CHA 2016 – Ranger Ink Designer Challenge –

Ranger Designer Challenge from CHA Show 2016

Greetings, my crafty friends!  It is the end of day two here at CHA and let me tell you, we have been a busy bunch!  Being a Ranger gal, every year I always enjoy going to see the Ranger Ink designer challenge.  This year was no exception!  The designers were challenged to use Tim Holtz’ new Distress Crayons in creative ways in conjunction with Dina Wakley’s new Media Board.  Not familiar with these new products?  I would highly suggest you […]

Craft Product Comparison and Overview: Ranger Ink Paints

Ranger Ink Paints Comparisons!

Hey there crafters!  Today I want to go through comparing and contrasting the different paints offered by Ranger Ink.  Currently there are four different paints; Tim Holtz Distress Paints, Ranger Paint Dabbers, Dyan Reaveley Dylusions and Dina Wakley Media Paints.  Other than the Ranger Paint Dabbers, we have fully reviewed the other three paints here at Craft Test Dummy.  I’ll insert links to all of  towards the end so you can check them out and see the specifics and samples, […]

Product Review: Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media Paints and Fine Tip Applicator

Wakely Media Heavy Body Paints from Ranger Ink

Disclosure:product provided for review purposes. Links below may be affiliate links and CTD will receive a small commission from your purchase. Opinions are 100% our own and based on first-hand experience with the product. Thank you!  Hey crafters!  Today I’m excited to show you Ranger’s newest Signature Designer, Dina Wakley’s heavy body acrylic Media paints and fine tip applicator.  Let’s get to some basics first; here’s what Ranger has to say about the Media paints. “Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body […]

Product Review: Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer


Hello crafters!  I am so excited to show you the new Distress Marker Spritzer from Ranger and Tim Holtz!  When I first saw Tim demoing this at CHA last January I was ecstatic!  It works so well with masks and stencils and you can pretty much use any marker in your crafty stash with it.  I was so excited about this tool I just couldn’t resist doing a video about it!  See it below to become familiar with the basics […]

CHA 2014 Video Demo – Ranger Ink – Dyan Reaveley – Dylusions White Ink Spray Pad Technique –


Hello Crafters!  We are at CHA 2014 and here is Ranger Signature Designer Dyan Reaveley showing us a FAB technique using her Dylusions Ink Spray Pad with Ranger Ink and how to get the perfect white ink pad in conjunction with her White Linen ink spray!  Finding that perfect white ink pad can prove to be difficult for us stampers, paper crafters and art journaling enthusiasts and Dyan has solved that problem for us using her products in the Ranger […]

CHA Summer 2013: Booth Candy Tim Holtz Seasonal Release


Well, it was definitely Christmas in July at this Summer’s CHA in Las Vegas.  Tim Holtz kept the chill inside with his Holiday themed seasonal release while it was hot and steamy outside in the Las Vegas heat!  Tim has everything from a new fabulous paper stack, stamp & die-cut packs, trims, tissue tapes and the list goes on and on!  Take a look at some photos I snapped while there of all the new products and samples displayed at […]

Craft Product Review: Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Paint

adirondack distress swatch

I couldn’t be more excited to share with you today’s review!  For starters, I am officially a Ranger U graduate and am a Ranger certified instructor!  Last month I travelled to New Jersey to the Ranger Ink factory to learn some amazing tips and techniques taught to us by Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, Dyan Reaveley and Mackie Mullane.  It was an amazing experience; you can read more about it over at my blog!  With that being said, I also got […]

Perfect Pearls Mists by Ranger

ranger perfect pearls mists

I love paper crafting.  That should not be a secret around here by now.  I was thrilled to be sent the Perfect Pearls Mists by Ranger to test drive.  Lets start with what the website has to say about this product: The palette of Perfect Pearls Powders is now available in a fine mist spray! Perfect Pearls Mists expand your paper crafting possibilities—spray a little for a subtle look or a lot for more intense shimmer. Developed with a built-in […]

CHA Winter 2012: My Faves


Now that I’m back home (all 100 miles away from Anaheim) and scrolling through the hundreds of photos I took during my two days at Winter CHA 2012, I’m trying to think about what my absolute FAVORITE new releases were.  There are a lot of things I’m excited to get my hands on and play with, to be sure, and there was no shortage of eye candy at the show. I’m a huge fan of Christy Tomlinson, so I was […]

Craft Fave: Stickles and Distress Stickles by Ranger Industries

The Distress Stickles, on the left, has a wider nozzle to accomodate the larger glitter chunks.

If you love the look of glitter, but dislike the mess, then you probably gravitate toward glitter glues. So now let me introduce you to the Cadillac of glitter glues- STICKLES by Ranger, Ink. Stickles are super glittery and come in a wide range of sparkly and iridescent colors. They are a great way to add a little pizzazz to your projects without the mess of loose glitter. Here’s a swatch of how these colors look when they are applied […]

Craft Product Review: Tim Holtz Distress Stains by Ranger

Distress Stains 16

A year and a half ago, I had never heard of Distress Inks, or Tim Holtz, or Ranger Ink. Distress Stains hadn’t even been invented…but even if they had, I wouldn’t have known anything about them. It’s hard to believe, given how much I love all things “Distress” now, but it’s true. At a fateful weekend with Donna Downey in July 2010, my art world was changed forever, and I’ve never looked back. When Tim Holtz introduced his line of […]

Craft Product Review: Adirondack Color Wash by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink


**WARNING: YOU ARE NOW ENTERING A MANICURE-FREE ZONE. INKY FINGERS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN** It’s no secret, I’m a Ranger-head, I even have taught some fun Ranger technique classes at local scrapbook stores.  Ranger products make my crafty little heart warm with happiness.  I was so excited when I saw the Adirondack Color Wash Sprays by Tim Holtz sent from Jenny!  I’m slighty obsessed with Mr. Holtz’s product line and these color washes are no exception! So, these days we have so […]

Craft Product Review: Black Gesso by Claudine Helmuth’s Studio Line by Ranger Ink

canvas paint splatter

I’ve been a big fan of Claudine Hellmuth’s white gesso for quite some time.  It is wonderfully opaque, thick and creates a great texture on your projects. I’m addicted to it for my art journaling pages and prepping the thin pages for watercolor, acrylics, etc.  (If you’re unfamiliar with gesso and its uses, check out Jenny’s “Gesso Primer” posted earlier this week.)  So, when Claudine released black gesso at this past CHA, I was thoroughly tickled. Here’s how it’s described […]