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Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach

February 23rd, 2017

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach  |

Debbie Tlach shares with us how to make this Creativation 2017 Make It Take It Distress Oxide Initial Tag using new Distress products!

Find Debbie’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach


Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach |

Step 1: Working on a Craft Sheet, apply Distress Oxide Ink to half (the right side) of the Distress Tag by swiping the pad directly onto the tag. Let dry or use Heat Tool.

Step 2: Apply Oxide Ink to the Flourish stamp, spray inked stamp with water using the Distress Sprayer. Stamp onto the Distress Tag. Using a paper towel quickly blot the previously inked side (the right side) of the tag to lift up the ink that was just stamped. (Do not blot the left side.) Let dry or use a Heat Tool. Tip: To lift more ink, spay the stamp again and stamp only the right side of the tag. Blot with a paper towel and dry the tag.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach |

Step 3: Spray tag lightly using the Distress Sprayer. Blot with paper towel as desired to remove ink, or let water dry, creating splatter patterns. Let dry or use Heat Tool.

Step 4: Rub ink from the Oxide pad onto the Craft Sheet, add a tiny bit of water and mix with the bristles of the Splatter Brush. Splatter ink onto tag and blot as desired with a paper towel.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach |

Step 5: Color with Distress Crayon directly onto a blending foam. Use the Blending Tool to add the color to the tag where desired. Apply more Distress Crayon to the foam as needed. Edge tag with the Distress Oxide Pad.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach |

Step 6: Stamp a letter from the Cirque Alphabet onto a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock using the Oxide Pad. Let Dry or use a Heat Tool.
Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach |

Step 7: Using a Distress Crayon (Shabby Shutters was used in the example) scribble on the Craft Sheet and use the Waterbrush to liquefy the Crayon & apply around the initial. Use the Waterbush to rewet and blend the edges of the stamped initial and create blurred edges in areas. Color directly with the Crayon for a darker varied color. Edge with the Oxide pad. Let Dry or use Heat Tool.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach |

Step 8: Use Adhesive Foam to attach the initial to the tag. Cut 7” of Linen Ribbon and loop through tag. Flare the ribbon as pictured.

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach |

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach

February 20th, 2017

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach |

Debbie Tlach shares with us how to make this Creativation 2017 Make It Take It Crackled and Foiled frame using Ranger and Dylusions products!

Find Debbie’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach |

Step 1: Apply strips of Adhesive Foam to the canvas, creating a frame shape. Peel the protective paper from the foam. Apply a coat of Opaque Crackle paste to the top & sides of the Foam Tape.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach |

Step 2: Dry with a Heat Tool. Note: Keep Heat Tool about 8” from the surface and keep it moving. As the paste dries and becomes matte you can move the Heat Tool closer to the canvas. We want the paste to dry not bubble. As the paste dries, it will crackle, and the black foam will show from between the Crackle Paste. Let cool completely.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach |

Step 3: Paint the inside of the frame with Black Gesso. Let dry. Apply various colors of the Foil Sheets to the cracks by randomly pressing sheets of foil onto the sticky, exposed areas of foam, colored side up.

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach |

Step 4: Cut a Dyary Die Cut in half. Color the Die Cut with Dylusions Paint Pens. Attach the Die Cut with an Adhesive Strip to the inside, bottom of the frame.

Creativation 2017 | Ranger Brand and Wendy Vecchi Recap

February 3rd, 2017

It’s the fifth and final day of our Ranger Recaps! We’ve had so much fun this past week sharing with you our experiences and photos from this year’s Creativation Show. We hope you have enjoyed following along with us as we recapped these show days. The fun isn’t over yet though, today we’re showing you more from the Ranger booth including new Ranger Brand products as well as new products form Wendy Vecchi!

Six new colors from Stickles™ and Liquid Pearls™ were just a few things that were new to the Ranger brand this year. Visitors loved looking at the new products, especially the Mini Archival Ink Kits which offer the same unique, fade resistant dye as the full size ink pads, but in a convenient mini ink pad.

Those who stopped by the booth on Saturday enjoyed learning more about Ranger’s new Opaque Crackle Texture Paste as they made their own Make It Take It projects with Debbie.

The last day of the show, people made their way to the booth to fill out their own color charts of our very popular Archival Inks.

Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi also had some new releases this year, including two Mini Archival Ink Kits, available in her signature designer color palette. She also expanded her brand with the addition of her own set of Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents, which are the same great formula as the Ranger Enamel Accents, but now available in her signature colors as well.

Watch Scrap Time’s video of Wendy Vecchi demo her new Enamel Accents from Creativation 2017 below!

Watch Scrap Time’s video of Wendy Vecchi introducing her new Mini Archival Ink Kits.

Watch this interesting and easy embossed foil technique from Wendy Vecchi in this video from Pega Papel o Tijeras.

Creativation 2017 | ICE Resin® & Vintaj® Recap

February 2nd, 2017

On to day four of our Ranger recaps! Today’s product recap will feature Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® and Vintaj®.

With so many uses of ICE Resin®, there were two separate workshops offered this year at Creativation, one focusing on jewelry techniques and the other on applying ICE Resin® into mixed media projects. The first workshop, ICE Resin® Transparent Illusions, Susan taught her students how to make resin paper to achieve translucent effects using ephemera, tissue, and more. Once the resin paper was made, students applied their paper into a mixed media journal.

Jewelry and mixed media pieces made the perfect accent pieces along the worn, wooden doors that made up the ICE Resin® display booth this year. The booth included colorful swatch charts of ICE Resin® Tints, German Glass Glitter and the new German Glass Glitter Shards, the Tissue Paper Assortment, and so much more. The displayed jewelry made such to give and inspirational touch just to show just how much could be created with this great product!

ICE Resin® Tissue Paper, the ICE Resin® Squeegee, and ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter were just a few of the products showcased in the Innovations display case.

For jewelry makers, or those who wanted to learn more about the process, there was an opportunity to learn more from the master metalsmith herself, Susan Lenart Kazmer. The second workshop offered was ICE Resin® Alchemy, where students learned how to use ICE Resin® Bezels, ICE Resin® Inclusions and more to design and create wearable works of art.

During the show, as visitors stopped by the booth, they were able to watch live demos to learn more about the newly released products and the many uses.

Watch Susan Lenart Kazmer introduce a few of her new products in the videos below:

Vintaj® also had a new release this year of 5 new colors, including 2 new metallic patina colors. The new release of colors included Malachite, Deep Turquoise, Pyrite, Rose Gold, and White Gold. The Ranger booth displayed these new colors as well as the entire palette and the Vintaj® product line. Final pieces were displayed to show the beauty of the patinas and how they work.

Creativation 2017 | Dina Wakley Media Recap

February 1st, 2017

It’s day three of our Ranger recaps and today we’re going to be sharing with you all the fun and excitement of the new products in the Dina Wakley Media line!

On the Friday night of our education day, we ended the day with Dina Wakley’s Mixed Media Mischief, where students were able to watch and learn how Dina applies her free spirit approach to color and composition when creating her mixed-media pieces. Her workshop students used her new products, including the Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and the Dina Wakley Media Journal, to create personalized altered journal spreads.

The Ranger booth made sure to show many finished examples using both the Scribble Sticks and Media Journal. The booth included all the newest additions to the Dina Wakley Media line, including new stamps and stencils, Media Brushes and Media Tools, as well as your favorite Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints which are now available in 1 oz. bottles!

Dina’s Media Journal, Scribble Sticks, and 1 oz. Acrylic Paint bottles made their appearance in the Creativation Innovations showcase display as well!

The first day of the show, visitors of the Ranger booth were invited to play with the new Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and color in Dina Wakley Media Board pins stamped with an image from her new Homage to Frida stamp set.

Applying the directly to surface or pulling pigment from the sticks themselves, there are so many ways to use Dina’s Scribble Sticks! Dina made sure to spend her time at her demo table teaching these uses and techniques, as well as explaining all the new products the Dina Wakley Media line has to offer.

Don’t forget about the Evolution of Distress Designer Challenge, Dina’s colorful artist abilities shined through using Distress Paints.

On the last day of the show, people made way to Dina’s demo table to fill out their color charts to bring home swatch samples of the Scribble Sticks.

Watch Dina Wakley’s product demo here:

Creativation 2017 | Dylusions Recap

January 31st, 2017

Welcome back to our second day of our Ranger recaps! Yesterday we kicked off our recaps with everything Tim Holtz Distress®, today we’re going behind the scenes and will be recapping Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley!

Setting up the Dylusions section of the Ranger booth is always so fun! The bright colors of Dyan’s samples really stand out against the black backgrounds and draw in your attention. We were also super excited to feature her new products including new Dylusions Flip Journals, new Paint Pen colors, new Colouring Sheet and Adhesive Canvas collections just to name a few! We can’t forget about displaying her new Dylusions Creative Dyary program and all the fun accessories that were introduced!

The Creativation 2017 Innovations showcase proudly displayed some elements of the new Dylusions Creative Dyary program for all to see!

Students were so excited to attend the Dylusions Dreamland workshop on education day where they joined Dyan in her world of colorful whimsy where she reins queen! They got to learn first-hand from the queen herself the latest techniques with the Dylusions Paints, Ink Sprays, Stamps, Stencils and more!

With so many new and exciting products, Dyan sure was busy demoing and talking about the new products at her table!

And of course she made time to create a piece of her own for the Evolution of Distress Designer Challenge using the Distress Spray Stains!

Visitors got to color in new Dylusions Creative Dyary Die Cuts with the new Dylusions Paints Pens to fill their Crackle Texture Paste frames at the Make It Take It table on the last day of the show.

Color charts we filled with the bright Dylusions Paint colors, including the newer colors released in July, including Funky Fuchsia, Pure Sunshine, Chopped Pesto, Ground Coffee, and Slate Grey, completing her current palette.

Watch Dyan’s Dylusions product demo here:

Creativation 2017 | Tim Holtz Distress® Recap

January 30th, 2017

Happy Monday everyone! We had such a wonderful time this year at the 2017 Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. It’s always such a fun experience getting to see familiar faces, as well as getting to meet some new people along the way! As always, a special shout out to everyone in the Ranger family for their hard work in both preparing and assisting at the show, it couldn’t happen without everyone’s help and dedication. This week on the blog we will be sharing with you some highlights and recaps of the show with fun photos and videos, including video demos from our Signature Designers! Today we will be featuring Tim Holtz Distress®, but be sure to check in everyday this week to see from all of our brands!

Education day started early with Distress Exploration, where Tim taught the latest techniques of using Distress products to create a finished vintage style clipboard. People were so excited to get their hands on the new Distress® Oxides and get a chance to play with them themselves!

Distress® Oxides were showcased in the Creativations New Product Innovations display.

The booth was sure to display all the Distress products, including the new products like Distress® Oxides, Distress® Crayons in new sets and new open stock colors, and Distress® Collage Medium in a 1 oz bottle. Samples from different artists using Distress® products were displayed along side the booth to inspire fellow crafters and spark some new ideas!

People were sure to crowd around Tim’s demo table to get a first-hand look at the new Oxides and all the ways to use them! Be sure to watch the videos below to learn some more out the Oxides!

Take a look at Tim’s final project for the Evolution of Distress designer challenge, where he used the new Distress® Oxides.

Everyone got their chance to play with the exciting new Distress® Oxides at the Make It Take It table

And people made sure to fill out color charts to bring home color samples for their stores too!

Watch Tim Holtz’s product demos here:

Creativation 2017 Sneak Peek Day 5 | ICE Resin® and Vintaj New Products

January 20th, 2017

It’s the final day of our Creativation 2017 New Products Sneak Peeks and we have many new ICE Resin® and Vintaj® products to share with your today!


Introducing Leather Cord into the ICE Resin® product line up. Create Bracelets, Necklaces, Mixed Media Jewelry, and more with this soft genuine leather cord. Sold in 3 yard spools and available in two colors- black and dark brown, and two widths- 2.5mm and 3mm.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Leather Cord.


ICE Resin® Leather Adhesive is formulated to work with ICE Resin® Leather Cord to secure leather into endcaps. Available in an easy to use .5 fluid–ounce bottle with precision tip.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Leather Adhesive.


Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Tissue Paper Assortment includes a variety of paper weights, colors, and patterns ideal for creating resin paper for jewelry and mixed media applications. Use with ICE Resin® Squeegee to gently and evenly apply resin to the tissue paper, create shaker box bezels and pendants, layer into bezels for mixed media jewelry, create pages for art journals and other mini books, or collage into mixed media projects. Book includes 30 assorted sheets measuring 3.875” W x 6.75” H.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Tissue Assortment.


Introducing the ICE Resin® Squeegee to the growing line of resin tools. Flexible silicone makes it easy to evenly spread ICE Resin® over tissue, transparencies, fabric and more. The Squeegee is the ideal tool for making resin paper.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Squeegee.


Ranger and Susan Lenart Kazmer are excited to announce the addition of four new tints to the ICE Resin® line! Transform your ICE Resin® from clear to colorful, add color and swirls with these specially formulated colorants. Just squeeze ICE Resin® Tints into mixed resin until your desired color is achieved. For a hint of color use 1-2 drops, for a more saturated color use multiple drops. All new colors are available open stock- Amethyst, Emerald, Rose Quartz, and Turquoise.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Tints.


Susan Lenart Kazmer’s ICE Resin® Technique Book Inspiration and Ideas offers a selection of step by step tutorials for those looking to be inspired to create with ICE Resin® products. Explore the creative world of Susan Lenart Kazmer with ICE Resin®, a complete line of jeweler’s grade epoxy resin, tools, and accessories. ICE Resin® provides everything you need to create your own resin jewelry and mixed media projects.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Technique Book .


Add interest and texture to your jewelry and mixed media projects with new ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards. These real glass shards are larger in size than the ICE Resin® Glass Glitter and are available in six rich, deep hues- Antique Gold, Ocean, Onyx, Primrose, Sterling, and Wintergreen. Each color is available in convenient jars-mix into ICE Resin® or apply to projects using Iced Enamels Adhesive Medium.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards .


Add color and shine to your ICE Resin® creations with Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin® Luminous Layers. These textured, light catching sheets add dimension and brilliance to jewelry or mixed media when embedded under ICE Resin®. Mix different colors together or with other inclusions to create a multicolored effect. Each package includes 2 sheets of each 5 colors.


Download a copy of the press release here: ICE Resin® Luminous Layers .


Introducing five new Vintaj® Patina colors, including two new metallic for even more creative possibilities! The five new colors are available open stock as well as in two new kits- Santa Fe Market and Cherished Adornment. Vintaj® Patinas are opaque inks specially formulated by Ranger to adhere permanently to metal. The Patinas will colorize Vintaj® Findings, Filigrees, Bezels, and other metals for gorgeous jewelry and crafting projects and can be layered to create endless patina effects. Now available 29 bendable colors including 6 metallics.


Download a copy of the press release here: Vintaj® Patinas .