Add 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!
There 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 →
I 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 →
Step 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.)
Metal 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.)
Step 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.
Would 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.)
Don’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!
Step 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.)
Step 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.)
Step 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.
Step 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.
The 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!
By 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 →
I 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 →
Visitors 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 →
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