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Ranger Texture Paste

February 28th, 2015

Ranger Ink Texture Pastes | www.rangerink.comAdd texture and dimension to all your mixed media and papercraft projects with Ranger’s new Texture Paste & Texture Tools. Texture Paste is available in 3 finishes: Opaque Matte, Translucent Matte and Translucent Gloss for endless creative possibilities. Create textures and patterns by applying Texture Paste through a stencil with a palette knife or run Texture Tools through wet Texture Paste to create unique textured effects and patterns. Includes 6 designs on a metal hinged ring.

To learn more about using Ranger Texture Paste check out the video below of a live demonstration with Tim Holtz!

Inspired by Tim | February

February 27th, 2015

Each month members of team at our office in New Jersey spend a little creative time crafting projects inspired by tag of the month by Tim Holtz.  This month’s tag had a Valentine theme.

February Inspired by Tim | www.rangerink.comKathy Paglia – Fanciful Heart Tag

I loved the patchwork look on Tim’s tag and in honor of Valentine’s Day, I gave my tag a little jewelry.

Products used:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Barn Door, Fired Brick
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Surfaces: Ranger #8 Tag – Manila; Ephemera Pack – Thrift Shop; Paper Stash – Seasonal
  • Ranger Mister Bottle
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
  • Adhesives:  Ranger Glue N’ Seal, Matte; Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape-Black; Ranger Wonder Tape Sheet
  • Ranger Craft Scraper
  • Ranger Shiny Transfer Foil – Basics
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Paper String, Crinkle Ribbon, Baubles, Trimmings – Lavish
  • Tiny Attacher, Sanding Block, Wire Pins, Pen Nibs

February Inspired by Tim | www.rangerink.comEllen McVetty – Love Story Tag

Products Used:

  • Surfaces: Ranger#8 Manila Tag, Ephemera Pack, Flash Cards, Tissue Tape, Grunge Board
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Fired Brick, Tattered Rose
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Fired Brick And Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls: Platinum Pearl
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist: Pewter
  • Adhesives: Ranger Glue n’ Seal/Matte
  • Tools: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Sanding Grip, Scissors, Vagabond
  • Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adornment Arrows, Charms, Crinkle Ribbon, Industrious Stickers
  • Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations By Sizzix: Mini Movers Heart Die, Base Tray
  • Misc: Thin Wire

February Inspired by Tim | www.rangerink.comPatti Behan- Love U Card

I was inspired to use Tim’s technique as a focal point with my collaged heart, instead of it being in the background.

Products Used:

  • Adhesives: Ranger Glue n’ Seal/Matte
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint:  Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad:  Bundled Sage
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker:  Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain
  • Tools: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash – Wallflower; Ephemera Pack- Thrift Shop
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Baubles, Muse Tokens, Swivel Clasps, Jump Rings
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix:  Vagabond Machine, Embossing Diffuser-Set #3 Hearts; Thinlits – Handwritten Love, Alphanumeric; Framelits with Stamps-Love You
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios:  Paper Distressor
  • Core’dinations Cardstock:  Kraft Core  Black, Distress Aged Mahogany

February Inspired by Tim |

Brianna Marosy- Cupid Card

Products Used:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Festive Berries, Tea Rose, Walnut Stain,  Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker Walnut stain
  • Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Festive Berries, Black Soot
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool & Foam
  • Adhesives: Ranger Glue n’ Seal
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack: Thrift Shop
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix Love Struck Sizzix Die
  • Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous:  Layering Stencil-Latticework

February Inspired by Tim | www.rangerink.comPhil Quagliariello-You Are Loved Tag

Products Used:

  • Surfaces:  Ranger #8 Manila Tag, Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape, Ephemera Pack-Thrift Shop
  • Adhesives: Ranger Glue n’ Seal
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint:  Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Heart Charms; Adornments-Arrows; Industrious Stickers-Chiseled
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios: Kush Grip Snips
  • Misc:  Heart, Paper Flower

February Inspired by Tim |
Kelly Kronowski – Cherish Life Tag

Products Used:

  • Surfaces:  Ranger #8 Manila Tag, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack- Thrift Shop & Expedition; Grunge Board;
  • Adhesives: Ranger Glue n’ Seal, Ranger Multi-Medium: Matte, Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Tim Holtz: Distress Paint Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker: Black Soot
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad: Gathered Twigs
  • Ranger Emboss It Dabber
  • Ranger Embossing Powder- Pink
  • Perfect Pearls Mists:  Perfect Pearl & Pewter
  • Tools:  Ranger Heat It Craft Tool, Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios: Kush Grip Snips, Paper Distressor
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Industrious Stickers:  Borders ; Adornments-Arrows; Shield Charms; Linen Ribbon

Are you Dylusional? (and a giveaway too!)

February 25th, 2015

Dylusions Prize Pack | www.ranerink.comThere is no one else quite as vibrant and colorful as Dyan Reaveley, the Ranger Signature Designer behind the Dylusions collection.  Dylusions are just as colorful as Dyan herself!  In January we debuted an exciting new addition to the Dylusions collection… Dylusions Paint! Continue reading

Ranger’s Extreme Stickling – #2 Valentines

True Heart Tattered Floral Card by Audrey Pettit

February 23rd, 2015

True Heart Tattered Floral Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.comGuest artist Audrey Pettit joins us today with a card that is perfect for spring greetings.  It combines soft colors with gentle texture and life-like paper flowers! Continue reading

Spring Watercolor Greetings Featuring Ranger Paint Dabbers

February 20th, 2015

Spring Watercolor Greetings by Tammy Tutterow | www.rangerink.comI don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring!  As I look out my window I see several inches of snow on the ground.  I am longing for days of blue skies and gentle breezes and flower buds peeking up out of the ground.  Since that is all still weeks or maybe even months away, I decided to make a little spring in my studio thanks to the sweet colors of the new Ranger Paint Dabbers and the sweet flowers on the Dina Wakley Media Scribbly Flowers Stamp set. Continue reading

Colorizing Embellishments with Alcohol Ink

Colorizing EmbellishmentsStep 1: Acrylic embellishments like Mirrored Stars and Gumdrops by Tim Holtz Idea-ology are fabulous straight out of the package.  They couldn’t be any more simple to add color to though with alcohol ink.  Simply drip a drop or two onto the surface…and allow the piece to air dry.  Because alcohol inks dry quickly the colorized piece is ready to use on your project in just a few minutes!  (Color shown: Cranberry.)

Colorizing Embellishments Step 1Metal embellishments are just as easy to color.  Drip color on to the piece directly and blot away any excess with a felt applicator tool.  You can also apply the ink to the felt applicator tool and tap it onto the surface of the embellishment.  (Color shown: Sail Boat Blue.)

Colorizing Embellishments Step 2Step 2: Stamp the image over the entire tag, re-inking the stamp with the dabber after each impression. Sprinkle the Sticky Embossing Powder over the tag. Remove the excess powder onto the piece of scrap paper and return it into the jar.

Colorizing Embellishments Step 2Would you like to take it to a whole other level?  Add more color to your felt and tap it onto the surface over the first color.  You will get rich layers of color.  Add one of the metallic mixatives and add some real wow to your piece!  (Colors shown: Sail Boat Blue, Lettuce, and Silver Mixative.)

Colorizing Embellishments Step 2Don’t be afraid to mix and match and try more than just colors.  The opaque Snow Cap Mixative on a Gumdrop is so gorgeous!  It adds an opaque base around the raised points on the Gumdrop allowing the raised points on the Gumdrop to really sparkle and shine!

Colorizing Embellishments Step 3Step 3: Using a felt applicator tool for embellishments with lots of detailed shapes creates an amazing look.  The tool will help you to apply the color to just the raised areas so that the deeper base color of the metal remains in the recesses.  (Frames: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Plates.)

Colorizing Embellishments Step 4Step 4: Adding one of the metallic mixatives randomly over the color lets you bring back the metal look.  This piece now looks as if it was aged silver.  (Colors used: Lettuce and Silver Mixative.)

Colorizing Embellishments Step 5Step 4: Using Snow Cap Mixative will add an opaque finish to the metal piece similar to a painted look but with less drying time.  You can use the white layer alone or use it as a base layer to apply additional colors over.  The white base will make the colors on top more vibrant.

Colorizing Embellishments Step 6Step 5: A single coat of Silver Mixative (frame on left) can add a stunning effect.  Sand lightly with a Tim Holtz Sanding Grip to expose some of the metal under the original finish.

Colorizing Embellishments Step 6The simple and quick addition of just three different alcohol inks create quite a range of looks turning a great base embellishment into some really spectacular!

Can you believe how fast and simple it is to add so much wow to your embellishments?  I’ll be sharing more alcohol ink ideas with you through out the month.  You won’t believe what all you can do with these versatile inks!


Alcohol Ink Embellishments by Tammy Tutterow |

Shipping this week: Abandoned Coral Distress… and a giveaway too!

February 19th, 2015

Abandoned Coral DistressBy now you have heard about Abandoned Coral, the latest color addition to the the Distress collection.  Our team in New Jersey has been working non-stop getting this amazing new color ready to ship.  We are excited to tell you that Abandoned Coral is shipping THIS WEEK! Continue reading

Fast and Fun Symmetrical Art Journal Background by Stephenie Hamen

February 16th, 2015

Fast and Fun Symmetrical Art Journal Background by Stephenie Hamen | www.rangerink.comI love art journaling.  I never go anywhere without one on me – or maybe 2.  Lots of times I pre-make some backgrounds so that when I have time I can add my doodling.  Here’s one that is quick and fun to create. Continue reading

Video Tutorial | Texture Paste Silhouette Canvas

February 13th, 2015

Ranger Ink: Texture Paste Silhouette CanvasVisitors to the Ranger booth at CHA in January fell in love with the colorful textured canvas Make and Take we offered.  We are excited to share the project with you too!  Today we have Debbie Tlach from Ranger demonstrating the project.  You will find the supplies and written instructions below and also a link to download a printable version of the instructions.  We hope you will love it as much as CHA attendees did! Continue reading