Ranger Week: Tim Holtz Distress Stains Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of Ranger Week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog as we finish our week-long focus on Tim Holtz Distress Stains. Throughout the course of this week we’ve shared with you LOTS of free video tutorials on a range of different techniques using Distress Stains, and we’ve shown you some examples of projects incorporating these techniques.  To top off the week, Ranger has graciously donated five sets of twelve Distress Stains.  We’ll be picking one winner from each of the posts from this week.  All five winners will be announced today Friday, April 20th at 4 pm EST.  Because we’re late putting up today’s post, we’re going to give away a BONUS set of 12 Distress Stains on Monday.

You can keep up to date on what’s going on at Ranger by visiting their blog, and their Facebook Page.

Today we again have three different videos for you all variations all related to the Blended Distress Technique.  Yesterday we featured a couple of variations on the Wrinkle Free Distress technique which involved applying different colors of Distress Stains to your non-stick craft mat and then swiping your card stock or tag through the stains.  The Blended Distress Technique involves the application of water – so you are applying your Distress Stains to a wet surface.

In the card shown below Sophia uses the Blended Distress Technique to create the lightbulb, and the Ghosted Distress Embossing Technique for the background of the card.  We have a free video both on the Blended Distress Technique, as well as the Ghosted Distress Embossing Technique.

Blended Distress Technique Featuring Distress Stains

Ghosted Distress Embossing Technique

Blended Distress Variation Featuring Distress Stains

In the card below I use a variation of the Blended Distress Technique.  Instead of dragging the stains across my wet card stock, I use more of a splatting motions, giving you a different effect.

The video on how to create both the cards from start to finish will be 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 overwhelmingAfter 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!


140 replies on “Ranger Week: Tim Holtz Distress Stains Day 5”

  1. This theme week has been fabulous! Thanks for showing me how best to use these products – love them.

  2. I have really enjoyed seeing all the projects and fab ideas this week. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B

  3. I love the lightbulb and the ghost technique!!!
    Yeah, good job girls, you all made some beautiful projects.
    very imformative!!!

    colleen in calgary

  4. What a fabulous week! It was a great inspiration and learning experience, thank you!

  5. love this last card with the light bulb. really cool techniques all week. Tahnk you very much for sharing them with us!

  6. What beautiful techniques! I feel like I have discovered a treasure trove of tricks!
    Thanks fo rsharing! What a great opportunity!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing the blended distress technigue I love it!!

    Beautiful card love the colors

    Thank you and Ranger for a chance to win a set of these inks, I’m crossing my fingers.

    Pam and Presley

  8. Does it have to end?? This was, by far, my favorite day. I loved them all, but this is the one that I learned the most from. Thanks so much for educating and inspiring!

  9. It has been a fun week, loved learning all the new techniques. Thanks for all your hard work and creativity.

  10. What a great way to end this fabulous week! I really like the lightbulb, but “it” came on during Day 1. 😉

    I have, indeed, stopped by Ranger to tell them thanks — both for a great product and for sponsoring this great giveaway. Thanks, as always, to the whole PCL team for your outstanding ideas and instructions.

  11. What a great technique! i have really enjoyed every idea and techniques you’ve shared this week! I most definitely must get some of these wonderful Distress Stains! Thank you for sharing such beautiful ideas!

  12. Great videos! Thanks for showing us all the different ways we can use these products! I have a couple but will definitely put more on my list of things to get. Thanks!

  13. This has been a very inspiring week! Your designers/teachers are just amazing. I have leaned so many new techniques. All of the samples have been just gorgeous! Thanx so much for sharing and for all of the inspiration. I now have a new love for distress stains and cannot wait to get creating. 🙂

  14. Thanks so much for all of the hard work that went into these great videos this week! I learned a lot of new techniques!
    Special thanks to Ranger for supplying the stains!!

  15. Thanks for the great week of videos and inspiration. LOVE these stains and Ranger can thank you guys for causing a big rise in sales on them after this week.

  16. I have enjoyed watching all the videos and learning so much about Distress Stains. I especially like the blended background from today. You’re most generous to add a sixth set of stains to the giveaway. I sure hope I’m one of the lucky winners, but if not, the free videos have been a great prize. Good luck to all, and congrats to the winners.

  17. I just found your blog this week and I have enjoyed the tutorials. learned so much about distress stains. Thanks.

  18. Wow!!! This has been so helpful in knowing how to use the stains!!! Thank you for sharing such great techniques. Now to find the time to do this. . .

    Thank you.

  19. I enjoy all this week of rangers distress ink stains. Learn how to use them and I enjoy every video. Great job. Thanks

  20. More great videos! Love it! I’ve really enjoyed this week, and you can ALWAYS post late if it means more prizes, ha ha! Seriously, really loved it. Thanks!

  21. Wow! Great technicques and another opportunity to win! What more could a gal ask for?
    Thank you so much!

  22. Love this week! I have learned so much. I would love to have some stain to try out all these wonderful techniques!!

  23. I have been wondering about how one would use the distress stains along with the distress pads. Thank you so much for a great week of ideas and inspiration.

  24. Love all of the techniques today, but the ghosted distress embossing has got to be my favorite…..more reason to buy even more embossing folders (like I needed another reason heheh).

  25. This has been a great week. Finally have learned to use the stains that I have but would be super happy to win more. Thanks for the opportunity.

  26. Love today’s techniques 🙂 Thanks for the great week of give aways and new ideas.

  27. I have just loved ALL your videos this week. Thank you for a week full of inspiration. I must go out and buy
    some of these distress stains and some embossing folders and mists and a lot more. Please
    let me win one of the sets. I woud love to get to use the tecniques i have seen this week

  28. this is my favorite project this week it is awesome how you can use the stains in so many different ways to get so many effects. Thanks for such an informative week.

  29. Ghosted distress — definitely my favorite technique of the week. So many possibilities. Thanks for a great week of tutorials on using the distress stains.

  30. Amazing prjects. Absolutely love them 🙂 Distress stains seems awesome. I’ve never had opportunity to play with them, but sure love to.

  31. This has been a great week with lots of great tutorials for some amazing product! Thank you so much to PCL and Ranger for this opportunity.

  32. I have enjoyed these videos very much! I especially love the look of the ghosting! Thank you for sharing these techniques with us and for the fabulous chance to win some outstanding ranger distress stains..

  33. WOW! What an interesting way to use distress stains – love the blended distress technique! Thanks for sharing the video! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Distress Stains package!

  34. really like the ghosting technique – will have to give that a try!

  35. Itá s pitty , today is the last day of inspiriation video…but I am sure your inspirational movement is inside of my head already.
    Thank you so much….and let´s wait for luccky

  36. what a great week this was on your blog. I have learned so many new techniques that I am going to use on my next projects. You ladies rock and so does Ranger for supplying these great prizes.

  37. It has been great learning these techniques from you, and see how versatile this products is! And icing on the cake is the give away. Thanks for the chance!

  38. I have enjoyed the videos this week and have more techniques to put to use! Thanks for offering these and the Distress Stains.

  39. This weeks posts were simply awesome! Going to get me some more stains tomorrow!

  40. Oh, this is super awesome! Love these techniques and will have to try them. Thanks so much for the wonderful videos this week; it was a wonderful inspiration.

  41. I loved this week. Would you believe I borrowed distress stains from my friend Christa? I used them to creat a frontcover for my art journal. And it worked perfectly! Thank you for all the tutorials. It was very easy to work with distress stains after I watched them!

  42. Thanks for a great week of videos! Got to get some of these Tim Holtz products and try all of these wonderful ideas! I have loved these new ideas and cannot wait to try them.

  43. Another great distress technique. This has been great. I’m glad I’m a member of PCL, so I can always go back to them. Time to play.

  44. The video finally came through before time was up to send an email. I loved the tutorials today. I think I’ll make a sunset background. Love how your colors turned out. Thank you.

  45. LOVE that card! Great colors! Great technique! Great giveaway! Thanks Ranger and Paper Crafters Library!

  46. Projects and cards with these distress stains have been awesome! This was a has been a wonderful series of tutorials. Thanks

  47. Sorry dear but i have to blame you tomorrow 🙂 its your fault that i turned into bed wayyy to late, i was watching your stains videos and an other one and one more, more and before i knew it…it was so damn late BUT… it was worth it, i enjoyd al the videos you made with the distress ink and stains….Have to try it myself tomorrow but first,…off to bed…Hugs peet

  48. Enjoyed the week with the videos and tutorials using the distress stains.wonderful cards and projects.Thank you so much/

  49. This has been a great week. A little sorry to see it come to an end. The ideas have been really inspiring. Thank you so much.

  50. Thank you for a wonderful site. I watch all your videos on youtube =) And thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway, this brightenes my days. As I am sitting here waiting for my baby to finally decide to come out and say hi.

    Hugs from Lilli =)

  51. This week has been wonderful! Loved all the techniques! Thanks for doing this and I wouldn’t mind another series…hint hint hint

  52. Cool technique! Thanks for being so generous with all of the
    fabulous ideas and projects this week!!

  53. Thanks for sharing, I’m just starting out so every videos that I watch helps me find many ideas to make cards with. Thank You for sharing!
    Janet From Northern alberta

  54. This has been a great week of technique! I have enjoyed experimenting with the few Ranger distress stains that i have and now want to try more–mostly because I now know more uses for them. I had never seen this website before so am now looking forward to visiting more often. Thanks!

  55. Wow — what fun! The ideas have been terrific. Can’t wait to try some of these with my very own stains!!!!

  56. Ok, I have been resisting buying the stains for months now. I didn’t think I needed them. Today’s video convinced me that I need them. I love the “blob” technique so I will be looking out for this product. Thank you PCL and Ranger too!

  57. These videos this week have been wonderful…and I have been convinced to buy these stains. I know what I an doing this weekend…lol.

  58. These have been such great projects you have shown all week–thank you for all of the ideas on how to use the stains!

  59. WOWZERS!!! You do such a fab job on your videos and techniques!! You are a gifted teacher:) I love the darker background with the ghost dry embossing technique AND the back technique with the perfect pearls mist!!! Very lovely and versatile:) thank you and RANGER for giving so very generously!!! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  60. Thanks so much for all your inspiration you give to us and for the great prize giveaways that you and your sponsors have put together for us 🙂

  61. I have really enjoyed all the videos! You really showcased the Ranger distress stains beautifully, I sure it has inspired a lot of people to go out and get some me included. Thanks for sharing.

  62. I have loved this series, the cards you have made have been fantastic. I love this ghost technique with just the stain and then using on an embossing folder was just genius! Thanks for another opportunity to win

  63. Enjoyed the videos and the whole week. Sorry I missed the deadline today. It wasn’t posted before I left for the day. Thanks for the extra chance.

  64. lovely blended demonstration, running to the table and trying this out. thanks for sharing

  65. You saved the best for last! Beeeeeyoutiful card combining multiple distressing techniques. Love it!

  66. These two projects are great, I have enjoyed your spotlight on Ranger week!! Hope to see more in the future. Thank you to everyone at PaperCrafters for sharing your techniques with us, and a BIG thank you to Ranger for having such wonderful products 🙂

  67. Awesome tutorials all week… never knew the best way to use these but now these videos sparked so many new ideas… thanks for the opportunity to win these!!!

  68. Awesome tutorials all week… never knew the best way to use these but now these videos sparked so many new ideas… thanks for the opportunity to win these!!!

  69. What a wonderful week of great videos – thoroughly enjoyed watching and looking forward to using TH Distress Stains. They make awesome backgrounds!! Thanks so much!!

  70. that was a good video on ranger distress stains I have looked at them before but too ashamed to ask what they are for and what to do with them so this video helped

  71. These are very cool techniques. Thanks for all the tutorials this week. Have a great weekend

  72. Thanks for sharing all these great techniques!! The light bulb really has “come on” this week!

  73. Just fab what you can do with this range i love them thanks for showing me this peoduct ranger is awsome emily x

  74. Great techniques. I really like the embossed ghosting technique using White Picket Fence.

  75. Sophia, you are so very talented! I love the techniques you share with us! The blended distress technique and ghost distress embossing techniques created breathtaking projects. You are simply amazing!

  76. I’ve really enjoyed this week. Love Ranger products and couldn’t craft without my Distress Inks. So was very interested to see what all the possibilities where with the Distress Stains. Thanks for your very clear and informative videos! No to mention the gorgeous projects that you then create with the components that you’ve showed us how to make. Congrats to your lucky winners so far, wish I’d seen my name! But now I’ve got my fingers crossed for Monday.
    Thanks again to you and to Ranger!

  77. This has been a great week! Wow, I’ve learnt so much… Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win.

  78. These have all been such great videos. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win a set of Distress Stains.

  79. I have loved the videos! I love all Tim, and all his products. I would love to try the stains, and am currently awaiting the arrival of my distress markers, Can’t wait to play with them.

  80. I just started using distress stains and i love them. would love to build up my collection so thanks for the chance to win!


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