Project: Specialty Stamping Paper ATC

May 30th, 2012

New on Wendy Vecchi shares a beautiful new project using Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper along with Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Distress Markers and Archival Inks!


Project: Perfect Pearls Thinking of You Card

May 23rd, 2012

New on the Ranger Ink website: Richele Christensen shares with us a beautiful card featuring a bouquet of Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders.  Check out the full project instructions, only at!


Tutorial: Vintaj Lettering Imprinting & Patina

May 18th, 2012

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

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


Video: Dylusions meets I Love Lucy

May 15th, 2012

Ranger‘s newest Signature Designer, Dyan Reaveley, recently spent a few weeks here during Ranger U.  When she saw her Dylusions Ink Sprays being manufactured and packed for shipping in our warehouse, she decided she wanted a piece of the action!  Hilarity ensued.

Check out Dyan’s hysterical tribute to the famous chocolate factory scene from I Love Lucy!


Project: Faux Porcelain UTEE Mother’s Day Card

May 11th, 2012

New on Learn how to create the most gorgeous faux porcelain roses using Melt Art Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, and use them to embellish a card for Mother’s Day, in this project by Tammy Tutterow!


Ranger U Class of 2012!

May 8th, 2012

For the past two weekends in a row, we’ve hosted two great new Ranger U classes full of students eager to learn about all the awesome techniques and effects that can be achieved with Ranger products.  Both classes were three days long, jam-packed with information taught by Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, and our newest signature designer, Dyan Reaveley.

Here are some snaps from our April and May sessions.  Enjoy!

Tim teaching.

A student learns the "Perfect Distress" technique.

Adirondack Dye Ink Archival Resist technique.

Moving on to Melt Art!

Working with UTEE, the Melting Pot, and Texture Treads along with Inkssentials Memory Frames.

The tags completed on Day One.

Time for Studio techniques with Claudine!

We have the most enthusiastic students! Heat-It Craft Tool in the left hand, Mister in the right!

The artist at work!

Studio tags!

Dyan teaches techniques for using her Dylusions Ink Sprays along with her Dylusions Stencils.

Dyan shows the students some of her art journaling.

Dylusions tags!

Using Vintaj Patinas on metal.


Congrats to our April 2012 Ranger U Class...

... and congrats to our May 2012 Ranger U Class!


A New Look for

May 3rd, 2012

If you haven’t visited in a while, you might be surprised by the new look we’ve created!


Pretty nice, right?  We hope that you will find our new website to be sleeker and easier to navigate than the previous version.

There’s just one itty bitty problem…

Because our blog is now integrated into the site, the new blog address is instead of  Unfortunately, this means that if you have bookmarked any of our previous blog posts, those bookmarks will continue to take you to the old blog, which won’t be around much longer. 

If you would like to update your bookmarks, just copy the title of the bookmarked blog post into the search box at the top of the screen on the new blog site and re-bookmark it, and then delete the original.  After that, you should be good to go!

Thanks for bearing with us during this transition.  It will be worth it in the end, we promise!