Ready to be festively distressed once again? The Dream Team at Dreamweaver Stencils have been playing with Tim Holtz Distress Paints, and are ready to inspire you to be distressed as well…paint distressed that is! Dreamweaver Stencils are the perfect choice to mix with all things festively distressed, as nothing shows off color and texture better than great designs. Follow their hop and leave some love for an opportunity to win a great prize package including five Ranger Distress Paints and five Dreamweaver Stencils! The hop starts at the Dreamweaver Blog. Enjoy!
We’ve been sharing some great fall and Halloween projects lately and will continue to do so all next week. Today we have a Distress Halloween Headstones tutorial by Candy Colwell! Check out the project page here for a full materials list, instructions, and step-out photos!
Now we want to see what you’ve been making. From now until noon eastern time on Halloween you can submit a photo of your fall or Halloween themed project for a chance to win some awesome Ranger products! What are you playing for you ask? Well… While getting ready for the big Warehouse Sale tomorrow, we found 3 leftover VIP bag from the CHA Summer Show. Each bag contains a mix of the new products we launched at the show and an awesome Ranger apron.
Ready to craft? Great! Submit your project using the InLinkz form below:
We have a great Halloween project for you today. Take a look at this Distress Halloween Box by Carolyn Ross! Wow! After reading all about how to make this amazing project, head over to Carolyn’s post over at the The Crafty Scrapper to enter their contest!
Ok, let’s get started! For this project you will need:
Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix dies-Plaque Edge, Graveyard Edge, Moon, Crow, Branch Tree and “31″
Dreamweaver Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Translucent Embossing Paste
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection- Halloween Cutouts Stamp Set (CMS139); Star Stencil (THS008)
Tim Holtz idea-ology-Tissue Tape
Halloween Scrapbook Paper
1. Using Tim Holtz Alteration dies from Sizzix, cut out two plaque edges, crow, moon, graveyard edge, branch tree, 31 and cut two ¾ x 4 ¼ strips from grunge board.
2. Glue plaque edges and strips to the edge of a small configuration box. Paint with Black Gesso. When dry, coat with Rock Candy Crackle Paint (do not use heat gun to dry crackle paint).
3. Dab Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint on frame.
4. Mist with water allowing the paint to go into the crackles. Dab excess off with paper towel. Brush paint around the edges.
5. Using Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Forest Moss And Mustard Seed Distress Paint, paint the moon, branch tree and “31” grunge board pieces. Paint crow with Black Gesso.
6. Apply the metallic brushed pewter and tarnished brass distress stain to the graveyard edge piece.
7. Sand grunge board pieces and ink with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using a Blending Tool with Foam. Ink edges of graveyard piece with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
8. Cover crow with Glossy Accents. It will look milky but will dry clear, do not use heat gun to dry.
9. Apply Mustard Seed Distress Stickles to the moon, spread with your finger.
10. Cut one 5 x 5, one 1 ½ x 7 and four 1 ½ x 5 stripes of pattern paper. Stamp (CMS139) “trick or treat” on 7 inch strip of paper.
11. Using stencil stars (THS008), tape with tissue tape to 5 x 5 papers to secure. Using tissue tape, tape over stars that you do not want to show. Using Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste and Ranger Craft Scraper apply embossing paste to stencil.
12. Apply Seedless Preserves Distress Glitter to paste, shake excess onto a scratch piece of paper and pour back into glitter jar.
13. Glue strips of paper in the insides of the box and the 5 x 5 piece in the bottom of the box. Using Ranger Pop-It Shapes, glue moon to upper right hand corner. Glue crow in the branch tree, glue graveyard edge and branch tree in the box creating a 3-D effect.
14. Put cover on and glue “31” to the center top of the frame. Banner fold the stamped paper, snip ends and glue to the bottom of the frame.
My local craft store is full of leaves, flowers, and home décor items that could really use some better coloring. My solution? Get out my Ranger color mediums and customize! This project is quick, easy, and requires no adhesive. Thanks to my paints, stains, and mists I have a unique home décor piece that will grace my mantle this fall – and for many years to come. -May Flaum
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours from everyone here at Ranger. Last week we sent our newsletter subscribers an exclusive video of Dyan Reaveley making a Valentine’s Day Tag at the CHA Winter show! Just in case you missed it, here it is again!
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Finally, don’t forget our February Color Palette contest is still going on, so submit your projects for a chance to win a great prize pack of Ranger products!
Yesterday we shared with you some great last minute holiday crafting ideas. Today we have one more for you by the incredibly talented Wendy Vecchi. This festive bag is the perfect way to package a gift for any special someone in your life. Along with this inspiring photo, Wendy also included a supply list so you can make one of your own! Here is everything you need to create this delightful gift bag:
We’re now into the final countdown – Christmas is almost here! While we all aspire to be the epitome of organization with our decorations hung, cards in the mail, and presents neatly wrapped under the tree, sometimes life gets in the way and you find yourself in need of some serious last minute inspiration. Don’t worry bloggers, Ranger is here to help!
We’ve been scouring the web for project ideas to help you avert any last minute holiday crafting crisis! Take a look at a few of the things we found:
Yesterday we showed you some great ways to wrap up your holiday gifts. Today, we have a technique from Claudine Hellmuth. In this tutorial, she shows everyone how to use her Creative Layers Foam Stamps with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso to create a fun gift wrap out of either brown craft paper or just an old paper grocery bag!
You can submit photos of your gifts until Thursday, December 20th at noon eastern, then we will choose 1 lucky winner at random to receive a grab bag of Ranger products. (The photos in this post show you a little sneak peek at what’s in the prize pack!)
Well, the holiday season is in full swing now. As you finish up (or start!) your shopping for your gift list, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to wrap it up before placing it under the tree. A few of our Ranger elves already started to work on the perfect packages. From boxes to bags to wrapping paper, take a look at some of the creative holiday gift decorating we came up with! Like something you see? As always we were sure to include a materials list so you can make your own!