October 2012 Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine

September 26th, 2012

Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine October 2012 Cover

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some fun Halloween ideas for your next project, look no further than the October 2012 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine. This issue has 3 features that highlight fun and exciting techniques using Ranger products.

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A photo tour of the making of Metallic Distress Stains

September 25th, 2012

Where do metallic stains come from?

You are always telling us how much you love the new Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Stains, so we thought you might be curious about where they come from. Recently while our team was making a fresh batch, we brought along a camera to document the process. Take a look at the following photos to get an inside look at the journey Metallic Distress Stains make before they end up in your next project!

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Collage Glue Stick Resist

September 24th, 2012

Collage Glue Stick Resist Technique Blog Post

Have you heard of the collage glue stick resist technique? The amazingly talented Kaz Hall created this video that details an innovative way to use a collage glue stick with your favorite stamps to resist ink on your surface.

Once you check out the video, you can see how this technique integrates into a full project in Kaz’s Collage Glue Stick Resist Wall Hanging. Finally, we have another incredible project for you by Candy Colwell that was also inspired by Kaz’s technique!

Scrapfest Workshop Kit Winners!

September 20th, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

We hope you enjoyed all of our photos from Scrapfest 2012. When we asked what your “must have” Ranger products were when scrapbooking, you all sure did deliver! Thank you for the tremendous response and great answers!

As promised, we randomly chose 4 of you to win kits from Tim Holtz’s The Artful Flight Workshop! The winners are….

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Claudine Hellmuth Gesso Image Transfer

September 19th, 2012

Claudine Hellmuth Gesso Image Transfer

We have a new video available from Ranger Signature Designer Claudine Hellmuth. In this tutorial, Claudine teaches us how to do a quick and easy gesso image transfer using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Acrylic PaintClaudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, and a laser photocopied image.

Check out the Claudine Hellmuth Gesso Image Transfer video along with a complete materials list to get started.

Scrapfest 2012 recap and giveaway

September 18th, 2012

Scrapfest 2012 World's Largest Scrapbook Page

Hey everyone! It was a busy weekend, but we had an amazing time at Scrapfest this year. It’s hard to believe it has been almost a month since we shared our prep photos with you!

But alas, Scrapfest 2012 has come and gone. We hope you followed us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend to see some of the great photos and updates from the event. Now that everyone’s back, we wanted to show you even more photos from our adventure. Take a look:

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Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags: September

September 12th, 2012

Ranger's Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags: September 2012

Have you been keeping up with Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2012 feature? We sure have and many of us here at Ranger were inspired to create our own projects that featured Tim’s September technique, which creates a “cool industrial faux riveted metal look.”

So without further ado, here are Ranger’s Inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags:

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Claudine Hellmuth on the Paperclipping Roundtable Panel

September 11th, 2012

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It has only been two weeks since Tim Holtz was featured on the Paperclipping roundtable and now Ranger Signature Designer, Claudine Hellmuth, is also being featured! This week’s episode, entitled “Medium in a Nutshell”, is all about adding mixed media elements to scrapbooking pages.

In this podcast, Claudine shares a bunch of her tips and techniques from using gesso to using online tools to build a color palette. You can head on over to Paperclipping.com to check out this episode or subscribe to the Paperclipping Roundtable via iTunes.

Collage stamping with Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps

September 10th, 2012

LaBlache Stamps at CHA Summer 2012

So many exciting things happened this year at the CHA Summer show. Scrapbook.com put together this amazing video that showcases Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps sharing some easy and amazing techniques on collage stamping and inking.

If you’ve seen the video, you may be wondering what products she used to create this look. We have the video, along with a materials list, available here so you can use these techniques on your next project.

Can’t get enough of LaBlanche’s videos? Check out this one that uses Distress Metallic Stains on the Specialty Stamping Paper too!

STAMPtember™ 2012

September 6th, 2012

STAMPtember™ 2012

If you love stamps (who doesn’t?) then September is your month! SimonSayStamp.com has just kicked off its annual, month-long celebration of stamps known as STAMPtember™.

The SimonSaysStamp.com blog will feature a brand new post all about stamps every single day this month as well as run special coupon codes to help you save a buck or two while you stock up on all the goodies!

We are only a few days in, but they already have a ton of great articles you can check out. On September 2nd, Tim Holtz created an exclusive STAMPtember™ video where he shared some ideas on how to get the most out of your stamps.

Be sure to keep an eye on SimonSaysStamp.com for the rest of STAMPtember™ for great stamping ideas. You can view their blog at simonsaysstampblog.blogspot.com, check them out on Facebook, or follow @SimonSaysStamp on Twitter.