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February Inspiration from Around the Web

February 12th, 2013

While you can certainly find a ton of inspiration, projects, tips, and techniques right here at, we know there is so much out there, so we decided to round up a few awesome posts we’ve come across around the web to share with you!

First up we have an amazing “Love Is In The Air” tag by Paula Cheney. In this project, Paula started out testing how the new Tim Holtz Distress Paints would work as a resist and ends up with a gorgeous tag! Click here to head over to One Lucky Day to check it out.

When it comes to love inspired projects, you can definitely go the Dylusions route as well. That’s exactly what May Flaum decided to do. Over at the Simon Says Stamp blog, May created a Dylusions Valentine’s Card with Dylusions stencils and ink sprays. Want to know how? Of course you do, head on over to Simon Says Stamp to watch May’s video before making your own!

Done with Valentine’s Day and ready for Spring? Richele Christensen has just the thing with her Distress Paints Journey Tag. This tag features an embossed Metal Foil tag, Idea-ology metal embellishments, die cut words and, of course, the Distress Paints. So much fun! Head on over to her blog to get started!

Last, but certainly not least, Claudine Hellmuth has a great technique video over on her blog. In this video she shares her embossed metal foil stencil technique. By combining foil tape, stencils, and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, you can create a vintage, antique look for your next project!

Ranger on the Road in Texas

August 15th, 2012

Night view, downtown section. Dallas, Texas

*Night view of downtown Dallas circa 1942 courtesy of the Library of Congress


Ranger is on the road yet again. This time we are in the ninth most populous city in the United States, home of the Cowboys, and hotbed for great Texas style BBQ – that’s right Dallas, Texas!

Down at the Michaels’ Creative Conference you’ll find the one and only Tim Holtz demoing a variety of Ranger products in our booth. We are excited to announce that we won an award for Continue reading

Greetings from Down Under!

June 20th, 2012

G’day, and greetings from Australia! 

Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi (King of Tweets), and Ranger Sales Director Alain Avrillon have been touring Australia, attending crafting trade shows and educating eager crafters in all things Ranger.  Let’s check out some of the photos they’ve been shooting during their travels!

At the Sydney Quilt & Craft Fair, where Tim demoed for Ranger’s Australian distributor, Stamp-It.

Tim, getting ready to demo in the Ranger booth

Demo time!

Tim demoing products and techniques for retailers in Sydney

Tim educating Kaszazz consultants in Sydney

Tim drawing prizes with Karen and Peter of Kaszazz

Alain, Tim and Mario at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Ranger U Class of 2012!

May 8th, 2012

For the past two weekends in a row, we’ve hosted two great new Ranger U classes full of students eager to learn about all the awesome techniques and effects that can be achieved with Ranger products.  Both classes were three days long, jam-packed with information taught by Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, and our newest signature designer, Dyan Reaveley.

Here are some snaps from our April and May sessions.  Enjoy!

Tim teaching.

A student learns the "Perfect Distress" technique.

Adirondack Dye Ink Archival Resist technique.

Moving on to Melt Art!

Working with UTEE, the Melting Pot, and Texture Treads along with Inkssentials Memory Frames.

The tags completed on Day One.

Time for Studio techniques with Claudine!

We have the most enthusiastic students! Heat-It Craft Tool in the left hand, Mister in the right!

The artist at work!

Studio tags!

Dyan teaches techniques for using her Dylusions Ink Sprays along with her Dylusions Stencils.

Dyan shows the students some of her art journaling.

Dylusions tags!

Using Vintaj Patinas on metal.


Congrats to our April 2012 Ranger U Class...

... and congrats to our May 2012 Ranger U Class!