Greetings from CHA!

January 31st, 2012

Greetings from CHA Winter 2012!  We have a few pictures from the Ranger booth that we wanted to share with you today:

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Our fabulous "What's New" wall, featuring Dylusions, Distress Markers, Liquid Pearls, Inkssentials Clear Fabric Medium, Inkssentials Collage Glue Stick, Ice Stickles, Inkssentials Surfaces Specialty Stamping Paper, Melt Art Texture Treads, Vintaj Patinas and more!

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Our Designer Challenge for this show was to decorate a paper mache dress form with Liquid Pearls and Stickles.  (Those of you who watched Alain's Extreme Stickling episode will no doubt recognize the dress form on the far right!)

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The other side of our Designer Challenge display.

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Wendy Vecchi demos in the Ranger booth.

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Debbie Tlach demonstrates Melt Art.

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Tim Holtz's demo was mobbed!!

If you're at CHA, please stop by Booth #1338 and say hello!  We always love to hear from our fans.

NEW!! Ice Stickles and Liquid Pearls colors

January 26th, 2012

 
Attention, decorative glue fans!  Big news for all of you: Ranger has 12 new, bright colors of Ice Stickles and 15 new colors of Liquid Pearls, all of which will be launched at CHA Winter 2012!

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You know and love the original Ice Stickles: large, chunky glitter in soft Aurora Borealis colors.  Well, now we are proud to introduce Ice Stickles in 12 bold, bright colors as well!  The same shades of our original Stickles are now available in the large, chunky glitter size of Ice Stickles.

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If you prefer a pearly finish to a blingy one, fear not: we have new colors of Liquid Pearls, too!

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We've doubled our Liquid Pearls palette with these 15 fabulous, beautiful hues:

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With the built-in easy flow tip, Liquid Pearls can be used straight from the bottle to create dimension, or brush them for a pearly shimmer on all of your craft products. The versatile, waterproof formula is great for many surfaces such as Grungeboard, Sticky-Back Canvas, Inkssentials Surfaces, wood, acrylic, metal and more.

Read the official press releases to learn more about the new Ice Stickles and new Liquid Pearls!

NEW!! Inkssentials Products

January 25th, 2012

 
We've got a bunch of great new additions to our Inkssentials line of products that we are very excited to announce:

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From top-left and going clockwise we have:

For more information about these great new Inkssentials products, read the press releases for the Inkssentials Craft Nib Holder, Specialty Stamping Paper, Clear Fabric Medium and Collage Glue Stick.

NEW!! Dylusions Ink Sprays, Stencils and Stamps

January 24th, 2012

 
Rolling right along with Ranger's new products, lauching in just a few days at CHA Winter 2012!

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A few months ago we announced that we have teamed up with Dyan Reaveley, who is now our latest signature designer!  At CHA Winter 2012 we will be debuting the first entries into her new Dylusions line: Ink Sprays, Stencils and Stamps.

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Dylusions Ink Spray dyes are high quality, acid-free, non toxic concentrated colorants for porous surfaces.  It comes in 12 fabulous, vibrant colors:

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Use the Dylusions Ink Sprays to colorize paper, Sticky Back Canvas, wood, polymer clay and more. It's the perfect colorant to create backgrounds for cards, scrapbook and journal pages, and to use in mixed media art projects.

And best of all, you can use Dylusions Ink Sprays in conjunction with:

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Dylusions Stencils!  Ranger, Dyan, and The Crafter's Workshop have teamed up to bring you these high-quality stencils in both 5" x 8" and 9" x 12" sizes.  There are six different, artistic designs ranging from numbers and letters to intricate borders and patterns.

Ranger has also teamed up with Stampers Anonymous for new stamps in the Dylusions product line! All new Dylusions stamps and existing stamps are now part of the Ranger Dylusions brand.

To read more about the new Dylusions line, please check out the official press release!

NEW!! Tim Holtz Distress Markers, and Melt Art Texture Treads!!

January 23rd, 2012

Here we go!!  This week we will be announcing all the fabulous products that Ranger will be offering at CHA Winter 2012!  Are you so excited?!  We are too!

And what a way to kick things off:

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Yes!!  Everything you love about Distress is now at your fingertips, thanks to the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers!  These fabulous markers are dual-tipped with a fine detail tip as well as a brush tip, and they come in all 36 Distress colors PLUS White Picket Fence!  They are the perfect choice for doodling, journaling, coloring, stamping, shading and more.  You will be able to purchase these open-stock to grow your collection over time, or as a canister set containing all 37 colors.  Amazing or what?!  Be sure to check out the official press release to learn more about the new Distress Markers.

And if THAT wasn't exciting enough:

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We are proud to announce a new addition to the Melt Art line: Texture Treads!  The Texture Treads were specially designed to be used with UTEE and feature a unique mirror-image design so you can achieve a variety of looks and textures just from one Tread.  Pour UTEE directly onto the Texture Tread, or stamp the Texture Tread into UTEE poured onto a Non-Stick Craft Sheet.  You can use Texture Treads with polymer clay, too.  Heck, you could even ink them up and use them just like rubber stamps!  The designs are really beautiful and versatile, and we are sure you'll love them.  The official press release has more information about all six designs.

Check back tomorrow for more exciting product announcements!

Vintaj partners with Ranger to bring you Patinas and Glaze!

January 16th, 2012

 
We've got some pretty exciting news:

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Ranger has partnered with Vintaj Natural Brass Company to bring you Vintaj Patinas: opaque inks specially formulated to adhere to metal!  This is very exciting news for all you jewelry designers out there!  This means that you can color Vintaj findings and filigrees (and other metals, too) to your heart's content, creating beautiful patina effects for all of your jewelry and craft projects.

The Patinas come in 15 lovely hues, split into 5 kits of 3 colors each:

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Also new from Ranger and Vintaj is Vintaj Glaze, which is the perfect sealing coat for your metal pieces.  Glaze will help to prevent metals from oxidation and it can also be mixed with the Patinas and used as an extender.  It is fast-drying, durable and permanent with a satin finish.

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For more information, check out the Ranger booth #1338 and the Vintaj booth #835 at CHA Winter 2012.  Be sure to check out the official press release, too!

Project: Inkssentials Shrink Plastic Joyful Butterfly ATC

January 13th, 2012

 
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Check out this beautiful new project by Richele Christensen on the Ranger website!  You will learn how to create a stunning ATC using Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Inkssentials Surfaces Sticky-Back Canvas ATCs, Archival Ink, Liquid Pearls, and everyone's favorite: Inkssentials Surfaces Shrink Plastic!

Extreeeeeeeeme!!!

January 10th, 2012

 
Remember this?

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It's that time!!

For our upcoming Designer's Challenge at CHA Winter 2012, we are giving ordinary paper mache dress forms to various designers to decorate in any way they please, using Ranger products.  In our first episode of Extreme Stickling, Ranger Sales Director and Stickles Enthusiast Alain Avrillon decides to enter the Designer's Challenge by dipping the dress form into Waterfall Stickles!

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You're not going to believe the amazing results.

And if that's not unbelievable enough, get a load of the Extreme Stickling intro:

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EXTREEEEEME!!!  Yes, those are Stickles.  Yes, that is Alain they are being poured onto.  NO, do NOT try this at home!! (Not that you would… but still!)

And with that, Ranger proudly presents Episode 1 of Extreme Stickling: The Dress Form.

Organization Congratulations

January 6th, 2012

 
Wow, we're blown away with the ingenuity of our fans and the creative ways y'all store and organize your favorite Ranger products! Thanks to all who posted their storage tips on our blog and especially to those who posted photos on our Facebook wall!  (If you haven't taken a look at those photos yet, be sure to do so: they show some truly clever and inspiring ways of organizing Ranger products.)

Congratulations to Kelly Karas, who will be receiving a Tim Holtz idea-ology Cargo Case and Trinket Case!

"I store my ink pads and loose stamps in old wooden cheese boxes that I added saw tooth picture hangars to the back of, and have mounted on the walls right next to my craft table. I store my inks, paints and misc brads and eyelet containers in old wooden typset trays. The great thing about the typeset trays is that you can gently break the wooden dividers out to alter the sizes of storage space. I usually can find the wooden boxes for about $2 each and the typeset trays for about $15 at antique shows. I have also converted any old wooden box with dividers into wall storage."