This year has been pretty tough so far and I haven’t spent near enough time creating or blogging as I would have liked. Now that things are slowing down I’ve decided to start doing weekly and bi-weekly posts including “Brand Spotlight”. Each week I will spotlight a brand of products that I personally use and love. I’ll share some product information and a tutorial.
This first brand spotlight post is highlighting Ranger Ink. I am a massive fan and I use more of their products than I should probably admit. I own and use products from the following lines: Wendy Vecchi, Dina Wakley Media, Dylusions, Letter It, Tim Holtz, and general Ranger Ink products like archival ink.
Today, I am sharing a page using some of my favorite Ranger products in my Dina Wakley Media journal. I am working on one of the cotton rag pages for this spread. If you have been keeping up with my blog, you already know I am playing along with Nat Kalbach’s Foam Stamplifier challenge. These painted hexagons were created for that challenge and were the spring board for this page.
Using a Dina Wakley stencil that mimics the foam stamp shape, I applied distress ink in soot with a mini blending tool. Then across the center of the page I placed a piece of Dina Wakley Media washi tape, effectively cutting the page in half visually.
Next, I added more styles of DWM washi on opposite sides of the page. Using DecoArt Media Americana Premium Matte Medium, I adhered the hexagon pieces across the center of the page.
I cut out two windows from the DWM printed tissue collection and adhered them with matte medium in opposite corners.
My Ranger Ink product suggestions and must haves:
I highly recommend the Dina Wakley Media collage papers. They are truly some of my most used DWM/Ranger Ink purchases. I also love the black and white washi tapes she designed. I don’t use her colored versions nearly as much. I love to art journal and my two most used are the large Dylusions journal (the classic kraft colored one) and the Dina Wakley Media journal. If you are a card-maker I highly recommend the Letter-It line of sentiments. They mimic the look of hand-lettering which is very popular right now. I also use a lot of the classic black archival ink.
I hope you have found this post helpful. Tune in each week to see my latest brand spotlight post. Thanks for stopping by.