After a few days of Melt Art projects, hopefully you’re curious about implementing some of these techniques into your own projects. If you’re looking for a particular color, you’ll be pleased to find out that you can create a plethora of color combinations by mixing various colors of UTEE and Heat It Inks.
Day 3 and Ranger’s Patti Behan has another great project! This Metallic UTEE Dare to Dream Card features Platinum, Gold and Bronze UTEE to create texturized diecuts. The great part about this project is that you can use this technique with any combination of your favorite dies and stamps to create the perfect embellishment for your next project!
Head over to the project page now to learn how and then try this technique out for youself!
After creating your canvas with a variety of Studio products, a bit of Beeswax is added to the entire project and then buffed to create a nice sheen! Check out the project page here for more information about this technique!
Have you used this technique on a project? Share it with us by posting it to our Facebook wall or Tweet it using the hashtag #MeltArtMania
We have some very exciting news to share with you…
From today until May 31st, it is officially MELT ART MANIA!
So, what does that mean you ask? Melt Art products are available at your local National, Independent, and Online Craft Retailer, so we want to inspire you to get out there and fire up that Melting Pot. Everyday until the end of the month we are featuring a Melt Art Project to get your creative juices flowing!
In addition to Ranger projects, a few incredibly talented designers have also caught Melt Art Mania and will be sharing their projects on their blogs. Stay tuned to also see great Melt Art projects from Kaz Hall, Margot Potter, Lynne Forsythe, Richele Christensen, Candy Colwell, Linda Ledbetter, Tammy Tutterow, Lisa Pace, and Linda Cain!
So let’s kick off Day 1 of Melt Art Mania with this Cracked UTEE Good Luck Card by Patti Behan! In this project you will learn how to make an aged cracked glass background with Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.
Did you catch the Ranger U video we posted on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube yesterday? If not, take a look… if so, take a look again! Here is a behind the scenes look at some of our recent grads in action.
Next up, while Tim was here at Ranger, he posted his tag for May. This month Tim combined Idea-ology Remnant Rubs with Distress Stains to create this amazing technique. As always, we were inspired to try this technique on our own projects.
On Friday Tim Holtz announced some very exciting news. He is launching his very own fabric line with Coats called Eclectic Elements! The line will debut at Portland Quilt Market next weekend and will begin shipping to retailers in August.
Take a look at some of these amazing patterns and be sure to head over to timholtz.com for more information on this exciting new line!
Hey everyone, it’s Friday and we’ve been busy, busy, busy working on some upcoming projects. You definitely want to swing by our blog during the second half of May. Hint, hint. In our travels we’ve come across many great projects around the web and we’d like to share a few with you today.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you plan on surprising Mom with a handcrafted card we have two for you. First up, Claudine Hellmuth created this cute, charming card that is super easy.
Next up, recent Ranger U graduate, Marjie Kemper, shows off some of the new Distress Stains and Distress Paints techniques she picked up. You can check out step-out photos and descriptions over on her blog to find out how she created the layers that make up this amazing Courage Canvas!
Finally, we stumbled across this vibrant card that features splashes of color from Dylusions Ink Sprays. Sara Naumann used transparent printable film to layer her Dylusions Ink Sprays over stamped cardstock to create this head turning look!
As you probably know, this weekend was Ranger U. 24 amazing students spent 3 full days here at our headquarters in NJ learning as many techniques as humanly possible in that amount of time. We had a blast sharing our knowledge and products with such an eager bunch. We hope they had an amazing experience as well.
In the coming days, we’ll be sharing some photos and videos we took of the class hard at work, but we wanted to share a couple of shots with you on our blog this morning! Take a look: