The web is a wonderful place to gather inspiration for your next project. We’ve spotted a few over the past few days that we just HAVE to share.
First up, Dyan Reaveley now has a new all Dylusions end cap at Joannes! You can head over to her blog here to see it, as well as photos of various other Dylusions samples!
Next up, we saw these tiny art journals by Kate Crane (pictured on the right) that feature Dina Wakley’s new stamp set. So cute and creative!
If you’re thinking spring and looking for some bright colors, take a look at Kaz Hall’s recent blog post where she recycled some old cardboard and used Distress Inks and Markers to create this fun Seahorse Clipboard!
Finally, if you’re not following Wendy Vecchi’s blog, you are missing out for sure! We shared an altering with archival post she did last week, but there’s more! Check out Part 2 here where you’ll learn how to make that gorgeous tag on the left!
Now, on to the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the winner of the Dylusions FriDay / PrizeDay project contest! With 81 votes, a big congratulations to sandeeNC’s Wizard of Oz Journal Page! Stay tuned… we’ll be sending you an email shortly with instructions on how to claim your prize!
A big thanks to everyone that participated. If you included a URL, we posted your project and a link to your blog on our Dylusions board on Pinterest! Your project were truly inspirational! Be sure to click the feed link at the top right of any of our pages to subscribe to our blog and be the 1st to know about new products, projects, and contests!
With Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow, Ranger’s Patti Behan was inspired to create this page in her journal that features Dylusions Ink Sprays and Studio Gloss Multi-Medium. You can use this technique to create your own glossy textured finish in your journal pages! For this tutorial Patti used:
- Dylusions Small Journal
- Dylusions Ink Sprays: London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise, White Linen, Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, Cherry Pie, Postbox Red
- Ranger Mister Bottle filled with water
- Tim Holtz Detail Water Brush filled with London Blue Ink Spray
- Archival Ink-Cobalt
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Studio Multi-Medium-Gloss
- Ranger Manila Cardstock
- Dylusions Stencils –Large Diamond of a Border
- Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
- Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
- Ranger Pop it Shapes
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Collection Stamp Set-Worn Text
- Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix – Vagabond Machine; Mini Hearts Set and Mini Bird and Cage Set Movers & Shapers
- White Paint Pen
- Black Sharpie Marker
- Sun Pattern (Click Here to Download)
Step 1: Open journal to work on a two-page spread. Mist both pages with water. Then randomly spray pages with London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise. Blot with a paper towel roll.
Step 2: Place Diamond of a Border Stencil on the right side of the journal and spray water through the stencil. Let the water sit to penetrate the page for about 20 seconds. Flip the stencil over to the other side of the journal and press the wet side against the page to get a negative image. Hold it there for a few seconds and then remove. Blot both pages with a paper towel roll. Dry with Heat it Tool. Next, place stencil over the right side again and spray London Blue Ink through. Repeat on the left side. Use Heat Tool to dry.
Step 3: Use White Linen Ink Spray to make some clouds near the top.
Step 4: Spritz some Pure Sunshine Ink Spray randomly on the pages. Use a water brush filled with London Blue Ink to outline the clouds a little bit.
Step 5: Stamp quote using Worn Text stamp set and Cobalt Archival Ink. Outline letters with a Black Sharpie and apply Glossy Accents on top of the letters. Set aside to dry. (NOTE: Anchor the page down if needed so that it lies flat while the Glossy Accents are drying.)
Step 6: Trace sun pattern onto manila cardstock and cut out. Mist both pieces with water. Then spray Lemon Zest until fully covered. Add a light mist of Pure Sunshine. Dry with Heat Tool. Apply a thick coat of Gloss Medium on the sun rays and semicircle. Make swirls with your finger to add some texture to the pieces. Hold the Heat Tool about 8 inches from the pieces and semi-dry the medium (if you get too close it will start to bubble).
Step 7: Spray some Pure Sunshine so that it catches in the cracks. Heat to dry.
Step 8: Add more Pure Sunshine and dry again if needed.
Step 9: Die cut bird from Manila cardstock. Cut off legs. Repeat the same procedure as above: Spray with Lemon Zest and Pure Sunshine; dry; add Gloss Medium; dry and add a little bit of postbox red.
Step 10: Die Cut heart from Manila cardstock. Repeat the same procedure as Steps 6 and 7: Spray with Cherry Pie; dry; add Gloss Medium; Spray with Postbox Red; dry.
Step 11: Once everything is dry, doodle a border around the pages with a Black Sharpie and White Paint pen. Glue the sun rays down with the Gloss Multi-Medium and adhere the rest of the pieces with Pop it Shapes for added dimension.
It’s only been a few months since we introduced the Dylusions Ink Spray Pad at the CHA Summer Show. Many of you have had the opportunity to use this amazing new product. During her latest visit to Ranger’s HQ, Dyan wanted to create a video that teaches you everything you need to know about her new Ink Spray Pad. If you’ve never used this product, you’ll learn how to get started… if you already have one in your crafting arsenal, Dyan also teaches some really neat advanced techniques.
Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and check out this super educational Dylusions Ink Spray Pad 101 video!
We are so happy to see such a positive response to the new Distress Paint colors. We’re glad you are as excited as we are. These additions are sure to be a part of some amazing holiday projects this year. As promised we are giving away a few sets, but first we want to share this very cool project by Marjie Kemper.
This Dylusions/Distress Altered Composition Notebook is the perfect way to put a crafty touch on a traditional, boring composition notebook. For this project you will need:
- Dylusions Ink Sprays: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink, After Midnight
- Tim Holtz® Distress Paint: Picked Raspberry, Black Soot
- Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
- Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet™
- Ranger Glossy Accents™
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz® Collection Cling Mount Stamps: Eye Chart, School House, Dot Fade, Measured, Bubble
- Tim Holtz® by Tonic Studios® | Kushgrip Snips
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Kraft Resist Paper Stash, Film Strip Ribbon, Ornate Plate, Sprockets, Gears, Mini Gears, Muse Token, Paperclip, Long Fasteners
- Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond machine, Styled Label die, Washer Border die, Dot Matrix Texture Fade, and Collage Texture Fade
- Composition Notebook
- Xyron® 9” Creative Station
- Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
- Golden gel medium
- Making Memories tiny alphabet stickers
Step 1. Cut a piece of Kraft Resist paper to fit the notebook cover and round the right-hand corners.
As you start gather ideas for the upcoming holiday season, here are 2 Dylusions projects by Ranger’s Debbie Tlach that stray a little bit away from the traditional Christmas color palette, yet give a cheery, festive vibe!
First up we have this Dylusions Merry Christmas Tag. This Merry tag can be given as a gift or used to tag a present.
Next, this Dylusions Believe Card features a starry background that is perfect for the holiday season!
Did you know you can use your Dylusions Ink Sprays without even spraying them?!? Sounds like magic, but in this easy to follow video, Dyan Reaveley shares her Scribble Sprays technique. Perfect for Art Journal Backgrounds this technique can be used to make a bright, vibrant backdrop for your next piece or combined with White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray to create a softer pastel look.
Exciting news!! Dyan Reaveley is returning to the US this fall to teach her amazing workshops! Dyan’s unique and fun approach to journaling will be sure to bring out your inner artist. You can check out her schedule here.
Many thanks to all who participated in our Distress Paint contest! In case you missed it, you can find all the entries here. Since we received so many creative entries we decided to pick a few winners instead of just one…
- Lisa H
- Caroline Duncan
Congratulations! You will receive an email from us shortly with information on how to claim your prize.
As promised, this is going to be a fun filled week, chock full of sneak peeks of the great new products we are going to debut at CHA! Today is all about the world of Dylusions. Dyan has several new products that she is super excited to show off at CHA.
She is launching several new designs for both her stencils and rubber stamps. Her popular Creative Journal will now be available in a compact 5″ x 8″ size and she is introducing the all new Dylusions Ink Spray Pad!
Take a look at the press releases, then head over to Dyan’s blog here to find out more!
Well, yesterday we posted our Spring Seasonal Palette with hopes of blue skies and blooming flowers and today we came in to a few inch of snow and it’s still coming down. Not to worry, we decided that being snowy is no reason to not get inky. We brightened up our winter wonderland with a Dylusions Snowman! A few people here at Ranger thought he needed a little bit more, so they decided to outfit him with a scarf, a beret, and, of course, a moustache! Dashing!
If you prefer your winter crafting to take place indoors, don’t forget that our friends over at Little Yellow Bicycle are still posting a project a day for the next week that features their Naturals line and Ranger inks. Today is day 5 already and they just posted an awesome scrapbook project. Check it out!
Finally, if you’d like to come to our headquarters for Ranger U, the application deadline is Monday. You can get more information and download an application here.
We hope everyone had a fun and crafty weekend! Dyan Reavely, Kaz Hall, and Kate Crane spend the weekend demoing Ranger’s latest projects at the Stitches Trade Show in the UK. They managed to find some time in between all of their hard work to snap a few shots to share with everyone! How great do they look?!?