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New Products from Ranger!

December 7th, 2018

Inspire your creative side with more new releases from Ranger! This launch includes exciting new products from Tim Holtz Distress® and Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley.

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® DIY OXIDE®

Create a custom blend ink pad using Distress® Oxide® Re-inkers. Select 2 or 3 coordinating and apply directly to the dry felt pad. Allow ink to absorb into the ink pad; re-ink as needed. The DIY Oxide® Ink Pad can be easily indexed by inking top label with a brayer or Ink Blending Tool. Ink pad measures 3” x 3”.

AVAILABLE IN 3” X 3” INK PAD
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Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® DIY Oxide®.


DYLUSIONS DYALOG NO LIMITS COVER

Organize your life in style with the Dylusions Dyalog Covers! This new addition is a blank cover for you to decorate yourself. Dyalog Covers 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 BLANK DESIGN
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Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Dyalog Cover


DYLUSIONS DYALOG INSERT BOOKS

Designed to coordinate with the Dylusions Dyalog system, Insert Books are ideal for adding into your Dyalog covers to create a book of your own. Featuring black and brightly printed covers, these books include a variety of page styles that fit all journaling preferences. Made out of the same great Mixed Media Cardstock found in the Dylusions Creative Dyary, Insert Book pages accept a variety of mediums without bleeding through. Insert Books measure 4.375” x 8.25” and contain 24 pages. Dyalog Insert Books contain pages featuring functional and creative options- Available in Agenda, Grid Lines, Dots, Ruled, Handwriting Lines, Blank, Black and Pre-Designed Backgrounds.

AVAILABLE IN 8 PAGE OPTIONS. EACH BOOK MEASURES 4.375” x 8.25” AND CONTAINS 24 PAGES.
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Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Dyalog Insert Books


DYLUSIONS LARGE ACCESSORY BAG

Dylusions Large Accessory is just as great as the original, but this time in a larger size to hold even more of your favorite Dylusions accessories. Designed with artwork by Dyan Reaveley, this bag features a zipper pouch and measures 10” x 7.5”

MEASURES 10” X 7.5” AND INCLUDES ZIPPER POCKET
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Download a copy of the press release here: Dylusions Large Accessory Bag


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New Products from Ranger!

October 17th, 2018

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

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® OXIDES

Introducing 12 final 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 12 NEW COLORS OF INK PADS AND COORDINATING RE-INKERS
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Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Oxides®.


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New Products from Ranger!

June 26th, 2018

TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INK YUPO®

Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Yupo® is a versatile surface especially suited for alcohol ink & mixed media techniques using Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks, Mixatives, and Blending Solution. We are excited to introduce this smooth, synthetic surface that resists buckling and dries quickly in 8” x 10” white 86 lb., and 5” x 7” white 144 lb. heavystock.

AVAILABLE IN 5-8” X 10” WHITE 86 LB. SHEETS AND 10- 5” X 7” WHITE 144LB. SHEETS
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Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Yupo®


TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL LIFT-INK

Tim Holtz® Alcohol Lift-Ink is a clear ink which is designed to lift color from non-porous surfaces and transfer to porous surfaces. Use with clear or rubber stamps to remove ink from backgrounds created with Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks. Lift-Ink Pad is available in a standard #0 size ink pad and coordinating .5 oz. re-inker.

AVAILABLE STANDARD #0 INK PAD AND COORDINATING .5 OZ RE-INKER
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Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Lift-Ink


DINA WAKLEY MEDIA POURING MEDIUM & CELL CREATOR

Ranger is excited to introduce Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium and Cell Creator. Use Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium to achieve colorful poured sheets, puddles, marble, and flow effects when mixed with Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints. Pouring Medium is non-crackling and dries to a satin finish without holding bubbles and allows you to write, stamp, and draw on your pours. Dina Wakley Media Cell Creator changes the density of your paint mixtures to create isolated variations in the colors, commonly referred to as “cells” in pours. Pour over various surfaces such as Media Board, journal pages, wood panels, canvas, and more. Available in 8 oz Pouring Medium, 1 oz Cell Creator, and 4 oz Pouring Medium and .5 oz Cell Creator set.

AVAILABLE IN 8 OZ. POURING MEDIUM, 1 OZ. CELL CREATOR, AND 4 OZ. POURING MEDIUM AND .5 OZ CELL CREATOR SET
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Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium without Cell Creator

Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium with Cell Creator


Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium & Cell Creator


DINA WAKLEY MEDIA POURING BOTTLES

Use Dina Wakley Media Pouring Bottles to conveniently dispense and store mixtures of Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint and Pouring Medium. When pouring, paint mixture can be applied directly to substrate with applicator tip for a controlled and mess-free application. Available in a set of two, 2 oz bottles.

AVAILABLE IN SET OF TWO, 2 OZ BOTTLES
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Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Pouring Bottles


DINA WAKLEY MEDIA MIXING CUPS & STIR STICKS

Dina Wakley Media Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks are great for mixing small batches of Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint & Pouring Medium. Each mixing cup is marked with various measurements for accurate mixing. These reusable Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks are available in a pack containing 5 of each.

AVAILABLE IN A PACK CONTAINING 5 OF EACH MIXING CUPS & STIR STICKS
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Download a copy of the press release here: Dina Wakley Media Mixing Cups & Stir Sticks


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Creativation 2018 | Tim Holtz Distress® and Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Recap

February 1st, 2018

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.

Tim Holtz Distress® Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Tim Holtz Distress® Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Tim Holtz Distress® Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

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.

Tim Holtz Distress® Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Tim Holtz Distress® Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Tim Holtz Distress® Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

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.

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

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.

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

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.

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

Alcohol Ink Recap 2018 | www.rangerink.com

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Creativation 2018 Sneak Peek Day 3 | New Tim Holtz Distress® and Alcohol Ink Products

January 17th, 2018

It’s Day 3 of Creativation Sneak Peeks and we’re so excited to share with you new releases to the Tim Holtz Distress® and Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink lines!

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® OXIDES

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


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


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® RESIST SPRAY

Tim Holtz Distress® Resist Spray is a textured spray that dries clear and is water resistant. This mixed media spray can used direct to surface for a splattered effect or through a stencil. Tim Holtz Distress® Resist Spray resists water based mediums such as inks, stains, and crayons. Available in a 2 oz bottle.

AVAILABLE IN 2 OZ BOTTLE.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Resist Spray


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® BLENDING BRUSHES

Tim Holtz Distress® Blending Brushes are firm bristled brushes designed to create soft blends for backgrounds. Use to easily apply Distress Inks and Distress Oxides directly to surface, or apply through stencils for shaded effects. Distress® Blending Brushes are made with natural fibers. The compact, retractable design is ideal for convenient storage. Up to 7 brushes fit in the Mini Distress® Ink Storage Tin. Available in a 2 pack.

AVAILABLE IN A 2 PACK.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Blending Brushes


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® ASSORTED TAGS

Introducing Tim Holtz® Distress Assorted Tags – including #2, #5, and #8 tags in both Mixed Media Heavystock and Kraft surfaces.
Use Distress Tags to decorate and alter paper crafts, mixed media and collage art! These tags are a durable smooth surface that work well with Distress Inks, Paints, Stains, Crayons, Stamps and more! The heavyweight surface stands up to your favorite wet and dry Distress techniques making the creative possibilities endless. Available in a pack of 18 tags. This tag assortment included 3 each of size #2, #5, and #8 in Mixed Media Heavystock and Kraft Surfaces.

AVAILABLE IN 18 PACK INLCUDING 3 EACH OF #2, #5, AND #8 IN MIXED MEDIA HEAVYSTOCK AND KRAFT SURFACES.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Assorted Tags


TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INKS

Ranger and Tim Holtz are very excited to announce the release of new Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks and Mixatives. Alcohol Inks are fast drying, acid free, fade resistant dye inks specially formulated to create gorgeous backgrounds and vivid pops of color on non-porous surfaces. Metallic Mixatives™ are luminous, fast drying, acid free inks, specially formulated to create metallic highlights when combined with Alcohol Inks. Six new ink colors and two new Metallic Mixatives are available. Available in .5 oz bottles.

AVAILABLE IN 6 NEW COLORS AND 2 NEW MIXATIVES IN .5 OZ BOTTLES.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Colors


TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INK STORAGE TIN

The Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Storage Tin is the ideal storage solution for Alcohol Ink bottles. Organize and transport Alcohol Inks easily in this convenient tin. Features a clear window and hinged metal closure. Holds up to 30 – .5 oz Alcohol Ink bottles. Custom tray keeps Alcohol Inks in place for easy access.

METAL STORAGE CONTAINER HOLDS UP TO 30 .5 OZ BOTTLES.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Storage Tin


TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INK TOOL SET

The Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Tool Set includes the tools you need to paint and create works of art with Tim Holtz® Alcohol Inks. The kit includes 1 Mini Mister and 3 fine detail, synthetic brushes. Brush sizes include #2 & #8 Round and #6 Flat brushes.

INCLUDES 1 MINI MISTER, #2 AND #8 ROUND BRUSHES, AND #6 FLAT BRUSH.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Tool Set


TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INK MINI APPLICATOR TOOL AND REPLACEMENT FELTS

Ideal for applying Alcohol Inks. Use the Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Tool for the precise, mess free application of Alcohol Inks, Mixatives, and Alcohol Blending Solution to your craft projects. Use on Alcohol Ink Surfaces or non-porous surfaces for best results. Mini Applicator Tool includes 2 tools and 10 replacement felts, Replacement Felt pack includes 50 round felts.

MINI APPLICATOR TOOL INCLUDES 2 TOOLS AND 10 REPLACEMENT FELTS. REPLACEMENT FELT PACK INCLUDES 50 ROUND FELTS.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Tool and Replacement Felts


TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INK PALETTE

The Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Palette features 36 individual compartments that can be customized with your favorite Alcohol Ink colors. The hinged lid allows for convenient storage. Great for use with Alcohol Ink or with other Tim Holtz and Ranger mediums.

FEATURES 36 INDIVIDUAL COMPARTMENTS.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Palette


TIM HOLTZ® ALCOHOL INK FOIL TAPE SHEETS

Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheets are adhesive-backed thin metal sheets ideal to colorize with Alcohol Ink. This sturdy surface can be used to decorate and embellish mixed media, paper crafts, and home decor projects. Foil Tape Sheets are available in two sizes: three 6 x 12 inch sheets; and six 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inch card size sheets.

AVAILABLE IN 3- 6” X 12” SHEETS AND 6- 4.25” X 5.5” SHEETS.


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz® Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheets


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New Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide Colors!

June 26th, 2017

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 news 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 24 COLORS OF INK PADS AND COORDINATING RE-INKERS


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


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Creativation 2017 | Tim Holtz Distress® Recap

January 30th, 2017

Happy Monday everyone! We had such a wonderful time this year at the 2017 Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. It’s always such a fun experience getting to see familiar faces, as well as getting to meet some new people along the way! As always, a special shout out to everyone in the Ranger family for their hard work in both preparing and assisting at the show, it couldn’t happen without everyone’s help and dedication. This week on the blog we will be sharing with you some highlights and recaps of the show with fun photos and videos, including video demos from our Signature Designers! Today we will be featuring Tim Holtz Distress®, but be sure to check in everyday this week to see from all of our brands!

Education day started early with Distress Exploration, where Tim taught the latest techniques of using Distress products to create a finished vintage style clipboard. People were so excited to get their hands on the new Distress® Oxides and get a chance to play with them themselves!

Distress® Oxides were showcased in the Creativations New Product Innovations display.

The booth was sure to display all the Distress products, including the new products like Distress® Oxides, Distress® Crayons in new sets and new open stock colors, and Distress® Collage Medium in a 1 oz bottle. Samples from different artists using Distress® products were displayed along side the booth to inspire fellow crafters and spark some new ideas!

People were sure to crowd around Tim’s demo table to get a first-hand look at the new Oxides and all the ways to use them! Be sure to watch the videos below to learn some more out the Oxides!

Take a look at Tim’s final project for the Evolution of Distress designer challenge, where he used the new Distress® Oxides.

Everyone got their chance to play with the exciting new Distress® Oxides at the Make It Take It table

And people made sure to fill out color charts to bring home color samples for their stores too!

Watch Tim Holtz’s product demos here:

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Creativation 2017 Sneak Peek Day 1 | New Tim Holtz Distress® Products

January 16th, 2017

It’s that time of year again- here at Ranger we’ve been working hard to prepare our new product line ups from our well know Designers and Brands. This year we are excited for a change of scenery as we head to Phoenix, Arizona for the Creativation Show by the Craft & Hobby Association!  Every day this week we will be sharing sneak peeks of our show releases- we can’t wait to share all of the new products we have in store for all of you!  Be sure to check in on our blog every day to see what new products we will be launching! 

TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® OXIDES

The next generation of Distress® Inks has arrived- introducing 12 Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide Ink Pads, a water-reactive dye & pigment ink 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 12 COLORS OF INK PADS AND COORDINATING RE-INKERS


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


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON SETS #8, #9, & #10

Introducing three new sets of Distress® Crayons that coordinate with the Distress® palette. Distress® Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed-media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, watercoloring, smudge effects and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water then layer with Distress® Inks or Stains for more creative possibilities. Each set contains 6 crayons.

AVAILABLE IN 3 NEW SETS OF 6 COLORS


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Sets #8, #9, & #10.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON SETS OPEN STOCK

Distress® Crayon Sets #6 & #7 and Bundled Sage are now available in open stock! Distress® Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for water coloring, creating smudge effects and more! Color directly onto your surface and blend with water, then layer with Distress® Inks, Stains and more for creative possibilities.

AVAILABLE IN 13 NEW OPEN STOCK COLORS


Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons Open Stock.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® CRAYON TIN

Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin is the ideal storage solution for Distress® Crayons. Organize and transport Crayons easily in this convenient tin. Features a clear window & hinged metal closure. The Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin holds up to 34 Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons.

*Crayons Not Included in Crayon Tin*


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


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® COLLAGE MEDIUM

Tim Holtz Distress® Collage Medium is now available in a 1 fl. oz. squeeze bottle. Collage Medium is a gel medium designed for gluing, layering, and sealing mixed-media projects. Dries to a translucent, matte finish. The applicator tip is ideal for applying to smaller objects.

AVAILABLE IN 1 FL. OZ. BOTTLE

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


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS™ STORAGE JARS

Tim Holtz Distress® Storage Jars are the ideal storage solution for small embellishments, glitter, beads, and more. Store and organize all of your tiny crafting elements in these clear plastic jars with metal lids. Use with the Tim Holtz Distress® Crayon Storage Tin to hold up to 12 jars for convenient and stylish storage.

STORAGE JARS SOLD IN PACK OF 6 JARS

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


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® 8.5″ x 11″ WOODGRAIN CARDSTOCK

Tim Holtz Distress® Woodgrain Cardstock is now available in 8.5” x 11”. Woodgrain Cardstock is a textured surface with a detailed woodgrain embossed design. Ideal for Distress® Ink, Paint, and Stain techniques. Woodgrain Cardstock is a heavyweight 111 lb. cover weight cardstock that maintains its texture when altered.

AVAILABLE IN 5 PACK – 8.5” x 11” SHEETS

Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® 8.5” x 11” Woodgrain Cardstock.


TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® DESIGNER BAG

Whether you are taking them on the go or using them in your creative space, the Tim Holtz Distress® Designer Accessory Bag set is the perfect solution for storing your supplies in style. The Accessory bag features the exclusive artwork from Ranger’s Signature Designer- Tim Holtz. Measuring 10” W x 6” H, 11” W x 8.5” H, and 14” W x 11” H. The 3-piece envelope style sets are ideal for storing stencils, paper and ephemera, pens, markers and much more.

AVAILABLE 3 PIECE ENVELOPE STYLE SET

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


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Holiday Present Box by Milagros Rivera

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The holidays bring the maker in all of us, suddenly we need to create, and sometimes what we have done needs a special packaging. Something that conveys just how special the recipient is and how much love you put into creating what’s inside. When you create the packaging you can customize it with stamps, stencils, paint, ink. There’s really no limits into embellishing it. So let’s deconstruct some journaling tags and add a notch to the things you can do with the amazing Dylusions Journaling tags, best thing is you only need 3!

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Step 1: Grab your tags and center them on a scoring table, score at 2 3/8 on each side, on all 3 tags vertically.
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Step 2: Horizontally score your tags at  4 ½ and 9” respectively.

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Step 3: Fold and cut notches wherever you see a mark intersecting.

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Step 4: Since you already have two tags that will serve as the body of the box, you will cut the third into 2 pieces of  4 ½ x 4 ½.

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Step 5:  Using your chosen stencil, fill it up with the yummy Distress Grit-Paste! I took a photo of the placement of your stencil just so you’re able to see that some will look backward, but when you fold the complete box they will align perfectly and nothing will look out of place!

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Step 6: Time to assemble the piece, I wanted the top of the tag as my closure since that gave me the opportunity to thread a ribbon and stamp a sentiment!

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Step 7:  After you thread your ribbon and some charms into a jump ring, using your Distress Crayon paint the words on your charm, then wipe off the excess, I tell you I can’t get over how easy and effective this quick little technique is! Plus there are so many colors to choose!!!

Can you imagine making sweet tiny boxes with the same technique and smaller tags!!! Happy creating everyone!

Milagros RiveraHello! My name is Milagros C Rivera and I’m a mixed media artists who loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums. I was raised in a creative home, everybody did something ceramics, sewing, baking, jewelry, wood, glass, no medium was off limits! I continue to play and learn without having to restrict myself to just one thing! I live in the sunny island of Puerto Rico with my husband, 2 amazing kids and a menagerie of pets that make my life complete! I’m currently on the Design Team and Social Media Coordinator for Relics and Artifacts. You can find me on my blog as well as follow me on Instagram, Snapguide, and YouTube.

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Imagine the Possibilities…Tim Holtz Colors with Distress on Real Wood Paper by Et Cetera (ETC) Papers

September 23rd, 2016

Coloring on unique surfaces can often pose a challenge and today we want to showcase two different types of Distress coloring techniques on two different types of Et Cetera Papers wood veneer. Wood veneer is made from real wood with a smooth porous finish. Available in various finishes, we wanted to share how you can achieve vibrant watercolor effects on both light and dark surfaces.

Products used: Distress Crayons, Distress Markers, Distress Ink, Distress Waterbrush/Detailer, Distress Archival Ink, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Craft Sheet, Foam Tape, Et Cetera Papers Birch & Cherry Wood Veneer, Idea-ology Textile Surfaces, Idea-ology Quote Bands, Stampers Anonymous CMS136 Mini Blueprints, Stampers Anonymous Grid-blocks, Cardstock, and Jute.

We are working with basic watercoloring supplies including Distress Markers, Distress Crayons, Detailer Distress Waterbrush, Craft Sheet, and of course Wood Veneer.

To get started, stamp the images directly on the wood veneer using Archival Ink. Since we are watercoloring the images it’s important to stamp in a permanent ink.

Birch Wood Card

This first card features a lighter Birch Wood Veneer so we can use translucent dyes like Distress Markers.

Since this surface is very porous coloring directly on the wood with the marker can cause the ink to absorb immediately making it difficult to blend. The solution is to scribble the markers directly on to the craft sheet and use it as your palette.

Pick up the color with a waterbrush and watercolor directly on to the wood veneer. This applies a light wash of color allowing you to control the intensity and blend.

Continue layering various colors using this technique to create a wash of color. The translucent dyes highlight the grain of the wood veneer. Once finished, allow to dry completely.

Ink the edges with Distress Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool to frame our colorful masterpiece.

Cherry Wood Card

This second card features a darker Cherry Wood Veneer so we need to use pigments like Distress Crayons.

Even though this surface is very porous, coloring directly on the wood with the crayon is not a problem. The pigment will not absorb into the surface right away so it will allow us to blend with water.

Using the waterbrush, blend the crayon directly on to the wood veneer. This applies a vibrant wash of color creating intensity on the darker wood background.

Continue layering various colors using this technique to create a mix of color. The opaque pigment tones down the grain of the wood veneer. Once finished, allow to dry completely.

Ink the edges with Distress Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool to frame our colorful masterpiece.

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