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New Web Features for June

June 5th, 2013

no1dad_PROMOWe hoped you enjoyed Melt Art Mania over the past few weeks. Now that June is here, it’s time to share some new web features with you. On the homepage, you’ll see a couple new items in the slider at the top!

First, we have an Adirondack Plaid Father’s Day Card by Patti Behan. This project features step-out photos on how to create a masculine plaid background. Just in time for Father’s Day, this technique can easily be adapted to a male graduation card too! It’s a great technique to keep in your bag of tricks, so head on over to this post to see how it’s done!

Distress Captured Scrapbook LayoutNext up, Dyan Reaveley shares her Glue Stick Resist technique in this informative video. By simply using a glue stick with your favorite stencils and Dylusions Ink Sprays you can create a dynamic background that is perfect for an art journal, tag, card, or layout.

Finally, Ronda Palazzari details how to create this Distress Captured Scrapbook Layout. In this project you’ll learn how to use Distress Ink with a brayer to create a splash of background color that makes your special photos really shine on the page.

New Web Features and the Answer to Guess This Ranger Product

April 1st, 2013

Claudine Hellmuth Studio Storage Containers

It’s April 1st, but these web features are no joke! First up, we have a video from Vintaj. In this video Vintaj’s Mackie Mullane shows you how to create a beautiful Raku effect using Metallic Patinas and Glaze!

Next up, Tim Holtz details how to make this stunning Brave Card using your favorite Distress Paints. By combining the original Distress Paints with one of the new Metallic Distress Paints, you can create a colorful blended background!

In honor of Earth Day later this month, Ranger’s own Teresa Natividad shows you how to restyle any old container into an attractive storage container using Claudine Hellmuth Stencils and Paints.

Finally, over the weekend we posted another edition of Guess This Ranger product. Most of you got the color correct, especially after we posted our Facebook hint photo, but did you realize it was actually a Distress Stain?!? Take a look:

Guess Ranger Product Distress Stain

New March Features

March 5th, 2013

In case you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out, we have some new web features up on for March. This month is all about Melt Art! Warm up those Melting Pots and take a look at what Debbie Tlach has been mixing up.

First up, Debbie shows you how to make some unique colors in this Melt Art Advanced Color Mixing Video. From Perfect Pearls to Shrink Plastic, Debbie can help you get the perfect look for your next project.

Next, try your hand at these UTEE Dipped Flowers. You can make your own flower shapes with wire, dip them in UTEE, and customize them with Distress Paint to create this fun flowers just in time for Spring.

Finally, we have a Melt Art Texture Tread Feather Card. In this project, Debbie shows you how to make the perfect Melt Art embellishment for your next card!

New Year, New Web Features!

December 31st, 2012

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It’s been a great year here at Ranger and we hope you all had a wonderful 2012. At the strike of midnight tonight, we will ring in the New Year! To celebrate this momentous occasion we have update our features on so you can kick 2013 off right – with crafts! 

First up, we have this fun Texture Tread Snowflake Pin Project by Debbie Tlach that will be sure to accent any winter outfit. Using the Melting Pot, UTEE, and Texture Treads you can create this seasonal snowflake pin.

Vintaj Natural Brass: Melt Art BezelThe possibilities are endless when it comes to creating jewelry with Melt Art. In this video, Vintaj Educator Mackie Mullane show how to create a Melt Art Bezel using Vintaj Natural Brass findings and the Ranger Melting Pot

If checking out these features has got your creative juices flowing, check out these Melt Art Heat It Ink Recipes to help you start working with Heat It Inks to create your very own projects with Melt Art!

New December Web Features

November 30th, 2012

Snowman doing a handstandCan you believe it? December is here already! (Well, tomorrow it will be.) For most of you that means the holidays are right around the corner. For us that also means that it is time for some new web features on, so we have a few great features that will help you add some homemade goodness into your holiday celebration!

Quick and Easy Glitter OrnamentsFirst up, Ranger’s Patti Behan shows everyone how to use Glossy Accents, Stickles Dry Glitter, and some clear glass ornaments to make a quick and easy glitter ornament that can be customized to match your personal style and décor in this informative video.

Project: Perfect Pearls Christmas Tree CardNext up we have a Perfect Pearls Christmas Tree Card by Richele Christensen. If you are looking for a simple card to send holiday wishes, be sure to take a look at this one. This card is very easy to make, yet is very festive and glistens with holiday cheer.

Dylusions Holiday OrnamentFinally, Ranger Signature Designer Dyan Reaveley is sure to get you in the holiday spirit with this video that will teach you how to make a colorful and festive star ornament!

We hope some of these features will inspire your holiday projects! Make sure you stay tuned throughout the month for more great festive projects and ideas!

New Web Features & Week 3 of Festively Distressed with Dreamweaver Stencils

November 1st, 2012

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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!

New web features on for October

October 1st, 2012

Fall Leaves over a Road

October is officially here. You know what that means – FALL!

Falling down the StairsNo, not that kind of fall – fall, as is autumn! We’re talking changing leaves, crisp air, fresh apples, ripe pumpkins, and Halloween! As with every new month, we have 3 fantastic new web features on the homepage for you to check out.

First up we have a Melt Art color mixing tutorial that will teach you some tips and techniques to help you create endless possibilities in your Melting Pot. Next we have a fall themed 3D Sticky-Back Acorn Tag project. Finally, now that the Dylusions Creative Journal is beginning to ship, Dyan Reaveley created this fun introduction video to her new product where she also shares some of her favorite things about it!

Head on over to our homepage at to check out these new features!

New features on for September

August 31st, 2012 September 2012 Web Features

The beginning of this weekend also marks the beginning of September, which means it’s time for us to usher in some new web features on

This month’s Tips and Techniques feature is all about Stickles™ Dry Fine Glitter. You can apply this great product in a variety of way and we are going to show you how! Once you check out the techniques, we even have 2 new projects that you can try out to test your skills – Continue reading

New features on for August

August 1st, 2012

What's New at August 2012Happy August everyone! It’s a new month, and that means exciting new features on

First up we have a new tip and technique to help you create some Simple Summer Thank You Cards. In this feature, Tara Nixon details how easy it is to blend Distress Inks to make a vibrant summer card set.

Next, we have a new scrapbook layout project by Ronda Palazzari. In this project you will utilize Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso and Dylusions Ink Sprays to make a textured background.

Dylusions Bleach Out VideoFinally, Signature Designer Dyan Reaveley shares another amazing video. This time she shows us how to execute her “Bleach Out” technique using Dylusions Ink Sprays.

We hope you’re inspired to start crafting! Once you make something amazing using one of these techniques, feel free to tell us about it in the comments below or upload a picture and tag us on Facebook or Twitter.

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.