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Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

Step 1: Begin your project by finding an assortment of rocks. They can vary in size and in color, but ideally, the smoother the surface, the easier it will be to write on. If you choose to stamp out an image on the rock, use Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and use a clear stamp. Do not use an acrylic block to apply the stamp, just ink the clear stamp and press directly onto the rock. By not using the acrylic block, it makes it easier to press the image down, especially if the rock is not a completely smooth surface. Once the ink is completely dry, go in with your Dylusions paint pens and begin coloring in. If your stamping becomes smudged when you go to take your clear stamp off, simply use the Ranger Solvent Cleaner to remove the ink before it dries, and begin again.

 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

Step 2: You can also choose to freehand your images! If you don’t want to stamp out an image, you can just go ahead and draw your own original images using the fine tip nib of the Dylusions Paint Pens! Decorate small rocks and use them as garden identifiers, just as I have done here! I labeled the rocks with the fruit or vegetable that it corresponds to, and then drew and fun image to match. I’ll use these rocks to remember what I planted and where, it also brightens up my garden with fun colors!

 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

The rocks don’t have to be used as harden identifiers, you can decorate your rocks with inspirational messages too!
 Dylusional Rocks by Debbie Tlach

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Hi, Everyone, Bobbi here! I’m so happy to be with you on the Ranger Blog today! I’ll be creating this special Mini Framed Panel just for Mom!

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 1: Working on a Non-Stick Craft Sheet, apply Antique Linen Distress Paint to the mini frame with a paint brush. Use the Heat It Tool on frame, to speed up the drying process. Apply Distress Crazing sporadically to dried frame with Distress Collage Brush, set aside and let air dry.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 2: To really bring out those great little cracks, apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink with a paint brush to mini frame. While paint it still wet, spray a clean towel with water to dampen, then wipe off excess Ground Espresso Distress Paint. This will give more of a glazed looked and sink down into the cracks. Then dry with a Heat It Tool.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 3: Paint the back and sides of mini panel with Ground Espresso Distress Paint using a paint brush to give it a finished look. Then dry with the Heat It Tool.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 4: Add Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber to the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Spray droplets of water onto the ink using a Distress Spray bottle. Press the sheet of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock on the ink, picking up the color. While the Distress Mixed Media Heavystock is still wet, slowly pull the trigger of the Distress Sprayer to add larger water droplets. Then dry with Heat It Tool. To add more distress, pick up droplets of color off the Non-Stick Craft Sheet with the Distress Watercolor Cardstock, blotting to pick up the color (not swiping), then drying with Heat It Tool.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 5: Using the Stampers Anonymous Newsprint Stamp and Walnut Stain Distressed Oxide Ink, stamp the image onto a scratch piece of paper. There is still a lot of ink on the Newsprint Stamp so we are going to stamp that 2nd image without reinking. It’s called 2nd generation stamping. Gently lay the colored Distress Mixed Media Heavystock paper on top of the inked stamp and apply very little pressure sporadically over the surface of the stamp. Very carefully lift the Distress Mixed Media Heavystock paper off of the stamp and dry with the Heat It Tool. Not all of the stamped image will transfer to the paper and it gives it a lovely vintage distressed appearance.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 6: Add splatters for additional interest using Distress Oxide Walnut Stain with water droplets and the splatter brush to Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. Then dry with Heat It Tool.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 7: To further activate the oxide affect in the Distress Oxide Inks, slowly pull the trigger of the Distress Sprayer to add larger water droplets. Then dry with Heat It Tool.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 8: Using Stampers Anonymous Illustrated Garden CMS295. Stamp 3 of the same floral images onto Distress Mixed Media Heavystock with Black Soot Distress Archival Ink. Then dry with the Heat It Tool. I chose Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress Markers to paint the blooms. Then I chose Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress Markers to paint the stems and leaves.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 9: Scribble a little of the Distress Marker onto the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Then pick up the color with a Detailed Waterbrush and paint the stamped image. Always start with the lightest color first, then medium shade and dark last. I used very little of the Wilted Violet because it is such a strong, bright, powerful color. Stop between each shade and dry with Heat It Tool. I like the separation of color it gives.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 10: I did the same with coloring the stem and leaves. Start with lightest color to darkest. Scribble a little of the Distress Marker onto the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Then pick up the color with a Detailed Waterbrush and paint the stamped image. I used very little of the Mowed Lawn because it is such a strong, bright, powerful color. Stop between each shade and dry with Heat It Tool.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 10: I did the same with coloring the stem and leaves. Start with lightest color to darkest. Scribble a little of the Distress Marker onto the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Then pick up the color with a Detailed Waterbrush and paint the stamped image. I used very little of the Mowed Lawn because it is such a strong, bright, powerful color. Stop between each shade and dry with Heat It Tool.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 11: After the flowers have all been colored, cut out with scissors or craft knife.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 12: Cut a small strip of black Kraft Core cardstock. Die cut the word “Mother” using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Sentiment Words 661807. The die spells out the word “Mother’s” but the ‘s can stay intact with tape on the back of the cardstock. It will be covered up with a bloom with the finished project.

After die cutting “Mother” and cardstock on a scrap piece of paper to expose underlying kraft core. Cut a small strip of linen from the Textile Surfaces to use as the backing, adhere to cardstock with Glossy Accents.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 13: Apply a little Iced Spruce Distress Paint to the watch cameo using your finger. Then dry paint with Heat It Tool. Apply some Mushroom Alcohol Ink using Ranger Alcohol Ink Blending Tool with felt to watch cameo, in a pouncing motion to metal.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 14: Cut an oval to fit inside watch cameo from Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. Chose a quote from Clipping Stickers. Cut Clipping Sticker to fit in oval. Shade with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Blending Tool with Foam. Adhere oval to Watch Cameo with a little Glossy Accents. Then attach clear oval sticker over the insert.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 15: Tie a little Craft Thread to neck of watch cameo.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 16: Trim down stamped newsprint to 4 3/8 x 6 3/8. Adhere to panel with Glossy Accents. Adhere “Mother” cut out to bottom left (making sure the wording is as far left as possible) with Glossy Accents. Attach 2 of the flowers with black Adhesive Foam Tape. Only placing the adhesive foam on upper bloom portions (not stem and leaves).

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Step 17: Apply a little Glossy Accents to back of stems and leaves to hold in place. Attach the watch cameo with black adhesive foam. Cut a few small blooms and petals from 3 flower with scissors or craft knife. Adhere additional blooms with a little Glossy Accents.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

Close ups of where the additional blooms were placed.

Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel by Bobbi Smith

I do hope you give this sweet little floral Mother’s Day Mini Framed Panel a try.

Bobbi SmithMy name is Bobbi Smith. I’ve been a crafter all my life, however I really found my niche in paper-crafting about 20 years ago, when my children were young and have never looked back. I love all forms of Art, but really gravitate towards vintage, distress and grunge styles. I live in Illinois and love to hunt for vintage finds, when I’m not paper crafting!  Check out my blog at Vintage Muse Designs.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 1: Begin with plain, glazed tiles. I decided to do a set of four coasters, but the amount you choose, is up to you. Clean off the tiles with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt or dust. Tape off the back of the tile with painters tape. Using another piece of tape, tape off the front of the tile creating a diagonal line across the center. Repeat on all the tiles.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 2: Using the Dina Wakley Media White Gesso, give and even coat on the larger portion of the tile which is not taped off. Allow to dry completely before moving on.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 3: Fill a disposable container with water. Add drops of Archival Re-Inker to the water. I started with the Paradise Teal Archival Reinker. The drops will separate within the water, but will not mix with the water. Slowly dip the gesso covered side of the tile in to the container.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 4: Remove the tile from the container and place on a towel to dry. You can use a HeatIt Craft tool to help dry the excess water. Once the first layer has semi-dried, drip tile a second time. I repeated this process until the tile had been dipped in the water three times to give a good amount of color.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 5: Repeat this process with all the tiles. I chose to use different colors on each tile, so I dumped the water, gave the disposable container a quick wipe down and refilled with water to help prevent any cross contamination of colors. For these tiles, I used Majestic Violet, Paradise Teal, Vivid Chartreuse, and Vibrant Fuchsia. Allow the tiles time to dry, I let them sit over night to ensure they were very dry.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 6: When completely dry, slowly remove the painters tape from the coasters top to reveal the straight line you’ve now created.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 7: Mix ICE Resin® according to instructions. Starting on the blank side of the tile, work the ICE Resin all around the tile to evenly coat. You can use the stir sticks to help guide the resin to the edges.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 8: Repeat on each coaster. Allow to dry overnight.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 9: Now that the marbled side of the coaster is completed, tape off the marbled half of the tile and gesso the other half of the tile, where it was blank. Allow gesso to dry.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 10: Coat the tiles with Dina Wakley Media Penny Paint. Allow to dry. Coat a second time for a good, even coverage.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 11: When the paint has dried completely, gently remove painter’s tape.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 12: Again, coat coasters with ICE Resin. Allow to dry overnight.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 13: Once completely dry, flip coasters over and add vinyl bumpers to the four corners of the tiles. This will help prevent scratching when in use.

Marbled Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

DIY Garden Planters by Taylor Huizenga

DIY Garden Planters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 1: Start with terra cotta pots, size is your choice. Remove any packaging, stickers, etc.

DIY Garden Planters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 2: Give the pots a quick coat of Dina Wakley Media Gesso.

DIY Garden Planters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 3: Coat the bottom portion of the pots with Dina Wakley Media Paint. For these planters, I chose to use Night, Umber, and Elephant.

DIY Garden Planters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 4: Let dry. If needed, give multiple coats of each color.

DIY Garden Planters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 5: Using a Dina Wakley Metallic color, paint the top lip of the planters.

DIY Garden Planters by Taylor Huizenga

Step 6: Let dry. If needed, give multiple coats of each color. For the metallic, I used Sterling and Medieval.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 1: Start with plain, wooden cooking utensils. Remove any packaging, stickers, etc.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 2: Using Dina Wakley Media Tape, tape off the bottom section of the utensils. Leave a decent amount of the wood, close to the top of the utensil, untouched. It’s best to leave space untouched so that it is not by the food.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 3: Coat the bottom of the utensils with a thin layer of Dina Media White Gesso.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 4: Next, coat the bottom of the utensils with Dylusions Paints. For these, I used Calypso Teal, White Linen, and Slate Grey. I created an ombred effect with the Calypso Teal by adding White Linen to lighten up the color and give me the various shades of blue. I gave each color two coats each.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 5: Gently remove the Media Tape to reveal a clean, crisp line.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 6: Once again, using the Media Tape, tape off the top section of color blocked painted section. I used the ¾” size tape and lined the top edge to where to color started. This ensured that all the utensils would have the same size piece of color as well as a straight line.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 7: Using the same selection of colors, paint the bottom of the utensils. I randomly chose how the shades were paired. Once the paint has dried, again, slowly remove the tape.

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 8: Take your Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen and write out the kitchen phrases associated with the utensils. For these I used “Mix, Stir, Taste, Blend, and Scoop.”

Painted Wooden Utensils by Taylor Huizenga

Step 9: Once everything has completely dried, I would recommend sealing the final product with an acrylic sealer. Tape off the entire top half of the utensils, only leaving the painted section exposed. Do not spray the top which comes in contact with food with the sealer. Hand wash only once the project is completed.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Hi everyone, Bobbi here! I’m so happy to be with you on the Ranger Blog today! I’ll be creating this Vignette Tray perfect for spring!

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 1: Working on a Non-Stick Craft Sheet white wash the Vignette Tray and Vignette Panel front, back and sides using some watered down Picket Fence Distress Paint. You want the paint to be somewhat transparent on the wood. Allow to air dry or you can speed up the process with the Heat It Tool. After dry, splatter the Vignette Tray and Vignette Panel with Picket Fence Distress Paint using the Distress Splatter Brush. Load bristles with the paint then pullcback bristles with fingers and release to create the splatters. That is such a fun tool. Allow to air dry or use Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 2: Take a piece of burlap from the Textured Surfaces pack. Trim it down to 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 with non-stick scissors. Paint a thin layer of Dina Wakley Media Black Gesso on burlap leaving some areas still exposed. Allowed to air dry thoroughly or use Heat It Tool. Place the Flourish Layering Stencil over top of gessoed burlap and tack down with tape to Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Using a Mini Ink Blending tool with foam, pick up Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink from pad. Working in a circular motion, apply Oxide Ink with Blending Tool over layering stencil to the burlap. Move layering stencil to the right to continue the pattern.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 3: Carefully lift the layering stencil and dry inked burlap with Heat It Tool. To really activate that oxide look, spray droplets of water using Distress Sprayer onto inked surface of burlap. Then dry with Heat It Tool. Add splatters for additional interest using Picket Fence Distress Paint and the splatter brush to burlap. Then dry with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 4: Cut a piece of Ranger Kraft Cardstock 4 1/4 x 5. Apply Flourish pattern with Layering Stencil using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and blending foam to Ranger Kraft Cardstock, moving stencil to continue pattern. Lift stencil and dry Ranger Kraft Cardstock with Heat It Tool. Spray droplets of water using Distress Sprayer onto inked background to activate oxide look then dry with Heat It Tool. I just can’t help but say it…“that is so cool”!

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 5: Using the Quilted Texture Fade, run the Ranger Kraft Cardstock through a diecut machine to create the raised texture on the surface. Cut Ranger Kraft cardstock in half, so you have two 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 pieces. Then shade edges of cardstock with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a Blending Tool. Then dry with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 6: I added a few more water spots with just a bit more water droplets using the Distress Sprayer onto the Ranger Kraft Cardstock. Then dry with Heat It Tool. I have so much fun adding layers upon layers of interest to a piece. Swoosh a little Vintage Photo Distress Oxide onto the Non-Stick Craft sheet along with water droplets using the Distress Sprayer and pick up color with splatter brush. Splatter ink onto Kraft Cardstock and dry with Heat It Tool. Distress edges of cardstock with Ranger Bone Folder.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 7: Adhere both pieces of Ranger Kraft Cardstock to the top and bottom of the Vignette Tray with Glossy Accents. Then take the paper backing off of the burlap exposing the adhesive. Adhere burlap to center of Vignette Tray, leaving equal distance from top to bottom.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 8: Add Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio to the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Spray droplets of water onto the ink using a Distress Sprayer. Press or swipe a Distress Watercolor Cardstock through the ink, picking up the color.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 9: While the Distress Watercolor Cardstock is still wet, slowly pull the trigger of the Distress Sprayer to add larger water droplets. Then dry with Heat It tool. To add more distress, pick up droplets of color off the Non-Stick Craft Sheet with the Distress Watercolor Cardstock, blotting to pick up the color (not swiping), then drying with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 10: Add additional colors separately to add more definition to each color. Swipe Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distressed Oxides onto Non-Stick Craft Sheet, making sure the colors do not to touch. Spray droplets of water onto the ink using a Distress Spray bottle. Pick up droplets of color off the Non-Stick Craft Sheet with the Distress Watercolor Cardstock, blotting to pick up the color (not swiping). While the Distress Watercolor Cardstock is still wet, slowly pull the trigger of the Distress Sprayer to add larger water droplets. Then dry with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 11: Color four or five different sheets of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with the various Distress Oxide Ink colors combinations, using the same coloring techniques. You can also accent your Distress Oxides with original Distress Inks too. Here I used Fossilized Amber Distressed Oxide Ink alongside Wilted Violet Distress Ink. They work beautifully together.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 12: Cut a piece of Ranger Kraft Cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Using the Stampers Anonymous Newsprint Stamp and Fossilized Amber Distressed Oxide Ink, stamp the image onto Ranger Kraft Cardstock. Dry with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 13: Spray large droplets of water using Distress Sprayer on stamped image, then dry with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 14: Repeat steps using various Distress Oxide Inks on additional Ranger Kraft. Cardstock.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 15: Using the Distress Watercolor Cardstock that you colorized and the Ranger Kraft Cardstock that you stamped, die cut wildflower images using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflower Thin dies. Swipe Broken China Distressed Oxide Ink onto Non-Stick Craft Sheet, then add droplets of water to ink. Pick up droplets of color off the Non-Stick Craft Sheet with the die cut wildflowers, blotting to pick up the color (not swiping), then drying with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 16: Add shading to wildflowers with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with foam. Dry with Heat It Tool, if needed.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 17: Start layering all of the wildflowers using small pieces of Ranger Black Adhesive Foam adhered to back of the largest part of flower. Making sure not to add any flowers past the bottom portion of the burlap. You can tack the bottom of the stems to the burlap with a little Glossy Accents.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 18: Add Design Tape to edge of Vignette Tray and burnish with Ranger Bone Folder. Snip the corners of the tape with scissors and fold along all edges.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 19: Use Distress Markers to tint Paper Doll by coloring the image and then blotting with towel or rubbing away the excess ink with a cotton swab. Then dry with Heat It Tool.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 20: Color Typography using a little Pumice Stone Distress Paint. Then let air dry or dry with the Heat It Tool. Diecut the word “happy” from small strip of black Kraft Core Cardstock. On a scratch piece of paper, sand the black Kraft Core to expose the underlying kraft. Cut a small V on right side of word strip, to create a banner. Back with a small piece of silver Deco Sheet.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 21: Adhere some Design Tape to the Vignette Panel. Then tie off a little Eclectic Elements Craft Thread to the Vignette Panel. Flip the panel over and build up 3 stacks of Ranger Black Adhesive Foam in each corner, for height.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

Step 22: Attach the “enclosed” Snippet Ephemera with the craft thread to the wildflowers. Attach the Vignette Panel. Then adhere the banner, Typography, Paper Dolls and Butterfly Snippets using Glossy Accents.

Spring Vignette Tray by Bobbi Smith

I just love the dimension this sweet little Spring Vignette Tray creates. Distress Oxide Inks are so much fun to experiment with, I truly hope you give it a try!

Bobbi SmithMy name is Bobbi Smith. I’ve been a crafter all my life, however I really found my niche in paper-crafting about 20 years ago, when my children were young and have never looked back. I love all forms of Art, but really gravitate towards vintage, distress and grunge styles. I live in Illinois and love to hunt for vintage finds, when I’m not paper crafting!  Check out my blog at Vintage Muse Designs.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Today I want to show you how you can brighten up your Easter decorations by using the Dylusions paints. I made some cheery decoration for my Easter branches.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I bought some plastic easter eggs and gave them a nice layer of gesso using Dina Wakley’s White Gesso.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: After the gesso is dry, use the Dylusions paints to colour all the eggs. I used Pure Sunshine, Tangerine Dream, Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest.

For decorating the eggs, I use the Ranger Enamel Accents and Dylusions Paint Pens.

I used the Enamel Accents to make dots, stripes and circles. The Enamels are thick acrylic paint, so you really get some nice structure when you use them on your eggs.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: The ribbon on the eggs get another colour with the Dylusions Ink Sprays. I used Bubblegum Pink, Pure Sunshine and Tangerine Dream. Just spray some ink on the ribbon and let it dry.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: The new die cuts have a perfect size for using them as decoration in your Easter branches. I picked out a few different designs and coloured them with Distress Markers, Dylusions Paint Pens and a little Distress Crayons.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: To make a skin colour I used Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber and blend them together with water. If you use too much Coral your skin gets to pinky and to yellowish if you use too much amber. I always try out on a little piece of paper first to see if the colour turns out ok.

I usually add 3 to 4 layers of colour before I am satisfied with the result.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Punch out some circles and take some pieces of ribbon or rope. Furthermore you’ll need some glue and tape.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Tape down the rope and glue a circle on top of it so the backside of the image looks nice too.

Easter the Dylusions Way by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Decorate your Easter branches with the eggs and coloured die cuts and have a cheery Easter this year.

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/
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My Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/macbo27/
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Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Step 1: To begin, coat your crafting egg with a layer of Dina Wakley Media White Gesso. By adding the layer of gesso, it helps create a smooth surface that the paint can adhere to evenly.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Step 2: Paint the egg a solid color of your choice, I chose Blushing mixed with White to create a more pastel pink. I gave the egg 2-3 coats of paint (depending on how light the color was). Allow the paint to dry before adding the next coat.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

For the other two eggs, I used Lime and Turquoise, both mixed with White to create a pastel.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Step 3: Using the Dina Wakley Media Tape, I taped off the bottom of the egg, about 1/3 from the bottom. The tape will help keep a straight and even line when you move to the next step.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Step 4: Using a Dina Wakley Media Metallic paint, coat the bottom third of the egg. This is where the tape comes in handy, don’t worry about hitting the tape with the paint. It will not be staying on the final product. Give each metallic paint 2-3 coats, or until evenly coated.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Step 5: Once your metallic paint has been fully coated and dried completely, gently remove the Dina Wakley Media tape.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Step 6: Using the easy flow applicator tip, create polka dots on the top of the egg where the pastel color is still showing.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Step 7: When creating your polka dots, do one side of the egg, and then place in back into the egg crate that they came in to dry. Once the one side has dried completely, turnover and repeat on the other side.

Pastel and Metallic Easter Eggs by Taylor Huizenga

Springtime Media Board by Milagros Rivera

Springtime Media Board by Milagros Rivera

Do you sometimes wonder about the possibilities your stamps may bring your way? I do and with the new Fronds stamps by Dina I kinda had this butterfly vision in my head that I had to put to the test! You see Spring is coming over, not much changes over in my island but I’ve seen pictures of crocus breaking ground and it’s exciting! Pretty soon the ground will be filled with blooms and butterflies and that is the inspiration for my project.

Springtime Media Board by Milagros Rivera

Step 1: Grab your supplies, stamp the big and medium open fronds over your tissue paper. I’m using embossing powder in black because my intention is to flip them over to create a mirror image, the darker the better! Once you have all the pieces, hand cut them and with the Gel Medium adhere them to your journal page. I have a confession: the new Ranger and Ice Resin Squeegee is my new addiction! It will help eliminate any pockets of air between your tissue and your surface, it’ll run so smooth you’ll start wondering where it was all your life!

Springtime Media Board by Milagros Rivera

Step 2: Using your Squeegee, yes, again, apply Gesso over your page to set the stage for your paints. You will notice you use less product, it dries faster and is more efficient. Since my inspiration is springtime I wanted to subdue Dina’s bold colors into a pastel palette by using white. And guess what Mr. Squeegee, you’ll use it to mix and apply the paint, it also works to apply paint over stencils too!

Springtime Media Board by Milagros Rivera

Step 3: By prepping your media board with gesso you have made it easy to use a baby wipe to remove paint using your stencils, that same paint can be smeared over the stencil in a different color base or even on the plain gessoed surface. Now it’s time to collage the wings using Gel Medium and prep them with the Clear Gesso. Then clean your stamp by ghosting the images directly on your journal. Using the Scribble Sticks, give her color and cheeks some color.

Springtime Media Board by Milagros Rivera

Step 4: Use a watercolor brush to work the watercolor magic of the new Scribble Sticks. Use the Enamel Accents to give the coat some buttons and give the shoes some patent leather look. Using some wipes “clean” the pink color over your stencils to give a subtle floral effect in your background. Then play with your alpha stencil to write your quote with the Fudeball, I loved mixing the different heights in the letters to give the words some movement.

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.

Lucky is a State of Mind Box by Audrey Pettit

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Creating handmade home décor pieces is an easy and fun way to add a bit of spirit to your home for the holidays and seasons. Join me today as we create a whimsical vignette box for spring and St. Paddy’s Day using lots of fabulous Tim Holtz Distress products.

Lucky is a State of Mind Box by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Lucky is a State of Mind Box by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Let’s get started!

Lucky is a State of Mind Box by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: To begin, prime the sides of an Idea-ology Vignette Box with Picket Fence Distress Paint. Allow the paint to dry completely, and then cover all four sides and the top edge of the box frame with a variety of Design Tape. You can skip painting the box first, if you wish. But I find that the white paint underneath really helps emphasize the design elements on the tape.

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Cut patterned paper to fit all four inside edges of the box, as well as the back panel. Adhere the papers using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and a foam brush.

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Step 2: Dab a bit of Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink into the box using a Mini Ink Blending Tool. And then spread Vintage Distress Collage Medium generously all around the inside and outside of the box. Set the box aside to dry completely.

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Step 3: Paint Multi Medium Matte into all four inside corners, and cover the adhesive with Distress Glitter Dust. Shake all excess glitter into a coffee filter, and pour it back into your container. Set the box aside to dry.

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Step 4: Select a Clippings or Small Chat sticker and apply it to a piece of raw chipboard. Trim around the sticker and then age it a bit with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

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Step 5: Cut a few thin strips of paper to use as brackets for the sentiment. Fold the strips into an “L” shape, and cut the length to fit the depth of your box. Adhere the foot of the strip to the back of the sentiment, and then adhere the back of the strips onto the bottom of the box. Pour Distress Glitter onto any exposed adhesive.

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Step 6: Color a Found Relatives die cut with Distress Markers, and watercolor using an Tim Holtz Waterbrush.

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Step 7: Apply Picket Fence to the clover Adornments charm, and allow the paint to set for a minute before wiping away the excess. Color the clover with a Distress Marker. Cover the charm with Glossy Accents, and set it aside to dry.

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Step 8: Apply a variety of green Distress Inks to a piece of watercolor cardstock using the waterbrush. Let the paper dry, or speed up the process with a heat tool.

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Step 9: Die cut the three smallest hearts from the Heartfelt Bigz Die several times from the inked watercolor paper to create clovers. You need three hearts for each clover. Cover the hearts with Crazing Distress Collage Medium. Set them aside to dry.

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Step 10: Scribble a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Crayon onto your Craft Sheet. Pick up the pigment using your waterbrush, and apply it to the crazing. Let the pigment soak into the cracks, and then wipe off the excess with a clean cloth or paper towel.

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Step 11: Punch clouds from Watercolor Cardstock. Ink with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, and then coat the edges with Vintage Collage Medium. Once the medium is dry, adhere the clouds to the back of the vignette box. To create depth, adhere some pieces flat to the box with Multi Medium Matte adhesive, and pop some up with thicknesses of foam tape. Adhere moss to the bottom of the box. Adhere the clover charm to the girls neck using Multi Medium Matte, and once the adhesive has set for a minute, stitch a small bow around the charm using a needle and thread. Apply four thicknesses of foam tape to the backside of the girl die cut. Adhere her into the box.

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Step 12: To create the clovers, place a small dot of Multi Medium Matte adhesive at the points of the hearts, and glue three hearts together. Gather some small twigs from your yard, and adhere pieces to the back. Place foam onto the back of the clovers, and add them to your box.

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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.