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Ranger’s Bonnie Egenton featured in Crafts ‘n things

November 29th, 2012

December issues of Crafts ‘n things

Unsurprisingly, the December issues of Crafts ‘n things is all about the holidays. Among all the amazing holiday themed projects packed into this month’s issue, you will find a wonderful shimmer & shine holiday keepsake box created by Ranger’s Marketing Director, Bonnie Egenton.

This project combines an Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheet, Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Christmas Background Embossing Folder, and Liquid Pearls to create a fun, three-dimensional surface atop this festive keepsake. Take a look:

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Collage Glue Stick Resist

September 24th, 2012

Collage Glue Stick Resist Technique Blog Post

Have you heard of the collage glue stick resist technique? The amazingly talented Kaz Hall created this video that details an innovative way to use a collage glue stick with your favorite stamps to resist ink on your surface.

Once you check out the video, you can see how this technique integrates into a full project in Kaz’s Collage Glue Stick Resist Wall Hanging. Finally, we have another incredible project for you by Candy Colwell that was also inspired by Kaz’s technique!

Collage stamping with Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps

September 10th, 2012

LaBlache Stamps at CHA Summer 2012

So many exciting things happened this year at the CHA Summer show. put together this amazing video that showcases Jacquiline from LaBlanche Stamps sharing some easy and amazing techniques on collage stamping and inking.

If you’ve seen the video, you may be wondering what products she used to create this look. We have the video, along with a materials list, available here so you can use these techniques on your next project.

Can’t get enough of LaBlanche’s videos? Check out this one that uses Distress Metallic Stains on the Specialty Stamping Paper too!

Kraft Tag Pear Card

August 21st, 2012

Kraft Tag Pear Card

When is a Kraft Tag more than just a tag? When you use it as a card base! Learn how in our new Kraft Tag Pear Card project by Tammy Tutterow.

In this project you will use an Inkssentials Surfaces #12 Kraft Tag with a variety of other Ranger products to create this unique pear card. Ready to get started? Head on over to the project here to see everything you need.

New Project: Distress/Inkssentials Fly Card

August 14th, 2012

Distress/Inkssentials Fly Card

We have another new project for you this morning. Today we have a wonderful card courtesy of Tara Nixon. This project features several of our Inkssentials and Distress products combined to create an inspiring hot air balloon scene.

Be sure to check out the easy to follow instructions for this Distress/Inkssentials Fly Card to get started!

NEW: Melt Art, Inkssentials Surfaces, and Inkssentials Pipettes

July 11th, 2012

Rolling right along with our new product announcements, making their debut in the Ranger booth at CHA Summer 2012

We’ve got some exciting new designs in our popular Melt Art Texture Treads line!  These seasonal designs feature leaves, snowflakes and holly leaves in fun retro patterns, perfect for your Melt Art and polymer clay holiday projects.  Each Texture Tread features a unique “mirror image” imprint of the pattern, so you can choose to have an embossed or debossed pattern!

And to make working with your Ranger Melting Pot easier and even more fun, we’ve developed the Melt Art Project Craft Sheet.  The Project Craft Sheet is made of the same material as our beloved Non-Stick Craft Sheet, but it has been die cut for an exact fit inside the Melting Pot.  Built-in tabs allow for safely moving the Project Craft Sheet in and out of the Pot for heating and melting small projects.  It’s ideal for use when melting UTEE or Ranger Embossing Powders onto metal findings and jewelry.  Each pack contains two Project Craft Sheets.

We have some exciting additions to the Inkssentials Surfaces line as well:

We’ve added Kraft Cardstock in both 8.5″ x 11″ and 12″ x 12″ sizes to the line, and we are now offering Specialty Stamping Paper in 12″ x 12″ as well. 

Furthermore, all three of our tag surfaces (manila, kraft and black) are now offered in two new sizes: #10 (4.125″ x 8.5″) and super-gigantic #12 (5.125″ x 10.5″)!!  These new larger sizes will have 10 tags in each pack.

If you’re looking for a unique way to ink up these giant tags and new surfaces, check this cool tool out:

Introducing the Inkssentials Pipettes!  These handy Pipettes will allow you to transfer fluid materials such as Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash, Dylusions Ink Spray and Distress Stain from their original containers into a Mister, Mini Mister, or Tim Holtz Water Brush!  Each Pipette has measurement marks on the side for precise filling.

For more information about the new Melt Art products, Inkssentials Surfaces, or Inkssentials Pipettes, please check out the official press releases.

New for June on!

June 4th, 2012

We’ve got some great new features on for the month of June:

Learn the easiest way to tint photos using Ranger’s Inkssentials Craft Nibs & Nib Holder along with Distress Ink pads in this video by Ranger’s Creative Director, Tim Holtz.

Discover how to use Vintaj Glaze to seal metal jewelry with these tips and techniques courtesy of Jess at Vintaj Natural Brass Company!

Create this bright, inspirational wall hanging made with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas, Tim Holtz Distress and Inkssentials products, in this project by Candy Colwell.