Guest Designer Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton shares how she made these perfect gift bags that can be used for any occasion!
Guest Designer Samantha “Scarlyton” Carlton shares how she made these perfect gift bags that can be used for any occasion!
Guest Designer Bobbi Smith shares with us how she crafted a beautiful snowy Thank You card using Tim Holtz Distress® and Letter It™!
Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of January! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Watercolor Surface Pack, a box of Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape, and a pack of the Dina Wakley Collage Words!
Greetings, artists! Wow, your art is incredible. We love, love, love seeing it. It is a privilege. Keep sharing, keep creating! Here’s challenge #9. You have until March 14 to show us your artwork. Be sure to review the rules and guidelines below. It is super important that you share your art on your personal social media channels so it shows up in our hashtag search.
Create a piece of art about who you want to be. Are you already who you want to be? If not, what can you change in your life to become get there?
I think in many ways I am a late bloomer. Some of my greatest loves in life (art, scuba diving), I discovered in my middle-age. It makes me think about Grandma Moses. She started painting seriously when she was 78. 78!!!! And her work hangs in many museums in the world. See, it really is never too late.
I think I will forever be a work in progress. I never want to stop learning and growing. There’s still so much I want to do. That’s what my two pages are about.
I hinged the tag on this page with white Media tape so you can flip it open to read the journaling behind it:
The dark color in the page below is my new Marine.
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.
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.
Guest Designer Bobbi Smith shares with us how she made this pink and red ombred card for Valentine’s Day using Tim Holtz Distress® and Letter It™ products !
Guest Designer Kelli Cool is shows us you can craft this adorable Letter It™ card for your someone special just in time for Valentine’s Day.
It’s the last day of Ranger Recaps, but that just means that there is still one more day of fun! We’ve had so much fun sharing with all of you the photos and highlights from the 2018 Creativation Show, and hope that you’ve had just as much fun following along with us.
The show this year brought an exciting new product and a new way to clay! Quick Cure Clay is a revolutionary clay formula that cures in less than a minute with a heat tool, which means no need for a kiln. The booth showcased fun samples of 3D projects and jewelry creations.
The clay could easily be colorized with a variety of Ranger products, including Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powders, paints, Archival Inks, and more!
The new clay made an appearance in the Creativation Innovations showcase as well!
Debbie Tlach taught a few Make It Take Its where visitors could craft their own Quick Cure Clay heart mixed with Ranger Embossing Powders.
John A. Pojman, the inventor of the clay, made an appearance at the show and was quick to inform guests of the great qualities. He, along with Vesta Abel, spent some time demo-ing the product.
The ICE Resin® booth housed many new products, including the new Rune Bezels, Jewelry Wires, new Opal colors, and new Lusters, which are specially formulated jewelry paint that are ideal for use on metal and to colorize resin. The show kicked off the first day with a class taught by the creator of ICE Resin® herself, Susan Lenart Kazmer.
When you made your way to the Ranger booth, it was likely you were going to be able to stop at the ICE Resin® demo table and see live demonstrations on the new products from Susuan Lenart Kazmer and Misty Grosse.
Beautiful jewelry samples hung around the grids showing just how much can be created with the ICE Resin® product line!
Vintaj also launched a new product, Pearlescent Patinas, which are opaque inks, with a hint of pearl. The new patinas were released in three colors, Seashell Pearl, Seafoam Pearl, and Ocean Pearl, as well as a three pack kit.
Happy Monday! Welcome back to the Ranger blog, today we’re continuing with the Ranger Recaps. We’re very excited to share some highlights of Wendy Vecchi and her new products, as well as additions to the Ranger line.
Wendy Vecchi was busy at her table talking to visitors about her exciting new products, including new Perfect Cardstock, Perfect Card Adhesive, and 6 new Archival Ink colors.
Her grid proudly showed all of her new products and she had plenty of samples to show the bright and beautiful new colors!
Wendy was very excited this year to have the opportunity to teach a class at the Creativation show. Within the class Wendy taught the students stamping and detailing techniques while using her products in addition to the new Letter It™ line products.
This past November, we launched our Letter It™ line, a line designed for those who hand letter and those who like the style. Within the line were Hand Lettered Stamp Sets, Embossing Powders, Perfect Pearls, Medium Pens, and more. The Letter It™ line got a lot of attention at this year’s show with a Make It Take It project, a Creativation Innovations display, and live demonstrations of the products by Taylor Huizenga, the designer behind the stamp sets!
We also released new Embossing Powder colors, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Detail Blending Tools, and an Anti-Static Pouch. The grids had all the new products and the boards around the outside were full of gorgeous hand lettering samples and color swatches.
…and if you had the opportunity while visiting our booth, you were even able to take a photo with your favorite Ranger products!
We’re back today for a Tim Holtz Distress® and Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Recap! Tim spent his days demo-ing his new products, including 12 new colors of Distress® Oxides! In addition to the new Oxides, the Distress® line also welcomed a new Resist Spray and Blending Brushes.
The Ranger booth showcased the new products, as well as all of the Distress favorites! Boards along the side were filled with colorful samples of all the Distress products.
This year also brought a big launch for the Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink line of products. With this new launch, we we’re excited to have the opportunity to participate in the Creativation Paint and Sip where artists could learn how to paint with Alcohol Ink while enjoying a glass of wine. The Paint and Sip was taught by Sharen AK Harris, a fine artist who excels in Alcohol Ink painting. The event allowed attendees to start with an abstract piece and during that time Sharen explained how Alcohol Inks work. Once everyone felt comfortable, Sharen guided them into creating a final work of art.
The Alcohol Ink grid proudly showcased many “New” stickers to show guests all the new products to the line. New releases included new colors, a Mini Applicator Tool, a Tool Set, and a Storage Tin.
In addition to the Paint and Sip, Sharen AK Harris also taught an Alcohol Ink class, for those who wanted to learn more about the medium. As the class went on, students turned their abstract works into beautiful sunflowers. They also learned how to control the medium by using Alcohol Blending Solution and paintbrushes.
Welcome back to our second day of our Ranger recaps! Yesterday we kicked off our recaps with everything Dylusions including the Let’s Get Dylusional Designer Challenge. Today we’re going behind the scenes and will be recapping Dina Wakley Media and the brand new Gel Plate line!
The Dina Wakley Media Exploration in Mixed Media class was full of energy as students opened up their Large Media Journals to get to work! The various substrates in the journal are ideal for use with all of Dina’s wonderful products, especially the new Dina Wakley Media Paint colors, Scribble Sticks, and even the new Collage Tissue Paper Words.
With so many new products, Dina was busy at her demo table educating visitors about her new products while her table was decorated with the new products, like her new Washi Tapes and Collage Tissue Papers, and mixed media samples galore!
The booth was sure to display all of the new packaging as well as some more beautiful samples by Dina herself.
This year was also exciting for both Dina and Dyan, because along with Ranger, they have teamed up with Gel Press® to bring gel printing plates. Along with these two new sets of Gel Plates, there is a whole line of accessories including Brayers (in Dyan’s favorite color pink!), Squeegees, Marking Tools, Plate Conditioner, just to name a few.
For those who are not familiar with Gel Plates and the awesome ways they can be used, Kathy Paglia was there spending time at the Make It Take It Table with projects using Dina Wakley Media and Dylusions products.
That’s a wrap for today, be sure to check in tomorrow for more!
We’re back here in Jersey and settling back in from our trip to Phoenix, Arizona for the annual Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association. Just as always, the show is great fun, seeing familiar faces, launching new products, and educating show attendees on all the great ways our new products can be used. A lot of hard work and preparation goes into this show every year, but seeing how excited everyone gets makes it all so rewarding. We had such a wonderful time, that we want to share that excitement with all of you on our blog! Be sure to check back during the next two weeks to see highlights and recaps of the show!
In 2012 Dyan Reaveley and Ranger debuted the Dylusions line of products in the craft industry, and each year since then the collection of bright colors and innovative products has continued to grow.
For this challenge we have selected a group of artists to embrace the sassy style of this signature line by incorporating a selection of the products that now make up its unique assortment.
We have asked each artist to create a piece using Dylusions products. This group of entries will showcase unique creative styles and will be displayed in Ranger booth #1534 during Creativation.
A big thank you to all of the participating artists for all the time and effort they have put into this challenge.Check out what beautiful and inspiring pieces we received this year from our very talented group of designer artists!
Visit Dyan’s Blog: www.dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com
Visit Tim’s Blog: www.timholtz.com
Visit Dina’s Blog: www.dinawakley.com
Visit Wendy’s Instagram: @wendyvecchi
Visit James’ Instagram: @jameslukeburkecreative
Visit Kaz’s Blog: www.thelittleshabbyshed.blogspot.com
Visit Jim’s Blog: www.thegentlemancrafter.com
Visit Effy’s Blog: www.effywild.com
Visit Kate’s Blog: www.thekathrynwheel.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Mary Beth’s Blog: www.stencilgirlproducts.com
Visit Tracy’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/myjournallingjourney
Visit Sandra’s Instagram: @redkittybcreates
Visit Rachel’s Blog: www.rachelgreig.com
Visit Seth’s Blog: www.sethapter.com
Visit Miranda’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/miranda.vandenbosch.94
Visit Jamie’s Blog: www.jamiedoughertydesigns.com
Visit Nancy’s Blog: www.mischiefcircus.com
Visit Sandra’s Blog: www.sandraevertson.com
Visit Richele’s Blog: www.californiaartgirl.blogspot.com
Visit Jay’s Blog: www.dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com
Before the show started on Saturday, students were thrilled to go an attend Dyan’s Distinctly Dylusional workshop where they had the opportunity to learn and get their hands on the brand new Dylusions Dyalog program! Within the class, they worked in the new Dyalog Insert Books, creating backgrounds with Ink Sprays, Paints, Stencils, and more!
The Creativation 2018 Innovations showcase proudly displayed the new Dylusions Dyalog Program! The four sided display showed how the entire new system works together. Start with one of the two new Dyalog Covers, choose desired Dyalog Insert Books, add Dyalog Pocket Inserts, and put it all together with the Dyalog Elastic Bands.
Dyan was very busy while demonstrating this year with so many new products! In addition to the new Dylusions Dyalog program, she released Dylusions Shimmer Sprays, Washi Tapes, more Paint Pen colors, Stamps, Stencils, and more!
The booth was sure to showcase not only all these lovely new products, but also great samples to get people’s creative juices flowing!
Be sure to check back in this week and next week for more fun product recaps!