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Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit

Hi everyone, it’s Audrey, and I’m so excited to be here today sharing a spring-inspired art tag project with you featuring lots of different ways to use the new Distress Oxide Ink Pads!

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

I know you’ve all been as excited about the new ink pads as I have, and if you don’t own them yet, I know you’re going to love them! This fun tag uses the Oxide Inks in many different ways, including ink blending, water blending, water coloring, and even stamping. Let’s take a closer look.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: To begin, die cut a tag shape from Mixed Media Heavystock paper, or select one of Ranger’s many ready-made tags. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, blend Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks onto the tag. This puts down a nice base layer of color as a starting point.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Swipe both Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a Non-Stick Craft Sheet and spray the inks with water using a Distress Sprayer. Dab the front of the tag into the ink mixtures. You can repeat this process as many times as you wish to achieve the color intensity you are looking for. Just be sure to dry the tag with a Heat Tool between each layer of ink.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Place the Latticework stencil over the top of the tag, and blend Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink onto select areas of the tag using an Ink Blending Tool with foam.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Place the Dot Fade stencil onto the tag, and blend Broken China Oxide Ink onto other areas of the tag. You can spray the tag with the Distress Sprayer after these steps to get the ink to blend and oxidize.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Ink up a Reflections stamp with the Broken China Oxide Ink, and repeatedly stamp partial images onto random areas of the tag.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Die cut a second tag from Memoranda Paper Stash Paper. Trim off a 2” wide section to add as a layer on your tag. Be sure to save the hole re-inforcer shape from the die, too. Using a palette knife, apply Opaque Crackle Texture Paste to the edges and corners of both the tag and the patterned paper section. Set the paper aside to dry.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Blend brown Distress Crayon onto the crackle paste, and blend the pigment into the cracks, wiping away any excess. If the pigment doesn’t move for you, try dipping the tip of your finger into water and rub it over the crayon to blend. Apply Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to the edges of the tag using the Ink Blending Tool. Adhere lace trim to the bottom of the patterned paper piece using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Then adhere the paper to the bottom of the tag (Don’t place adhesive along the very top edge of the patterned paper, though). Stitch across the bottom edge of the paper, if desired. Adhere the hole reinforcer to the top of the tag.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Lightly ink the Quote Chips with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Adhere them to the patterned paper section using Multi Medium Matte. Slip an Idea-ology Index Clip onto the top edge of the patterned paper. Tie a small piece of natural hemp twine around the clip, trimming off the ends into a small knot. Ink a Clipping Sticker sentiment with brown Distress Ink to add to the right side of the tag.

Die cut a variety of Scroll and Wildflower shapes from Ranger Watercolor Paper. Ink the scroll shapes with green Distress Inks using the Ink Blending Tool. I used Cracked Pistachio Oxide and Twisted Citron Distress Ink for mine. Apply a bit of Brushed Corduroy Ink around the edges. Spritz with the Distress Sprayer, and blot dry. Apply Opaque Crackle Texture Paste to the edges, and set aside to dry. Add Distress Crayon to the leaves to bring out the crackle pattern.

Watercolor the Wildflower shapes using a mixture of Distress Markers and Oxide Inks. Apply Gloss Accents to some of the flowers, and set them aside to dry.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Ink a section of lace with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Thread the lace through the top of the tag, and tie a double length of natural twine around the lace to secure it in place. Tie the twine into a bow, and trim the ends as needed.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Adhere the Scroll leaves and Wildflowers to the tag, tucking the ends behind the strip of patterned paper. Use foam adhesive behind sections of the foliage to help define the layers. Outline the chipboard and sticker sentiment pieces with Wild Honey Distress Marker. Highlight portions of the tag edges and corners with the marker, too. Smooth out the ink using a wet paintbrush.

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Field Notes Tag by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Enjoy!

audrey pettitMy name is Audrey Pettit. I live in Cary, North Carolina and have two wonderful kiddos, Peter and Nicole. I started scrapbooking and card-making about a decade ago after being invited to a friend’s house for a stamping party. That party opened my eyes to a whole new world of paper-crafting, and I have never looked back.  Visit Audrey’s blog at: AudreyPettit.Wordpress.com.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

I love the Homage to Frida stamps from Dina Wakley, and I could not wait to play with these stamps in the new Mixed Media Journal. The substrates in this journal are amazing, there are four different surfaces to play on. For this post, I am working on the cotton rag watercolor paper pages and the canvas page to create a cutout window. Follow along below to see all the steps I took to create this page.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: To create the focal image, stamp the Frida stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink, and use a black Fude Ball pen to “extend” the lines of the stamp image to make the image look a bit longer. Then color around the image with a wash of watered down Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Turquoise paint.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Color the face and hair of the image in with Scribble Sticks, and use the detail brush from the short handled Dina Wakley Media Brushes with some water to blend the color.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: To create the textured look on Frida’s dress, apply paint in White, Gilt and Elephant. Use the Dina Wakley Media Tool to create texture in the paint.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Now it’s time to create the garden! Stamp the Sketched Fronds in various colors (Lime, Evergreen, Lemon, Cheddar) using both the solid and outline frond stamps. To apply paint to my stamps, I used an Ink Blending Tool with Foam and picked up the paint that I had applied onto my Non-Stick Craft Sheet. (Be sure to wash the paint off your stamps as soon as you are done).

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Once the garden is complete, add some splatter by watering down Ocean, Cheddar and White paint, flicking each color on the page using a Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush. (You may want to cover up your focal image with a mask so you don’t get any unwanted splatter on it).

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: To create the canvas window, cut a heart in the page so Frida’s face will show through. Then add a piece of deli paper between the pages to protect the completed garden page. Brush on paints in Magenta, Fuchsia, Ruby, White and Mandarin using the largest paintbrush from the Dina Wakley Media Brushes until you achieve a blended look. Let it dry and do the same on the opposite side of the canvas page.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: To give the window added texture press the Spaced Dots stencil into the paint remaining on your palette then press it onto the canvas for a monoprint effect. Let it dry and do the same on the opposite side of the canvas page.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Once the paint is dry, ink the inside of the heart with Black Archival Ink using an Ink Blending Tool with Foam to make the image inside the heart pop even more.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: I did not want to leave a blank two page spread, so I completed the left side page very similar to my first garden page by adding a wash of Turquoise paint, stamping a garden and creating splatter.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Once this page is dry, add a few butterflies from the Scribbly Flowers and Insects set. Color them with Scribble Sticks, then cut them out and adhere them with Collage Medium to complete the two-page spread.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

Here’s a shot of the completed page.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

And another shot of the backside of the cutout page.

Frida Art Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

I hope you will try to create a garden scene or cut out page for yourself!

audrey pettit My name is Cheiron Brandon. I live in Bayonne, New Jersey with my husband and our two adorable rescue pups, Big Boy and Oreo. I work in the financial district by day and love to play with stamps, ink and paint at night in my studio. I teach monthly card making and mixed media classes in NYC. You can find me on my blog at www.cheironbrandon.typepad.com and posting more often @cheiron on Instagram!

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Now that SPRING is here, the days are slowly getting longer and on some days it feels a bit warmer, it inspired me to make a spread about spring in my journal.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I wanted the word SPRING to cover the whole page. Because it’s always hard to rub away pencil-lines on backgrounds painted with acrylic paints, I did the handlettering first. When I was satisfied with the size and shape I went over to paint the background.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: I used Dylusions paints for creating the background. I used London Blue, Lemon Zest and White Linen. The London Blue and Lemon Zest blend to a lovely colour green. By using the White Linen while I was blending, I was able to create more pastel-like colours.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: When you look closely to the background, you will still be able to see the word spring. I traced the lines with Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen and coloured the letters using Black Marble Paint and a brush.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Now that the word is coloured, I started on decorating the borders using the Oodles of Foliage Set. The new leaf set is really very cool. Don’t you think so, too? I love using leaves, they always add a little extra to your pages. You can colour the leaves green or black…they always look fabulous.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: I took 6 images from both the Mini Me and Mini Moo stampsets. I wanted an image for every letter in the word spring. The new images are so lovely and quite a few of my favorite ones from older sets are now available as a mini. I decided to give one new arms, so I could make her climb down the letter N.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: I also cut off the legs and glued them down again, this time a slightly bit tilted.

Cut out all the images and glue them down to your page with the Ranger gluestick.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: After I glued down all the images, I thought there was something missing in the background. I found this cute flower in the How Does your Garden Grow set. I coloured all the flowers using a Tim Holtz Waterbrush and the Dylusions Paints Cherry Pie, White Linen, Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest and Tangerine Dream.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: After colouring all the flowers, I traced the line again using the Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen.

Spring Journal Spread by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: For the final touch, I wrote down “is in the air” with the Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen. Now I am satisfied with the result. I really enjoyed making this spread and I hope you will, too. Happy Spring!

Miranda van den Bosch

My name is Miranda van den Bosch and I live in Ridderkerk, which is a small town in the Netherlands. I have been painting and drawing since I was 4. I mainly painted portraits and animals. In 2010 I discovered art journaling and the fabulous world of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions and I got hooked ever since. I love the many possibilities you have with the stamp sets. You can create new images over and over again by combining new sets with older sets…..and the colours of the inks and paints aren’t they just dylucilious???

My Blog:  http://mirandascardcreations.blogspot.nl/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
Pinterest:  https://nl.pinterest.com/mirandav/

Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki

Hi, everyone! Carisa here with you today and I’m so excited to be back on the Ranger blog sharing some art journaling I’ve done with Dina Wakley Media supplies! I love painting flowers, especially tulips, and I want to show you how I created this page. When I’m thinking about art journaling for a particular season or mood, I turn to Pinterest where I search for quotes. Once I find a quote that speaks to me in this case: “Even flowers have to push past the dirt.” I’m ready to get started.

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Today I’m working in the Large Dylusions Creative Journal. To break the blank page syndrome, I start with adding some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap using Multi Medium Matte. This helps give me a base so I can start adding color and texture with paint.

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: To prepare my page for all the layers that are coming, I added a thin watered down layer of Dina Wakely Media White Gesso all over to my page. I wiped up the excess to reveal the collage paper below with a baby wipe and dried this before moving on.

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Spring reminds me of bright blue skies, so I added shades of blue to my page with Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paint in Sky, Lapis, and Elephant. I spritzed my page with water and then started to spread the paints around blending them together. I wiped parts up with a baby wipe to reveal the print below and worked it until I was happy with the background.

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Next, I wanted to add some texture, so I pulled out the Textures stamp and used Dina Wakley Archival Ink palette in the colors Night and Ocean to add some dots on my background keeping it to the upper left and bottom right corners. I would love a full-size ink pad of archival ink in Hickory Smoke (my favorite Distress Ink color), so I got a DIY Archival Ink pad with a Hickory Smoke reinker and created my own. Using this I added the screen background stamp from the Textures stamp to add a little more interest in my background. I love the subtle, shadow-like color of Hickory Smoke.

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Now it was time to paint my flowers. I love tulips. To me, they are the epitome of springtime. I used the 1/2″ flat brush to very roughly paint the shape of a tulip. I blended colors right on my Craft Sheet using Ruby, Lemon, and Magenta. I didn’t worry about cleaning my paintbrush in between colors as I just wanted them to blend, creating the illusion of shadows and highlights. I also added some green stems using just my fingers with the colors Lime and Evergreen. Then to outline my shapes I used a Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and a Stabilo All Purpose Pencil blended with water. I also added a bit of texture using a stamp from Scribble Text Elements in the color Night to the outside of my tulips.

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: I wanted to add my quote now, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to do that. Originally, I wanted to journal it right on my page, but I didn’t think I had a large enough space. I had a moment of wishing I had a printer set up or a typewriter when I glanced at my supplies and saw my Dina Wakley Blank Media Tapes. Inspiration hit as I decided to write directly on the tape with a permanent pen and then add it to my page. It was an epiphany!

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Once I was happy with that, I made sure they were dry and added a bit of white paint to my page so it would better stand out when I added the tape. I also added some white paint splatters here to add a bit of texture over my tulips. I laid down the tape and added a layer of Multi Medium Matte to make sure they wouldn’t lift up. I dried that and then doodled on top with the Fude Ball pen to make the words stand out more.

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

 Spring Media Art Journal by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Here are some close ups of my completed spring-inspired art journal page. I really enjoyed creating this page. One of the reasons I love this quote so much is because spring time is a thing of beauty and awe as everything comes back to life. However, it’s also a time of invisible struggle as it’s not easy to bloom, and like the flowers, we all have some dirt to push past, but when we do, it is a beautiful sight to behold!

Carisa ZglobickiCarisa is a mixed media artist, card maker and watercoloring enthusiast.  You can find her blogging at Inky Fairy Designs and Blitsy as well as follow her on Instagram and YouTube where she shares works in progress and process videos. Her work has been published in magazines such as CardMaker, Stamper’s Sampler , Take Ten and Scrapbook and Cards Today.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch

Be different is the name of this creation. Being different as in “ standing out of the crowd,” but it has another meaning also. With the Dylusions stamps you create new images over and over again and those will be different than the ones you’ve used before…LOL. Well, that is what I like about the Dylusions stamps. You can swap heads and bodies over and over again to make new fabulous images.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I’ve started my creation with trimming the pages using the journal block and and an extra sheet from the large journal inserts (picture 1). Colour the extra page with Pomegranate Seed, Tangerine Dream and Bubblegum Pink (picture 2). Use the Mini Ink Blending Tool by Ranger to blend the colours on your page (picture 3). Add structure to your page using the Cobwebs, Holes and Direction Stencils. For adding the arrows of the Direction Stencil I used White Linen. For a background I normally I use the same colours I already have used before. Adding a new colour will draw too much attention and this colour will be part of the foreground instead of the background. White and black are always ok to add. The will make the colours pop (picture 4).

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: I used the leaves from the Doodle Parts stamp set to stamp some leaves at the top and bottom. Allthough I used the Archival Ink Jet Black, I always colour the black part again using the Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen. Add a little highlight with the Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen.

Stamp the toadstools and image on the smooth side of the Watercolour Paper. Start with a wash of colour using either watercolour pencils or distress crayons or Dylusions ink (anything soluble in water will be fine). After the 1st wash I add more colour and depth using colouring pencils.

Cut out all the images and glue them on your page with the Ranger Glue Stick.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: For the next page I used Polished Jade, Crushed Grape and London Blue Paints. Add the paints with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and blend all colours together (picture 1). Add structure to the page using the following stencils Circles, Hearts and Number Jumble. (picture 2).
After adding the stencils your pages will look like this (picture 3). Use the Journal Block and the Dylusions Paint Pens to draw a border (picure 4).

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: I taped the extra page to the large spread using Dina Wakley’s Mixed Media Tape. I add a border using the flowers from the Anatomy of a Page Stamp Set (picture 1). I coloured all flowers using colouring pencils. Cut out all the flowers and glue them to your page (picture 2). The rest of the border will be made with a stamp from the Ocean Backgrounds Stamp Set and coloured with the Dylusions paint pen Black Marble (picture 3).

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: The colours reminded me of the ocean so I decided to add a catfish or should I say a mercat. Well, this is just the fun of using the Dylusions stamps, isn’t it. You can create new creatures. For my mercat I used the head of the Puddy Cats, the body of Always and tail of Doodle Delights.

I also used the tiny fish background stamp and a squid from the Under the Sea stamp set. All images are coloured with colouring pencils, cut out and glued to my pages with the Ranger gluestick. The image on the left is made with the passage of time stamp set.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: For the middle page I used the Slate Grey, Funky Fuchsia and Pure Sunshine paints. The stencils are Cobwebs, Fresh Dots and Flower Pop Used the same colours as for the background and added a little Black Marble (picture 1).

I love the flowers in the Anatomy of a Page stamp set, so I used them again. Stamped them on the page and on a separate sheet of watercolour paper. I coloured all flowers with colouring pencils, cut them out and glued them to the page (picture 2).

For the flowers and toadstools I used the same colours as in the background (picture 3).

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: The toadstools are from the Shrooms stamp set. I like the combination of Toadstools and Flowers, so I had a great time colouring these (picture 1). The body is from the Shrooms stamp set too. The head is from the Oh, Deer stamp set. It’s so funny to swap all the heads with the different bodies in the Dylusions stamp collection (picture 2 and 3).

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: I love the combination of Slate Grey, Funky Fuchsia and Pure Sunshine. It ‘s one of my favorite colour combinations of this moment. The colours really look lush, don’t they.

At the top of the page I stamped the leaves from the Branching Out stamp set and coloured all the leaves again, using the Dylusions paint pen, Black Marble.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: The paints that I used for this spread are Postbox Red, Funky Fuchsia and Crushed Grape. The stencils are Direction, Raining Cats and Squares. Again, I used the same colours of paints and added a little white to make it a bit more interesting (picture 1).

The trees are from a older Christmas stamp set, called One, Two Tree. I stamped on a piece of watercolour paper and coloured them using colouring pencils. Cut the trees out and glue them to the page (picture 2).
For the image I used 2 different sets, the Eyes Have It and I Can See Clearly (picture 3).
Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: On this page I used other elements of the Analomy of a Page stamp set, but I admit I was tempted to use the flowers again, because they are so awesome.

Be Different by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: And here are all the pages toegther again. The quotes are from Dyan’s sweet sayings on the How About Never stamp set. The other quotes were found on the internet and handwritten with the Dylusions Paint Pens.

Miranda van den Bosch

My name is Miranda van den Bosch and I live in Ridderkerk, which is a small town in the Netherlands. I have been painting and drawing since I was 4. I mainly painted portraits and animals. In 2010 I discovered art journaling and the fabulous world of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions and I got hooked ever since. I love the many possibilities you have with the stamp sets. You can create new images over and over again by combining new sets with older sets…..and the colours of the inks and paints aren’t they just dylucilious???

My Blog:  http://mirandascardcreations.blogspot.nl/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
Pinterest:  https://nl.pinterest.com/mirandav/

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today and I’m so excited to be back on the Ranger blog sharing some art journaling I’ve done with Dina Wakley Media supplies! I love the Face in the Crowd stamp set and thought I could pair it beautifully with Scribbly Wings and create a valentine note to myself in my art journal so that is the inspiration behind my page today.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Today I’m working in the Creative Journal Black so I started prepping my page with Dina Wakley Media Clear Gesso. I was curious to see how the colors would show against the dark background, that’s why I chose clear gesso over white. I pulled out all my red colors of Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic which included Ruby, Fuchsia, Magenta and Blushing. Then using the 1″ flat brush, added color randomly on my page without cleaning my brush in between picking up colors. This created different shades and tones of each color on my page. I also created some texture by dipping the end of my paintbrush into white paint and tapping on my page. I used a paper towel to lift up some of the extra and also leave behind more texture. Some got on my fingers so I just swiped that on the page as well! Nothing is wasted here!

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: While I wanted the primary color of my page to be the different shades of reds, I also wanted to break that up some so I pulled out the Factured Circles stencil. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, I added some Elephant paint through the stencil. I love the way this breaks up the intensity of the red on my background. I also sprayed a bit of the Lapis Mica Spray on my page and soaked it up with my paper towel since my paint was dry, it was mostly pooling on my page and I didn’t want the blue to be too noticeable.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: While the previous step was drying, I layed out some of my Printed Dina Wakley Media tapes onto my Ranger Craft Sheet. I added color with the 1/2″ flat brush using the colors I already laid down on my background although this time I did wipe off my brush on a paper towel so the color would be more true.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Using the tapes once they were dry, I layered them into a very abstract heart shape and then added additional texture with the Scribbled Text Elements stamp set. I stamped them with the Dina Wakley Media Permanent Mixed Media Ink Palette in Ruby and Night. It was interesting to see the Ruby react to the other layers on my page because it almost looks reddish orange in different lights. I love happy surprises as I’m playing in my art journal!

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: I knew I wanted to create a heart on my page, so I just painted it on using the 1/2″ flat brush and adding some glazing medium to the white paint that I already had on my Craft Sheet. I watered that down and also added some paint splatters here.

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Finally, I added my main focal images. I stamped the girl from Face in the Crowd first using Night ink and then I placed the wings around her from the Scribbly Wings set also stamping in Night. I highlighted the wings a bit the Ranger White Opaqu Pen and added some Fairy Dust stickles. I love coloring and just had to add a little bit of color to my girl so I pulled out Distress Crayons in Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick and Broken China just to bring her to life. Using the Fude Ball pen in Black I loosely outlined my heart because it was getting lost. I added a little bit of white paint just under my girl and stamped my sentiment You Are Enough on Blank Dina Wakley Media tape to add as my love note. Just a gentle reminder to us all. One of the things I love most about Dina Wakley’s art is the emotion it evokes in me as I look at each piece she creates and the sentiments that are included in her sets embody that beautifully!

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

You Are Enough by Carisa Zglobicki | www.rangerink.com

Here are some close ups of my completed love letter art journal page. It is fun to create using one color in different shades. It’s slightly monotone even though I brought in some neutrals to soften it up just enough. {final}Thank you, Ranger, again for inviting me to share my art with your readers using my favorite Ranger products. I hope you have been inspired to pull out your art journals and see what you can create with just one color family! Also, I think we could all use a little more love letters from ourselves, so I encourage you to give that a try – art journals are the perfect place to practice a little more self love.

Carisa ZglobickiCarisa is a mixed media artist, card maker and watercoloring enthusiast.  You can find her blogging at Inky Fairy Designs and Blitsy as well as follow her on Instagram and YouTube where she shares works in progress and process videos. Her work has been published in magazines such as CardMaker, Stamper’s Sampler , Take Ten and Scrapbook and Cards Today.

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

February is here and love is in the air! Hearts, red and pink scream everywhere you go and they just make me happy! This time of the month I get to create sweet Valentine’s for loved ones, they want special cards, notes, packages to show their loved ones how much they mean to them. Personally, I love to add a new entry in my art journal that will for sure inspire a card and with so many products to choose from well it’s easy to be excited about crafting!

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 1: The Scribbly Girls stamps by Dina Wakley has some scribbly heart goodness and my palette is Ruby, Bubblegum Pink, White Linen and Gold.

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 2: Using an old credit card, a Craft Scraper or a spatula, scrape some paint in a random pattern across your page. We are creating a happy background here, just get messy and free!

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 3: Grab one of Dyan’s stencils and using the White Linen and your brush, in my case, my fingers, fill some random circles in your background. I’ve chosen to go on a diagonal for eye movement!

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 4: Using your Emboss it Ink Pad, along with some Gold Embossing Powder, stamp the scribbly hearts in your journal page.

Always and Forever by Milagros Rivera

Step 5: The fun part about using a Fude ball pen is that you get to write over acrylic paint! Take advantage of the curves. Dyan’s acrylic block is not just for stamping. It’s made for a lot of things, one of them journaling! Using your pen, draw curvy lines to write in your page.
Once your lines are written go over your chosen words in long and short strokes filling up your lines.
You can finish it up by adding some small talk stickers!

Milagros RiveraHello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Every year on February 14th many people send cards and presents to their loved ones in honour of St. Valentine. Dylusions has quite a few products that you can use to make something special for your Valentine. I decided to dedicate my journal pages to all the animals, because I just looooooove animals.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: For this blogpost, I went back to the wonderful Dylusions Inks. You can put paints exactly on the spot you want it to be, with the inks you can’t. Inks live a life of their own and that is what I love about the inks, you can’t control them. So you’re in for some unexpected treasures when you start using them.
For my project I used Pure Sunshine, Bubblegum Pink, Cherry Pie, White Linen and bubblegum pink micas pray.
I also used a spray bottle of water and a large flat brush.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Spray some water on your page. Spray the inks in the water, slap your brush in the ink and splatter the ink around and then hold your journal straight up so the ink runs down onto the other page. I didn’t cover the whole page with ink, but I left quite a bit white which is always a bit scary….

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Take a stencil (I used flowers) and spray water through the stencil (1). Pick up your stencil and flip it and press onto your page. This way you will get a negative and positive print of your stencil (2).

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: For the next step, I used 2 other stencils (cobwebs and hearts) and spray some ink through your stencil (1). Flip over your stencil and press the ink on your page (2).

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: This is how the page looks now. Ready for the next few steps.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: I have used the Bubblegum Pink Mica Spray as well. The Mica Spray give your project a lovely shimmer. I tried to take a photograph of the shimmer, but I’m not sure if you can see it clearly this way.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Now it is time to start decorating the pages. I stamped the images on smooth watercolour paper using Jet Black Archival Ink. I coloured all the images with coloured pencils (different brands). Before I glue down the images to the page, I use the Dylusions Paint Pen (Black Marble) to trace all the black parts of the images. The paint in the paint pens is the same as the Dylusions paint jars and it dries quickly. So to keep your pen going, clean the nib regularly with a baby wipe. You also have to shake the pen now and then and press down the nib to fill the reservoir with paint. Don’t bang the nib on the table, because this will break your pen.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: All the images are coloured and cut out. Now it’s time to decorate the rest of the page.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: For the border I used a stamp from the ‘Around the Edge’ stamp set (1) . Don’t worry if you are not able to stamp it neatly, you can always correct that later with a paint pen. For the dangling hearts I used this lovely heart stamp from the ‘Inbetweenies’ stamp set (2). I use a sticky note to protect the border while stamping the hearts.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: I used Dylusions paints (Black Marble), a mini ink blending tool and a heart stencil (from the suits stencil set) to add a few hearts to the page. And this is how the page looks so far. Now it’s time to glue down the images.

My Valentines by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: The stamp sets I used are Passage Of Time (body), Oh Deer! (head), Puddy Cats and Puppy Dog Tales. Glue down all the images to your page using the Ranger Glue Stick. For the finishing touch I journaled a little in the black hearts using the Dylusions paint pen (White Linen). The anonymous quote was found on the internet.

Miranda van den Bosch

My name is Miranda van den Bosch and I live in Ridderkerk, which is a small town in the Netherlands. I have been painting and drawing since I was 4. I mainly painted portraits and animals. In 2010 I discovered art journaling and the fabulous world of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions and I got hooked ever since. I love the many possibilities you have with the stamp sets. You can create new images over and over again by combining new sets with older sets…..and the colours of the inks and paints aren’t they just dylucilious???

My Blog:  http://mirandascardcreations.blogspot.nl/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
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Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com I love to create things just because and this is one of those projects. This project can however be made into a card if you wished.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Gather together, all 4 tags, paints and blending tools.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Using the Postbox Red cover areas of your tag with the blending too. Then add the Bubblegum Pink to areas left. Keep going over in turn until you are happy with the depth of colour and the blend.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Taking a brayer and the same 2 coloured paints cover your washi tape with the paint.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Attach them together both front and back with the Journaling tape. Fold in concertina style.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Using a pencil and the Dylusions Journal Block, create a border going all the way around your tags.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Using Dylusions Black Marble Paint, colour in the border. Leave to once side to full dry.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Stamp out the images you want and cut them out. Colour your images using Ink Spray filled waterbrushes.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Taking the small Hearts Dylusions stencil and White Dylusions Paint Pen, go around the outside black border adding the hearts.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Using the Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen doodle dashes around the inside of the border.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Using the Ranger Glue Stick, adhere your images where you would like them.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Using the Bubblegum Pink area of the Dylusions Mixed Media Ink Palette and a small Dylusions heart from the Lovestruck Lucy stamp set, add a few random hearts in the background. Also stamp out some of the small hearts onto card with the black section, to add to your piece using your glue.

Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

Sandra Botham

My name is Sandra Botham and I am from Yorkshire, England, where I live with my Husband and 2 children. I am a coffee addicted, book loving, Art Journaler. Where my art is concerned I do not mind trying anything but I totally love the Dylusions range by Dyan Reaveley. I love to art journal, doodle, colour and create photo books too. I started my art journal journey taking classes at Dyan’s studio – Art From The Heart – in Harrogate, England. I am now totally honoured to be a tutor at this studio where I regularly teach workshops.

My Blog:  http://redkittybcreates.blogspot.co.uk/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/Sandra-Botham-Red-Kitty-B-Creates-204709782932926/
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/redkittybcreates/?hl=en
I also run a Dylusions Facebook Challenge page with the backing of Dyan:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/708335769240903/

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I have made a spread in my large Dylusions journal. I started with creating the background using the Dylusions Paints. The theme of my spread will be Winter Wonderland, so I choose some cool colours like London Blue, Calypso Teal, After Midnight, Crushed Grape and White Linen. Add the paints to the page using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: After applying the paints, I start blending them together by adding some more paint, going back and forth to the colours that are next to each other.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: After the first layer is finished I’ll start on the second layer. I pick out some nice Dylusions stencils from my stash and the cute stencil from the new “Dear Santa” stamp and stencil set.
Just take some of the colours you have used before for layer 1 and apply a little through the stencil using the Mini Ink Blending Tool. Just use the paint that is still on the Blending Tool (that will be quite enough), if you use too much paint it will smudge your page.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: After using the stars and the fresh dots stencils, the page will look like this.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: At this stage I decided to add some stamps. I used the holly background stamp from the “Holly Days” stamp set and the snowflake stamps from the “ Dear Santa” stamp and stencil set. I stamped with Calypso Teal from the Mixed Media Archival Ink Palette and the Glacier White Ranger Pigment Ink. Choose the same colours as the paints you’ve used before, because if you add a new colour (beside white or black) it will draw too much attention. White and black work differently, they will make the colours pop.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: For decorating my pages I used a variety of stamps: Dear Santa stamp and stencil set, Puddy Cats, Holly Days, Always and Oh Deer! I stamped all the images on smooth watercolour paper using the Jet Black Archival Ink.

I have coloured all images with Waterbrushes filled with Dylusions Ink Sprays and coloured pencils.

With a ruler and the Dylusions Black Marble Paint Pen I drew a few lines so the bulbs hang down from the trees.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: The journal block is one of my favorite items to use (what would I do without it?). So this time I used it to make a few guidelines for my quote (which I found on the internet).

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: I wrote a few basic letters first and start filling them to make them look bolder. I’ve used the Dylusions Paint Pens for my lettering. The Dylusions Paint Pens are another favorite item to use.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Glue down all the images to your page with the Ranger Collage Glue Stick and my page is finished.

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Miranda van den Bosch

My name is Miranda van den Bosch and I live in Ridderkerk, which is a small town in the Netherlands. I have been painting and drawing since I was 4. I mainly painted portraits and animals. In 2010 I discovered art journaling and the fabulous world of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions and I got hooked ever since. I love the many possibilities you have with the stamp sets. You can create new images over and over again by combining new sets with older sets…..and the colours of the inks and paints aren’t they just dylucilious???

My Blog:  http://mirandascardcreations.blogspot.nl/
My Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
Pinterest:  https://nl.pinterest.com/mirandav/