You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch

February 16th, 2017

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Guest Designer Miranda van den Bosch shares with us how how to make a Dylusions inspired letter rack to dress up your work space!

Find Miranda’s tutorial in our Projects Library: You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki

February 13th, 2017

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Guest Designer Carisa Zglobicki shares with us how how to make this Dina Wakley Media art journal spread just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Find Carisa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

February 10th, 2017

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Guest Designer Milagros Rivera shares with us how how to make this Valentine’s Day inpsired art journal spread using Dylusions and Dina Wakley Media products!

Find Milagros’ tutorial in our Projects Library: Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch

February 6th, 2017

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Guest Designer Miranda van den Bosch shares with us how how to make this Valentine’s Day themed journal spread using Dylusions products!

Find Miranda’s tutorial in our Projects Library: My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch

Creativation 2017 | Ranger Brand and Wendy Vecchi Recap

February 3rd, 2017

It’s the fifth and final day of our Ranger Recaps! We’ve had so much fun this past week sharing with you our experiences and photos from this year’s Creativation Show. We hope you have enjoyed following along with us as we recapped these show days. The fun isn’t over yet though, today we’re showing you more from the Ranger booth including new Ranger Brand products as well as new products form Wendy Vecchi!

Six new colors from Stickles™ and Liquid Pearls™ were just a few things that were new to the Ranger brand this year. Visitors loved looking at the new products, especially the Mini Archival Ink Kits which offer the same unique, fade resistant dye as the full size ink pads, but in a convenient mini ink pad.

Those who stopped by the booth on Saturday enjoyed learning more about Ranger’s new Opaque Crackle Texture Paste as they made their own Make It Take It projects with Debbie.

The last day of the show, people made their way to the booth to fill out their own color charts of our very popular Archival Inks.

Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi also had some new releases this year, including two Mini Archival Ink Kits, available in her signature designer color palette. She also expanded her brand with the addition of her own set of Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents, which are the same great formula as the Ranger Enamel Accents, but now available in her signature colors as well.

Watch Scrap Time’s video of Wendy Vecchi demo her new Enamel Accents from Creativation 2017 below!

Watch Scrap Time’s video of Wendy Vecchi introducing her new Mini Archival Ink Kits.

Watch this interesting and easy embossed foil technique from Wendy Vecchi in this video from Pega Papel o Tijeras.

Creativation 2017 | ICE Resin® & Vintaj® Recap

February 2nd, 2017

On to day four of our Ranger recaps! Today’s product recap will feature Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® and Vintaj®.

With so many uses of ICE Resin®, there were two separate workshops offered this year at Creativation, one focusing on jewelry techniques and the other on applying ICE Resin® into mixed media projects. The first workshop, ICE Resin® Transparent Illusions, Susan taught her students how to make resin paper to achieve translucent effects using ephemera, tissue, and more. Once the resin paper was made, students applied their paper into a mixed media journal.

Jewelry and mixed media pieces made the perfect accent pieces along the worn, wooden doors that made up the ICE Resin® display booth this year. The booth included colorful swatch charts of ICE Resin® Tints, German Glass Glitter and the new German Glass Glitter Shards, the Tissue Paper Assortment, and so much more. The displayed jewelry made such to give and inspirational touch just to show just how much could be created with this great product!

ICE Resin® Tissue Paper, the ICE Resin® Squeegee, and ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter were just a few of the products showcased in the Innovations display case.

For jewelry makers, or those who wanted to learn more about the process, there was an opportunity to learn more from the master metalsmith herself, Susan Lenart Kazmer. The second workshop offered was ICE Resin® Alchemy, where students learned how to use ICE Resin® Bezels, ICE Resin® Inclusions and more to design and create wearable works of art.

During the show, as visitors stopped by the booth, they were able to watch live demos to learn more about the newly released products and the many uses.

Watch Susan Lenart Kazmer introduce a few of her new products in the videos below:

Vintaj® also had a new release this year of 5 new colors, including 2 new metallic patina colors. The new release of colors included Malachite, Deep Turquoise, Pyrite, Rose Gold, and White Gold. The Ranger booth displayed these new colors as well as the entire palette and the Vintaj® product line. Final pieces were displayed to show the beauty of the patinas and how they work.

Creativation 2017 | Dina Wakley Media Recap

February 1st, 2017

It’s day three of our Ranger recaps and today we’re going to be sharing with you all the fun and excitement of the new products in the Dina Wakley Media line!

On the Friday night of our education day, we ended the day with Dina Wakley’s Mixed Media Mischief, where students were able to watch and learn how Dina applies her free spirit approach to color and composition when creating her mixed-media pieces. Her workshop students used her new products, including the Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and the Dina Wakley Media Journal, to create personalized altered journal spreads.

The Ranger booth made sure to show many finished examples using both the Scribble Sticks and Media Journal. The booth included all the newest additions to the Dina Wakley Media line, including new stamps and stencils, Media Brushes and Media Tools, as well as your favorite Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints which are now available in 1 oz. bottles!

Dina’s Media Journal, Scribble Sticks, and 1 oz. Acrylic Paint bottles made their appearance in the Creativation Innovations showcase display as well!

The first day of the show, visitors of the Ranger booth were invited to play with the new Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and color in Dina Wakley Media Board pins stamped with an image from her new Homage to Frida stamp set.

Applying the directly to surface or pulling pigment from the sticks themselves, there are so many ways to use Dina’s Scribble Sticks! Dina made sure to spend her time at her demo table teaching these uses and techniques, as well as explaining all the new products the Dina Wakley Media line has to offer.

Don’t forget about the Evolution of Distress Designer Challenge, Dina’s colorful artist abilities shined through using Distress Paints.

On the last day of the show, people made way to Dina’s demo table to fill out their color charts to bring home swatch samples of the Scribble Sticks.

Watch Dina Wakley’s product demo here:

Creativation 2017 | Dylusions Recap

January 31st, 2017

Welcome back to our second day of our Ranger recaps! Yesterday we kicked off our recaps with everything Tim Holtz Distress®, today we’re going behind the scenes and will be recapping Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley!

Setting up the Dylusions section of the Ranger booth is always so fun! The bright colors of Dyan’s samples really stand out against the black backgrounds and draw in your attention. We were also super excited to feature her new products including new Dylusions Flip Journals, new Paint Pen colors, new Colouring Sheet and Adhesive Canvas collections just to name a few! We can’t forget about displaying her new Dylusions Creative Dyary program and all the fun accessories that were introduced!

The Creativation 2017 Innovations showcase proudly displayed some elements of the new Dylusions Creative Dyary program for all to see!

Students were so excited to attend the Dylusions Dreamland workshop on education day where they joined Dyan in her world of colorful whimsy where she reins queen! They got to learn first-hand from the queen herself the latest techniques with the Dylusions Paints, Ink Sprays, Stamps, Stencils and more!

With so many new and exciting products, Dyan sure was busy demoing and talking about the new products at her table!

And of course she made time to create a piece of her own for the Evolution of Distress Designer Challenge using the Distress Spray Stains!

Visitors got to color in new Dylusions Creative Dyary Die Cuts with the new Dylusions Paints Pens to fill their Crackle Texture Paste frames at the Make It Take It table on the last day of the show.

Color charts we filled with the bright Dylusions Paint colors, including the newer colors released in July, including Funky Fuchsia, Pure Sunshine, Chopped Pesto, Ground Coffee, and Slate Grey, completing her current palette.

Watch Dyan’s Dylusions product demo here:

Creativation 2017 | Tim Holtz Distress® Recap

January 30th, 2017

Happy Monday everyone! We had such a wonderful time this year at the 2017 Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. It’s always such a fun experience getting to see familiar faces, as well as getting to meet some new people along the way! As always, a special shout out to everyone in the Ranger family for their hard work in both preparing and assisting at the show, it couldn’t happen without everyone’s help and dedication. This week on the blog we will be sharing with you some highlights and recaps of the show with fun photos and videos, including video demos from our Signature Designers! Today we will be featuring Tim Holtz Distress®, but be sure to check in everyday this week to see from all of our brands!

Education day started early with Distress Exploration, where Tim taught the latest techniques of using Distress products to create a finished vintage style clipboard. People were so excited to get their hands on the new Distress® Oxides and get a chance to play with them themselves!

Distress® Oxides were showcased in the Creativations New Product Innovations display.

The booth was sure to display all the Distress products, including the new products like Distress® Oxides, Distress® Crayons in new sets and new open stock colors, and Distress® Collage Medium in a 1 oz bottle. Samples from different artists using Distress® products were displayed along side the booth to inspire fellow crafters and spark some new ideas!

People were sure to crowd around Tim’s demo table to get a first-hand look at the new Oxides and all the ways to use them! Be sure to watch the videos below to learn some more out the Oxides!

Take a look at Tim’s final project for the Evolution of Distress designer challenge, where he used the new Distress® Oxides.

Everyone got their chance to play with the exciting new Distress® Oxides at the Make It Take It table

And people made sure to fill out color charts to bring home color samples for their stores too!

Watch Tim Holtz’s product demos here:

Bloom by Tracy Scott

January 26th, 2017

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Guest Designer Tracy Scott gets your creative juices flowing with this bright spring inspired project using Dylusions products!

Find Tracy’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Bloom by Tracy Scott