Fabulous Finds Friday: New at Ranger

Today I have a packed Fabulous Finds Friday with some new items from Ranger that will make summer a little brighter.

Let’s start with Enamel Accents, an opaque, dimensional medium that dries to a glossy finish. I love making my own domed dots with the black enamel, so I think the new colors will be a must-have in my embellishment arsenal.

ranger enamel accents

Besides Black Tie and Glacier White, Enamel Accents now come in Pink Gumball, Classic Cherry, Cheese Puff, Lemon Twist, Electric Lime, Lily Pad, Carribean Coast, Blue Ribbon, Wild Orchid and Grape Soda.

ranger wendy archival inks new

I’m a big fan of Ranger’s Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks — I especially love to use them when I’m watercoloring. They stamp so crisp and bright and can also be used with markers, acrylic paint and even Alcohol Ink. New colors are Vibrant Fucshia, Bright Tangelo, Vivid Chartreuse, Paradise Teal, Majestic Violet and Shadow Grey (which I think will be my favorite grey.)

Ranger alcohol inks new

Alcohol Inks, those fast-drying, fade-resistant dye inks specially formulated for non-porous surfaces such as glass, acrylic, tile, etc., are ready for summer, too, available in three-piece sets or individually. Summer sets include Spring Break (Valencia, Limeade, Turquoise), Beach Deco (Flamingo, Patina, Amethyst) and Retro Café (Pink Sherbert, Pool, Espresso).

ranger flip top distress paintranger distress grit paste

New flip tops are a nice addition to Tim Holtz® Distress Paints, which is a great segue to Tim’s newest medium, Grit-Paste. As the name says, it has a gritty texture, holds its body, and dries to a textured, matte finish. You can use it with stencils and color it using the usual suspects: Distress inks, sprays, paint, crayons, etc. They all have different saturation levels on the paste, so just play!

Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley both have some cool new stamp designs. Dina has new borders, scribbled text elements and faces and wings, while Dyan added more of her fun and funky designs. Dyan also has new colors in her Dylusions paints: Funky Fuchsia, Pure Sunshine, Chopped Pesto, Polished Jade, Ground Coffee and Slate Grey.

Head over to the website and check out the fun new items!

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Fabulous Finds Friday — Wendy Vecchi

I hit the Original Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, Calif., (fondly referred to as “the Carson show”) to see what was new and happening.

It was great make new discoveries and to see some familiar faces. The crowd was small, but enthusiastic. (I remember the early days of the Carson show when people would arrive an hour early and stand on line to get in!)

Today I will show you some fun new products from designer Wendy Vecchi, sold through Stampers Anonymous.

Wendy’s line, Studio 490, is fresh and funky and includes stamps, “art parts,” and three inspiration booklets.

Look at these fun projects you can design with Wendy’s stamps and “art parts,” starting with this cute little birdhouse:

Here are some more fun projects that can be made with Wendy’s kits:

And a rack of her stamps:

You can see more on Wendy’s blog: http://studio490art.blogspot.com. Come back the next few Fridays for more peeks from the Carson show, including a beautiful technique from Judikins, sassy new images from American Art Stamp, new products from Magenta, and a fabulous project kit from Darcie’s.

Have a great weekend!