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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

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

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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

Textured Hope Canvas by Aida Haron

May 18th, 2015

Textured Hope Canvas by Aida Haron | www.rangerink.comWe are so excited to kick off a whole week of mixed media tutorials for you!  Today we start with an amazing decor canvas by Aida Haron that is full of technique, texture, and sparkle.  Aida takes you through each step of creating the panel making it so easy to follow along and create your own.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will have a three part series by Jenn Shurkus.  On Friday we will wrap up the week with a video tutorial by Dina Wakley!

Find Aida’s tutorial in our Projects library: Textured Hope Canvas by Aida Haron

Distress 2015 Minis- Set 13

May 15th, 2015

Distress 2015: Mini Distress Inks Set 1 | www.rangerink.comWe are so excited to bring you the first 4 new Distress colors of 2015 in the Mini Distress Ink size!  The new Mini Distress Ink kit includes Cracked Pistachio (January), Abandoned (February), Mermaid Lagoon (March), and Fossilized Amber (April).

Distress 2015: Mini Distress Inks Set 1 | www.rangerink.comHave you gone Mini crazy yet?  Mini Distress Inks feature the same unique, water-based dye ink formula used in the full-size pads, but in a convenient, stackable 1″ x 1″ pad.  The raised felt makes it easy to use on smaller craft projects and can be re-inked with coordinating Distress Ink Re-Inkers.

Everyday Ombre Feather Burlap Panel by Bobbi Smith

May 11th, 2015

Everyday Ombre Feather Burlap Panel by Bobbi Smith | www.rangerink.comBobbi Smith is our Guest Artist this week.  Bobbi has created a gorgeous burlap panel decor piece that would look beautiful in any home.  Bobbi’s design would also be easily adapted for cardmakers as well.  Wouldn’t it look stunning on the front a card to a special friend?

Find Bobbi’s full tutorial in our Projects library- Everyday Ombre Feather Burlap Panel.

Pinterest Inspiration

May 8th, 2015

Are you Pinterest addicted like we are?  There are so many incredible ideas on Pinterest for everyday living, home decor, meals, and CRAFTS!  We love that it is so easy to find new ideas and techniques for projects using Ranger Ink products.  Today we want to share a few things that we spotted that are sure to inspire you too!

Distress Mini Mason Jars by Paula CheneyCould these mini mason jars be any cuter?  We love that they are in such wonderful colors too- Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, and Abandoned Coral!  Check out Paula’s tutorial to see how quick and easy this project is- Distress Mini Mason Jars by Paula Cheney.

Spring Colors Canvas by Astrid MacleanAnother great way to add your artistic touch to your home decor is to create a mixed media canvas.  Mixed media can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish.  Start by taking some of your favorite card or tag making techniques and applying them to a canvas.  This stunning piece by Astrid Maclean will give you some great ideas on how to include stamping, textures, and layers!  Spring Colors Mixed Media Canvas by Astrid Maclean.

Melt Art Paper by VintajWe spotted this clever idea on Pinterest from our friends at Vinatj.  Although they used it on jewelry, you could easily use this technique for cards, tags, and mixed media projects.  If you don’t have a melting pot, you could experiment with embossing ink, UTEE, and your Heat It Craft Tool to get a similar effect.  See the full tutorial by Vintaj at: Melt Art Paper Jewelry Embellishments.

We hope these fun ideas gave you a little bit of creative spark!  With the weekend coming, we know you might need more ideas so be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for more ideas featuring your favorite Ranger Ink products!

Glossy Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

May 6th, 2015

Glossy Journey by Anna-Karin Evaldsson | www.rangerink.comWe are excited to welcome Anna-Karin Evaldsson as a new Ranger Guest Artist today.  Anna-Karin has created an amazing art journal page full of color and technique.  You are sure to be inspired by her page and tutorial!

You can find her tutorial in our Projects library: Glossy Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.