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!

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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

Patriotic Table Decor by Patti Behan

May 27th, 2015

Stars & Stripes Mini Mason Jars by Patti Behan | www.rangerink.comAre you ready for a quick, easy, and super cute way to decorate for summer festivities?  Patti Behan is our guest today with this Stars & Stripes Mini Mason Jar table decor project.  You will love how easy it is!

Find the full tutorial in our Projects library- Stars & Stripes Mini Mason Jars by Patti Behan.

Commemorate Money Holder by Audrey Pettit

May 25th, 2015

Commemorate Money Holder by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.comWe are thrilled to have Audrey Pettit as our guest artist today.  Audrey shares a tutorial for a money card holder that is perfect for graduation season.  What grad wouldn’t appreciate a gift of cash especially when it is gifted in such a lovely card?

Learn how to make the card holder in our Projects library: Commemorate Money Holder by Audrey Pettit.

OWH Blog Hop | Finishing Strong

May 23rd, 2015

finishingstrongbadgeWe are so excited to be a part of the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Blog hop!

Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so we’re helping to get the word out!  Click on the banner above to visit the blog hop starting point.

Blended Watercolor Background by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comFor our card, we are sharing a card in red, white, and blue that features a blended watercolor background and resist technique featuring Dylusions Ink Sprays.  You can view the full tutorial in our Projects library at: Watercolor Blended Background by Tammy Tutterow

Flowy Background Video Tutorial by Dina Wakley

May 22nd, 2015

Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.comRanger Signature Artist Dina Wakley techniques using her Dina Wakley Media products to create a flowy background.  Dina shares about using gesso, creating brushstroke textures, and even how to get that last bit of paint out of the tube.

“One of the many things I love about my Dina Wakley Media heavy body acrylic paint is how versatile it is. Its heavy body will hold a brushstroke, so you can get texture and impasto. Add a little water and you can get a flowy, watercolor look. It’s the best of both worlds!
Last week I was creating watery backgrounds in my journal, and I thought you’d like to see the process. I grabbed the camera and filmed this little video. I hope you enjoy it and try the technique.”
Dina

As promised, here are some closer looks at the flowy background Dina created in the video!

Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.com Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.com Flowy Background by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.com

UPDATE 6/26/15 Would you like to see how Dina finished this piece?  Check out the update: Dina Wakley Flowy Background Take 2.


Dina WakleyDina Wakley is a Signature Artist for Ranger Ink.  Her Dina Wakley Media line includes artist quality opaque paints, gesso and gel mediums, tools, stamps, and stencils.  You can learn more about Dina on her website DinaWakley.com.   View upcoming classes and events with Dina, projects by Dina and guest artists on Ranger Signature Artist profile page.  See more projects featuring Dina’s collection on our Dina Wakley Media Pinterest board.

Bossy Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus

May 21st, 2015

Bossy Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comOur week of tutorials continues today with the third mixed media card from our guest artist Jenn Shurkus.  Like the previous two tutorials from Jenn, this card is packed full of color and fun techniques!

See Jenn’s mixed media card tutorial in our Projects library: Bossy Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus.

Be Strong Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus

May 20th, 2015

Be Strong Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comTutorial week continues with another great tutorial from Jenn Shurkus.  Today Jenn shares another mixed media card tutorial.  You are going to love the techniques she shares that are perfect for all types of mixed media projects.

You can find Jenn’s tutorial in our Project library: Be Strong Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus

Fragile Bee Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus

May 19th, 2015

Fragile Bee Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comTutorial week continues with today’s guest artist Jenn Shurkus.  Jenn shares a tutorial with us that shows how to create a mixed media card that features Dina Wakley Media Paints, Stencils, and Stamps.

Find Jenn’s tutorial in our Project library: Fragile Bee Mixed Media Card by Jenn Shurkus