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CHA Summer 2013 Sneak Peek: Claudine Hellmuth Studio and Vintaj

July 16th, 2013
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We know you’re excited for some more sneak peeks! Today we have all new releases from Claudine Hellmuth and Vintaj!

First up, Vintaj will be debuting their all new Arte Foil Adhesive Metal Sheets. These adhesive backed metal sheets are available in Silver and Copper finishes and can be embossed with Vintaj DecoEtch by Sizzix® dies and embellished with the wide range of colors in the Vintaj Patina line

Head on over to Vintaj’s Blog to check out some of the cool projects use can use the new Arte Foil for!

Claudine Hellmuth will also be showcasing all new Stencil and Stamp designs that feature her signature whimsical style. Take a look at this press release to see these exciting new products and don’t forget if you are going to be at the show, visit Ranger at Create-n-Connect Booth #619 to see the entire line of Tim Holtz® Distress products, Signature Designer demonstrations, Make It Take Its and project ideas!

Update:

Take a look at Claudine’s blog post here to see some of these new products in action!

Vintaj’s Mackie Mullane demos Patinas at Winter CHA 2013

February 8th, 2013

At the Winter CHA show Vintaj’s Mackie Mullane demoed the new Patina colors. In this particular demo, she uses Garnet, Ruby, Topaz, and Marble Patinas and a reliefing block on a 38mm Open Pea Pod Vintaj Arte Metal to really bring the piece to life!

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New Vintaj Products and Craft Spinner Extension Kit!

January 2nd, 2013

Faded Pickup Patinas PackagedWith CHA just around the corner, we thought it’s time to start sharing some of the things you can expect at the show. Today, Ranger is proud to announce all new Vintaj products that will be available in February 2013.

First, we are launching two new Patina color kits – Painted Barn and Faded Pickup. The painted barn kit includes new colors Garnet, Marble, and Earth, while the Faded Pickup kit includes Lapis, Emerald, and Topaz.

Are there one or two colors from one of the old kits that you wish you could get a little more of? Also starting in February, the entire collection of Patina colors will be available in open stock and Vintaj Glaze will also be available in a smaller .5 oz bottle, which is convenient for travel!

Finally, if your Craft Spinner feels a bit crowded, we will start offering a Craft Spinner Extension Kit this month that adds a second level to your existing Craft Spinner. This additional tier will allow your Craft Spinner to accommodate an additional 8 Ink Blending Tools!

You can head on over to our press page for more information on these new products or stop by our booth at CHA to check them out for yourself!

Vintaj Patinas Techniques with Special Guest Blogger Els Van de Burgt from Elizabeth Craft Designs

November 6th, 2012

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If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen us share some very cool techniques posted by the Elizabeth Craft Designs page. A few weeks ago Els Van de Burgt posted some amazing Vintaj Patinas technique photos that we just had to know more about! We reached out to her and she generously spent some time taking photos and writing up how to achieve each one of these looks.

If you’re like us and can’t get enough of this beautiful work, be sure to “like” the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page here to continue to see all of Els’ amazing work or post on her page to let her know what you think of these techniques! You can also check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to find any supplies you may need for your next project, like the Shimmer Sheetz used in these techniques.

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Vintaj Presents: Cutting & Shaping Metal Blanks Tutorial

August 3rd, 2012

Vintaj Presents: Cutting & Shaping Metal Blanks Tutorial

Summer Road Trip NecklaceYou may remember back in May we shared a great Vintaj tutorial that showed you how to imprint letters and designs into Vintaj’s Altered Blanks and how to colorize them with Vintaj Patinas. The good people over at the Vintaj Natural Brass Company are back again, this time with a step-by-step tutorial on cutting and shaping metal blanks.

In this tutorial you’ll use a Vintaj Altered Blank, various Vintaj Patinas, and Vintaj Glaze to create a miniature license plate for a Summer Road Trip necklace. For more project ideas and techniques, be sure to check out Vintaj’s blog at www.vintaj.com/wpblog.

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NEW: Metallic Vintaj Patinas, and Open Stock Studio Mini Paints & Mediums

July 12th, 2012

We’re back, with more great products that will be making their debut in the Ranger booth at CHA Summer 2012!

Vintaj Patinas made quite a splash when we debuted them at the Winter CHA show, so we are very excited to announce two new kits:

That’s right, Vintaj Patinas are now available in 4 metallic colors!  In the Treasured Heirloom collection you’ll find Nouveau Silver and Victorian Gold, while in the Ancient Coin collection you’ll have Aged Bronze and Antique Copper.  These opaque, metallic Patinas are specially formulated to adhere to metal findings and jewelry blanks.  Mix and match them with the original 15 blendable Patinas colors to create a multitude of patina effects on jewelry and embellishments!

We are also happy to announce that the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mini Acrylic Paints and Mini Art Mediums are now available open stock!  Now you can purchase your favorite colors and mediums without needing to buy an entire set of five.  The portable .5 oz bottles are ideal for sampling new colors of these highly pigmented paints, or for travel to classes and crops.  You can apply the paints and mediums directly from the needle-nose applicator tip to create dots, squiggles and lines, or use a paintbrush for wider coverage.

For more information about the new Metallic Vintaj Patinas or open stock Studio Mini Paints and Mediums, be sure to check out their official press releases!

New for June on Rangerink.com!

June 4th, 2012

We’ve got some great new features on Rangerink.com 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.

Tutorial: Vintaj Lettering Imprinting & Patina

May 18th, 2012

The lovely folks at Vintaj Natural Brass Company would like to share a tutorial with you in which you will learn how to imprint letters and designs into their Altered Blanks, and then colorize them with Vintaj Patinas.  Patinas are permanent, and you can use the Vintaj Metal Reliefing Block to accent and highlight your lettering on the colored surface!

This tutorial was originally published on Vintaj’s blog; be sure to visit them for further information!