Ranger Blog: Distress
It has only been a few months since the launch of Distress Paints at CHA Winter, but wow have they been a hit! In addition to the 24 colors that you have been using, Tim Holtz and the team here at Ranger have been working diligently to bring you 3 metallic colors! We are happy to announce today that we are adding those colors to line and they are Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass, and Antiqued Bronze.
Take a look at this video from Tim to see them in action:
When it comes to Distress Stains, the combinations are just limitless. Today we wanted to share this amazing technique by Tammy Tutterow. Tammy was able to create this great tag by using Distress Stains to create a fun woodgrain background.
What really makes this technique perfect is that it creates an interesting background that is still subtle enough as to not steal the show from the main subject of the tag. Head on over to Tammy’s blog see step-by-step instructions along with a video on how to duplicate the woodgrain look!
Tammy also used this technique again on her “Wood You Be Mine: Masculine Valentine Card,” proving how versatile it can be!
Hey everyone! Today is February 1st and we have a ton of stuff for you to check out today, so grab a coffee or your favorite beverage, get cozy, and prepare to be inspired!
First up we have an amazing Distress Marker coloring video from Tim Holtz. Ever wonder what the best way to store you markers is? How to get that cool blended look? Can you mix your markers with other Distress products such as Stains? All of your quandaries will be answered in this great video.
Since we announced the release of Distress Paints, we’ve heard many people ask, “When it comes to Distress, what’s the difference between Inks, Stains, and Paints?” That is a great question and there are several differences. We came across this amazing blog post by Simon Says Stamp today that really dives into the effect you can except from each product when using the same color on the same surface. A very cool read indeed!
Image courtesy of Simon Says Stamp. Click on it to read the blog post in its entirety.
The weekend is almost here, so it’s time for some fun! We haven’t done this in a few weeks, so we thought it would be a great time to do another Guess this Ranger Product! Here is your clue:
Not sure what it is? Swing by our Facebook Page on Saturday morning for a photo that is zoomed out a bit for a hint!
CHA is almost upon us! SQUUEEEEE!!!!! If that’s not enough excitement for you, today we are happy to announce new Tim Holtz Distress Products!
First up, Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter: Clear Rock Candy is now available in a super sized 210-gram jar! Never again will you find yourself stickleless mid project!
Ranger and Tim Holtz are also proud to introduce a brand new product – Distress Paints! Distress Paints are fluid, water-based acrylic paints for multiple surfaces. These paints have been specially formulated to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Stains!
Take a look at this quick video introduction to Distress Paints by Tim Holtz then swing by Tim’s Blog for more photos:
Fall is definitely here and that is the inspiration behind this month’s 12 tags of 2012 on Tim’s blog. As always, we here at Ranger saw this fun technique and just had to make it our very own. Check out a few of the projects we came up with!
Well, it looks like everyone is very excited about the new colors that the Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™ are now available in. Tim Holtz sent us the picture above, and as you can see, he is already getting to work creating amazing tags that feature his new stains and stamps!
Apparently he wasn’t the only one that was immediately inspired! All of you, our faithful blog readers, sprung to action and submitted 75 gorgeous projects in just 3 days!!! WOW! There were so many amazing projects; we decided to choose 4 winners at random and they are…
A little over a month ago we announced the 12 Tim Holtz® Distress Inks that were previously released as Seasonal Inks are now permanently available in both ink pads and reinkers. Taking a look at the feedback everyone gave us online, we saw that you LOVED this release, but many of you called for stains.
Since we are in the business of spreading joy, we are excited to announce that now Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™ are also available in these new colors. That means, starting this month, you can buy Distress Stains™ in Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, and, of course, Gathered Twigs!
Just like last time, we are celebrating this release by giving you an opportunity to win some of these new colors. In order to be entered into this contest, simply link to a photo of a project you’ve made that features Distress Stains™ on your blog or on your favorite image hosting service (such as Flickr) and we will select a few random entries to win a grab bag that features some of the new Distress Stain™ colors!
Well, it has been 4 fun filled week of Festively Distressed with Dreamweaver Stencils. Take a look at the final week of projects the “Dream Team” came up with:
As promised, we have sets of 12 Tim Holtz® Distress Embossing Powders and some Dreamweaver Stencils to give away. The winners of the Festively Distressed contest are…
Charmain Stack and Sue McRae!
Thanks to everyone that participated and congratulations to the winners! We will be sending you an email shortly with information on how to claim your prize.
While things have been a little rocky here due to the weather, it is a new month and that means we have a few new web features for you to check out. 1st up we have a Distress Thankful Autumn Tag Card by Shelly Hickox.
For those of you that have received your new Dylusions Journal, you may be wondering, “How does Dyan go about creating a page?” This month we have a 2 part series in which Ranger Signature Designer, Dyan Reaveley, shares her process for creating an art journal page!
Finally, the Distress Fest continues. This week the Dream Team will be using Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils to create holiday projects. Here are the links to this week’s projects:
They have been sharing some amazing and creative projects. Hope you’ve had a chance to check them out. In case you missed it, here are the links to Week 1 and Week 2.
Don’t forget about our contest where you can win a set of 12 Distress Embossing Powders! You still have another week to get your entries in!