Art is Life Notecards by Cheiron Brandon

March 29th, 2018

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Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shares how she put together these perfect little notecards using Dina Wakley Media products!

Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Art is Life Notecards by Cheiron Brandon

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Be You by Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton

March 26th, 2018

Be You by Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton shares how she used Dina Wakley Media products to craft inspiring tags!

Find Samantha’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Be You by Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton

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Adventures in Dylusions Paints by Nicole Wright

March 22nd, 2018

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Guest Designer Nicole Wright shares with us how she got inky with her favorite Dylusions products to create this canvas!

Find Nicole’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Adventures in Dylusions Paints by Nicole Wright

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Believe in Tomorrow by Jenny Marples

March 19th, 2018

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Guest Designer Jenny Marples shares with us how she crafted this beautiful Wendy Vecchi card!

Find Jenny’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Believe in Tomorrow by Jenny Marples

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Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : March 2018

March 15th, 2018

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of February! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Kraft Surface Pack, a box of Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape, and a pack of the Dina Wakley Collage Tissue Paper!

Facebook Winner: Amber Button Artist

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Instagram Winner: @crafteragogo

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Seeing your work every month is an honor. Truly. Be sure to check the Ranger Ink blog to see if you’re a winner! Remember they draw TWO prize winners every month. Are you ready for March? Here we go…
 
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Create a piece of art about resting. Can you slow down? How? How do you rest your soul, your mind, your body? What is the difference between quitting and resting?

As I wrote my journaling on this page, the thought came to me, “Seize the rest.” We have to seize it.
 
Sometimes rest seems like a luxury and we don’t take enough time to truly take care of ourselves. Lately I’ve been seizing the rest more. By resting, I don’t mean doing nothing. I mean using my free time in ways that are fulfilling. When my depression was really severe, I survived by watching Netflix and lying on my bed. Now that I’m not in the dark abyss like I was, I want to nurture myself better and not be in “survival mode.” I decided to do something that I love to do but haven’t done in years….knitting. I have taken knitting back up with a vengeance and I look forward to my needle time every day. I think it counts as resting because it is rejuvenating and it is a break from my usual routine.
 
How do you seize your rest? I can’t wait to see your art.

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Marine, Eggplant, Cheddar, Lemon
  • Dina Wakley Media Gesso: White
  • Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks: Set 2
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Interesting Faces
  • Dina Wakley Media Cotton Watercolor Paper
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival
  • Fudeball Pen
  • Dylusions White Paint Pen
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    Challenge Rules Recap (Updated 1/1/18)

    I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.

    Challenge Rules

  • We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
  • You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
  • Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
  • Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
  • When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and personal social media account(s) (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink. When you share on your personal FB page, be sure to make the post public so that it shows up in our hashtag search. You can share in the art groups, too, but those posts don’t show up in the searches if the groups are closed or private.
  • We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
  • We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.


  • Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you’re not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.

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    Alcohol Ink Journal Tags by Cheiron Brandon

    March 12th, 2018

    Alcohol Ink Journal Tags by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shares how she made these perfect little marbled tags using Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks!

    Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Alcohol Ink Journal Tags by Cheiron Brandon

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    Dylusions Art Journal Cover by Denise Lush

    March 8th, 2018

    Guest Designer Denise Lush shares with us how she personalized her Dylusions Large Creative Journal by decorating the cover.

    Find Denise’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Dylusions Art Journal Cover by Denise Lush/a>

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    Alcohol Ink Flower Painting on Foil by Sharen AK Harris

    March 5th, 2018

    Alcohol Ink Flower Painting on Foil by Sharen AK Harris | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Sharen Harris shares with us how she uses Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks to create beautiful sunflowers on Foil Sheets!

    Find Sharen’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Alcohol Ink Flower Painting on Foil by Sharen AK Harris

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    3 in 1 Stencil Technique by Amber Kroening

    March 1st, 2018

    Guest Designer Amber Kroening is shows us how she creates a decorative panel with Ranger and Tim Holtz Distress® products to pin onto her Dina Wakley Media Journal Burlap page.

    Find Amber’s tutorial in our Projects Library: 3 in 1 Stencil Technique by Amber Kroening

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