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Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach

Cracked & Foiled Frame by Debbie Tlach | www.rangerink.com

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 | www.rangerink.com

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 | www.rangerink.com

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 | www.rangerink.com

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.

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You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

I love getting and sending letters. An email is quick and easy but a handmade card or handwritten letter is more personal; don’t you think so too? The only bad thing is that the cards I receive are lying around everywhere. I don’t have a proper place to store them. So time to make myself a Dylusions style letter rack.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: I started with adding a thin layer of gesso to the letter rack. The letter rack is made of MDF which is brown. The colours won’t come out so brightly if you don’t add a layer of gesso first. Untreated, the MDF will absorb a lot of the paints also, which is a waste of paints. Pick out some nice Dylusions colours (I’ve used Cherry Pie , Crushed Grape, Tangerine Dream and Bubblegum Pink) and add the paints with a Mini Blending Tool to the surface of your letter rack. Mind that you don’t blend the Tangerine Dream (orange) with the Crushed Grape…you will create mud if you do. I’ve used the red and pink as a border between the orange and the purple, because both the red and pink go well with either the orange or the purple. Choose a few stencils and use the Mini Blending Tool to add some structure to all the sides of the letter rack. Use one stencil with White Linen, white will make the colours pop. Let all the sides dry and assemble the letter rack.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Now that the painting is finished, I start with decorating the letter rack. I stamped a lot of the Doodle Blooms with Archival Ink (Jet Black) and recoloured all the black parts of the stamped image using the Dylusions Paint Pen in Black Marble. I hardly ever think that the stamped image is black enough so I normally colour all the black parts again with a paints pen. Glue all the flowers to the letter rack using gel medium (matte). I drew some stems with the Dylusions paint pens Black Marble and White Linen. For the leaves I used the Branching Out stamp set. Cut out the leaves in pairs or singles and glue them on the stems of the flowers. And the letter rack is finished.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Here you see all sides of the letter rack. In the end I decided to add a little birdy and a caterpillar from some older Dylusions stamps sets.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: For this project I also made a card (a5 size). I have painted the background in exactly the same way as shown in Step 1. I stamped the flowers of the Anatomy of a Page set on my background and on a separate piece of watercolour cardstock. I coloured the flowers on the watercolour cardstock with coloured pencils. Cut out all the flowers and glue them to the stamped ones on the background. This way I don’t have to cut out all the stems and tiny leaves.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: For the rest of my card I stamped a variety of stamps and just started colouring.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: For this background I used Tangerine Dream, Bubblegum Pink and Funky Fuchsia. In the end I used one of the Doodle Blooms, a Puddy Cat and at the top I used the new Foliage set.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: I have decorated an envelope, as well. Kept it quite simple just by using a stencil (Flower Pop) and the Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Mica Spray. I might add some doodling later, if I know to whom I will send the card. Make the envelope a bit more personal too.

You’ve Got Mail by Miranda van den Bosch | www.rangerink.com

And this is the letter rack with the card and envelope.

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/

Bloom by Tracy Scott

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Hey there beautiful people…I am thrilled to have been asked back by the amazing Ranger team to share another project with you today.
It’s very cold in the UK at the moment but that doesn’t stop me thinking about the coming of Spring and the long lazy days of summer. With that in mind I wanted to create a bright and cheerful project for you to get those creative juices flowing. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed creating it…

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Gather fabric scraps, I used old pieces of lace and ribbons as well as a pack of the Dylusions Blank Self Adhesive Canvas.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Take a sheet of the self-adhesive canvas, peel off the backing and press the sticky side against an old piece of cloth a few times to get rid of the stickiness then cut some slits in the end approx. ¼ inch apart. Hand tear each strip (some will curl more than others).

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Arrange the pieces of lace, fabric and ribbons onto the canvas gluing down with Matte Medium and then glue the torn canvas strips at one end only allowing them to hang loose on the canvas. Once all the fabric is on using Texture Paste and your palette knife I added some texture with the Dylusions large leaf stencil.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Now cover the whole canvas including the fabric scraps with a coat of white gesso.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Gather up your chosen paint colours and a water mister bottle.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Take your first colour (I chose Vibrant Turquoise mixed with White Linen) and spritz with water to give a runny consistency.
Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Hold the canvas at 90 degrees and start adding the colour to the canvas allowing it to start to run. If it’s not running as much as you’d like, then spritz directly with some more water.

**please note I like to dry with a Heat Tool between each paint colour**

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Repeat step 7 with more colours (this time I chose Melted Chocolate and Funky Fuchsia mixed with a little white) For the lace and fabric along the bottom of the canvas I turned the board on its side so the drips are running in line with the direction of the fabric.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: I then went back in with some of the Vibrant Turquoise, Funky Fuschsia and Fresh Lime, but this time I didn’t mix with any white so I would get bolder brighter colours. Repeat step 7 until you are happy with the result.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Dry the canvas completely and then using the Vibrant Turquoise and Funky Fuchsia I mixed the colours with water and loaded up a paint brush. Lightly tap off over the canvas to create splatters.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 11: Next I stamped the roses from the ‘Branching Out’ stamp set directly onto the canvas board in various places along the edges of the fabric. I then painted with a mix of Pomegranate Seed, Funky Fuchsia and Bubblegum Pink.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 12: Using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped out some more of the roses and also one of the flowers from the ‘Doodle Blooms’ stamp set into smooth white card.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 13: I painted the flowers, again using a mix of Pomegranate, Funky Fuchsia and Bubblegum Pink. I then cut out the flowers and adhered to the canvas using 3D foam.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 14: Next I mixed some of the white paint with water so that it was runny and loaded up a brush, tapping it over the canvas and flowers to create more splatter.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 15: Next I used a fine brush and some Matte Medium to add areas of glue to the canvas, I then sprinkled with the Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder and heat set to add some sparkly accents.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 16: For the next step I used Tim’s alphabet stamps and stamped the word ‘Bloom’ onto smooth white card using the Embossing Ink Pad.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 17: I covered the stamped word with the Black Embossing Powder and heat set to give a glossy raised finish.

Bloom by Tracy Scott | www.rangerink.com

Step 18: For the finishing touch, using Tim’s scissors (they have a nice sharp point which is perfect for cutting out small shapes) I cut around the letter and then adhered to my canvas using the 3D foam tape.

Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott

Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Hey there, 
My name is Tracy Scott and I’m a mixed media artist from East London in the UK and I’m here today with a ‘Holiday’ themed tutorial using Dyan’s most fabulous Dylusions Paints and products…. 
Holiday preparations are well and truly underway in our house, present shopping and wrapping is happening as we speak and plans for all the lovely home cooked goodies we will be having this season to share with family and friends. 

For my tutorial today I wanted to show you how easy it is to paint your own holiday welcome sign (Dyan Style of course !!!) for when all of those guests come to visit !! 

Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 1: I chose an 11×9 wood panel for my substrate but you could easily adapt this to use one of Dina’s fabulous mixed media boards (it wouldn’t be quite so heavy to hang !!) I coated the whole board with gesso and then using a mix of Dylusions paint, I used Fresh Lime, White, Vibrant Turquoise and Dirty Martini, I spread these randomly over the board with my fingers blending the colours together as I went. 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 2: I force dried with a Heat it Tool allowing the paint to blister and bubble slightly to add a little texture to my piece (I didn’t want too much texture as this would be harder to paint over later) 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 3: My favourite colour combination at the moment is Dylusions Pomegranate, Cherry Pie and Bubblegum Pink, they are just so totally rich when used together on a project and when used against the greens in this background it is just stunning !!! 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 4: Starting with the Pomegranate first I used my fingers to paint this on in a circle on my board, layering the Cherry Pie on top and then the Bubblegum Pink on top of that, allowing the colours to slightly blend together as they are applied, thinking about where the light and shadow will fall and which direction the light is coming from I finally added white for a highlight. 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 5: I repeated this process in several places over my board paying attention to the ‘light source’ to add shadow and highlights with the paints. (I partially overpainted one of the circles so that it appeared to be tucked into the background to add some more depth) 
light is coming from I finally added white for a highlight. 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 6: Using a mix of the green and blues paints again I added some shadows to my board using the same ‘light source’ as used for the circles. 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 7: Moving on to the Black Dylusions paint and a small paint brush I painted in the top of my baubles, down the left hand side (again paying attention to my light source) and added some line details to some to give added interest. 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 8: Using the black and white Distress Crayons I began adding more shadow and light details both on the baubles rubbing in with my finger but also using the black underneath to add even more depth. 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 9: Using Dyan’s fabulous paint pens I started to add some finer details to my painting, adding the strings to my baubles so that they can hang in the tree.  
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 10: Next I took the small Dylusions Stars Stencil and some White Linen Dylusions paint and added randomly to my background, I masked off the baubles with some washi tape and used a blending tool to get a good coverage on the white.  
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 11: Of course you can’t have baubles without a bit of glitter and the Mercury Glass Stickles is just perfect to add a little touch of sparkle. I added randomly on the baubles and then added touches around the board.  
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 12: Water down some White Dylusions Paint and use the Tim Holtz Splatter Brush, add randomly all over the board, force dry with a Heat Gun so that the drips bubble.  
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
Step 13: To frame the edge of my board I used the Black Distress Crayon and started to layer on, smudging with my fingers and building up the layers.  
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott
To finish my project I just had to choose one of Dyan’s ‘fabulous’ quotes and I knew that this one was just perfect….a holiday welcome sign…’Dyan’ style !!! 

Thank you for stopping by today. I’ve had an absolute blast creating this project and know that you will too. Give it a go and have a very happy holiday xx 
Holiday Welcome Sign by Tracy Scott

Tracy ScottMy name is Tracy Scott and when not at the day job as a finance officer in East London UK I love nothing better than getting inky and painty. Colour is my passion and as long as it’s completely bright and over the top then I’m all over it. The brighter the colours the more I love it…nothing dull and brown for this girl I’m afraid !! I am passionate about art journalling and mixed media and love to share my knowledge with all like minded arty friends!
Find me at my blog: www.heartistry@studio7.blogspot.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/myjournallingjourney
Instagram: www.instagram.com/Tr4cy1973 

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Step 1: Using pliers take the Assemblage Clock apart. Die cut snowflakes using Metal Foil Tape Sheets. Peel and stick the snowflakes to the clock and bell pieces. Apply Snow Cap Alcohol Ink Mixative to a felt pad with a few drops of Blending Solution and pounce all over the clock pieces (clock body, bells, feet, hands, etc.). Apply Cloudy Blue and Aqua Alcohol Ink and a few drops of Blending Solution to the felt pad and randomly pounce over the snowflakes. Reassemble clock. Trace the back of the clock onto Tiding Paper Stash of your choice. Cut inside traced line to fit clock backing. Attach paper to the backing of the clock using foam tape.

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Step 2: Stamp cabin with Distress Black Soot Archival Ink. Color image with Distress Crayons or Distress Markers, blend color with a Detailer water brush and let dry. Cut image out with scissors. Apply Glossy Accents to roof, snow and trees, pour Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter over image, shake off excess and let dry. Attach game pieces, or the like, to the back of the cabin to elevate it off the back of the clock.

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Step 3: Cut off the base of the trees and trim the back so they are flat. Spray Woodland Trees with Evergreen Bough Distress Spray Stain and let dry. Apply Picket Fence Distress Paint with fingers to the tips of the tress and let dry. Apply Glossy Accents with finger to the tips of the tress, sprinkle with Clear Rock Candy Glitter, shake off excess and let dry. Adhere trees to the back using hot glue.

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Step 4: Adhere cabin to the clock with hot glue. Apply a few drops of Gold Metallic Alcohol Ink Mixative and a few drops of Blending Solution to a cotton swab. Rub the color on the deer and then use the dry end of the cotton swab to rub off the high point to create shaded areas. Trim the deer’s front legs as needed. Adhere deer to the clock with hot glue. Color Type Token with Picket Fence Distress Crayon and wipe off excess. Crayon will remain in the letters.

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Step 5: Die cut greenery from green cardstock, sand and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using an Ink Blending Tool. Apply Snow Cap Alcohol Ink Mixative to the metal pieces (jingle brads, pinecones, ice skates, jump rings and swivel clasp and chain). Apply Clear Rock Candy Glitter to greenery and metal pieces with Glossy Accents, let dry. Install twinkle lights around the face of the clock if desired.

Holiday Assemblage Clock by Richele Christensen

Step 6: Adhere greenery to clock using Glossy Accents. Attach jingle bells, ices skates, and pinecones to swivel clasp with jump rings and attach to handle. Tie Crinkle Ribbon around the clock handle with a big bow. Apply Remnant Rubs snowflakes to glass front and the inside as desired. Add Clear Rock Candy Glitter to the inside of the clock for snow and put backing on clock.

Richele Christensen I’m a California girl and currently live in the Sacramento area with my husband Del. Our children are both married and live close by with their families! I have four beautiful grandchildren.
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a love for art, sewing, quilting, and crafting. I’ve been working in the paper crafting industry since 2001 and it has lead me on an unforgettable journey. I currently have the job of my dreams working as the Project Manager for Tim Holtz. My designs have been displayed by Tim Holtz, Ranger Ink, Stampers Anonymous, Advantus, Sizzix, Hero Arts and I have been published in several papercrafting and quilting magazines. You can visit her at her blog, California Art Girl.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Place a cardstock scrap under the area to be stenciled. This prevents ink from being transferred thru the towel.

Choose your Archival Inks. Place the “Merry Christmas” stencil over the striped area and use Painter’s Tape to mask off the surrounding area. This also holds the stencil in place.

Use Watering Can with the Mini Blending Tool to stencil.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: Position the larger pine tree slightly to the left of center and stencil with Garden Patina. Use a Q-Tip to transfer Potting Soil ink to the tree trunk area.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Place tape over the stripe to mask it off. Turn the stencil over to get a slightly different version of the tree. 

Position the tree so that the bottom is on the tape, allowing a shorter tree to be stenciled. Stencil the tree with Fern Green.

With the tape still in place, stencil a shorter tree to the left, using Fern Green.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Now switch to the small tree stencil. With tape in place, stencil a short small tree, using Garden Patina.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Now stencil the full small tree to the right, using Fern Green.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Position the Polka Dotty stencil and line up a row of dots, directly under the striped border. Mask off the area above and below the dots and stencil one row of dots, using Garden Patina.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Stencil a large and small star using Watering Can on the right side. Stencil a small star to accent the small tree on the far left.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Tap the spatter stamp onto the Watering Can pad and lightly add “snowflakes” around the trees.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Dry and heat set the inks with the Heat-It Tool or iron.

Stenciled Holiday Towel by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com

Additional Example: If you prefer more traditional holiday colors, here’s another example. 
This uses Fern Green, Jet Black, and Buttercup archival ink for the stars.

Tips & Hints:

  • Archival Ink is the ink of choice for stenciling on fabric, since it is waterproof and permanent when dry. These can be washed with no problem. As long as the ink is dry, the design is permanent.
  • Choose a towel with a small amount of texture. This adds to the texture of the trees.
  • Painter’s Tape holds the stencil securely in place and also keeps the background protected.
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  • The Mini Blending Tool is my choice for stenciling. The smaller footprint is perfect.
  • When stenciling on fabric, I find it best to tap, twist and turn the Blending Tool over the stencil. This seems to work perfect and it doesn’t stretch or move the fabric. Rubbing sometimes moves the fabric under the stencil.
  • Think holiday hostess gifts! I’m thinking these would be fun to send instead of a card!
  • These can be customized to fit any decor. Use traditional holiday colors or change it up like this towel. These can be created in 10 to 15 minutes. SERIOUSLY…it’s much quicker than writing the instructions!
  • Wendy Studio490 

    Wendy VecchiWendy Vecchi is a Signature Artist for Ranger Ink.  Her designer series archival inks and embossing powders take inspiration for a vintage country garden color palette.  Wendy also designs a line of stamps, stencils, Art Parts, and Clearly for Art with Stamper’s Anonymous.  You can learn more about Wendy, get a link to her blog, see projects and videos by Wendy, and check out her teaching schedule on her Ranger Designer Page. Be sure to follow our Wendy Vecchi Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga

    With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for those special people in our lives. Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, so why not make a set of personalized coasters using your very own photographs this year!

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
    Step 1: Begin by choosing the images you would like to use. For this project, I used 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” glazed white tiles, so I made the photos 3 5/8” w x 3” h. Once the images are sized, print on cardstock and cut out.

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
    Step 2: Working on a craft sheet, coat the cut out images with ICE Resin® Paper Sealer. Be sure to evenly coat the front, back and sides of the paper. Let Paper Sealer dry completely before continuing on.

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
    Step 3: Once your images have completely dried, grab your tiles and place them on your craft sheet. Before working on your tiles, wipe them down with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol to make sure the surfaces are clean. Paint a coat of Paper Sealer on the back of the images. Once painted, turnover and place on the tile. Repeat for each tile. Let dry.

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
    Step 4: Mix ICE Resin® according to the instructions on the labels. Begin with adding 1 oz. of Part A Resin to your mixing cup, followed by 1 oz. of Part B Hardener. Slowly fold the two parts together until well mixed. Continue mixing thoroughly for 2 minutes until the resin becomes slightly opaque. Let rest for 5 minutes before using.

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
    Step 5: Slowly pour a small amount of ICE Resin® into the center of your coaster. Be sure to not over pour, remember it is easier to add more if needed then it is to remove if you’ve added to much. Using your stir stick slowly push the resin out to the edges. ICE Resin® is self-doming which allows for it to be worked all the way to the edges and not overflow, as long as the resin is not over poured and there is too much.

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
    Step 6: Once all coasters have been coated in ICE Resin® set aside. Let dry overnight.

    ICE Resin® Polaroid Coasters by Taylor Huizenga
    Step 7: When your ICE Resin® coasters have fully hardened, attach vinyl bumpers to the four bottom corners of the tiles to help prevent the tiles from scratching any surfaces while using the coasters.

    Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham

    Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com Hi there everyone I have a canvas, Dylusions style, to share with you today. I love to create with Dylusions and I am hoping that you will join me to create this autumn style canvas.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 1: Gather together your paint colours, your canvas board and 3 different sized brushes.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 2: Taking your lightest colour (Lemon Zest) and your largest paint brush randomly brush paint all over your canvas board. No need to totally cover it, so do not worry if you leave white patches. With your medium sized brush, paint your middle colour (Squeezed Orange) randomly over your canvas, making sure you join to some of your lightest colour.

    Now take your smallest brush and add some of the darkest colour (Pomegranate Seed) to small areas of the canvas. Again joining and blending with the 2 previous colours.

    Go back in and go over all the colours again to deepen the colour, starting with the lightest and working up. Where the colours meet, rub the area with your finger to blend them together better. Keep going until you are happy with your depth of colour and blend.

    If you feel some of your areas are too bright you can go over them with a very small amount of White Linen paint, blending in as you go.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 3: Take a small amount of Black Marble paint and add it to your craft mat. Add a spritz of water to make the paint runny, and mix together with your small brush. Flick the brush over your whole canvas in random areas.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 4: Using the Branching Out stamp set and a Jet Black Archival ink pad, stamp the closed leaf stamp around the top of your canvas and a small amount down the sides.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 5: Due to the nature of a canvas board the black is not a deep black and so I colour over all the leaves with a Black Dylusions paint pen. This gives a much deeper coverage and helps your background colours to stand out.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com
     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 6: Using the black paint and a Mini Blending Tool go through the Cobwebs stencil on the bottom left of your canvas. Taking the smaller cobweb stencil from the Dylusions Halloween stamp/stencil set, repeat the step above but this time on the right hand side.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 7: Add some tissue tape to the bottom right slightly up from the bottom (this is to ground your character). Using the Stabilo pencil, create some shading along the tissue tape. Simply draw a rough line and the smudge the line to blend.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 8: Using the Dylusions white paint pen add any highlights you would like to do. I added highlights to the cobwebs and the leaves.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 9: Taking some blank canvas use a baby wipe to add some Squeezed Orange paint in random areas.
    In the same way add some Melted Chocolate paint to the areas left and blend with the orange. Leave them to dry.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 10: Using the Larger leaf stamp from Around the Edge stamp set and archival ink, stamp the top 2 leaves all over your pieces of canvas.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 11: Cut the leaves out, leaving a tiny border around.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 12: Taking some white card, stamp out the stamps you wish to use. Cut the clock part from the head stamp.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 13: Colour your images with the medium of your choice. Stick your characters down with a glue stick but leave a slight gap at the top of each head so you can tuck your leaves in.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 14: Cut half the backing from your canvas leaves. Add some canvas leaves to one head.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com
     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 15: Then add some leaves to the other head and to the bottom right of your canvas.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 16: Taking your mini blending tool with a tiny amount of Black Marble paint on, gently edge the whole of the outside of your canvas.

     Dylusions Autumn Leaves by Sandra Botham | www.rangerink.com

    Step 17: Your project is finished.

    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/

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor Huizenga

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor Huizenga

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor HuizengaStep 1: Cut a length of Crinkle Ribbon to 50”. Working on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet, apply Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain to the ribbon. Set aside to dry.

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor Huizenga

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor Huizenga

    Step 2: Add a mixture of about 90% Valencia Alcohol Ink and 10% Blending Solution inside the jar. Swirl it around the inside until covered with ink. Spill out the excess into a disposable cup. Let dry. Repeat with additional layers of ink if needed.

     Harvest Tablescape by Taylor HuizengaStep 3: Diecut some Tattered Leaves from White Yupo. You will need four leaves for each jar that you are making.

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor HuizengaStep 4: To color the leaves, place a clean piece of felt on the Ink Blending Tool. Add several drops of Alcohol Ink in the colors desired on to the felt. Pounce the tool on the leaves until desired look is achieved. Start with a clean piece of felt for each additional leaf that you would like to make.

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor HuizengaStep 5: Fold the leaves in half and curl the edges to give them some interest.

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor HuizengaStep 6: Group four leaves together, one on top of the other. Punch a 1/8” hole into the group just below all the stems.

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor HuizengaStep 7: Center the length of ribbon around the back of the jar and wrap it around so you have three layers. Insert the ribbon into the pile of leaves as shown.

    Harvest Tablescape by Taylor HuizengaStep 8: Tie a bow in the ribbon and trim edges if needed. Arrange the leaves so they are spread out a bit. Repeat the steps above for each jar that you would like to make.

    Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Hello Everyone! It’s Jenn Shurkus again from Shurkus.com. As always I am wicked exited to be sharing on the Ranger Blog again!

    Today I am sharing with you a mixed media inspirational canvas board where we will be playing with a bunch of fun Dina Wakley Media products!

    I hope this will inspire you to get a little painty and create an inspiring piece of art!

    Let’s get started with today’s tutorial!

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 1: Using a Palette Knife, spread some Gesso around the Media Board. Don’t try and cover it all evenly and feel free to leave some Gesso thicker in some areas. Set aside to dry.

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 2: Squeeze a little bit of Ocean Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint onto the canvas board. Spread the paint with a Palette Knife. Note: I misplaced my palette knife in between step 1 and step 2 so I grabbed an old hotel room key.
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 3: Lay down the Dina Wakley Media Mighty Wave Stencil and wipe with a baby wipe. Wipe as little or as much as you want. Note: This works better if your Ocean paint is still wet and if your baby wipe isn’t too wet.
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Once dry use some Matte Multi Medium and adhere torn strips of Idea-ology Tissue Wrap. Note: Don’t forget to wrap the tissue around the edge to show movement across your canvas board.
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 4: Lay down the Mini Favorites Dina Wakley Stencil and spread Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste through it with a Palette Knife. I chose to just use the spilt circles here and there.
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 6: Spritz some Dina Wakley Media Mica Spray in Lapis onto the Textured Paste areas.

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 7: Mix a little bit of Fuchsia Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint with Dina Wakley Media Glazing Medium. Using a palette knife spread the glaze onto your canvas. I concentrated on the texture paste and then I did some swipes of paint along the edges. Note: Glazing Medium is a fluid, multi-functional medium that can be used to extend open time of Heavy Body Paints, thin out paint and increase transparency.
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 8: This is where I wasn’t loving how my canvas was coming out. It didn’t seem to have a cohesive feel. So I did what Dina Wakley has taught me in classes. I covered the whole thing with Gesso. I then took a baby wipe and wiped away the Gesso as much or as little as I wanted. I fell in love with how this turned out. I got that cohesive feel I wanted.
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com
    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 9: Next I took one of the stamps from Silhouetted Women and dabbed some Night and Fuchsia Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint directly onto it. I stamped the image onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock, then before cleaning the stamp I gently misted it with water and stamped it again onto the Distress Watercolor Cardstock. You can do this again and again to get multiple images with different looks.

    Lastly, ink it up again with the paint and stamp it directly onto the canvas. I did this because I know when I fussy cut out the image I was going to lose some of the details on the edges.

    Note: This technique works best with red rubber stamps and be sure to clean your stamp right away so that the paint doesn’t try into the details of the stamp. I just run it under the sink since they are cling and not on a wood block.

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 10: Using the circle from Primitive Icons Dina Wakley Media Cling Stamps and Cheddar Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint I stamped a few orange circles here and there. I squeeze a little bit of the paint onto my craft sheet and tap the stamp into it. Note: Again, be sure to clean the stamp right away so the paint doesn’t dry on it.

    Step 11: Fussy cut out the Silhouetted Woman and adhere it to your canvas. I used doubled up foam tape and then to be sure it stays on the canvas forever I use Glossy Accents to actually adhere it to the canvas over the previously stamped image.

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.comStep 12: Lastly I added some inspirational words by dry brushing Black Gesso through Dina Wakley Media’s Hey You 6×9 Stencil. I love using Dina’s Stiff Bristle Brushes for this and be sure to have a dry brush.

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Inspirational Media Board By Jenn Shurkus | www.rangerink.com

    Jenn ShurkusJenn lives in New England, with her kitty Mister Harley and her boyfriend Chris. She’s been papercrafting for 15 years, and has played multiple roles in the paper craft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher. With a degree in graphic design she is also Copic and Ranger certified. Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to design their cards and projects. She has a flair for the “artsy-fartsy” without going over the top. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth. She currently teaches in person and online classes as well as host Loft Art Retreats. You can read more about her, her handsome kitty Mister Harley and wicked cute boyfriend Chris on her blog {creative chick} http://www.shurkus.com/ as well as follow her creative endeavors on Instagram, FacebookYou Tube.