Encouraging Words by Carisa Zglobicki

August 31st, 2017

Encouraging Words by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Carisa Zglobicki shares with us how she created this floral art journal page in her Dina Wakley Media Journal!

Find Carisa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Encouraging Words by Carisa Zglobicki

Courage Journal Layout by Victoria Hills

August 28th, 2017

Courage Journal Layout by Victoria Hills | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Victoria Hills shares with us how she created this Courage Journal page using Dylusions products!

Find Victoria’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Courage Journal Layout by Victoria Hills

Back to School Teacher Stationery Set by Cheiron Brandon

August 24th, 2017

Back to School Teacher Stationary Set by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shares how she created the perfect back to school gift for teachers using Dina Wakley Media products!

Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Back to School Teacher Stationary Set by Cheiron Brandon

New Products from Ranger!

August 23rd, 2017

Inspire your creative side with more new releases from Ranger! This launch includes exciting new products from the Dylusions by Dyan Reavely!

DYLUSIONS INK SPRAYS AND PAINTS


Six new colors have been added to the Dylusions palette. Dylusions Inks Sprays are high quality concentrated colorants for porous surfaces. Combine warm or cool tones to create colorful backgrounds in your Creative Journals and mixed media projects. Dylusions Paints are easily blendable yet waterproof, dry quickly to a matter finish and accept all types of writing inks. With 30 colors to choose from, adding more color to one’s creative life just got better!

AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW COLORS


Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Ink Sprays and Paints


DYLUSIONS STAMP & STENCIL BORDER SETS

Mimic the look of hand-drawn borders with Dylusions Border Stamp & Stencils sets. Create layered border effects on journal pages, mixed media and paper crafts projects. The stencils can be used to create the image using Dylusions Ink Sprays, Dylusions Paint or other colorants. The corresponding stamp image paired with a permanent stamping ink looks great over the stencil to create an off-register hand-drawn doodle. Available in large and small Stamp & Stencil sets to use with the Dylusions Creative Journals and Journal Blocks.

AVAILABLE IN 2 SIZES & 3 DESIGNS


Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Stamp & Stencil Sets


DYLUSIONS JOURNAL BLOCKS

The Dylusions Journaling Blocks are custom designed acrylic blocks ideal for stamping with unmounted stamps. Easily create decorative borders and edges on journal pages and other paper crafts using the wavy edge. The die cut rectangles and circles make it simple to add doodled embellishments, frames and borders. The pre-printed guides and ruler help with alignment and to create precise journal lines. Available in two sizes, large and small, that fit the Stamp & Stencil Border Sets and work perfectly in the Creative Journals.


**Small Journal Block Coming Soon in Next Release **

AVAILABLE IN 2 SIZES: LARGE & SMALL


Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Journal Blocks


DYLUSIONS STAMP SETS

There’s something for everyone in this collection of Dylusions rubber cling mount stamps. Choose from six different stamp sets featuring Dyan’s signature style of unique and intriguing imagery and well- loved quotes which continue to inspire art journalers and paper crafters everywhere. Her latest release includes: Everything’s Rosy featuring signature flowers, Fabulous Called featuring more of Dyan’s sassy sayings, Fish Face featuring mystical creatures of Dyan’s imagination, Flight of Fancy featuring wings, feathers, and tentacles, Plenty More Fish in the Sea featuring an assortment of sealife, and Waddle Waddle featuring a mix of parts to create a creature of your imagination! Ideal for use on pages in art journals, cards and mixed media projects. Mix and match these new designs with the ever-growing collection of unconventional, sassy stamps that are truly Dylusions originals.

AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW DESIGNS


Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Stamp Sets


Back to School Card by Bobbi Smith

August 21st, 2017

Back to School Card by Bobbi Smith | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Bobbi Smith shares with us how she made this perfect Back to School card using Distress products!

Find Bobbi’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Back to School Card by Bobbi Smith

Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : August 2017

August 17th, 2017

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

We have loved seeing your artwork for the Show Us Your Media challenge. The pieces you create really are powerful and meaningful.

Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of July! Both winners will be receiving one of the new Dina Wakley Media Stamp Sets and 2 new Stencils!

Facebook Winner: Jamie Costa

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @stampsandscraps

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Here is our next challenge. It runs from August 17 to Sept 20, 2017.

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~Jack London
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. ~Pablo Picasso

Create a piece of art about what inspires you. Do you purposely seek inspiration, or do you let it come to you organically? What do you do when you’re not feeling inspired?

As I thought about this challenge, I realized there’s no one source of inspiration for me. I get inspiration from color, from nature, from other people’s art, from design, from patterns….everything is fair game and might set me off on a creative path. The key is living so that you notice what is around you!

My family and I just got back from a trip to Tokyo, Japan. We had a fabulous time, and wow, I came home feeling inspired! One of the many beautiful sights we saw was this huge field of water lilies in Ueno park. We gasped when we saw them. The flowers were enormous, about 8″ across, or bigger. The lilies covered an incredible amount of area. Stunning!

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

These lilies were on my mind when I started this challenge. Painting flowers has been popular in mixed media for awhile, and I always wanted to try it, but never felt moved to do it. After seeing the flowers in Japan, I knew I had to paint them! I did two pages in my journal. The first page, on the watercolor paper in the Dina Wakley Media journal, is directly inspired by the lilies. The second page, on a burlap page in the journal, was just an experiment to see what would happen if I painted flowers on it. I enjoyed playing so much that I even made two larger flower paintings, inspired by my journal pages!

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint in Lemon, Cheddar, White, Fuchsia, Night, Sky, Blush, Turquoise, Lime, Evergreen, Black
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Fudeball Black Pen
  • Check out below to see my take on this challenge!

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com
    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Challenge Rules Recap
    I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

    Challenge Rules

  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and social media (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.
  • New Products from Ranger!

    August 16th, 2017

    Inspire your creative side with more new releases from Ranger! This launch includes exciting new Stamps and Stencils from Dina Wakley!

    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA STAMPS

    Debuting four new cling rubber stamp sets from Dina Wakley Media! Bring Dina’s designs to life in your projects, featuring new additions to the popular scribbly style that we know and love as well as more of Dina’s classic style. Media Cling Mount Stamps are ideal for mixed media art projects, journals, card making and more! Perfect for use with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks, Media Paints, Stencils, and other accessories. p>

    AVAILABLE IN 4 NEW DESIGNS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Stamps.


    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA STENCILS

    Create layers of color, texture and design with an ever-growing collection of stencils and masks showcasing Dina’s signature style. Pair these new designs with Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints and Mediums for endless possibilities!

    AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW DESIGNS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Stencisl


    Circles by Victoria Hills

    August 14th, 2017

    Circles by Victoria Hills | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Victoria Hills shares with us how she created this bright art journal spread in her Dylusions Creative Journal!

    Find Victoria’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Circles by Victoria Hills

    August Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

    August 10th, 2017

    August Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Nika Rouss shares with us how she decorated her weekly August spread in her Creative Dyary using Dylusions products!

    Find Nika’s tutorial in our Projects Library: August Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss

    My Favorite Color is Sunset by Carisa Zglobicki

    August 7th, 2017

    My Favorite Color is Sunset by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Carisa Zglobicki shares with us how she created this sunset journal art page using Dina Wakley Media products!

    Find Carisa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: My Favorite Color is Sunset by Carisa Zglobicki