So This Is Love ~ Tag

Feb 11, 2015

The star of this tag is one of my new hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls. I think she is the per­fect accent for this tag and I must admit she is one of my favorites. If you want to recre­ate a tag for your­self or a friend I put togeth­er a step by step tuto­r­i­al just for you. Sup­plies Need­ed: Mani­la Tag, Vin­tage Music Sheet, White Crepe Paper, Chip­board Heart, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, Plat­inum Stick­les, Dia­mond Stick­les, Small Red Flocked Flower, Brown & White Twine, 3 Cro­cheted Doilies, Doo­dle­Bug Rhine­stones, White Embroi­dery Floss, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Fab­ric Tac Fab­ric Adhe­sive, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um Mat­te, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll, Small Alpha­bet Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Paper Trim­mer,...

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Valentine Home Decor Accent

Feb 9, 2015

This valen­tine home decor piece show­cas­es one of the hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls I now have in my etsy shop. I love these dolls from long ago and when pos­si­ble make molds of dolls I think you too would like to use in your craft­ing projects. This lit­tle cutie is hold­ing a book under­neath it’s arm. I put togeth­er a tuto­r­i­al so you too can recre­ate this home decor accent. I plan on dis­play­ing this year round in my stu­dio. Sup­plies Used: Large Wood­en Spool, Vin­tage Sheet Music, White Crepe Paper, 2 Chip­board Hearts, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, 16 Gauge Wire, Dia­mond Glaze, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, White Embroi­dery Floss, Red & White Bak­er’s Twine, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um-Mat­te, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Flocked Flower, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll with...

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It is Love ~ Scribbly Bird Tag

Feb 3, 2015

Since the birds are pret­ty hap­py Spring is com­ing and have been chirp­ing non-stop out­side my win­dow and Valen­tine’s Day is just around the cor­ner I decid­ed to cre­ate this tag using Dina Wak­ley’s Scrib­bly Birds and Col­lage Hearts stamp sets. I think her stamp sets are some of the most unique on the mar­ket as all are cre­at­ed from images she has drawn in her art jour­nals. This tag is lay­ered with a Jen­ni Bowl­in Sten­cil, Ranger Tex­ture Paste, Dina Wak­ley Media Paints, Plat­inum Stick­les, Book Pages, Washi Tape and of course stamped images using Mani­la Card­stock, Jet Black Archival Ink and Dina’s...

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Ranger Designer Challenge 2015

Jan 16, 2015

It’s always so excit­ing to be invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the Ranger Design­er Chal­lenge. Basi­cal­ly how it works is Ranger picks a prod­uct line to fea­ture, sends the design­ers a box of the prod­ucts and you cre­ate a project using these prod­ucts. This year the chal­lenge was a can­vas using Dina Wak­ley’s Media paints, sten­cils and stamps. Talk about a fun chal­lenge. I also used some Tim Holtz Dis­tress Stick­les Dry Glit­ter Rocky Can­dy and of course Dia­mond Stick­les. I have fall­en in love with Dina’s Media paints. They come in a tube with a flip top and are heavy body acrylics that spread like but­ter! I already have her new col­ors Glitz, Ster­ling and Pen­ny on my list of “Must Have Now” as well as Dina’s super cool new Media Fine Tip Appli­ca­tor. These...

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New Year and New Goals

Jan 6, 2015

I’ve had some ideas for can­vas art swirling around my head for quite some time and this year my goal is to act on these ideas. So I’m start­ing out the year paint­ing this can­vas, “She is the keep­er of their dreams”. As you can see this is still a work in progress. Paint­ing is teach­ing me some patience as every lit­tle detail takes time. I plan to even­tu­al­ly have prints avail­able of the com­plet­ed piece as well as note cards. But I’m not sure when they will be avail­able as I first need to fin­ish the paint­ing. One thing I did fig­ure out is I can­not paint in vin­tage tones I have to paint in bright col­ors which I find rather odd. I’m also still de-stash­ing my stu­dio. If you would like some...

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Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

Dec 18, 2014

I’m so hap­py to tell you that I am now sell­ing my hand­made vin­tage tin neck­laces at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas. Car­olyn Ross moved her amaz­ing store to a new build­ing and she now has a bou­tique that offers unique hand­craft­ed items. So, if you are look­ing for a lit­tle some­thing spe­cial for a friend, co-work­er or fam­i­ly mem­ber please go check out her store. All my neck­lace pen­dants are cre­at­ed from vin­tage tins and jew­el­ry pieces and each piece is one of a kind. No two will ever be alike. Also, I still have a few Mys­tery Goody Box­es avail­able. If you are inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing one, each box is a Medi­um Sized Flat Rate box filled with new and very gen­tly used prod­ucts from major man­u­fac­tures like Ranger, Maya Road, Fiskars,...

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Crafter’s Mystery Goody Boxes, Kits & Ornaments

Nov 25, 2014

I have been de-stash­ing my stu­dio and am offer­ing some real­ly great deals on new or gen­tly used prod­ucts, kits and hand­made orna­ments. If you wish to pur­chase a Crafter’s Mys­tery Goody Box please leave your email address and the box or box­es you wish to pur­chase in the com­ments sec­tion or email me at lisa@lisapace.com and I will then send a pay­pal invoice to that email address. US only. 1 — Medi­um Flat Rate Box $45.00 with FREE SHIPPING This Mys­tery box con­tains assort­ed new or very gen­tly used prod­ucts from Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, Fiskars and oth­er major man­u­fac­tur­ers. 2 — Small Flat Rate Box­es $20.00 each with FREE SHIPPING Each Mys­tery box con­tains assort­ed new or very gen­tly used prod­ucts from Ranger Ink, Maya Road and oth­er major man­u­fac­tur­ers. This...

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Countdown to Christmas Calendar

Nov 24, 2014

This hol­i­day sea­son I’m all about get­ting projects done in a day. This year, I can’t afford the take a week to com­plete a project, you all know I’m very capa­ble of cre­at­ing a mole hill kin­da project into a moun­tain kin­da project. So I thought and thought of how I could cre­ate a “Count­down to Christ­mas Cal­en­dar” with­out it tak­ing me days to com­plete. I love count­ing down to Christ­mas just as much as a kid and thought I would share with you what and how I made mine. This project should take 3  hours tops from start to fin­ish includ­ing dry­ing time for the paints. Prod­ucts Used: Maya Road Count­down Shad­ow­box, Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­ber Juniper & Metal­lic Gold, Cof­fee Archival Ink, Glue Stick, My Mind’s Eye ~ Joy­ous 6” x 6”...

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Altered Art Journal ATC 1

Aug 25, 2014

I was so super hap­py when I dis­cov­ered (which is what hap­pens when you clean areas of your stu­dio, you dis­cov­er things) I had a set of 6″ x 8″ pock­et pages that fit inside my art jour­nal. Since these pock­et pages are a vari­ety pack I have sev­er­al dif­fer­ent sized pock­ets that are per­fect to add dif­fer­ent sized art pieces into my jour­nal. Yes, I’m hap­py. So once I dis­cov­ered I had more options for my art jour­nal I decid­ed to cre­ate a small ATC type piece to put into one of the pock­et pages. This card mea­sures 2.75″ x 4″ so it is a bit off in mea­sure­ments for a tra­di­tion­al ATC which is 2.5″ x 3.5″.  The base of the card is from a por­tion of the left over post­card I had from my first...

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Faux Soldered Scallop Border Accent

Feb 18, 2014

Need a unique bor­der for your can­vas art? All you need are Ranger Mem­o­ry Foil Tape ~ Alu­minum, Scal­lop Scis­sors and a Sty­lus to cre­ate the dec­o­ra­tive edge shown in this pho­to. Here’s how you do it, it’s super easy. First, mea­sure the top edges of the can­vas, then cut a strip of foil tape to fit each edge. Next, trim the right edge of each foil tape strip using scal­lop scis­sors. Now, attach each strip to the top inside edge of the can­vas as shown in the pho­to. Using a sty­lus press the larg­er tip of the sty­lus in the mid­dle of each scal­lop to cre­ate an indent­ed dot. That’s it. The step by step instruc­tions show­ing how I cre­at­ed the sil­hou­ette and tips on cre­at­ing this can­vas can be found in “Delight In...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Hels Sheridan

Sep 25, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tured artist, Hels Sheri­dan. Hels has been craft­ing since 2003, although she always did have a love of cov­er­ing every­thing in glit­ter and glue when she was a kid. Hels start­ed out mak­ing her own cards which then led to a brief stopover in scrap­book­ing and then she found her true crafty love, rub­ber stamp­ing. Hels has a bit of a thing for altered art and mixed media and is hap­pi­est when cov­ered in ink and paint. What start­ed out as a hob­by to release the stress­es of her career as a Train Dri­ver has become her job now after she had to leave dri­ving trains due to ill health. She is a full time craft tutor and demon­stra­tor and a Cer­ti­fied Ranger Edu­ca­tor. Hels is also on the design team...

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CHA‑S 2013 ~ Dress Form Card

Aug 20, 2013

This is a card I cre­at­ed for Ranger using the new Stick­les they debuted at CHA‑S. Oh my good­ness are you going to LOVE the new col­ors. They are awe­some and I have a few new favorites to add to my collection/addiction, Mer­cury Glass, Cham­pagne and Pink Taffe­ta are my favorites from CHA‑S.   In this close up you can real­ly see how pret­ty the Pink Taffe­ta Stick­les looks accent­ing the design on the wings. It is the most beau­ti­ful shade of vin­tage pink. The dress form and bow are accent­ed using Cham­pagne Stick­les. This new col­or looks just like antiqued gold. It’s gor­geous. Tip: To make the Stick­les pop even more on the edge of the dress I first inked the edges using Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink. Then I applied the Stick­les.  I used...

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Keeper of Secrets & Dreams

Jul 1, 2013

The base for this altered box is Eileen Hul­l’s Box, Can­dy Draw­er die. I tell ya I have a seri­ous LOVE for Eileen’s dies and can pret­ty much pick her’s out with­out even look­ing at the name of the design­er. After I cut the box out of mat board and assem­bled it I applied a thin lay­er of plas­ter all over the inner and out­er areas of the draw­er as well as the out­er top, bot­tom and sides of the box. I real­ly like the sta­bil­i­ty plas­ter gives to this box and when dry it resem­bles that of a ceram­ic box. Once com­plete­ly dry I applied images around the box and sealed them in place with melt­ed white bees wax pel­lets. I accent­ed this Keep­er of Secrets & Dreams box with lots of dif­fer­ent...

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Bees Wax Tools & Tips

Jun 21, 2013

Bees Wax is a medi­um I real­ly enjoy cre­at­ing with and if you are think­ing about giv­ing it a try I thought I would share some tips. First, if you are new to this medi­um there real­ly is no need to go out and pur­chase expen­sive encaus­tic sup­plies right off, if you find out you love work­ing with wax then you can begin adding high end encaus­tic wax and tools. But for what I do the tools I’m going to tell you about work per­fect­ly. Insert here… hus­band clap­ping hands and doing a lit­tle hap­py dance. The heat tools I use are a Non-Stick Craft Sheet (always work on a Non-Stick Craft Sheet), Heat It Craft Tool, Melt­ing Pot, Clover Quilt­ing Iron and a Wal­nut Hal­low Wood Burn­ing Set. As far as wax, I...

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Melt Art Mania Winner

Jun 3, 2013

I thought I would share a piece I am work­ing on using my “Pli­able Bees Wax Tech­nique”. This piece is going to be placed onto a mini can­vas also cov­ered in Nat­ur­al Bees Wax. Once it’s com­plet­ed I’ll share the fin­ished piece. I must admit this is becom­ing one of my favorite tech­niques. If you try this tech­nique please share a pho­to. I would love to see what you cre­ate and fea­ture some on my blog. Ok now on to announc­ing the win­ner of this awe­some Melt Art Mania give­away is… There­sa Grdi­na ~ This is fan­tas­tic!! I would nev­er have thought to use the UTEE on top/in back of the beeswax! This is a great tuto­r­i­al!!! Thanks for shar­ing. The recipe card makes it sim­pler, too. I have always want­ed to try beeswax.….AND the...

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Melt Art Mania

May 30, 2013

      This give­away is now CLOSED and the win­ner has been announced HERE. Thank you all for the won­der­ful com­ments. I was thrilled when Ranger asked me to par­tic­i­pate in their Melt Art Mania event. All they asked was that I cre­ate a project using their melt­ing pot and any oth­er Melt Art prod­ucts. If this is the first you’ve heard about their Melt Art Mania event go check out their blog. Start­ing May 15th, Ranger has fea­tured some of the most amaz­ing projects and tuto­ri­als cre­at­ed by artists from all over using prod­ucts from their Melt Art line. I decid­ed to fea­ture their Melt­ing Pot, Tex­ture Treads, Bees Wax and Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el ~ UTEE. I love the feel and col­or of Nat­ur­al Bees Wax and had my mind set on cre­at­ing...

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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 ~ Mini Wreath

May 16, 2013

When I saw the Petaloo Col­or Me Crazy Chip­board Fairies (1581–004) I knew I had to make a lit­tle some­thing for my nieces to hang in their room. So I decid­ed on a door hang­er. I tore two long strips of nat­ur­al muslin and wrapped them around a 3″ Sty­ro­foam wreath until the entire wreath was cov­ered. I then attached the end of the muslin to the back of the wreath using fab­ric adhe­sive. Next, I want­ed to add just a lit­tle word­ing here and there on the muslin so I inked my Per­fumery stamp with Archival Ink ~ Cof­fee and ran­dom­ly stamped the words here and there around the wreath. I did­n’t use an acrylic block to stamp the words. I just held the stamp with two fin­gers and rolled the stamp onto the muslin....

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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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Crop & Create ~ Winnipeg

Mar 18, 2013

I’m so excit­ed that in just a few short weeks I’ll be in Win­nipeg, Cana­da cre­at­ing with 100 fun and cre­ative women. April 5th from 4:30 — 7:30 I’ll be teach­ing my She is… altered House Shad­ow Box class. This class is super ver­sa­tile and loads of fun to cre­ate. You will begin alter­ing your Maya Road House Shad­ow Box with paint, ink and ges­so by Ranger as well as pat­terned papers and Sten­cils by Pink Paislee. While your House Shad­ow Box is dry­ing you will embell­ish­ment the four inside squares using prod­ucts by Jen­ni Bowl­in Stu­dio, Doo­dle­bug Design & Maya Road. You can alter your House Shad­ow Box in any theme you wish and with or with­out pho­tos. The fun thing about this project is you can place every­thing onto your altered house...

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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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