Project on Enamel Accents Flowers

December 30th, 2010

If you’re looking for a new, creative way to jazz up your paper crafts with clever embellishments, look no further than!  We are currently featuring a project by Linda Cain in which she uses Memo Pins and Paper Stashes from Tim Holtz‘s Idea-ology™ collection, along with Inkssentials™ Enamel Accents, to create super cute grungy flowers with black and white centers:

Check out the instructions to see how it’s done!

Do you have a favorite trick for turning one type of embellishment into something completely different?  Let us know in the comments!

More Inspiration from Jenni Bowlin!

December 27th, 2010

We here at Ranger Industries hope all of our fans and followers had a very lovely Christmas this year!  Did Santa bring you all of the crafting supplies on your list? 

(image courtesy of Jenni Bowlin Inspiration Blog)

Well, if you just happened to be lucky enough to find some Jenni Bowlin for Ranger acrylic paint dabbers under the tree, cruise on over to Jenni's Inspiration Blog and read JBS Design Team member Lisa Dickinson's inspirational tutorial for creating this fun plaid background for all of your paper crafting needs!  It's sure to spark your creative juices and keep you crafting through the New Year!

Ranger’s Holiday Party – Merry Christmas

December 23rd, 2010


 Join us for a peak into the Ranger annual Holiday Party!

The Ranger family would like to wish you, your family and friends a Christmas full of warmth, joy and love. 


Background Tutorial with Jenni Bowlin

December 20th, 2010

Attention scrapbookers, card makers and paper crafters!  If you want to learn how to make an incredible background like this one for your projects:

(image courtesy of Jenni Bowlin Inspiration Blog)

… then head on over to Ranger signature designer Jenni Bowlin's Inspiration Blog for a great tutorial that incorporates Jenni Bowlin for Ranger acrylic paint dabbers, re-inkers and dye ink stamp pads.  Jenni's Design Team member Doris also shares a clever tip for recycling bits of her product packaging to create free paint stamps!  Love it!

Project on White Enamel Accents Letters Home Winter Tag

December 16th, 2010


This cool project is featured on this month.  Designer Roni Johnson used Inkssentials White Enamel Accents and Stickles to create a glistening snow-covered scene.  Use it as a gift tag or add a sentiment and it could be sent as a winter or Christmas greeting card.

Here are the instructions to see how it's done.  By the way, if you haven't already done so, check out Roni's blog for her 25 Days of Hand Crafted Gifts and Ornaments.  So many creative and fun ideas!

Project: Color Wash Snowman Gift Pocket

December 14th, 2010

Dina Wakley is back with another great project using Color Wash.  She made this adorable gift pocket using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas

…then made some circles with Matte Multi-Medium and sprayed on Adirondack Color Wash.  The Multi-Medium acts as a resist and the Color Wash falls into the crevices.  It gives the project a dynamic textured effect.


To see how the magic was made, here are the instructions.  Don't forget to pay Dina's blog a visit for even more Color Wash creations!

Speaking of gifts…are you finished with your holiday gift shopping yet?

Video: Ranger Holiday Stickles Ideas

December 10th, 2010

Want some great ideas for adding a little sparkle to your holiday decorations?  Watch this video with Ranger Creative Director/Signature Designer Tim Holtz and Customer Service Rep Jackie McLaughlin for some dazzling tips and tricks on adding some bling to your Christmas things!



Project: White Pen Pinecone Christmas Card

December 8th, 2010

No need for the receiver of this card to dream of  a White Christmas once they receive this wintry greeting.  Designer Roni Johnson created a flurry of snow-white highlights with the Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.  Check out her instructions to learn how.

Then, stop on over at Roni's blog to see some more creative holiday project ideas using Ranger products.

Do you expect a White Christmas where you live?  Here in Tinton Falls, New Jersey we expect it, but don't always get it.  Would be fun to take a trip around the world to see what your climate is like at Christmastime.  Let us know.

Project: Ice Stickles/Memory Frames Ornament

December 6th, 2010

Here is a quick and easy project created by Ranger Artist/Photographer Debbie Tlach using Ice Stickles, Inkssentials Memory Frames and Frosted Memory Glass. This would be a fun activity for the whole family to make together to give as gifts or use to decorate your tree.

Here's how it's done:  Cut two 2 x 2 pieces of colored cardstock and set aside.  This will be your background.  Next, stamp an image on the frosted side of the 2 x 2 Frosted Memory Glass with Adirondack Pitch Black Pigment Ink.  Let Dry.  (Debbie used Paper Artsy's Partridge from Egg Nog #5 set.)  Then decorate the glass (still on the frosted side) with dots, stripes or color the entire piece of glass with Ice Stickles.  Let dry.  Insert the glass and 2 x 2 cardstock into a 2 x 2 Memory Frame, add a ribbon on top, and that's all there is to it.


The large glitter crystals you find in Ice Stickles really make the background of these ornaments sparkle and glisten.  So festive!

Do you make our own Christmas ornaments?  Always love to hear new ideas.

Video on Holiday Alcohol Ink Splatter Ornaments

December 3rd, 2010

This month the featured video on is Holiday Alcohol Ink Splatter Ornaments.

Have a blast watching Ranger Creative Director/Signature Designer Tim Holtz and Marketing Director Bonnie Egenton make these colorful Christmas ornaments with Adirondack Alcohol Ink.  You can watch the video here