Bunny Easter Egg or Treat Holder

Mar 19, 2015

How cute will this Easter egg or treat holder look sitting at each persons table setting for Easter brunch. You can fill it with a personalized decorated egg to use as a place card or fill it with chocolates for an after brunch treat. It’s really simple to make and I’m certain your guest will love the added touch. Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Alterations Easter Elements Sizzix Die, Matt Board, Floral Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Distress Paint Abandoned Coral & Cracked Pistachio, Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Glitz, Self Adhesive Pearls, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue Tools Needed: Scissors, Big Shot or Cuttlebug, Paintbrush, Paper Trimmer with Scoring Tool Using a Big Shot or Cuttlebug die, Matt Board and the Easter Elements die, die cut two bunnies and two bows. Using a Big Shot...

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Altered Bottle Brush Tree

Feb 16, 2015

Bottle Brush Trees are fun to alter for any holiday or to use year round as a home decor accent. You can attach these to wooden spools, perfume bottles, small glass jars, in shadow boxes, really pretty much on anything. Also, if you want to color your trees it’s easy using any of the non-iridescent Maya Mist colors. This altered bottle brush tree is so fast to create you can have it completed in under 5 min. Supplies Needed: Bottle Brush Tree, Small Glass Bottle, Seed Beads, Small Flocked Flowers, Seam Binding, Crochet Doily, White Maya Road Glitter Dust, Dina Wakley Gel Medium Tools: Scissors, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Instructions: Place seed beads into small glass bottle. Cut stems on small flocked flowers to shorten slightly, place into bottle. Double knot a piece of seam...

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I Love You Frame

Feb 13, 2015

This sparkly chipboard frame is going to be added to the front cover of a mini album. I plan to cover the album with vintage sheet music and ledger paper than add photos of Terri and Ansley. If you want to make this chipboard frame it’s super simple and here’s the tutorial. Supplies Needed: 2 Maya Road Chipboard Frames, Maya Road Glitter ~ Red & Silver, Red & Silver Acrylic Paint, Vintage Sheet Music, Martha Stewart Crystal Coarse Glitter, Vintage Glass Vial, Flocked Flowers, White Seam Binding, Diamond Glaze, Glue Stick, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Dina Wakley Gel Medium, Book Page Words “I LOVE YOU”, Adhesive Foam Squares Tools Used: Scissors, Paintbrush, Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Tweezers Instructions: Using a glue stick type adhesive, cover the front of one chipboard frame with vintage sheet...

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Drying Flowers

May 6, 2014

Sadly, my violas are getting to the end of their peak blooming season. I love violas and these have brought me great joy all winter. I can’t stand the thought of tossing them out so I decided to snip off all the blooms and dry them for future art and jewelry projects. Pressing and drying these tiny flowers is so easy to do. All you need are several sheets of wax paper, some heavy books and 7 days of patience. Since violas are so small 7 days is all you need to wait. If you are pressing larger flowers depending on the size it can take up to 4 weeks. To press/dry my violas I lined them on a sheet of wax paper then covered them with another piece of wax paper and placed some heavy books on top. So...

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Cupid’s Feathered Friend

Jan 21, 2014

Place a few drops of pink dye or Mist into a small cup of water, (the more dye the darker the color, less dye the lighter the color), mix together. Using a paint brush, apply dyed water onto white bird and let dry. You can speed up the drying process using a hair dryer set on the cool setting. Cover the body of the bird with a thin layer of instant decoupage, then apply Light Pink Glitter, tap off excess glitter and let dry. Cover the wings of the bird with instant decoupage and apply a thin layer of Iridescent Glitter and let dry. Apply instant decoupage to the beak of the bird then apply Fine Silver Glass Glitter, let dry. As you can see there is a lot of drying time but it should not take long...

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On My Table…

Jan 17, 2014

I’ve been playing around in my studio, this week and have really enjoyed working on a few soldering projects. Soldering is something I kinda put on the back burner for a bit while creating my last two books. I get so much satisfaction from creating items I have visualized in my head. I’m a true assemblage girl at heart. The house above has an adorable vintage Valentine image inside and is covered with a layer of resin. The vintage flocked flowers are a beautiful shade of pale pink and one is accented with the words “Love is”. I added two small rhinestones from a vintage necklace to the key. So I’m sure you figured it out that the title of this pendant will be “Love is Key”. I’m going to drill a hole in...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Donna Salazar

Sep 24, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” featured artist, Donna Salazar. Donna is a wife, mom, grandma, artist, designer, teacher and kid at heart. She loves Inky-Painty-Glitzy-Grunginess… what she calls her “Girlie Grunge” look. Her style is especially appealing to mixed media artists; however, her love of flowers and all things sparkly seems to appeal to crafters of all types and styles. She currently has licensed products with 5 companies. Donna’s, Life In A Dinghy Life in my magical dinghy would be peaceful and calm. The daily dusting of Fairydust Glitter would give my dinghy the ability to fly amongst the clouds. I would spend my days traveling through the fluffy white clouds gathering cloud flowers, just because I could. In the evening I would visit with the fairies in their cloud homes to get the next...

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Stickles

Jun 5, 2013

Most of you should know by now that I have a serious LOVE for Stickles, especially Diamond and Platinum! When teaching these two are a given for items needed in class. I use Stickles on pretty much everything I create and I have a saying about them too, “Stickles is to Crafters what Botox is to Plastic Surgeons. You can always use a little somewhere”. If you are a crafter that does not like loose glitter Stickles is a product for you. It’s easy to use and there is zero mess. So today, I’m going to show you how I use a little or a lot on my projects. Diamond Stickles is a great way to give a simple flower a little pop. All you need to do is apply a small amount onto...

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Get Acquainted All Occasion Card

May 28, 2013

col·lage ~ a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope. One of the reasons I love collage so much is I can assemble all the random vintage finds I discover in flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops to create one of a kind items like this card. A collage can be created as a one dimensional piece using all types of ephemera or three dimensional piece using found objects like buttons, milk caps, keys, millinery stems, etc.. This card is created using paper items, buttons, seam binding, twine and a milk cap that are all found in my Delight In The Art of Collage Kit 1 ~ Antiquated....

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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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Petaloo Color Me Crazy & Ranger Ink Week

May 14, 2013

All this week on the Petaloo Blog, Petaloo is showcasing guest designers using their Color Me Crazy Line that have been altered with Ranger Ink products. My guest designer post isn’t until Friday so I thought I would show you a few of the other projects I created just to peek your interest until then. You can see a gorgeous card Tammy Tutterow created and has posted on their blog now. This mini canvas was a snap to create and altering the Petaloo Color Me Crazy Petites, Butterflies, Fancy Frames and Keys are easy breezy lemon squeezy when using any of the products Ranger Ink has to offer. To create this mini canvas I first covered the mini canvas using a Paris themed napkin. If you have never used designer napkins as a base for a...

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Altered House Shadow Box

May 9, 2013

Some of you  might have seen this post earlier in the week and wondered what in the world is she doing… well I’ve always said I’m not a techy kinda girl. I had the wrong post date so it posted before I had the blog post finished. This is one of the classes I taught at Crop & Create. It has so many techniques and ideas that can transfer on to other different projects. The decoupaged Pink Paislee Coffee Filters on the roof can easily be placed onto a canvas,  mini album, paper mache box, wooden plaque and lots of other items. The Pink Paislee Mask and Gesso Technique can be placed on the projects I just listed as well as tags. And oh goodness you can do so many cute things with the...

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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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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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Sneaks of 2 New Classes

Feb 20, 2013

Afternoon Tea is filled with soft tones of pinks, greens, gold and beige which are the perfect color combination for any shabby chic class. In this class you will create an altered cuff and linen mini album that’s perfect to fill with words or quotes to inspire or special moments you wish to document. You will use products by Maya Road, Ranger and The Crafter’s Workshop as well as vintage treasures I’ve included. You will decoupage, paint, ink and stamp and I’ll show you how easy it is using metal stamps to accent the butterfly embellishment for your altered cuff. These projects can be kept for you or are perfect to be given to a special friend as a gift for any occasion or special celebration. Here is a mini video I posted on Vine Afternoon Tea...

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Stopping to Smell the Flowers

Aug 15, 2012

For the next 10 days I am going to do my best to unwind. Those of you who know me, know I’m wound up tighter than an 8 day clock. Well, for the next 10 days, I’m determined to unwind and not think of my “To-Do List” that is waiting for me when I get home. Although, just typing the words “To-Do List” makes my inner 8 day clock wind up. Yikes! Anyway, back to the unwinding… Yesterday, I started my day looking at this view. As my niece Madelyn calls these days… “It was a Bluebird Kinda Day”. There were hardly a cloud in the sky and it was blue, blue, blue. Yesterday, mom, dad and I drove around and did a little antiquing. I found some really awesome things for classes and...

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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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I Love Downtown Chicago

Jul 15, 2012

I think Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit and I never tire of walking downtown. The architecture, landmarks and window shopping is amazing. Getting to spend the day with Caroline, David, Laura, Ronda, Emily and Jessica made it even better. So what started out not being such a great day ended up being a blast. I love riding the train into downtown and am intrigued with how close businesses and homes are to the train. The train is literally in their backyards. I’m sure it has to be super loud but I guess they get used to it. The Civic Opera House was really pretty and walking over the river is a guaranteed beautiful view and for some reason I really like seeing all the metal beams underneath the train. I think...

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Late Night Creative Play

Apr 18, 2012

I was playing late into the night with Bees Wax and thought I would give you a keeping it real photo of my work area. Maybe this is why I love junk shops and thrift stores so much… the messier the better. You’ll find all kinds of things in this photo… finished projects, dried flowers, lace, buttons, sheet music, bees wax etc… all the things I love. Encaustic art is were I want to remain. I love the smell of melting wax, I love how it swirls, bubbles and flows. It’s been quite a journey getting to this place but this place feels natural, effortless and makes me so happy. This piece is still in the works. I love how dried flowers look underneath layers natural bees wax. I’m not sure how this piece...

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Featured Artist ~ Susie Moore

Mar 23, 2012

I’m thrilled to show you the tag and mini hanging Susie Moore created using my Antiquated Collection stamp sets. Susie created the tag above using the Perfumery  stamp set. The altered flowers with their bold color are perfect to accent the side of the perfume bottle. And you know I love the glittered edges of the tag. Then the pearl accents on the crown complete the tag perfectly.  Goodness, my stamp set, glitter and pearls could it really get any more perfect? Then the mini wall hanging shown below features the ATC Misses’ Aprons stamp. Look at all the awesomeness Susie has going on here… the flower accents on the apron are adorable. And all the pearls and baubles she added to the wall hanging complete it perfectly. I tell ya I cannot create a thing...

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For The Love of Peeps

Mar 21, 2012

Ahhh, it’s springtime which means flowers blooming, birds tweeting, the leaves on trees are a beautiful spring green AND the shelves in Target, Walgreen’s and Tom Thumb are FILLED with PEEPS! I love Peeps fresh from the package, dried out and a bit chewy or warmed in the microwave does not matter how they are given to me I will eat them. I do find it strange though that I prefer the yellow chicks and pink bunnies over the other colors. The taste is the same but for some reason the yellow chicks and pink bunnies are more appealing to me. Maybe it’s because I always got yellow chicks and pink bunny Peeps as a child every Easter. Since I’m addicted to Pinterest, I did a little search for “Peeps” and look at all the...

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