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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