CHA 2016 Recap – Ranger & Wendy Vecchi

January 14th, 2016

Hi Everyone! We had such an amazing show this year and wanted to thank everyone who came, and the Ranger family who helped make it all happen. There’s a ton of great pictures and videos from the show that we want to share with you so every day we will be posting a recap by brand. Today we are featuring some behind the scenes, our Ranger brand products and Wendy Vecchi’s collections! Stay tuned tomorrow for a recap of Dylusions!


It was so nice to be in sunny California and take a break from the brisk weather back in New Jersey.


Here is our booth all set for the first day of the show. With 2 full days of set up, all of the exciting new products displayed, and the carpet nice and clean – we were ready to go!


Prior to the start of the first day of the show, Creative Director Tim Holtz took us around the booth for a final walk through which gets everyone excited.

Alain took this for me as I am far too short to capture this “birds eye view”. :)


 

This year we announced 6 new Ranger Dye Ink Pad colors: Raspberry Sorbet, Buttered Popcorn, Emerald Isle, Blue Yonder, Lavender Field & Cool Graphite. Featured here on our Ranger Ink Display Board along with our original 12 colors, these 6 new colors nicely complete the palette.


We also introduced these 6 fun colors in our Ranger Paint Dabbers.


There are so many great surfaces to ink, paint, stain and more that offer unique qualities for each of your projects.


Our Texture Tools line continues to grow with 6 new tool designs featured on the bottom row of our display board.


 

Our guest designer Anita Houston joined us at the booth demoing Ranger Inks & Paints along with one of our all time favorites – Perfect Pearls. Here is a short video of her faux leather surface technique using Black Cardstock, Perfect Pearls & the Ink Refresher/Distress Refresher.


 

The Archival Ink line has expanded featuring 4 new Signature Designer Mixed Media Ink Palettes that include 4 of each designer’s palette colors.


Each Signature Designer also now has their own Mica Spray collections! We love seeing how each designer uses their own set in different techniques.


 

Wendy Vecchi’s Signature Designer Series also includes 3 new garden palette colors: Garden Patina, Cactus Flower & Sunflower!

Wendy Vecchi demos her new products, shows how to use her Archival Ink over white Embossing Powder for a vibrant effect on black cardstock and also her new Mica Sprays! Watch the video here:


Justin breaking out the vacuum marks the end of day 1 :) Stay tuned tomorrow for a recap of Dylusions!

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CHA 2016 Designer Challenge

January 12th, 2016

This year’s Ranger Designer Challenge features a brand new creative medium, Distress Crayons. Distress Crayons are water-reactive pigments designed to specially formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, smudging, watercoloring and more!

We’ve selected a group of talented artist to explore this exciting new medium and challenged each to create a panel using the new Dina Wakley Media Board with a focus on Distress Crayons combined with other Distress products. The group of entries will spark your creative imagination and inspire you to explore the versatility of Distress.

Our thanks go out to all the designers for the time and effort they put into the Challenge. For more inspiration, take a look at each artist’s blog or website.




Wendy Vecchi

Visit Wendy’s blog: studio490art.blogspot.com

Tim Holtz

Visit Tim’s blog: timholtz.com

Tammy Tutterow

Visit Tammy’s blog: tammytutterow.com

Stephanie Ackerman

Visit Stephanie’s blog: stephanieackermandesigns.com

Shari Carroll

Visit Shari’s blog: shari-design.blogspot.com

Richele Christensen

Visit Richele’s blog: californiaartgirl.blogspot.com

Paula Cheney

Visit Paula’s blog: oneluckyday.net

Mou Saha

Visit Mou’s blog: collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com

Kristina Werner

Visit Kristina’s blog: kwernerdesign.com

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Visit Julie’s blog: balzerdesigns.com

Jennifer McGuire

Visit Jennifer’s blog: jennifermcguireink.com

Dyan Reaveley

Visit Dyan’s blog: dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com

Dina Wakley

Visit Dina’s blog: dinawakley.com

Debbie Tlach

Visit Debbie’s blog: artistgirlsmuse.blogspot.com

Cathe Holden

Visit Cathe’s blog: justsomethingimade.com

Bobbi Smith

Visit Bobbi’s blog: vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com

Anita Houston

Visit Anita’s blog: theartfulmaven.blogspot.com

Amy Tan

Visit Amy’s blog: amytangerine.com

May Flaum

Visit May’s blog: mayflaum.com

Heart Butterfly Tag By Anna-Karin Evaldsson

January 11th, 2016

Heart Butterfly Tag By Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.com

Our Guest Designer Anna-Karin Evaldsson shares with us a tutorial on her Heart Butterfly Tag in time for Valentine’s Day!

Find Anna-Karin’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Heart Butterfly Tag By Anna-Karin Evaldsson

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 5 – New Tim Holtz® Distress Products

January 8th, 2016

It’s the final day of our CHA 2016 New Products Sneak Peeks and we have so many great new Tim Holtz® Distress products to share with you!

Distress Crayons 2016 PR

Introducing your new favorite coloring medium – Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons! The Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons are vibrant and water-reactive creating brilliant backgrounds, watercoloring, smudge effects and more! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Crayons.

Distress Collage Mediums & Brushes PR

Add a vintage though to your collages! Introducing Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Mediums – available in Matte, Vintage & Crazing finishes. Apply the new mediums with the new Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Brushes! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Mediums & Brushes.

Distress Minis Open Stock 2016 PR

Your favorite Mini Distress Ink Pad collection continues to grow! Introducing the new 2015 Distress Ink colors now available in individual 1” x 1” Mini Distress Ink Pads open stock! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Mini Distress Ink Pads.

Distress Paints Flip Tops 2016 PR

The new Distress Flip Top Paints are great for quick and easy application of Distress Paint with brushes, blending tools, the splatter brush and more! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Flip Top Paints.

Distress Mini Spray Stains 2016 PR

Your favorite Spray Stains are now available in a convenient travel size 1 oz. bottle! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Mini Spray Stains.

Distress Picket Fence Ink PR

White pigment Distress Ink is finally here! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Picket Fence Ink Pad & Re-inker.

Distress Woodgrain Paper 2016 PR

A new surface is being added to the Distress product line – Distress Woodgrain Cardstock! Featuring detailed woodgrain embossed design this textured surface is ideal to use with Distress Ink, Paint, Stain and Crayons! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Woodgrain Cardstock.

Distress Maker Tin Tubes 2016 PR

Store your favorite markers in style! This new sleek metal tin is the perfect horizontal storage solution for Distress Markers. Also, reintroducing the Distress Marker Tubes to now include the 2015 Distress colors. Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Marker Storage Tin & Marker Tubes.

Distress Archival Palette Mica Sprays 2016 PR

Introducing the Tim Holtz® Distress Mixed Media Ink Palette – featuring 4 Distress palette colors in the Archival Ink formulation within a 4-cell ink pad. Also new to the line are the Distress Mica Sprays to add pearlescent shimmer to your mixed media projects! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Distress Mixed Media Palette & Mica Sprays.

Alcohol Ink Yupo 2016 PR

A new surface for Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks! Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Yupo.

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 4 – New From Dina Wakely

January 7th, 2016

Welcome to day four of our CHA New Product Releases! Today we are happy to share new additions to our Dina Wakley Media product line.

Dina Paint Media Board 2016 PR

 

Six new richly pigmented paint colors have been added to the Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint line! Also, introducing a new surface to the Dina Wakley Media product line – Media Board. Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints & Media Board..

Dina Stencils Stamps PR 2016

Debuting six new Media Stamps and Stencils designs from Dina Wakley! Add more scribbly stamps and use more fun graphic stencils in your mixed media projects. Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Stamps & Stencils.

Dina Wakley Archival Palette Mica Sprays 2016 PR

 

Introducing the Dina Wakley Mixed Media Ink Palette – featuring 4 Dina Wakley palette colors in the Archival Ink formulation within a 4-cell ink pad. Now you can stamp and layer with your favorite Dina Wakley Media colors! Also new to the line are the Dina Wakley Media Mica Sprays to add pearlescent shimmer to your mixed media projects! Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Mixed Media Palette & Mica Sprays.

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 3 – New from Dylusions!

January 6th, 2016

Welcome to day three of our CHA New Product Releases!  Today we are happy to share new additions to our Dylusions by Dyan Reavely product line.

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Six new gorgeous Dylusions colors have been added to the Dylusions Paint line that coordinate with the current line of Dylusions Ink Sprays! Also, introducing a new medium to the Dylusions product line – Paint Pens. Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Paints & Paint Pens.

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New surface additions to the Dylusions line! Introducing: Journaling Tags, available in #10 & #12 tags in Mixed Media, Kraft and Black. Now you can also add pages into your favorite Creative Journals with the new Journal Insert Sheets. Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Journaling Tags & Journal Insert Sheets.

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12 Dyan Reaveley original designs all waiting to be brought to life with color! Introducing Dylusions Coloring Sheets. Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Coloring Sheets.

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Dyan Reaveley’s own eclectic designs are now available on Adhesive Canvas sheets. Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Adhesive Canvas Images & Blanks.

Dylusions Postcards PR-2016

Collect Dyan’s artwork with these unique postcards! Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Postcards.

Dylusions Stamps Stencils PR-2016

New sassy Stamp & Stencil designs from Dyan Reaveley! Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Stamps & Stencils.

Dylusions Archival Palette Mica Sprays PR-2016

Each Ranger Signature Designer now has a custom designed four cell ink palette featuring the Archival Ink formulation & a Mica Spray set designed to add pearlescent shimmer to any paper craft or mixed media project! Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Mixed Media Ink Palette & 1 oz. Mica Sprays.

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 2 – New from Ranger, Wendy Vecchi + Signature Designers!

January 5th, 2016

Welcome to day two of our CHA New Product Releases!  Today we are happy to share new additions to our Ranger Inks & Paint Dabbers, Texture Pastes & Tools, Shiny Foil Transfer Sheets, Ranger Fine Tip Applicators, Signature Designer Mixed Media Archival Ink Palettes & Mica Sprays plus new Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink colors!

Ranger Inks Paints PR-2016

Six new vibrant and beautiful colors have been added to your favorite Ranger Dye Ink Pad and Acrylic Paint Dabber lines. Download a copy of the press release here: Ranger Dye Inks & Acrylic Paint Dabbers.

Ranger Texture Pastes Tools PR-2016

Ranger’s artist quality Texture Pastes are now available in a mini sampler 3pk including 1 each of Opaque Matte, Transparent Matte and Transparent Gloss Texture Pastes. Add texture and dimension with the new Texture Tools set featuring six new designs. Download a copy of the press release here: Ranger Mini Texture Paste 3pk & Texture Tools-2.

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There’s a brand new fun assortment of Shiny Foil Transfer Sheets – introducing Celebrate. This assortment features 5 new patterns and designs to add to your foil collection. Download a copy of the press release here: Ranger Shiny Foil Transfer Sheets – Celebrate.

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Now you can apply your favorite accents, mediums and more with precision application! Introducing the Ranger Fine Tip Applicators. Download a copy of the press release here: Ranger Fine Tip Applicators.

Signature Designers Mixed Media Ink Palette PR-2016

Each Ranger Signature Designer now has a custom designed four cell ink palette featuring the Archival Ink formulation! Download a copy of the press release here: Signature Designers Mixed Media Archival Ink Pads.

Signature Designers Mica Sprays PR-2016

Each Ranger Signature Designer now has a Mica Spray set designed to add pearlescent shimmer to any paper craft or mixed media project! Download a copy of the press release here: Signature Designers 1 oz. Mica Sprays.

Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks PR-2016

New bright colors added to the Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Archival Ink product line! Download a copy of the press release here: Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks.

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 1 – New ICE Resin® products!

January 4th, 2016

CHA Sneak Peak 1

January is always an exciting time here at Ranger as we ring in the New Year with a wide range of new products!  Each year we head to California to the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show (CHA) to show retailers our new line up of products.  Each day this week we will be sharing sneak peaks of what we are releasing at CHA.  We are extremely excited about all of the new products we have for you to make your crafting easier and your projects more colorful!  Be sure to check our blog each day this week to see what we have in store for you soon!

ICE Resin Kit Cups Sticks-PR-2016

Ranger and Susan Lenart Kazmer are pleased to announce the new ICE Resin® 8 oz. Kit along with new and improved Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks. Whether you’re learning to work with ICE Resin® for the first time or you are already a jewelry-making pro, these new products provide you with all the right tools needed to create fun mixed media projects and jewelry pieces. Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® 8 oz. Kit Plus Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks.

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Now you can add color and swirls for gem-like effects to your clear ICE Resin® using these brand new ICE Resin® Tints! Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Tints.

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Keep your workspace clean and protected with the new ICE Resin® Studio Sheets! These non-stick and reusable sheets are the perfect surface to work with ICE Resin®. Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Studio Sheets.

ICE Resin Bezels-PR-2016

The ultimate Mixed Metal Milan Bezels are here! Designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer, these closed-back bezels are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and are waiting to be filled with ICE Resin®, ICED Enamels, Shattered Mica & more! Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Milan Bezels.

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New ICE Resin® Accessories to expand your creativity! Now you can easily make your own molds and fill with ICE Resin® for one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Use the Bezel Template to cut your favorite ephemera imagery to include inside your Milan Bezels. Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Bezel Template & Molding Putty.

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This beautiful French-inspired Ephemera Image Assortment includes vintage collaged imagery and patterns to include inside your jewelry pieces and mixed media projects. Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Ephemera Pack.

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There’s even more fun products to include inside your jewelry pieces! Introducing the ICE Resin® Foil Sheets: Mardis Gras. Store your creative stash in style with the Susan Lenart Kazmer Designer Accessory Bag. Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Foil Sheets & Designer Accessory Bag.

Stay tuned for more exciting product sneak peaks tomorrow!

Happy New Year Bird Crazy Canvas by Kassa Hayselden

January 4th, 2016

Happy New Year Bird Crazy Canvas by Kassa Hayselden

Our Guest Designer Kassa Hayselden shares with us this Happy New Year Bird Crazy Canvas tutorial!

Find Kassa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Happy New Year Bird Crazy Canvas by Kassa Hayselden

Adventure Collage by Aida Haron

December 28th, 2015

Adventure Collage by Aida Haron

Our Guest Designer Aida Haron shares with us this beautiful pastel collage canvas tutorial!

Find Aida’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Adventure Collage by Aida Haron