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Happy Earth Day

April 22nd, 2016

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! In honor of the day in which we appreciate and work towards taking better care of our environment, we decided to share some fun ideas for reusing your resources in your crafts.

Recycled Paper & Plastic Notepads by Teresa Natividad

Teresa Earth Day

We go through a lot of paper in the office. Most of the paper we use is printed only on one side, so I will often use the blank side as note paper. I thought I would make decorative ones for Earth Day!

Create your own recycled notepads in just a few easy steps:

1. Die cut used copy/office paper using any fun shape that you prefer.
2. Also die cut a coordinating piece of cardboard for the backing, and another out of clear plastic packaging for the front.
3. Decorate the clear front piece as desired. I used Alcohol Ink in various techniques. (For the shield, I dripped Alcohol Ink and tilted the plastic several different ways. For the tag, I used an Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool. For the ticket, I dripped Alcohol Ink, then used the Distress Marker Spritzer Tool to blow the ink around.)
4. Gather all pieces together and hold with binder clips. You can also use Tim Holtz Ideaology Tissue Tape to hold the pad together.
5. Brush Multi-Medium in Matte across the top and let dry.
6. Remove binder clips and write away!

Teresa Earth Day
Teresa Earth Day
Teresa Earth Day

Organic Materials with ICE Resin® by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Susan Lenart Kazmer Earth Day
Susan Lenart Kazmer Earth Day
Susan Lenart Kazmer loves to use organic materials and found objects in her jewelry pieces. You can find her using feathers, sticks, fallen flower buds, pencils, game pieces and many more in a lot of her work.

Dried Flowers Bezel Necklace by Jen Cushman

Jen Earth Day
One of the best things about ICE Resin is that it’s a perfect art medium to use with organic and natural elements. Dried flowers, sticks, stones, bones, wings and more can be embedded and encased in resin for truly unique mixed media jewelry and art.

It’s been said The Earth Laughs in Flowers. For me, ICE Resin smiles when it gets to play with lovely pressed petals and sweet blooms.

The most important step for using real flowers is to make sure they are thoroughly dried and pressed. If any moisture gets trapped in resin, organics can mold. For light colored flowers – whites, pale yellow, etc. it helps to brush a thin layer of Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Paper Sealer on the dried petals before encasing them in resin.

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful and natural recycling project.

If you happen to be at the Bead and Button Show this June in Milwaukee, check out my Floating Petals workshop. Be sure to stop by the ICE Resin booth to see this necklace live and in person.

We hope this inspires you to reuse some of your materials the next time you create! Happy crafting!

Dina Wakley Canvas Painting

April 15th, 2016

This week has been a BLAST having Dina Wakley, Tim Holtz & Dyan Reaveley here at Ranger Headquarters! In between all of the playing this week, we were fortunate enough to catch Dina Wakley on video creating this beautiful painted canvas! It was a pleasure to witness Dina work through her creative process and we hope you enjoy this fun video!

Easter Egg Decorating Challenge

March 11th, 2016

Hi Everyone! With Easter just around the corner, we decided to hold an Easter Egg decorating challenge at Ranger HQ and we’d love for you to participate too! Decorate an Easter Egg using Ranger products and post it to our blog (see the end of this post for details). We cannot wait to see all of your beautiful inspiration 🙂

Our Signature Designers made their own as well – from 3D to 2D…check out all of their unique creations!

Dyan Reaveley

Wendy Vecchi


Dina Wakley



Tim Holtz


Watch his tutorial here:


Kathy Paglia


Featured products: Dylusions Ink Sprays & ICE Resin Glass Glitter

Laura Lindson


Featured products: Liquid Pearls

Teresa Natividad


Featured products: Ranger Paints, Texture Paste, Artist Brushes

Debbie Tlach


Featured products: Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, Artist Brushes

Kelly Kronowski


Featured products:Ranger Paints, Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints, Distress Paint, Distress Splatter Brush

Brianna Marosy


Featured products: Ranger Paints, Distress Paints, Ranger Shiny Foil Transfer Sheets, Collage Glue Stick

EASTER EGG HUNT!!

(We also had fun hiding the eggs around the office 🙂 )









CHA 2016 Designer Challenge

January 12th, 2016

This year’s Ranger Designer Challenge features a brand new creative medium, Distress Crayons. Distress Crayons are water-reactive pigments designed to specially formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, smudging, watercoloring and more!

We’ve selected a group of talented artist to explore this exciting new medium and challenged each to create a panel using the new Dina Wakley Media Board with a focus on Distress Crayons combined with other Distress products. The group of entries will spark your creative imagination and inspire you to explore the versatility of Distress.

Our thanks go out to all the designers for the time and effort they put into the Challenge. For more inspiration, take a look at each artist’s blog or website.




Wendy Vecchi

Visit Wendy’s blog: studio490art.blogspot.com

Tim Holtz

Visit Tim’s blog: timholtz.com

Tammy Tutterow

Visit Tammy’s blog: tammytutterow.com

Stephanie Ackerman

Visit Stephanie’s blog: stephanieackermandesigns.com

Shari Carroll

Visit Shari’s blog: shari-design.blogspot.com

Richele Christensen

Visit Richele’s blog: californiaartgirl.blogspot.com

Paula Cheney

Visit Paula’s blog: oneluckyday.net

Mou Saha

Visit Mou’s blog: collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com

Kristina Werner

Visit Kristina’s blog: kwernerdesign.com

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Visit Julie’s blog: balzerdesigns.com

Jennifer McGuire

Visit Jennifer’s blog: jennifermcguireink.com

Dyan Reaveley

Visit Dyan’s blog: dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com

Dina Wakley

Visit Dina’s blog: dinawakley.com

Debbie Tlach

Visit Debbie’s blog: artistgirlsmuse.blogspot.com

Cathe Holden

Visit Cathe’s blog: justsomethingimade.com

Bobbi Smith

Visit Bobbi’s blog: vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com

Anita Houston

Visit Anita’s blog: theartfulmaven.blogspot.com

Amy Tan

Visit Amy’s blog: amytangerine.com

May Flaum

Visit May’s blog: mayflaum.com

Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series Finale – Stickles!

December 23rd, 2015

Since it’s a shortened week here at Ranger Headquarters I decided to feature this morning our final set of ornaments in our Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series! For the finale, we all used a holiday favorite, STICKLES! We hope that you all have enjoyed our creations and look forward to doing this again next year!


Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com

 

Glitter Snowflake Ornament by Alain Avrillon

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Glitter Candy Cane Ornament by Diane Spiak

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Glitter Christmas Lights Ornament by Laura Lindson

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Visions of Sugarplums Ornament by Kelly Kronowski

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Glitter Swirls Ornament by Kathy Paglia

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Glitter Polka Dots Ornament by Ellen McVetty

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Merry Christmas Ornament by Debbie Tlach

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Christmas Tree by Phil Quagliariello

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Glitter Swirls & Linear Design Ornaments by Teresa Natividad

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Peppermint Tin Ornament by Terry Horvath

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


 

Our tree is complete!

Christmas Ornaments Stickles | www.rangerink.com


Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series: Week 5 – Ranger Brand

December 21st, 2015

Wow, it’s already Christmas Week! We cannot believe how quickly December has flown by. We’re coming to the end of our Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series and our 2nd to last post is dedicated to all Ranger brand products.

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com


 

Joy Ornament by Debbie Tlach

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Debbie’s ornament features Ranger Paint Dabbers & Liquid Pearls.


 

Christmas Tree Ornament by Ellen McVetty

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Ellen’s ornament features Ranger Paint Dabbers & Liquid Pearls.


 

Winter Wonderland House Ornament by Kathy Paglia

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Kathy’s ornament features Ranger Paint Dabbers, Liquid Pearls, Texture Paste & Stickles.


 

Peace Ornament by Laura Lindson

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Laura’s ornament features Ranger Paint Dabbers & Liquid Pearls.


 

Festive Red Ornament by Phil Quagliariello

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Phil’s ornament features Ranger Shiny Foils, Multi Medium Gloss, & Stickles.


 

Ornament by Teresa Natividad

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Teresa’s ornament features Ranger Paint Dabbers & Embossing Powders.


 

Vibrant Colors House Ornament by Terry Horvath

Christmas Ornaments Ranger | www.rangerink.com
Terry’s ornament features Ranger Paint Dabbers, Stickles, & Texture Paste.


Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series: Week 4 – Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks

December 14th, 2015

Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time for another week in our Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series! This past week we all used Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks to inspire and create our ornaments. We hope you enjoy all of the festive creations from our team!

Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com


 

Bird House Ornament by Terry Horvath

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Terry’s ornament features Alcohol Inks on foil.


 

Angel Tree Topper by Teresa Natividad

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Teresa’s ornament features Alcohol Inks on plastic packaging and metallic mixatives on glass.


 

Joy Ornament by Phil Quagliariello

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Phil’s ornament features Alcohol Inks on glass applied with the Alcohol Ink Blending tool.


 

Sunset Ornament by Laura Lindson

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Laura’s ornament features Alcohol Inks on glass applied with the Alcohol Ink Blending tool.


 

Star Ornament by Kathy Paglia

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Kathy’s ornament features Alcohol Inks on foil applied with the Alcohol Ink Blending tool.


 

Red & White Festive Ornament by Ellen McVetty

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Ellen’s ornament features Alcohol Inks filled inside the glass ornament.


 

Peace Ornament by Diane Spiak

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Diane’s ornament features Alcohol Inks on glass applied with the Alcohol Ink Blending tool.


 

Starry Night Ornament by Debbie Tlach

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Alcohol Inks | www.rangerink.com
Debbie’s ornament features Alcohol Inks on the outside and inside of the glass ornament.

 
Our tree in the Art Department is really coming together!
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com

Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series: Week 3 – Dylusions

December 7th, 2015

We can’t believe another week has gone by and it’s onto the next product line in our Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series! This past week we all used Dylusions products to inspire and create our ornaments. We hope you enjoy all of the festive creations from our team!

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com


 

Christmas Tree Ornament by Patti Behan

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Patti’s ornament features Dylusions Paints, Dylusions Holiday Clear Stamps, and Stickles.


 

Christmas Glass Ball Ornament by Phil Quagliariello

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Phil’s ornament features Dylusions Paints dripped on the inside of the ornament and splattered White Linen Paint on the outside.


 

Hearts and Candy Christmas Ornament by Ellen McVetty

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Ellen’s ornament features Dylusions Paints and Dylusions Holiday Stamp & Stencil set.


 

Love Heart Christmas Ornament by Debbie Tlach

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Debbie’s ornament features Dylusions Paints.


 

Dylusions Christmas House Ornament by Kathy Paglia

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Kathy’s ornament features Dylusions Ink Sprays and Stamps.


 

Green Star Christmas Ornament by Laura Lindson

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Laura’s ornament features Dylusions Paints and the Holiday Stamp & Stencil set.


 

Dylusions Christmas Tree Ornament by Kelly Kronowski

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Kelly’s ornament features Dylusions Paints, Ink Sprays, and the Holiday Stamp & Stencil set.


 

Dylusions Snowflake Ornament by Taylor Huizenga

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Taylor’s ornament features Dylusions Paint, Ink Sprays and the Holiday Stamp & Stencil set.


 

Dylusions Christmas Scene Ornament by Terry Horvath

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Terry’s ornament features Dylusions Paints and the Holiday Stamp & Stencil set.


 

Drama & Comedy Star by Teresa Natividad

Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Teresa’s ornament features Dylusions Paints and Stickles.


 
Christmas Ornaments Dylusions | www.rangerink.com
Our tree is all set up and filling up nicely with our ornaments so far!

Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series: Week 2 – Tim Holtz® Distress

December 1st, 2015

It’s time for another week in our Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series! This past week we all used Tim Holtz® Distress products to create and inspire our ornaments. We hope you enjoy all of the festive creations from our team!

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com


 

Merry & Bright Ornament by Tim Holtz

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Tim’s ornament features Distress Spray Stains, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Distress Ink & Distress Paint.


 

Tropical Wonderland Ornament by Kathy Paglia

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Kathy’s ornament features Distress Glitter and idea-ology rub ons.


 

Christmas Wreath Ornament by Kelly Kronowski

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Kelly’s ornament features Distress Stains, Distress Spray Stains and Distress Paint.


 

Glitter Icicle Ornament by Laura Lindson

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Laura’s ornament features Distress Glitter Dust & Distress Paint.


 

Frosty Ornament by Patti Behan

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Patti’s ornament features Distress Ink & Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter.


 

Star Ornament by Taylor Huizenga

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Taylor’s ornament features Distress Paint, Distress Ink, Distress Glitter Dust & Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.


 

Paper Mosiac Ornament by Brianna Marosy

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Brianna’s ornament features the Distress Paper Mosaic kit components (grout, glue & glaze) and Festive ephemera from idea-ology.


 

Snow Cube Ornament by Debbie Tlach

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Debbie’s ornament features Distress Paint, Distress Glitter Dust & Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter. Additional components include numerous idea-ology products.


 

Snowflake Ornament by Ellen McVetty

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Ellen’s ornament features Distress Paint & Distress Glitter plus Sizzix Snowflake die and idea-ology Deco Sheets.


 

Glitter Snowflake Ornament by Terry Horvath

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Terry’s ornament features Distress Glitter Dust.


 

Fa la la Ornament by Terry Horvath

Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Distress | www.rangerink.com
Terry’s ornament features Distress Ink, Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Distress Glitter Dust & Distress Spray Stains. Additional components include: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Glossy Accents, and numerous idea-ology products.

Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series: Week 1 – Dina Wakley Media

November 20th, 2015

Hi Everyone! We cannot believe it’s already the end of November here at Ranger headquarters and we are starting to get into the holiday spirit. This week marks the first week in our Christmas Ornament Inspiration Series. Each week we will be focusing on a particular product line to create our ornaments. This week, we had so much fun challenging ourselves using Dina Wakley Media products. We hope you enjoy all of the festive creations from our team!

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media | www.rangerink.com


 

Tweet Tweet Merry Merry Birdie Ornament by Terry Horvath

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Joy Star Ornament by Laura Lindson

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Vintage Lace Ornament by Patti Behan

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Whimsical Snowflake Ornament by Kathy Paglia

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Winter Wonderland Ornament by Brianna Marosy

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Christmas Lights Ornament by Ellen Mcvetty

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Snowman Ornament by Taylor Huizenga

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Holiday Tinsel Ornament by Kelly Kronowski

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Seeing Stars Ornament by Debbie Tlach

Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com
Christmas Ornaments Dina Wakley Media| www.rangerink.com

Stay tuned next week for our next set of ornaments using Tim Holtz® Distress products!