Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

September 28th, 2017

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Richele Christensen shares with us how she’s getting to the spirit of the season with this Autumn inspired Distress card!

Find Richele’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Moments Card by Nicole Wright

September 25th, 2017

Moments Card by Nicole Wright | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Nicole Wright shares with us how she made this adorable seahorse card using Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders!

Find Nicole’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Moments Card by Nicole Wright

Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : September 2017

September 21st, 2017

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

We love seeing your art. I hope you are finding these challenges both meaningful and inspiring. I sure am!

Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of August! Both winners will be receiving the two new Dina Wakley Media Background Clear Stamps!

Facebook Winner: Caroline Duncan

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @2sparkleon

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Our next challenge runs from September 21 to October 18, 2017. Here you go….

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Create a piece of art about your fears. What are you afraid of? How do you handle your fears? How do you overcome them?

Ah, fears. I try not to live my life in fear of things, but I am a PRO at worrying, and I do sometimes worry about my fears. We all have them, the key is to not let our fears paralyze or define us.  I don’t know what got into me, but I did two two-page spreads for this challenge (I hardly ever do 2-page spreads).

Fears Journal Spread

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Splatter Girl
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Mash Up
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Black, White, Magenta, Turquoise, Lemon, Cheddar
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamp: Block Upper
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium
  • This page is about my artistic fears. I firmly believe that quality art is correlated to the quantity of art you make, and I am living proof that ANYONE can be an artist. I do sometimes worry that I’m not good, though, that I’m a giant art poser. Ha. Don’t we all feel that way a bit?
     
    I started this page by loading up the Splatter Girl stamp with various colors of paint, and stamping her directly onto the watercolor pages in my journal (no gesso first, can you believe it?). Then I painted free-hand silhouettes around the stamped images so the faces would be visible through the figures. I stamped the words with Tim’s Cling Foam alphabet stamps and my White acrylic paint. I used the black Scribble stick to outline the abstract figures and the Fudeball pen was perfect for the journaling, once the paint was all dry.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Splatter Girl Spread

    Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Splatter Girl, Text and Scribbles
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Shape Mashup, Swirling Dashes
  • Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
  • Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Paintbrushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Black, White, Magenta, Turquoise, Lemon, Cheddar, Medieval, Elephant
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Cling Tissue Wrap, Plain
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium
  • This page started with a concept, “Invisibility.” I wanted to stamp the girl so that she got lighter and lighter with each iteration. Can you tell the colors change as the images spread across the page? This page is how I don’t want to be invisible, how I want to make a difference.
     
    I started this page with loosely-painted colors on pre-gesso’d watercolor pages in my journal. While the backgrounds dried, I took a large piece of Tissue Wrap and stamped Splatter Girl on it with varying colors of acrylic paint (Black, Night, Medieval, and Elephant). When all the paint dried, I used my Gel Medium to glue the stamped Tissue Wrap onto the page. Then I added additional stenciling and some journaling with the Fudeball pen. I stamped the circle from Text and Scribbles with Black acrylic paint onto a painted piece of paper that was in my “art bits” box. I throw unfinished/ugly pieces and warmups into that box and use them as collage papers. They come in handy. I cut the circles out and glued them over the whole spread.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    What are your fears? Spill them out in your journal and set them free. We cannot wait to see your amazing art.

    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.


  • Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you’re not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.

    Fall Scene Stamp Binder Cover by Anita Houston

    September 18th, 2017

    Fall Scene Stamp Binder Cover by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Anita Houston shares with us how she made a decorative stamp binder cover using Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders!

    Find Anita’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Fall Scene Stamp Binder Cover by Anita Houston

    Meadow Floral by Nicole Wright

    September 14th, 2017

    Meadow Floral by Nicole Wright | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Nicole Wright shares with us how she used Mini Archival Inks to create this pretty little floral card!

    Find Nicole’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Meadow Floral by Nicole Wright

    Phenomenal Woman by Victoria Hills

    September 11th, 2017

    Phenomenal Woman by Victoria Hills | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Victoria Hills shares with us how she created this inspirational tag using Dylusions products!

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

    Vintage Rose by Richele Christensen

    September 7th, 2017

    Vintage Rose by Richele Christensen | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Richele Christensen shares with us how she created this beautiful textured rose Thank You card using the Distress Oxides!

    Find Richele’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Vintage Rose by Richele Christensen

    New Product from Ranger!

    September 6th, 2017

    Inspire your creative side with more new releases from Ranger! This launch includes exciting new products from Tim Holtz Distress®, Dylusions by Dyan Reavely and Dina Wakley Media!

    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® METALLIC CRAYONS

    Distress Crayons are now available in three metallic colors: Tarnished Brass, Antiqued Bronze, and Brushed Pewter! Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, watercolor, and more. Color directly to surface and blend with water. Layer with Distress Inks or Stains for more possibilities. Coordinates with the Distress Palette of products. Available in a 3 piece set and as open stock.

    AVAILABLE IN 3 NEW METALLIC COLORS; AVAILABLE IN A 3 PIECE SET AND AS OPENSTOCK


    Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Metallic Crayons


    DYLUSIONS CREATIVE DYARY BACK CHAT STICKERS

    A fun assortment of label stickers from the queen of sass herself including sarcastic commentary, sayings for everyday routines, and daily inspiration. Includes 8 – 4”x 6” sheets with 4 sheets each of black & white and color designs.

    INCLUDES 8 – 4” X 6” SHEETS; 4 SHEETS EACH OF BLACK & WHITE AND COLOR DESIGNS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Creative Dyary Back Chat Stickers


    DYLUSIONS CREATIVE DYARY TAPE SHEETS

    Designed to coordinate with the Dylusions Creative Dyary, these brightly printed washi tape strips are ideal for sticking notes, reminders, ephemera, and die cuts into your Creative Dyary. Includes 8 – 4” x 6” sheets with 2 sheets of four designs.

    INCLUDES 8 – 4” X 6” SHEETS; 2 SHEETS EACH OF FOUR DESIGNS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Creative Dyary Back Chat Stickers


    DYLUSIONS CREATIVE DYARY DY-CUTS

    Printed on heavyweight matte cardstock, Dylusions Creative Dyary Dy-Cuts contain two each of 12 Dylusions images. These four new die cut sets feature Dyan’s signature animals, birds and flowers. Available in both black and white designs that you can color in and printed color that you can use as is. These one-of-a-kind Dylusions characters will add signature style to your Creative Dyary pages.

    EACH INCLUDES 24 DIE CUTS; 2 EACH OF 12 DESIGNS


    Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Creative Dyary Dy-Cuts


    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA CLEAR STAMPS

    Introducing Clear Stamps from Dina Wakley Media! Add layers of creative design into your mixed media with these clear stamps. Dina Wakley Clear Stamps are a must have for any mixed media artist, stamper, or art journaler. Layer stamps to create unique background effects using Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints, Mediums, and Inks. Dina Wakley Clear Stamps are 6” x 8.5” and made from high quality silicone.

    AVAILABLE IN 2 DESIGNS


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