Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | take 2

June 26th, 2015

Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.comLast month we shared a great technique video with you by Dina Wakley.  Dina shared quick ideas for creating a flowy background.  Today we are sharing an update to that post with a look at the finished art Dina created on that background.  Pretty stunning we think!

If you missed the video tutorial or would like to take another look at it, you can find it at: Flowy Background Video Tutorial by Dina Wakley.

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The Sweetest Moments Card by Wendy Vecchi

June 24th, 2015

The Sweetest Card by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comRanger Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi has a special treat for you today!  She has a new tutorial in our Projects library that is full of technique and is so pretty!

Find Wendy’s tutorial in our Project Library: The Sweetest Card by Wendy Vecchi.

Adventure Layered Canvas by Aida Haron

June 22nd, 2015

Adventure Layered Canvas by Aida Haron | www.rangerink.comYou are not going to believe how easy it is to create the stunning background in this mixed media canvas by Aida Haron.  Aida focuses on Ranger’s Archival Inks for this background and borrows technique inspiration from Wendy Vecchi.

Learn how Aida created this background in our Projects Library: Adventure Mixed Media Canvas by Aida Haron.

Creativity Art Journal Page by Bobbi Smith

June 15th, 2015

Creativity Art Journal Layout by Bobbi Smith | www.rangerink.comWe think there is no better way to start off the week than by sharing beautiful artwork.  Even better, we love sharing how to create beautiful artwork.  Today’s guest artist is Bobbi Smith.  Bobbi shares a beautiful mixed media art journal page tutorial that is sure to inspire you!

Find Bobbi’s tutorial in our Projects library: Creativity Art Journal Page by Bobbi Smith.

Mixed Media Bee Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

June 11th, 2015

Mixed Media Bee Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comCould a project be any more perfect for summer?  We don’t think so!  This week’s tutorial is by guest artist Anna-Karin Evaldsson.  Anna-Karin combines color and texture onto a canvas that is perfect for brightening your decor or brightening someone else’s day as a gift.

Find the tutorial in our Projects library: Mixed Media Bee Canvas by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

New Dina Wakley Media Mixing Chart Available!

June 10th, 2015

New colors of Dina Wakley Media paints are as far away as your craft sheet!  Follow this new mixing chart to create new colors of Dina’s signature paints!  By simply mixing two colors of existing colors you can expand your color palette with all new colors!Dina Wakley Media Paint Mixing Chart | www.rangerink.com Dina Wakley Media Paint Mixing Chart | www.rangerink.com

Find the full size printable version of this mixing chart on our product organization page–  Dina Wakley Media color and mixing charts.

New Distress 2015 Color for June | Hickory Smoke

June 5th, 2015

Distress 2015 June-Hickory Smoke | www.rangerink.com Get ready to rekindle your creativity with the newest addition to the Tim Holtz® Distress color palette, Hickory Smoke. This cool deep gray is the perfect neutral for blending, shading, or used in the foreground.

Distress 2015 June-Hickory Smoke | www.rangerink.com Hickory Smoke will have your artful mind smoldering with endless possibilities.

Distress 2015 June-Hickory Smoke | www.rangerink.comDownload the Hickory Smoke press release here: Distress 2015 June-Hickory Smoke Press Release.

Be sure to check out Tim’s blog too for more information about Hickory Smoke!

A reminder that colors are announced every month on the first Friday of the month. Products begin shipping in the last part of the month.

We can’t wait to see what you create with Hickory Smoke!

Tomorrow…

June 4th, 2015

Instagram_DistressQuestionJuneDon’t forget… tomorrow is the first Friday of the month which means that we will be revealing the next new color of Distress!

Be here tomorrow at 12pm EST to discover the new color!

Mixed Media Canvas Clock by Zoe Hillman

June 1st, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas Clock by Zoe Hillman | www.rangerink.comDon’t miss the latest addition to our Projects library, this stunning mixed media stretched canvas clock by Guest Artist Zoe Hillman.  Check out Zoe’s tutorial to learn step-by-step how to create a clock just like this!

Find Zoe’s tutorial in our Projects library: Mixed Media Canvas Clock by Zoe HIllman.

Inspired by Tim | May

May 30th, 2015

Each month members of our team at Ranger HQ spend a little crafty time creating project inspired by the Tim Holtz 12 Tags tag of the month.  The following projects were inspired by Tim’s May tag.


 

Explore Everything by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.comExplore Everything Tag by Debbie Tlach

Inspiration: Exploration in life & art. Replicating the look of a background containing a mountain range with Tim’s textured surfaces.

  • Ranger Surfaces: #12 Tag – Manila
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Picket Fence, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, Pine Needles
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Wild Honey, Evergreen Bough,
  • Mustard Seed
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Pine Needles, Frayed Burlap
  • Ranger Texture Paste: Opaque
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls: Copper Pearl, Juniper, Rose Gold
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Textured Surfaces, Crinkle Ribbon, Type Charm, Big Chat
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix:  Vagabond; Thinlits – Tiny Tattered Florals
  • Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Kraft Core paper

Remembrance Tag by Kathy Paglia | www.rangerink.comRemembrance Tag by Kathy Paglia

Inspiration: I was thinking of Memorial Day and how grateful I am to the soldiers for my freedom.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Faded Jeans
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Faded Jeans, Brushed Pewter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Tag – Manila
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
  • Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
  • Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon; Muse Tokens – Christmas; Jump Rings; Trimings – Red/Cream; Photo Booth; Ephemera Pack – Postale; Paper Stash – Seasonal; Textured Surfaces – Cork; Chit Chat Stickers – Holiday
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous: Layering Stencil-Stars
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios: 7″ Kushgrip Snips
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond; Thinlits-Tiny Tattered Florals; Movers & Shapers L Base Dies -Tag & Bookplates

True Beauty Tag by Phil Quagliariello | www.rangerink.comTrue Beauty Tag by Phil Quagliariello

Inspiration: My inspiration was I wanted to make a Mother’s Day tag for my wife, who demonstrates the sentiment.  I enjoyed working with the burlap surface and texture paste.

  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Wild Honey
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Milled Lavender, Scattered Straw
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Ranger Glue n’ Seal: Matte
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Craft Knife, Cush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology: Textured Surfaces/Burlap; Photobooth; Ephemera; Memo Pin; Baubles; Linen Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix:  Vagabond; Movers & Shapers L Base Dies: Tag & Bookplates
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous: Layering Stencil-Alphabet Border

Love you, Mom Card by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comLove you, Mom Card by Patti Behan

Inspiration: I was inspired to make this card because I felt the techniques presented were the perfect fit for a Mother’s Day card

  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Spun Sugar
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Scattered Straw and Evergreen Bough
  • Tim Holtz Distress Pads: Walnut Stain and Antique Linen
  • Ranger Dabber: Gold Metallic
  • Ranger Wonder Tape
  • Dina Wakley Media: Black Gesso
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond;Bigz-Ornate Frame; Thinlits-Tiny Tattered Florals; Texture Fades-Mesh
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Paper Strings, Heart Charms, Sign Maker Alpha Parts, Ephemera Pack Emporium
  • Core’dinations Cardstock
  • Misc: Ribbon

Vintage Summer Tag by Ellen McVetty | www.rangerink.comVintage Summer Tag by Ellen McVetty

Inspiration: My inspiration is summers at the beach with my sister

  • Surfaces: Kraft Core Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond; Thinlits-Tiny Tattered Florals; Movers & Shapers L Base Dies -Tag & Bookplates
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology: Textured Surfaces-Corrugate; Found Relatives; Ephemera; Word Bands; Fasteners; Crinkle Ribbon; Tissue Tape; Sanding Grip
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Mermaid Lagoon, Worn Lipstick
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Victorian Velvet
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Ranger Glue N’ Seal: Matte
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios: Cush Grip Snips, Craft Pick
  • Dina Wakley Media Palette Knife
  • Misc: Cotton Swab, Hot Glue Gun

Mother’s Day Planter by Terry Horvath | www.rangerink.comMother’s Day Planter by Terry Horvath

Inspired: I was inspired by my mom’s photo & Mother’s Day

  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Texture Paste
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Spun Sugar
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Spun Sugar
  • Tim Holtz Distress: Spun Sugar
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
  • Ranger Multi-Medium:  Matte
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology: Sanding Grip; Textured Surfaces; Chitchat Stickers; Loop Pins; Foundry Frames; Typed Tokens; Crinkle Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous: Layering Stencil- Flourish
  • Ranger Craft Scraper
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond; Thinlits-Tiny Tattered Florals