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Introducing the new Tim Holtz Distress® Kits!

August 26th, 2016

Introducing two new kits from Tim Holtz Distress® – the Distress Ink Kit & the Distress Crayon Watercolor Kit!

Tim Holtz Distress® Ink Kit
Tim Holtz Distress® Inks from Ranger are water based dye inks formulated to create aged vintage effects on papers and other porous surfaces. The innovative prop-erties of Distress Ink are unlike any other inks since they react with water and maintain color integrity. This kit includes a guide and the product to teach various techniques that can be achieved with Distress Ink as well as how to use some of the basic tools that allow you to create many different effects on your paper craft and mixed media projects.


Kit Includes:

  • 3 – Distress Mini Inks
  • 10 – #8 Manila Tags
  • 1 – Mini Ink Blending Tool with 3 Blending Foams
  • 1 – Mini Mister
  • 1 – Technique Booklet


Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Watercolor Kit
Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons from Ranger are smooth water reactive pigments formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces to create brilliant backgrounds, water coloring, and more. This kit includes a guide that shows various coloring techniques including blending, shading, and more to inspire your creative palette.


Kit Includes:

  • 6 – Distress Crayons
  • 1 – Mini Distress Archival Ink Pad
  • 1 – Clear Stamp Set
  • 1 – Acrylic Block
  • 1 – Paintbrush
  • 5 – Sheets of Distress Watercolor Cardstock
  • 1 – Technique Booklet





Thank you for joining us on this new product highlight! Happy Friday 🙂

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Introducing New Dylusions Stencil Designs

August 25th, 2016

Choose from five new stencils in two different sizes! Cobwebs, Direction, Flower Pop, Fresh Dots, and Rain-drops–all great for layering and creating backgrounds and ghosting effects with Dylusions Paints, Ink Sprays, Stamps and more. Use on pages in art journals, cards, tags, and mixed media projects. Mix and match these new designs with the existing collection of unconventional and fun stencils that are Dylusions originals.

Cobwebs Large & Small Stencils

Direction Large & Small Stencils

Flower Pop Large & Small Stencils

Fresh Dots Large & Small Stencils

Raindrops Large & Small Stencils

One of Dyan’s favorite techniques is to outline her stencils with the Paint Pens and doodle with them to create fun and interesting patterns!


Hope you enjoyed this new product highlight for the new Dylusions Stencil designs! Stay tuned tomorrow for our last new product highlight post for the August releases.

Introducing the new Vintaj® Patina Colors + Kits!

August 24th, 2016

Introducing six new Patina colors for MORE creative possibilities! The six new colors are also available in two new kits–French Rivera and Key West. Vintaj® Patina are opaque inks specially formulated by Ranger to adhere pemanently to metal. The color palettes were developed to mimic nature and beautiful patina effects. The Patinas will colorize Vintaj® Findings, Filigrees, Bezels and other metals for gorgeous jewelry and crafting projects and can be layered to create endless patina effects.
Now available in 35 blendable colors including 4 metallics.

Watch Vintaj® Education Director and Signature Designer, Jess Lincoln introduce the new Patina colors:

Here’s some stunning jewelry by Jess showcasing the new colors!





Thanks for joining us on this new product highlight! Stay tuned for another special feature tomorrow on one of our new releases.

Introducing New Dina Wakley Media Stencil Designs

August 23rd, 2016

Create layers of color, texture and design with the new collection of Dina Wakley Media Stencils and Masks. Pair these new designs with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and Mediums for endless possibilities! With an extensive collection of stencils and masks, Dina updates her portfolio with six new designs. Included in this release are five new stencil designs and one new mask. Choose from trend driven graphic elements in Dina’s signature style or her fly-ing birds mask which allows for use of both positive and negative space.

Fractured Circles Stencil

Stacked Squares Stencil

Flying Birds Stencil & Mask

Variegated Stars Stencil

Almost Ikat Stencil

Spaced Dots Stencil

Beautiful pieces from Dina Wakley using her new Stencils & Stamps:



Hope you enjoyed this new product highlight for the new Dina Wakley Media Stencil designs! Stay tuned tomorrow for another new product highlight post.

Introducing the new Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons Sets #4 + #5

August 22nd, 2016

Introducing two new sets of Distress Crayons that coordinate with the Distress Palette! Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for water coloring, creating smudge effects, and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with Distress Inks, Stains, and more for creative possibilities.

Watch Creative Director and Signature Designer Tim Holtz introduce the new Distress Crayons sets:

Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Set #4 Swatches

Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Set #5 Swatches

All of the pastel colors in Set #5 maintain their color on a kraft tag:

Collect all 5 Sets:

“Set


Set #1
Includes: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers

“Set


Set #2
Includes: Festive Berries, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves

“Set


Set #3
Includes: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Picket Fence
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“Set


Set #4
Includes: Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Pumice Stone

“Set


Set #5
Includes: Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Frayed Burlap

Introducing the new Dina Wakley Media & Dylusions Halloween Stamp and Stencil Sets

August 19th, 2016

Get spooky and creative this Fall with these new Halloween themed Stamp & Stencil sets from Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley! These sets are ideal for creating one-of-a-kind Halloween inspired art, cards, tags and more! Clear Stamps are the perfect accent for any journal page, paper crafting or mixed media projects. Create layered effects, backgrounds, textures, and patterns with the stencils. Use stamps and stencils along with the complete line of Dylusions and Dina Wakley Media paints, sprays, inks and more for endless creative possibilities!

Dina Wakley Media Scribbly Trick or Treat Set

Set includes themed clear stamps and coordinating stencil

Scribbly Trick or Teat Tag by Dina Wakley:


Dylusions Eat Drink and Be Scary Set

Set includes themed clear stamps and coordinating stencil

Eat Drink and Be Scary Tag by Dyan Reaveley:


We can’t wait to see all of your fun Halloween crafts this season! Stay tuned daily for more product highlights on the latest releases for August.

New Releases from Ranger!

August 17th, 2016

Inspire your creative side with more new releases from Ranger!   This launch includes exciting new product from Tim Holtz Distress, Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley, Dina Wakley Media, and Vintaj Patinas. Enjoy the last few weeks of the summer, prepare for Back to School, and get a head start on Halloween with hours of mixed media exploration and fun!



Introducing six new Patina colors for MORE creative possibilities! The six new colors are also available in two new kits–French Rivera and Key West. Vintaj® Patina are opaque inks specially formulated by Ranger to adhere pemanently to metal. The color palettes were developed to mimic nature and beautiful patina effects. The Patinas will colorize Vintaj® Findings, Filigrees, Bezels and other metals for gorgeous jewelry and crafting projects and can be layered to create endless patina effects. Now available in 35 blendable colors including 4 metallics.




Download a copy of the press release here: Vintaj® Patinas.



Introducing Dylusions and Dina Wakley Media Stamp and Stencil Sets for Halloween. These sets are ideal for creating one-of-a-kind Halloween inspired art, cards, tags and more! Clear Stamps are the perfect accent for any journal page, paper crafting or mixed media projects. Create layered effects, backgrounds, textures, and patterns with the stencils. Use stamps and stencils along with the complete line of Dylusions and Dina Wakley Media paints, sprays, inks and more for endless creative possibilities!


HALLOWEEN THEMED STAMPS & STENCILS, COORDINATING CLEAR STAMPS,
5” x 7” STENCIL DESIGN


Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media and Dylusions Halloween Stamp and Stencil Sets.



Create layers of color, texture and design with the new collection of Dina Wakley Media Stencils and Masks. Pair these new designs with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and Mediums for endless possibilities! With an extensive collection of stencils and masks, Dina updates her portfolio with six new designs. Included in this release are five new stencil designs and one new mask. Choose from trend driven graphic elements in Dina’s signature style or her flying birds mask which allows for use of both positive and negative space.


SIX NEW ARTISTIC DESIGNS, USE WITH DINA WAKLEY MEDIA INK,
PAINT, STAMPS & MORE


Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Stencils.



Choose from five new stencils in two different sizes! Cobwebs, Direction, Flower Pop, Fresh Dots, and Raindrops–all great for layering and creating backgrounds and ghosting effects with Dylusions Paints, Ink Sprays, Stamps and more. Use on pages in art journals, cards, tags, and mixed media projects. Mix and match these new designs with the existing collection of unconventional and fun stencils that are Dylusions originals.


FIVE NEW ECLECTIC DESIGNS, AVAILABLE IN SMALL & LARGE SIZES, USE WITH DYLUSIONS PAINTS, INK SPRAYS, STAMPS & MORE


Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Stencils.



Introducing two new sets of Distress Crayons that coordinate with the Distress Palette! Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for water coloring, creating smudge effects, and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with Distress Inks, Stains, and more for creative possibilities.


AVAILABLE IN 2 NEW SETS OF 6 COLORS, WATER REACTIVE PIGMENTS



Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons Sets #4 & #5.



Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons from Ranger are smooth water reactive pigments formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces to create brilliant backgrounds, water coloring, and more. This kit includes a guide that shows various coloring techniques including blending, shading, and more to inspire your creative palette.

KIT INCLUDES: 6 DISTRESS CRAYONS, 1 MINI DISTRESS ARCHIVAL INK PAD, 1 CLEAR STAMP SET, 1 ACRYLIC BLOCK, 1 PAINTBRUSH, 5 SHEETS OF DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK, 1 TECHNIQUE BOOKLET


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons Watercolor Kit.



Tim Holtz Distress® Inks from Ranger are water based dye inks formulated to create aged vintage effects on papers and other porous surfaces. The innovative properties of Distress Ink are unlike any other inks since they react with water and maintain color integrity. This kit includes a guide and the product to teach various techniques that can be achieved with Distress Ink as well as how to use some of the basic tools that allow you to create many different effects on your paper craft and mixed media projects.


KIT INCLUDES: 3 MINI DISTRESS INKS, 10 #8 MANILA TAGS, 1 MINI INK BLENDING TOOL WITH 3 BLENDING FOAMS, 1 MINI MISTER, 1 TECHNIQUE BOOKLET


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Ink Kit.



Convenient Flip Tops are great for quick and easy application of Distress Paint with brushes, blending tools, splatter brushes and more! With a timeless matte finish, Distress Paints are very fluid water-based acrylic paints for use on multiple surfaces. Developed to be reactive with water, like other products in the Distress family, Distress Paints are the perfect choice to accomplish a wide variety of artist techniques. Use with stamps, paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic and more!

1 OZ PAINT WITH FLIP TOP LID, AVAILABLE IN 36 DISTRESS PALETTE COLORS,
ACID FREE & NON-TOXIC



Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Flip Top Paints.

Summertime Flowers by Jade Sutton

August 15th, 2016

Summertime Flowers by Jade Sutton | www.rangerink.com

Today we are featuring this Summertime Flowers tutorial by our guest designer Jade Sutton.

Find Jade’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Summertime Flowers by Jade Sutton

Three of My Favorite Ways to use Dina Wakley Media Board with Dina Wakley

August 12th, 2016

Three of My Favorite Ways to use Dina Wakley Media Board with Dina Wakley

Media Board is a unique and cool surface. It’s like chipboard or book board, but one side has canvas on it and one side has a paper backing. Because of the way its made, you can cut it with a knife and ruler or with a guillotine-type paper cutter. That means that the creative possibilities are as high as the sky! Here are three of my favorite ways to use Media Board.

1. Wall Hangings
I love to create on pieces of the board, and then punch holes in the boards (I use my Crop-a-Dile) and connect them with Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Mini Book Rings. You could create all sorts of constructions, and join them with book rings, twine, ribbon, string, etc. My CHA project from last January was a wall-hanging (see this post for a few pictures of it: here).

Here’s another wall hanging idea for you. I simply painted the boards and then connected them with the mini book rings. It is a striking piece.

Products used: Dina Wakley Media board, Dina Wakley Media Acrylic (Blackberry, Lemon with the Fine Line Tip Applicator, Ocean, Night, Penny with the Fine Line Tip Applicator), Fudeball black pen, Idea-ology Tissue Wrap, Archival Jet Black ink, Dina Wakley Media Gesso and Gel Medium, Scribbly Wings stamp set.



2. Book Covers
When I started art journaling in 2004/2005, we had to make our own books because there weren’t many journal options available for purchase. I still love to make books. The Media Board makes perfect book covers! Here I used two small scraps of board as the cover for the accordion book.



Products used: Dina Wakley Media Board, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Dina Wakley Media Acrylic (Lemon, Sky, Blackberry, Night, Sterling with the Fine Line Applicator Tip), Sketched Faces and Scribbled Text Elements stamp sets, DWM Gesso and Gel Medium, Archival Jet Black ink, small Mini Favorites stencil from the Michaels stamp set, Idea-ology Small Talk stickers, Idea-ology Tissue Wrap.



3. Framed Art
Why not paint a few pieces of Media Board and then frame them for a sophisticated presentation? Here I took three pieces of board and created backgrounds and collages on them. The frame is an old IKEA frame that I never used in my new house, but I didn’t throw it away because I knew I could put cool art in it. I painted a large piece of paper with Dina Wakley Media Black Gesso and then mounted the Media Board pieces on the paper in the frame.


Products used: Dina Wakley Media Board, Scribbly Birds in Flight and Gals and Borders stamp sets, Paint Comb, Bullseye and Halves stencils, DWM Gesso (white and black), DWM Acrylic (Turquoise, Lime, Night, Cheddar, Fuchsia, Penny with Fine Line Applicator Tip), Archival Jet Black ink, text paper, Idea-ology Small Talk stickers, Idea-ology Tissue Wrap.



What else can you do with Media Board? How about:

  • board books
  • creating buildings, houses, etc
  • making boxes to hold cards, etc
  • use it any time you want a nice, textured presentation for your artwork!

If you’ve used Media Board, be sure to tag me so I can oooh and aaah over your work. Have fun!

Dina

New Dina Wakley Media Paint Color Mixing Chart

August 5th, 2016

Greetings from hot Arizona! I love my new Dina Wakley Media acrylic colors. I want to show you how you can mix them to make even more gorgeous hues. Truly versatile!

1. Evergreen + Ocean = Grass Green
2. Evergreen + Cheddar = Desert Green
3. Cheddar + Ocean = Fir Green
4. Ocean + Fuchsia = Dark Purple
5. Ocean + Blushing = Dark Lavender
6. Ocean + Elephant = Grey Blue
7. Blushing + Cheddar = Peach
8. Blushing + Fuchsia = Rose
9. Fuchsia + Cheddar = Rusty Orange

Keep in mind that you can vary these colors even more by using different amounts of each color (instead of a 1:1 ratio). Don’t forget that you can add white to make them more pastel, black to make them dark.

Sometimes it’s fun to test colors by painting two colors on page, leaving space in between. While the paint is still wet, spray the colors with water and allow the watery paint to mix in the space. You’ll get a pretty variation and a great background. For the sample, I used Ocean and Fuchsia.

Download Dina Wakley’s new Paint Color Mixing Chart here: Dina Wakley Media 2016 Paint Color Mixing Chart.pdf

Have you come up with any interesting color combinations by mixing?