Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus

July 30th, 2018

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

Guest Designer Jenn Shurkus shares how she crafted this mixed media fishy tag using Dina Wakley Media products!

Find Jenn’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Inspirational Media Board by Jenn Shurkus

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Dwell in Possibility by Cassie Lynch

July 26th, 2018

Dwell in Possibility by Cassie Lynch | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Cassie Lynch shares with us how she uses the Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART Blendable Dye Inks for this cute card!

Find Cassie’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Dwell in Possibility by Cassie Lynch

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Glorious Bouquet Birthday Card by Audrey Pettit

July 23rd, 2018

Glorious Bouquet Birthday Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Guest Designer Audrey Pettit shares with us how she used Tim Holtz Distress® to make a beautiful bouquet card!

Find Audrey’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Glorious Bouquet Birthday Card by Audrey Pettit

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Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : July 2018

July 23rd, 2018

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of June! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Stamp Set and Dina Wakley Media Clear Background Stamp!

Facebook Winner: Debbie Jones

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @2sparkleon

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Are you finding time this summer for any art? My schedule has been super, super busy, so I have to keep it simple lately. Even simple art is GREAT art, because it is art that is DONE. Remember one of my mantras…done is better than perfect! I am finding that to be so true this busy, hot summer.

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

“And maybe that’s the bravest thing you can do. Let go of the concept of doing something right and remember that there are no mistakes, only discoveries.” ~Mati Rose

Create a piece of art about making discoveries. Are you too caught up in mistakes you might make? How can you overcome fears of mistakes? What discoveries have changed your life? How do you live with an attitude of daily discovery?
I always tell people that I am hard on myself in every area of my life, EXCEPT for art. If this isn’t fun, why do it? I love to make bad art because that means I am making discoveries. I might discover what works well together, or what doesn’t. I might discover a new color combination. No matter what, it’s not wasted time. It’s the discoveries that matter. It’s the spilling that matters. If you end up with good art (and you will, eventually), that’s just a bonus.
This is a page in my large Media Journal. It’s super simple–lay down a tag, mask around it three times. Fill in the voids with text and stamping. Add a focal point image. Done!!

Supplies used:

  • Large Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Olive, Peacock, Black, Cheddar
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Interesting Faces
  • Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Fude Ball Pen: Black
  • Dina Wakley Media Cotton Rag Watercolor
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks: Set 2
  • Dina Wakley Media Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Gesso: White
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Foam Alphabet
  • Ranger Mini Blending Toll with Foam
  • #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    Challenge Rules Recap

    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.

    Visit my website for online classes, teaching schedule, blog, and more.

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    Dylusions Textured Tag by Kristi Nazzaro

    July 16th, 2018

    Dylusions Textured Tag  by Kristi Nazzaro | www.ranger ink.com

    Guest Designer Kristi Nazzaro shows how she uses Dylusions products, Ranger Texture Paste, and a sewing machine to make this cute little tag!

    Find Kristi’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Dylusions Textured Tag by Kristi Nazzaro

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    A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage

    July 12th, 2018

    A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Josefine Fourage uses a Gel Plate and Dylusions products to make this bright summer tag!

    Find Josefine’s tutorial in our Projects Library: A Summer Night Dylusions Tag by Josefine Fourage

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    New Tim Holtz Distress® Oxides® from Ranger!

    July 11th, 2018

    Inspire your creative side with more new releases from Ranger! This launch includes exciting new product from Tim Holtz Distress®.

    TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® OXIDES

    Introducing 12 new colors of Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide Ink Pads, a water-reactive dye & ink pigment 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 48 COLORS OF INK PADS AND COORDINATING RE-INKERS
    Click to Shop Tim Holtz Distress® Oxides


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


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    Dylusions Dyalog Seascape by Milagros Rivera

    July 9th, 2018

    Dylusions Dyalog Seascape by Milagros Rivera | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Milagros Rivera shows how she used Dylusions products to craft this fun mermaid Dyalog spread for summer!

    Find Milagros’ tutorial in our Projects Library: Dylusions Dyalog Seascape by Milagros Rivera

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    Stars and Stripes Journal Page by Cheiron Brandon

    July 2nd, 2018

    Stars and Stripes Journal Page by Cheiron Brandonn | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shows how she made this patriotic art journal page to celebrate the 4th of July!

    Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Stars and Stripes Journal Page by Cheiron Brandon

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