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CHA Winter 2012: Ranger

Everyone is all a buzz about Ranger’s newest lines…
Distress markers by Tim Holtz.  As usual Tim had a huge crowd gathered around him.  The markers look great, we can’t wait to get our hands on them to test ’em out.
Patina Inks.  Designed to go with the Vintaj metals.  More on these coming soon!  Comes in 15 hues.  Paint on metal with ease, no chipping or peeling, and once glazed will be safe for jewelry!  Dries really fast too!

Tim Holtz Ink Palate and Water brushes.  The palate has a hinged lid, and the water brushes are also unique.  one has a typical brush tip, and the other has a wider brush!

Ice Stickles… in 12 new bright colors

Stamping paper, in ATC size and 81/2″ x 11″.  designed especially to accept inks and make them pop!

Dylusion products by Dyan Reaveley.  Amazing stamps influenced by Zentangle, stencils and sprays in bright colors!

Collage Artist Claudine Hellmuth who’s delightful kits just debuted on HSN offers new stamps!  Gotta get ’em all!

Samples by Claudine…

I think I’m gonna go broke!  I want all of these new products!  What are you going to rush out and buy?

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Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line

Reported by Jenny Chesnick

Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line is part of an artist quality paint collection by Ranger. They are semi-gloss, highly pigmented and come in 15 different shades to choose from. They are acid free & archival safe. You can use a color chart provide by Ranger to mix the 15 standard colors into 51 custom colors using the PDF file provided HERE.
I was introduced to Claudine paints from an artist/scrapbooker friend this past summer. I have always been a big fan of the Adirondack Dabbers from Ranger. I will admit I was a little put off by the “artist quality” label. I was not so sure I would even use them if I had purchased them. Well was I wrong! While the average MSRP is a bit higher for the Studio Line over the Adirondack the easy of use and difference in quality on my projects had me sold after my first bottle. The finish of the Studio paints is much different then your average craft store paint. I tried to use a comparable paint color to show the variance in finish and color of the two paints.

On the left piece of chipboard is the Studio Line and on the right is the Adirondack line. You can see the Studio line is nice and smooth as opposed to the matte finish of the Adirondack paint.

While I have not ventured into an artistic use for these paints, I do use them regularly on chipboard. The paint gives my projects such a nice sheen and does not soak into the chipboard like craft paint. I have used Glimmer Mist & Colorbox chalks over the paint as well with no issue. On the banners below I used the Traditional Tan and Blank Canvas (white). The colors are very true, and the white is nice and bright!

Pros:

  • Semi-Gloss finish
  • Easy of use and care
  • Does not dry out, nice creamy texture in the bottle
  • Needs no gesso or primer on chipboard

Cons:

  • Small color choice
  • Cost, Average MSRP is $5.50
  • Availability
  • 2 oz size
Do you own any of these fabulous paints? I would love to see your projects you have used them on. I had a chance to speak with Claudine at CHA and she showed me how to use her new Extra Time Studio Medium with her Studio Line paints to extend the drying time. She was demonstrating how to use that with stamping. So tell me, what do you think?
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Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-back Canvas

Reported by Martha Bonneau

When I first saw Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio line at Summer CHA last year, I was immediately drawn to her Sticky-back Canvas. Claudine was doing demonstrations using the Sticky-back with her Studio line of acrylic paints, and was making the most wonderful little flowers for her make & take. While talking with her we discovered that there were many uses for the Sticky-back. It could be painted, sewed, stamped on, used with a resist, etc., and the best part is the fact that it is sticky-back…that’s right, when you are done embellishing it, you simply peel off the back and adhere it to your project!


As a scrapbooker I don’t do a lot of painting, but I do like to sew, and that is where I have had the most fun using the Sticky-back. Because it comes in 2 sizes, 12 x 12 and 8.5 x 11, it is easy to run it through your printer if you have an image you would like to use. I used an image from Kitschy Digitals Woodland Stuffies kit…I simply printed it onto the Sticky-back, cut out the image, peeled off the backing, and sewed it onto a canvas tote-bag. Because of the stickiness, there was no need to pin the image in place as it stayed put while sewing it on. The image printed crisp and clean, and was very vibrant.

I have also used it on a couple of scrapping projects. I scanned a vintage pattern and printed it out on the Sticky-back to create this mixed media piece.

I also created my own self-adhesive alphabets to use on my layouts. I like these instead of the little paper alphas you can buy on sheets because the canvas gives them more texture. They do not fray around the edges when cutting them out, and the adhesive is strong enough to keep them adhered to a project.

I did another project using the Sticky-back and Claudine’s Multi-Medium. After cutting out a vintage image I used the Multi-Medium to adhere it to the Sticky-back, cut it out with pinking shears, and adhered it to the cover of a mini-album. I use lots of layers and textures in my projects and the Sticky-back allowed me to bring a fabric texture into a sewing inspired project.

Pros:

  • Self adhesive!
  • Able to use with many different media
  • Adaptable to papercrafters, painters, sewers
  • Claudine’s blog always has a wealth of wonderful ideas on how to use her products

Cons:

  • Difficult to find locally, I have usually only found it on-line

Where to buy:

Have you used Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-back Canvas? We’d love to see your projects… link us up in the comments, and we’ll check you out!

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