Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : August 2018

August 16th, 2018

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Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of July! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium, Cell Creator, Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks and 3 colors of Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints!

Facebook Winner: Caroline Duncan

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Instagram Winner: @tashat.8699

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A big thanks to all who are participating in this challenge each month. What a delight it is to me to see your art come through my feeds. Keep it up! Here is August’s challenge.

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

I got my own back. ~Maya Angelou

Create a piece of art about how you take care of yourself, stand up for yourself, or about how you don’t. Do you have your own back? If you don’t, who does?
Sometimes it’s hard to take care of ourselves. Where is the line between being selfish and filling our own cup? I struggle with that. All the obligations and “have-to’s” seem overwhelming. I have a hard time relaxing because I am always worried about the fires I’ve left unattended.

That is why I love scuba diving. When I’m under the water, it’s the only time I am not a ball of stress. Under the water the focus is breathing, and weightlessness. It’s truly like being in another world, and it’s amazing. My husband doesn’t enjoy diving, but I’ve been making time to get to the ocean anyway. I need it. This journal page is symbolic of how I’m getting to the ocean, making it a priority. It’s my form of having my own back.

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Large Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Brushes
  • Dina Wakley Media Ultra Thick Gel Medium
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Ruby, Eggplant, Oliver, Tangerine, Peacock, Cheddar, White
  • Dina Wakley Media Stencils: All the Favorites, Leafy, Variegated Stars
  • Dina Wakley Media Paint Combs: Squares
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Scribbly Fishes
  • Fude Ball Pen: Black
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Archival Ink Pad #0: Jet Black
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    #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.

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    New Products from Ranger!

    August 15th, 2018

    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA COLLAGE PAPER

    Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper includes tissue that features Dina’s signature artwork printed
    in black and white. Ideal for collaging into mixed media and journaling pages. Cut up or use as is,
    these collage papers are sure to add a bold pop to mixed media projects. Includes 20 sheets of 7
    ó” x 10” 10 printed black and 10 printed white.

    INCLUDES 20 SHEETS OF 7 1/2” X 10”; 10 PRINTED BLACK, 10 PRINTED WHITE
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    Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper


    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA COLLAGE WORDS

    Dina Wakley Media Collage Words are sentiments printed on tissue that will be sure to inspire your creativity. The printed tissue is ideal for collaging into mixed media art and journal pages. Just cut out your sentiments and add into your artwork. Includes two each of 10 designs, one printed in black and one printed in white. Package include 20 sheets of 3” x 3”.

    INCLUDES 20 SHEETS OF 3” x 3”; 10 PRINTED BLACK, 10 PRINTED WHITE
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    Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Collage Words


    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA 1 OZ FINE TIP APPLICATOR

    The new Dina Wakley Media Fine Tip Needle Applicator is an essential accessory for the Mixed Media artists toolbox. Specially designed to fit the Dina Wakley paint bottles, this unique tool is ideal for drawing fine lines, doodling and writing when used on the 1 oz Dina Wakley Media Paint bottles, paint dries with a hint of dimension.

    AVAILABLE IN 30 PC POP GLOBE AND 10 PC GLOBE REFILL
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    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA STAMPS

    Introducing four new Cling Rubber stamp sets from Dina Wakley Media! Bring Dina’s designs
    to life in your projects with these new additions. Media Cling Mount Stamps are ideal for mixed
    media art products, journals, card making and more! Perfect for use with Dina Wakley Scribble
    Sticks, Media Paints, Stencils, and other accessories.

    AVAILABLE IN 4 NEW DESIGNS
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    Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Stamps


    DINA WAKLEY MEDIA STENCILS

    Create layers of color, texture and design with an ever-growing collection of stencils showcasing Dina’s signature style. Pair these new designs with Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints, Mediums, and Scribble Sticks for endless possibilities!

    AVAILABLE IN 4 NEW DESIGNS
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    LETTER IT™ STAMPS

    Achieve the look of hand lettering with Ranger’s Letter It™ Clear Stamps. Choose from a variety of six new handwritten sentiments ideal for every occasion. Each stamp set is 4” x 6” with various sized phrases to fit on standard cards and tags, and are easily customizable for many other sizes. Use with Letter It™ Stamping Inks, Embossing Powders and Perfect Pearls to personalize cards, tags, invitations, and more!

    AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW DESIGNS
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    LETTER IT™ STENCILS

    Use Letter It™ Stencils to create layered backgrounds, textures, and patterns for card making and paper crafting. Great for use with the Letter It™ Stamping Inks, Perfect Pearls, Embossing Powders, Medium Pens, and more. Apply Stamping Ink through stencils with a Ranger Blending Tool or trace and outline with the Medium Pens. These 4.75” x 6” stencils are sized perfectly to work with 4.25” x 5.5” card panels. Mix and match stencil designs for endless creative effects. Available in 3 versatile background designs.

    AVAILABLE IN 3 BACKGROUND DESIGNS
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    Download a copy of the press release here: Letter It™ Stencils


    LETTER IT™ FINELINERS

    Letter It™ Black Fineliners are the ideal writing tool for hand lettering, writing, journaling and doodling. Black Fineliners are available in assorted tips, 01, 04, and 09, which allow for various line widths and endless lettering possibilities. These pigment pens are waterbased and fade resistant, making them a great go-to medium! Available in 3 pack of black ink pens.

    AVAILABLE IN 3 PACK OF BLACK INK PENS
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    Download a copy of the press release here: Letter It™ Fineliners


    LETTER IT™ STAMPING INK

    Letter It™ Stamping Ink Pads feature the same quality, fade resistant dye ink formula used in the Ranger Archival Ink Pads in a convenient 1.25” x 1.75” pad. Letter It™ Stamping Ink provides long lasting stamping results that are permanent on many surfaces. Get a crisp image that doesn’t bleed over water based inks, markers, acrylic paint, watercolors, and more. Ink pads can be easily re-inked with the coordinating Archival Ink Re-inker. The small size makes these inks convenient for projects on the go. Perfect to use with Letter It™ Clear Stamps. Available in one kit containing 4 colors.

    AVAILABLE IN KIT CONTAINING 4 COLORS
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    Download a copy of the press release here: Letter It™ Stamping Inks


    LETTER IT™ EMBOSSING POWDERS

    Add dimension and shine to your hand lettering projects with Letter It™ Embossing Powders. Enhance your cards, tags, journals, and more with a touch of embossing to make your creation one of a kind! Ideal for use with Letter It™ Embossing Ink Pad and Clear Stamps or with Letter It™ Medium Pens.

    AVAILABLE IN KIT CONTAINING 4 COLORS
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    LETTER IT™ PERFECT PEARLS

    Create dazzling pearlescent effects with Perfect Pearls and Perfect Medium! Specially developed with a built in resin, Perfect Pearls pigment powders are easy to use wet or dry. Use with Perfect Medium Ink and Letter It™ Clear Stamps or over Letter It™ Medium Pens to create your own hand lettering, doodles, and designs. These can be combined with water and a water brush or paintbrush for painted pearlescent watercolor effects.

    AVAILABLE IN KIT CONTAINING 2 PEARLS, MEDIUM, AND BRUSH
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    LETTER IT™ ADHESIVES

    Add dimension to your card making and craft projects and make them pop with Letter It™ Adhesive Foam! The convenient peel and stick design means no messy glues or drying time needed. Adhesive Foam quickly bonds paper, cardstock, chipboard, and other materials. Available in Black Foam, White Foam, and Clear Foam. Each roll is 2 yards long, 1/16” thick. Black and White Foam ½” wide, Clear ¼” wide. Double Stick Clear Tape available in 18 yard long roll 3/8” thick.

    AVAILABLE IN BLACK, WHITE, AND CLEAR FOAM ADHESIVE AND CLEAR DOUBLE STICK TAPE
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    RANGER MIXED MEDIA POWDERS

    Create dimension and texture on all your mixed media projects with the Ranger Mixed Media Powders. Mixed Media Powders are unique blends of colored embossing powders mixed with chunkier embossing granules that allow you to achieve amazing new textures and effects in your work. Available in 8 colors.

    AVAILABLE IN 8 COLORS
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    Today we Celebrate You by Cassie Lynch

    August 13th, 2018

    Today we Celebrate You 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: Today we Celebrate You by Cassie Lynch

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    Hello Summer Blooms Card Tutorial by Bobbi Smith

    August 9th, 2018

    Hello Summer Blooms Card Tutorial by Bobbi Smith | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Bobbi Smith shares with us how she uses Tim Holtz Distress® to create this beautiful bright flower card!

    Find Bobbi’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Hello Summer Blooms Card Tutorial by Bobbi Smith

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    New Products from Dylusions!

    August 8th, 2018

    DYLUSIONS DYALOG COVER

    Organize your life in style with the Dylusions Dyalog system. Dyalog Covers, featuring original artwork by Dyan Reaveley, offer a stylish way to keep all your Dyalog Insert Books, Pocket Inserts, and more in one convenient location. Two interior elastic bands help keep your inside elements secure while also giving you the ability to change books easily. The outside elastic band helps keep the cover closed. Dyalog Cover measures 5.875” x 8.75”.

    AVAILABLE IN NEW DESIGN
    Click to Shop


    Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Dyalog Cover


    DYLUSIONS STAMP SETS


    There’s something for everyone in this collection of Dylusions rubber cling mount stamps. Choose from four different stamp sets featuring Dyan’s signature style of unique imagery. Ideal for use on pages in art journals, cards and mixed media projects. Mix and match these new designs with the ever-growing collection of unconventional, sassy stamps that are truly Dylusions originals.

    AVAILABLE IN 4 NEW DESIGNS
    Click to Shop the Collection


    Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Stamp Sets


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    Little Book of Snark by Josefine Fourage

    August 6th, 2018

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    Guest Designer Josefine Fourage uses Dylusions products to make a snarky little book sure to make you giggle!

    Find Josefine’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Little Book of Snark by Josefine Fourage

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    Friend to the End Card by Cheiron Brandon

    August 2nd, 2018

    Friend to the End Card by Cheiron Brandon | www.rangerink.com

    Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shows how you can make this adorable Dina Wakley Media card just in time to give your best friend for National Friendship day!

    Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Friend to the End Card by Cheiron Brandon

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    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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