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Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach

February 23rd, 2017

Distress Oxide Initial Tag by Debbie Tlach  | www.rangerink.com

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

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

Creativation 2017 Sneak Peek Day 1 | New Tim Holtz Distress® Products

January 16th, 2017

It’s that time of year again- here at Ranger we’ve been working hard to prepare our new product line ups from our well know Designers and Brands. This year we are excited for a change of scenery as we head to Phoenix, Arizona for the Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association!  Every day this week we will be sharing sneak peeks of our show releases- we can’t wait to share all of the new products we have in store for all of you!  Be sure to check in on our blog every day to see what new products we will be launching! 

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® OXIDES

The next generation of Distress® Inks has arrived- introducing 12 Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide Ink Pads, a water-reactive dye & pigment ink fusion that creates an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. Use with stamps, stencils, and direct to surface. Blend using Ink Blending Tools and Foam. All Oxide colors are available in 3” x 3” ink pads and coordinating .5 oz re-inkers.

AVAILABLE IN 12 COLORS OF INK PADS AND COORDINATING RE-INKERS


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Oxides.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON SETS #8, #9, & #10

Introducing three new sets of Distress® Crayons that coordinate with the Distress® palette. Distress® Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed-media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, watercoloring, smudge effects and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water then layer with Distress® Inks or Stains for more creative possibilities. Each set contains 6 crayons.

AVAILABLE IN 3 NEW SETS OF 6 COLORS


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Sets #8, #9, & #10.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON SETS OPEN STOCK

Distress® Crayon Sets #6 & #7 and Bundled Sage are now available in open stock! Distress® Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for water coloring, creating smudge effects and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with Distress® Inks, Stains and more for creative possibilities.

AVAILABLE IN 13 NEW OPEN STOCK COLORS


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons Open Stock.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON TIN

Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin is the ideal storage solution for Distress® Crayons. Organize and transport Crayons easily in this convenient tin. Features a clear window & hinged metal closure. The Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin holds up to 34 Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons.

*Crayons Not Included in Crayon Tin*


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Tin.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® COLLAGE MEDIUM

Tim Holtz Distress® Collage Medium is now available in a 1 fl. oz. squeeze bottle. Collage Medium is a gel medium designed for gluing, layering, and sealing mixed-media projects. Dries to a translucent, matte finish. The applicator tip is ideal for applying to smaller objects.

AVAILABLE IN 1 FL. OZ. BOTTLE

Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Collage Medium.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS™ STORAGE JARS

Tim Holtz Distress® Storage Jars are the ideal storage solution for small embellishments, glitter, beads, and more. Store and organize all of your tiny crafting elements in these clear plastic jars with metal lids. Use with the Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin to hold up to 12 jars for convenient and stylish storage.

STORAGE JARS SOLD IN PACK OF 6 JARS

Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Storage Jars.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® 8.5″ x 11″ WOODGRAIN CARDSTOCK

Tim Holtz Distress® Woodgrain Cardstock is now available in 8.5” x 11”. Woodgrain Cardstock is a textured surface with a detailed woodgrain embossed design. Ideal for Distress® Ink, Paint, and Stain techniques. Woodgrain Cardstock is a heavyweight 111 lb. cover weight cardstock that maintains its texture when altered.

AVAILABLE IN 5 PACK – 8.5” x 11” SHEETS

Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® 8.5” x 11” Woodgrain Cardstock.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® DESIGNER BAG

Whether you are taking them on the go or using them in your creative space, the Tim Holtz Distress® Designer Accessory Bag set is the perfect solution for storing your supplies in style. The Accessory bag features the exclusive artwork from Ranger’s Signature Designer- Tim Holtz. Measuring 10” W x 6” H, 11” W x 8.5” H, and 14” W x 11” H. The 3-piece envelope style sets are ideal for storing stencils, paper and ephemera, pens, markers and much more.

AVAILABLE 3 PIECE ENVELOPE STYLE SET

Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Designer Bag.


Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham

January 9th, 2017

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

Guest Designer Sandra Botham shares with us how to make this bright foldable art piece using her favorite Dylusions products!

Find Sandra’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Hearts and Doodles by Sandra Botham

Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch

December 22nd, 2016

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

Guest Designer Miranda van den Bosch shares with us how enjoy the winter season with this Dylusions Winter Wonderland Journal Spread!

Find Miranda’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Winter Wonderland Journal Page by Miranda van den Bosch

Halloween Treat Box by Dina Wakley

October 10th, 2016

Halloween Treat Box by Dina Wakley | www.rangerink.com

Signature Designer Dina Wakley shares with us how to make this adorable Halloween Treat Box using product from her Dina Wakley Media line!

Find Dina’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Halloween Treat Box by Dina Wakley

Inspired by Tim | September

September 28th, 2016

Inspired by Tim | September | www.rangerink.com

Each month members of our team at Ranger HQ sneak in a bit of creative time to create projects inspired by Tim Holtz’s monthly tag.  This month members of the team created projects inspired by his September tag.


Inspired by Tim | September | www.rangerink.com

September Mantra Tag by Kathy Paglia

My inspiration this month came from the changing landscape of my family life. 

  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Limeade, Turquoise & Mermaid
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Shadow Grey
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain – Cracked Pistachio, Broken China & Salty Ocean
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean & Brushed Pewter
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean
  • Dylusions Paint – Black Marble
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo – White
  • Ranger Multi-Medium – Matte
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Surfaces – #8 Manila Tag
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool and Foam
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Kush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix – Ribbon Flag Strip Die
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Crinkle Ribbon, Tissue Tape – Symphony, Paper
  • String, Small Talk Word Stickers, Mirrored Stars & Game Spinners
  • Tim Holtz by  Stampers Anonymous Cling Stamps – CMS082 – Love Struck, CMS106 – Papillon

Inspired by Tim | September | www.rangerink.com

Discoveries Tag by Phil Quagliariello

My inspiration was curiosity.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Paint- Tarnished Brass, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Twisted Citron
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Old Paper, Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink- Sunshine Yellow, Poppyfield, Meadow
  • Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Archival Ink Palette – Vintage Photo, Black Soot
  • Vintaj Patina – Victorian Gold
  • Tim Holtz by Stamper’s Anonymous Stamps – Side Show CMS263
  • Ranger Surfaces- #8 Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper – White
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator & Felt
  • Ranger Heat – It Craft Tool
  • Ranger Mini Blending Tool & Foam
  • Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Craft Pick, Craft Knife, Kush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology – Remnant Rubs-Botanical; Word Bands-Discoveries; Oval Charm, Trimmings: Paper String, Ribbon

Inspired by Tim | September | www.rangerink.com

Rusted Candle Holder by Teresa Natividad

I wanted to create a different aged metal effect other than patina. I grabbed mostly warm colors to create a rusted metal look.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Ripe Persimmon, Antiqued Bronze, Brushed Pewter
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste
  • Ranger Palette Knife

Inspired by Tim | September | www.rangerink.com

Halloween Luminary by Terry Horvath

I was inspired to make this because of the Halloween season.

  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Mushroom, Pitch Black
  • Tim Holtz Ink Applicator and Felts
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Yupo Translucent Paper
  • Ranger Multi-Medium
  • Idea-ology: Industrious Stickers, Boneyard, Typed Token-Halloween, Jute String

Imagine the Possibilities…Tim Holtz Colors with Distress on Real Wood Paper by Et Cetera (ETC) Papers

September 23rd, 2016

Coloring on unique surfaces can often pose a challenge and today we want to showcase two different types of Distress coloring techniques on two different types of Et Cetera Papers wood veneer. Wood veneer is made from real wood with a smooth porous finish. Available in various finishes, we wanted to share how you can achieve vibrant watercolor effects on both light and dark surfaces.

Products used: Distress Crayons, Distress Markers, Distress Ink, Distress Waterbrush/Detailer, Distress Archival Ink, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Craft Sheet, Foam Tape, Et Cetera Papers Birch & Cherry Wood Veneer, Idea-ology Textile Surfaces, Idea-ology Quote Bands, Stampers Anonymous CMS136 Mini Blueprints, Stampers Anonymous Grid-blocks, Cardstock, and Jute.

We are working with basic watercoloring supplies including Distress Markers, Distress Crayons, Detailer Distress Waterbrush, Craft Sheet, and of course Wood Veneer.

To get started, stamp the images directly on the wood veneer using Archival Ink. Since we are watercoloring the images it’s important to stamp in a permanent ink.

Birch Wood Card

This first card features a lighter Birch Wood Veneer so we can use translucent dyes like Distress Markers.

Since this surface is very porous coloring directly on the wood with the marker can cause the ink to absorb immediately making it difficult to blend. The solution is to scribble the markers directly on to the craft sheet and use it as your palette.

Pick up the color with a waterbrush and watercolor directly on to the wood veneer. This applies a light wash of color allowing you to control the intensity and blend.

Continue layering various colors using this technique to create a wash of color. The translucent dyes highlight the grain of the wood veneer. Once finished, allow to dry completely.

Ink the edges with Distress Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool to frame our colorful masterpiece.

Cherry Wood Card

This second card features a darker Cherry Wood Veneer so we need to use pigments like Distress Crayons.

Even though this surface is very porous, coloring directly on the wood with the crayon is not a problem. The pigment will not absorb into the surface right away so it will allow us to blend with water.

Using the waterbrush, blend the crayon directly on to the wood veneer. This applies a vibrant wash of color creating intensity on the darker wood background.

Continue layering various colors using this technique to create a mix of color. The opaque pigment tones down the grain of the wood veneer. Once finished, allow to dry completely.

Ink the edges with Distress Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool to frame our colorful masterpiece.

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Inspired by Tim | June

June 29th, 2016

Each month members of our team at Ranger HQ sneak in a bit of creative time to create projects inspired by Tim Holtz’s monthly tag.  This month members of the team created projects inspired by his June tag.


Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com

Summer Postcard By Kathy Paglia

My inspiration was the coming of summer.

  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Mica Spray – Antiqued Bronze
  • Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink – Sunset Orange, Raspberry
  • Ranger Multi-Medium – Matte
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape – Black
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
  • Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool and Felts
  • Tim Holtz® by Tonic Studios Cush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holt®z Alterations by Sizzix – Bigz Die – Sand and Sea
  • Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous Stencils – Stripes
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology – Big Chit Chat Stickers, Cork

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com

Forever Plaid Tag by Teresa Natividad

When I hear “plaid”, it reminds me of one of my favorite musicals.

  • Ranger Surfaces Manila #5 tag, Manila cardstock
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Paint: Aged Mahogany
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink: Black Soot, Picket Fence
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Layering Stencil: Stripes
  • Tim Holtz® Alterations by Sizzix Thinlits Die Sets: Friendship Words: Script, Alphanumeric 1″ Tall
  • Tim Holtz® by Tonic Studios Kushgrip Snips
  • Other: Brown Ribbon

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com

Believe Tag by Phil Quagliarello

My Inspiration: I was curious about combining the 2 techniques.

  • Ranger Surfaces – #8 Manila Tag
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Inks-Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Paint-Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Collage Medium-Vintage/Matte
  • Ranger Glue n’ Seal
  • Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool with Foam
  • Tim Holtz® by Stamper’s Anonymous Stamp CMS125
  • Tim Holtz® by Tonic Studios Cush Grip Snips, Paper Distresser
  • Tim Holtz® Alterations by Sizzix Vagabond Machine, SAL660982- Handwritten Believe
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology Trimmings, Naturals; Substrate Sheets/White, Textile Surfaces/Denim, Tissue Wrap/Plain
  • Heart Charm

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com

Dad Birthday Card by Patti Behan

My inspiration was my Dad’s upcoming Birthday.

  • Ranger Kraft Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad: Pine Needles, Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Sprayer
  • Ranger Multi Medium-Matte
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and Foam
  • Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous: Stripes Layering Stencils
  • Tim Holtz® Alterations by Sizzix: Vagabond Machine; Bigz: Tarnished Trophies; Thinlits: Labels, Celebration Words: Script & Block
  • Core’dinations: Tim Holtz® Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Kraft Core Metallic Collection

Inspired by Tim | June | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | May

May 27th, 2016

Each month members of our team at Ranger HQ sneak in a bit of creative time to create projects inspired by Tim Holtz’s monthly tag.  This month members of the team created projects inspired by his May tag.


Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com

Grow Where You Are Planted By Kelly Kronowski

This project was inspired by gardening with my daughter.

  • Dina Wakley Media Board
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint – Blushing, Turquoise, Lemon
  • Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
  • Ranger Palette Knife
  • Ranger Texture Paste – Opaque Matte
  • Dina Wakley Mixed Media Palette – Night
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink – Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemon
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Marker – Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Sprayer
  • Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray – Pearl
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology Tissue Tape
  • Tim Holtz® Stampers Anonymous- Flower Garden
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com

Lovely Woman Tag by Patti Behan

When I saw this month’s technique, I was inspired to use this beautiful woman stamp as my background image and make a pretty tag.

  • Ranger Surfaces #8 Kraft Tag
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
  • Ranger Texture Paste – Opaque Matte
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Re-inker – Peeled Paint
  • Ranger Multi-Medium
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Markers – Mermaid Lagoon, Worn Lipstick
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads – Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Mica Spray – Tarnished Brass
  • Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous Stamp Sets-Lady Rose, Classics #5
  • Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous – Flourish Layering Stencil
  • Tim Holtz® idea-ology-Tissue tape, Dapper Fasteners, Thrift Shop Ephemera Pack, Shield Charms
  • Core’dinations Cardstock-Mauve, Burgundy, Teal
  • Ribbon

Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com

Lucky Page by Kathy Paglia

My inspiration was the found relative card that I used.

  • Tim Holtz® Distress Paint – Salty Ocean
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Spray Stains – Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Tim Holtz® Distress MicroGlaze
  • Dylusions Mica Spray – Bubblegum Pink
  • Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink – Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Multi-Medium – Matte
  • Ranger Adhesive Strips
  • Ranger Adhesive Foam Tape – Black
  • Ranger Texture Paste – Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Foams
  • Dylusions Creative Journal – Large
  • Tim Holtz® by Tonic Studios Cush Grip Snips
  • Tim Holtz® Alterations by Sizzix – Bigz Die – Heartfelt
  • Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencils – Hearts and Bubbles
  • Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Artful Artifacts, Vintage Things Blueprints
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology –Big Chit Chat Stickers, Found Relatives, Remnant Rubs – Numbers and Elements, Ephemera Pack – Thrift Shop and Tissue Tape – Symphony; Surfaces – Mirrored Sheets, Burlap and Cork

Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com


Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com

Hello 16 by Teresa Horvath

This was a Mother’s Day gift for my mom since it is her favorite picture.

  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Vintage Photo, Broken China
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Stains – Dusty Concord, Ground Espresso
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Spray Stains – Picket Fence, Weathered Wood, Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Broken China
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Paint – Picket Fence
  • Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink – Mushroom
  • Ranger Texture Paste – Opaque Matte
  • Ranger Craft Scraper
  • Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Ranger Artist Brushes
  • Ranger Heat Tool

Inspired by Tim | May | www.rangerink.com

Perfect Pearls Powder Spring Chunky Block by Anita Houston

May 16th, 2016

Perfect Pearls Powder Spring Chunky Block by Anita Houston | www.rangerink.com

Our Guest Designer Anita Houston share with us the great tutorial using Perfect Pearl Pigment Powders!

Find Anita’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Perfect Pearls Powder Spring Chunky Block by Anita Houston