Welcome to Day 2 of Ranger Week, as with continue with our week-long focus on Tim Holtz Distress Stains. Throughout the course of this week we’re going to share with you a TON of different free video tutorials on a range of different techniques using Distress Stains, we’ll also show you some examples of projects incorporating these techniques. To top off the week, Ranger has graciously donated five sets of twelve Distress Stains. Each day this week someone will win this fabulous collection of Distress Stains. All five winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th at 4 pm EST. You can keep up to date on what’s going on at Ranger by visiting their blog, and their Facebook Page.
Today’s video continues on with a technique I shared with you in the “Introduction to Distress Stains” video we posted on Day 1 of Ranger week when I showed you how Distress Stain can be applied to fabrics (including ribbon and fabric embellishments). In that video I mentioned some of the great canvas resist products that are on the market. In today’s video, Paper Crafter’s Library Senior Educator/Designer Sophia Landry introduces you to the “Canvas Resist Technique” – showing you how easy it is to create your own canvas resist embellishments. Sophia uses this technique to create the leaves that you see on the “Popping Poppy” card below.
Canvas Resist With Distress Stains Technique
*Please note that the video mentions that all 5 winners will be announced on Monday April 16th. The correct date should be Friday April 20th at 4pm EST.
The finished card includes another resist technique, this time using Distress Inks. The video on how to create the card from start to finish is available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through my series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, I began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 I launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in the library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
Here at Paper Crafter’s Library, we make a great effort to provide tons of FREE content in the form of video tutorials. You can access our free videos from our Public Video Library Page by clicking on the categories that say “this section contains one or more complimentary videos” underneath the link. By signing up for our free email newsletter, you’ll also receive a free weekly video tutorial. Another great source of ongoing inspiration and information is the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page. Access to the FULL library and to our premium content is a members-only benefit, for which there is a monthly fee (like signing up for an ongoing online class). If this interests you, you can check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.
Distress Stain Give-Away
As we mentioned at the beginning of this post, every day this week we’ll be giving away one set of 12 Distress Stains – to a total of 5 winners. All you have to do to enter is to leave us a comment on each day’s post. You can expect the posts to be published before 12 pm EST each day this week. All five winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th at 4 pm EST.
P.S. We’d appreciate it if you’d spread the word about Ranger week on your blog, FB and/or Twitter! The more people that visit and comment, the more we have companies like Ranger sponsoring our site with great products we can give away to you!
P.P.S. We encourage you to stop by the Ranger Blog to thank them for their great give-away, and let them know we sent you!
If you are interested in purchasing the products we are featuring this week, they are all carried by our trusted partner Simon Says Stamp. They have fantastic customer service and great shipping rates. Simply click on any image below to be directed to the product.