk glass and green depres­sion glass. Mom likes hand cut glass. Hand blow glass is anoth­er love of ours and get­ting to watch Ron Hin­kle demo how he makes some of his items was a true treat. We’ve vis­it­ed his shop in Buck­han­non, WV 4 years straight and he’s always been no the road but this time we hit our vis­it just right. He is such a won­der­ful guy and cre­ates some of the most amaz­ing pieces of art. It’s sad to me that hand blown glass is a fad­ing art. It was won­der­ful get­ting to watch him cre­ate beau­ti­ful...

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Dream Tag

Aug 9, 2012

Here is a fun tag to cre­ate that is filled with all kinds of lit­tle tech­niques that are per­fect to use on oth­er pro­ject­sl. I start­ed with a plain mani­la office tag and cov­ered it with vin­tage ledger paper. Next, using the Maya Road Ornate Frames stamp set and Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the frame images onto the ledger paper. Next I took the new Maya Road Flo­ral Gar­den Fab­ric Tape and filled the inside area of the frames. I then accent­ed the flow­ers with Dia­mond Stick­les and let it dry. Once dry, I cov­ered the Fab­ric Tape with Glossy Accents and let it dry. Make sure you have a pin handy to pop any air bub­bles that occur. Here is a lit­tle tip: I like to leave the stamps on the acetate...

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