Welcome to Ranger Week Featuring Tim Holtz Distress Stains!

This week we’re thrilled to bring you Ranger week on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog! Throughout the course of this week we’ll be focusing on Tim Holtz Distress Stains and sharing 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.

For those of you that may be unfamiliar with Ranger, here’s a little bit of background:

Ranger was founded in 1929 and originally manufactured an exclusive line of commercial ink products for the U.S. banking industry. In 1979, Ranger developed the first art stamp pads in unique, vibrant colors. Until 1998, Ranger’s primary business was private label products for stamp manufacturers. Ranger then began marketing product lines of its own beginning with inks and eventually developing embossing powders. With a continuous focus on innovation, they have developed numerous additional successful lines, which have become popular worldwide. 

Ranger is well known for bringing quality inks, embossing powders and innovative craft products to the arts and crafts market worldwide. Their company has a proven track record of excellence in product development and has won several awards of achievement in the industry. Their mission is to provide a fun, creative and successful experience for artists and crafters, and they accomplish this by continuously developing exciting new products, combined with a comprehensive program of educational support.

Ranger prides itself on the education they offer about their products. To start, their packaging is filled with an abundance of information, techniques and ideas to spark the creative imagination. Additionally, extensive information for projects, tips and techniques is available on their website at www.rangerink.com. 

Ranger is very proud of the fact that all of their inks, embossing powders, paints, dimensional glitters, glues and stamp cleaners are manufactured  in the USA. Their products are made in their facility located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey as well as a satellite location in Montrose, Pennsylvania.

First off, we wanted to start by giving you a good overview of Distress Stains – what they are, what they are used for and how to use them:

Introduction To Distress Stains

Because Distress Stains were designed for quick and easy coverage of backgrounds and large areas, we wanted to start off the week with a simple background technique using one color of Distress Stain.  This background technique was used in the card you see pictured below, but as I show you in the video, it can be used on canvases, in art journals…really anything you can imagine.

Creating a Distress Stain Background

Here’s another example of a super simple application of Distress Stains.  This project was created by Tracy, one of our Paper Crafter’s Library Designer/Educators. It involves simply swiping different colors of Distress Stain onto a wet water-colour paper background.  The video for this card  is available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members. As the week progresses, you’re going to see all sorts of different ideas and techniques featuring Distress Stains, with projects that increase in complexity.

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!


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.

 

816 replies on “Welcome to Ranger Week Featuring Tim Holtz Distress Stains!”

  1. I love that you are showing different companies on your blog. I’m a SU demo but hobby with a few people that order. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Sherry

  2. I really like the distressed look and have used the product just a little – really looking foward to learning more about the use of the inks and it’s apllications in your projects

  3. What a wonderful week! I have seen these and never knew what to do with them. I love learning new things and appreciate you bringing these lessons to those of us who crave more!! Thanks and cheers to a great week.

  4. I am so excited! Your tutorials are awesome. I love Ranger products. The distress stains are something I have been wanting to try. Thank you for featuring them and Thanks Ranger for the opportunity to win!

  5. Can’t wait to see all of the videos! After attending a paper crafting workshop last Fall, I decided to purchase some of these stains and stamp pads over the Winter. They were so much fun to use in the workshop with the various layering techniques that I learned from Vicki Boutin that I had to purchase some for myself. However, I have yet to do more projects with them. Maybe these videos will give me more inspirational motivation! I love the butterflies project! It would make great artwork for my little girl’s room; but I’m pretty sure I’d have to add some pink it there somewhere for her :o)

  6. I love Ranger distress iks and I am looking forward to this week’s videos. It would be so terrific to win one of those sets of stains. Thanks again for such wonderful ideas.

  7. This is great! I love distress stains and I’m always interested in learning more about them! great videos, too!

  8. I really enjoyed your video today using the Ranger’s distress Stains. They are so versatile.
    I would love to win any of the stains.

  9. Wow, i loved the first video. I just recently bought some re-inkers and a couple of stain’s. Thought i was going to try to stamp with the stain’s. Not working like i thought. So, i sure will be here everyday getting important tips on how to use my stains.
    Ava

  10. I haven’t gotten a chance to use these yet, but your videos are so informative! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing tips on using distress inks I have not got to use these yet but I really want to know they are so pretty and versatile. Also thank you for share Ranger goodies with us what a great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!!

    Cant wait to learn more
    Pam

  12. Just got hooked on the distressed inks…now these…WOW! Looking forward to learning more about them.

  13. I only just got my first distress ink pad and i LOVE it. I don’t have much money but i’m saving up for more more more! I would love to win this giveaway so i can learn more.

  14. I really would love to try these stains as they look fabulous in the videos which are so informative! I look forward to the rest of the week! Thank you. xxxx

  15. I love Ranger and Tim Holtz products!! What a great way to get to try some of their new products!! Someone has to win right! Keep of the good work Paper Crafter’s i love this site too!

  16. Oh wow! Ranger, and Distress Inks in particular, have got to be my favourite product. I would love, love to have a set of the stains. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Distress markers, too! Such versatile products, thanks for highlighting them on your blog!!

  17. Thanks so much for the information video on the distress stains. Very informative! I am looking forward to all the neat and creative ideas that you will be presenting this week. I can’t wait to try out the distress stains myself since it looks like lots of fun. Have a great week!

  18. Thanks Andrea for such an informative video about Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress Stains! Can’t wait to see what else is in store for this week, with this product. LOVE your site, your videos are always tops!!!

  19. Wow! I’d love a chance to try some of the disress stains – I’ve had them on my wish list for sometime! Thanks!

  20. I really appreciate this video as I am planning on using these products on my cards. Your videos are always informative and I find I always learn something new

  21. Thanks Andrea – loved the videos – took the apprehension of using this new product away!! I can’t wait to buy some colors of distress ink and start expermenting on cards and journals…………..thanks for helping us newbies along on our quest for being creative….. ;>) Amy D.

  22. I have never used Tim Holtz products, but I am very interested in trying these techniques. Thank you so much for sharing.

  23. This is great, thanks so much. I really love my distress inks but have not invested in the stains; wasn’t really sure their purpose. I’m really looking forward to these techniques.

  24. This was a gret help in understanding how to use these products!
    I have a few of Tim Holtz products as of March, but I’d love to Win!
    Thanks!

  25. Wow! So cool–thanks for the great intro to the distress inks and the chance to win! Looking forward to the rest of the week!

  26. I hope to get to watch all the videos – I’m a newbie for the technique. And great giveaway! Thanks

  27. I just love these stains! Its wonderful that you are giving us tutorials so we all know how to use them and then WILL use them to compliment our projects! Knowledge is Power! LOL!

    Thanks and Blessings,

    Adrienne

  28. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the video. I have a lot of Tim’s stuff but don’t necessarily know the best way to use it all so this is great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. I have been seeing some wonderful projects with these stains and thanks for the opportunity to win some! Great videos and learning experiences on this site.

  30. Woohoo! I LOVE the distress look! Gives so much character to projects! I would definitley love to win the set of distress inks! Thanks for all the fantastic videos you share with us 🙂

  31. This is Great ! I love learning about technique and materials out of my comfort zone. This is a wonderful give away and a learning experience.

  32. What a fantastic product! As always a wonderful technique and video.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I will be looking forward to the rest of the week.

  33. I have been looking at the stains, and have been really tempted to try them. I am so looking forward to
    learning more techniques with them. I love distress products. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills in this and the future videos this week. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of these fabulous stains.

  34. I absolutely love this. I had no idea all that you can do with the distress stains. I use the distress ink pads ALOT but really wasn’t interested in the stains, until now. WOW I really am floored with all you can do with them and your tutorial was great. You take your time when you talking and showing how to do something, unlike so many other tutuorials. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Maybe I will get lucky and be one of the winners so I can try this wonderful product out and see for myself how fun it is.
    Thank you again!!!!!

  35. Absolutely love the cards and videos are my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win. Would love to win these Ranger inks to make the sunset card.

  36. I have already been staining ribbon with distress ink pads and think these bottles are much easier to do it with, plus the colour is not as strong. I like the fact you can co ordinate the colour of your card and embellishments. Going to be a lot of fun mixing the colours with no threat of contamination, Another big YO for Ranger.

  37. I love anything Tim Holtz and Distress Stains are no exception! Ranger, thank you for this generous give-away!! And, thank you PaperCraftersLibrary too!

  38. I love Ranger products, and especially the Distress Stains. Thank you for creating these videos to show us how best to use them. I’d love to add some more stains to my meager collection…
    Thanks,
    Ann

  39. I would love to have these distress stains.thank you for the great tutorials on using them as well and thanks for the chance to win

  40. I have been waiting for this week since it was announced. I know nothing about distress inks and am looking forward to learning as much as I can. Today was a great start with the intro and technique/project videos!

  41. Wow – what an exciting give-away! I love the look of the stains but haven’t yet purchased any. I’m looking forward to learning more from you this week!

  42. This was a very interesting video…I love Ranger products, so this is definitely something I would love to win! Thanks for sharing the techniques.

  43. I’ve just started playing with distress stains, and I love them! Looking forward to the videos this week.

  44. I know a little about own quite a bit of Ranger Products, I really don’t know much about their Distress Stains. I look forward to watching your video demos this week.

  45. Great! I have been wanting to learn more about the Distress Stains! Looking forward to checking in every day and see what other projects are coming. Love these cards!
    DeniseB

  46. I love that fact that I can always come to you blog and learn new things!!! I am so excited to try the distress stains. Thank you for sharing your creativeness with us! This week is going to be awesome!

  47. I love the Tim Holtz distress inks and stains and can’t wait for all the tutorials this week! Great idea to bring this to the Sunny Stampin’ family of events. Thank you

  48. That was a very good video!!! Great info and very clear. Thank you!! That’s a great prize too!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!!

  49. Thank you so much for putting this together, I will be here each day with coffee in hand to learn something NEW!!!! can’t wait.

  50. I’ve been wanting to try these! The video makes them look really easy to use. I think I might try the walnut or antique linen first since i really like the antiquey look.

  51. I love Ranger/Tim Holtz products! And I would love to win, it would be a great birthday present (which is Sunday 4/22). Thanks for the opportunity!

  52. I just want to say thank you so much for always providing educational videos to those of us who cannot afford private membership. I learn so much from your videos and really appreciate a chance to win something from you and your sponsor each week!
    Thank you again…and keep up the “GREAT WORK”!!!!

  53. I love this look with the distress inks. I have purchased a few but as yet haven’t experimented with them very much. I’m so anxious to try them after watching your videos! Great stuff. I’m looking forward to the whole week!! Thanks!

  54. Look forward to seeing what you do with these fantastic stains, don’t own any as yet so will look forward to learning how to use them and maybe will be a new purchase lol.

  55. These stains are such a quick and esy tool for making backgrounds! I have been wondering if I “need” them..lol

  56. Ooooo….I would love to try Ranger’s Distress Stains! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  57. I love Ranger Products and these stains are going to come in very handy in both my art and my teaching!

  58. I love the ranger inks!!!! demo and really would love to try these! I am currently working on wedding decorations and these would be jut the ticket for what I need! So PICK ME PLEASE! Thanks Debbie

  59. How fun! I am looking forward to learning more about these products. I am a big TH fan, but I don’t own any Distress Stains yet. I am anxious to watch the videos to see the many ways to use them. Thank you for the opportunity to win a set.

  60. I have a few distress inks and I love them, I was thinking of trying the stains. Thanks so much I have learnt so much already I am sure this week will be full of good info.

  61. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products from Ranger! I love love love their distress stains 🙂

  62. Thanks for the overview ! I just have a few stains and was wondering about picket fence as I literally just got it two days ago. Looking forward to learning more!

    Thanks so much

    Kay

  63. Great videos, I can’t wait to see more. I don’t own any of the Distress Stains yet but its on my list and can’t wait to try it. The first video was a great learning experience.

  64. What a wonderful video! I’ve wanted to learn ways to use these inks/stains. I will definitely keep coming back all week long – I can’t wait to see what else you have to share!

  65. I love Ranger products, they are the greatest. Thanks for the video, the stains are wonderful.

  66. Great give away and great video. can’t wait to see the rest just like everyone else!

  67. I love all the beautiful colors these come in. What a wonderful example of what to do with them. Thank you!

  68. I’ve always wanted to try them, but was never sure how! Thanks for the videos, and it would be great to win one of these giveaways!

  69. Wow that video was great, I’ve heard of Ranger products, but I was not familiar with the distress stains. I have purchased Distressed ink pads before, but this is such an interesting technique. Thanks so much for all the wonderful information.

  70. Wowee! This is so fantastic! This is one the unique I haven’t used before and I’m looking forward to all the new ways to use this awesome product.

    Thanks ladies!

  71. Love the distress ink video. Looking forward to seeing more ways to use the inks. Thanks for sharing a chance to win some. Mary

  72. Oh my goodness! I cannot wait to see what projects your bring us this week! I have been dying to try more of these. I have 1 distress pad and I use it all the time! I would sure love to win a set of 12! Thanks for the chance!

  73. I only make distressed cards/collages, etc.! Distress stains are wonderful
    to work with…Thanks for the fabulous video ideas. My friend and I get together
    once a week and make distressed goodies!!!!! What fun it would be to win
    a set of your distress stains…
    Many t hanks for this opportunity!
    Cindi

  74. Wow, these distress stains are soooo versatile. Love the effects that were in the video. Thanks to Ranger for supplying this prize that I would LOVE to win. : )

  75. Thanks for the video. I have never used Ranger products and winning them would be great!! Keep up all that you do for the world of stamping. You are right, there is sooooo much available to us now, but oh so little time!! Thank you. Janell S.

  76. Super excited about Ranger week!!! Totally love Ranger products and all the incredible ideas to get this week! 🙂

  77. I have always wanted to learn how to use distress inks, I see them all the time and have seen many beautiful cards made using them. Looking forward to learning a new technique this week. Thanks.

  78. Love the Ranger Distress products and am excited to learn more about the stains…thanks for giving us this opportunity!

  79. I think I own almost as many Ranger products as my local scrapbook store…lol…but the one product I haven’t tried yet are the distress stains. I would love some to experiment with, and your videos are great inspirations!

  80. What an interesting video, I never knew you could do so many things with these stains. Thanks for sharing all of these tips and a chance to win.

  81. Thanks for the opportunity. I’ve recently been experimenting with distress inks, stains and colorwashes and I love the products. Thanks for the tutorial and the tip on the medium! Great blog – Sonia

  82. This is a great introduction to using the stains! Thank you so much. I’ve been holding off on spending any more money on ink, but I can see I need all 36 colors for sure.

  83. WOW, thank U for the history & videos, what would we do without internet.
    Soo excite, much to learn & to try, look forward to this week of projects.

  84. Thank you for the great website you have helped me in my paper crafting journey, i would love to try theses inks it looks like there are so many things you can do with them i am excited and cant wait to purchase them.

  85. Andrea, thank you for the informative videos about using Ranger stains. I’ve wanted to try them but wasn’t sure how to use them. I love your teachings as they are easy to understand. Regards, Peg

  86. this is the best video I have seen explaining the properties and possibilities of distress stains. Very informative – thank you.

  87. WOW !! I didn’t know about Distress Stain, I love the background technique, I hope I win so I can try it out. I’ll be tuned into all week to the rest of the Ranger video’s. Thanks for such a great learning experience. i’ll be looking for the Tim Holtz paper on a roll. Love Paper Crafter Library.

  88. I’ve picked up Ranger Distress Stains and the Blending Tool but have been a bit intimidated by them – and not quite sure WHAT to do with them. So I am absolutely thrilled to have video tutorials on how to use these items!

  89. I’m so excited to see all of the upcoming videos! I have wanted the Picket Fence since I have seen a demo! I absolutely LOVE the look of the blue hues and the neutrals…. they are awesome!!

  90. Wonderful videos and great projects! Thanks to Ranger for donating their terrific products for you to give away. Love distress anything!

  91. Hi, really looking forward to seeing how these products work. Not sure what’s wrong for me, but I can’t watch the video – It just tells me it is currently unavailable. Cheers

  92. I didn’t know I needed this product until I watched your video. I have Michaels coupons so guess what I plan to buy next? I can tell I’m going to love using the Distress Stains and would love to be the lucky winner!

  93. Wow, thank you for your informative video about Ranger stains. I’ve wanted to try them but didn’t know how to use them. It was so easy to understand I’m definitely going to pick some up!!

  94. I just started using Ranger products and needed to know more about how to best use them.
    Thanks Rebecca

  95. Enjoyed the video great tips on using this new family member to the ranger distress inks. Cool way on getting color down fast and even. Love to play and see what new ways I can use them in.

  96. I’ve just started to learn about the different Ranger products including distress stains. I’m looking forward to your Ranger week posts!

    Thanks Pati

  97. Now I have something else I want to save for. I love the way the colors blend. Definitely want these.

  98. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU for this week’s topic! I bought Distress stains almost a year ago bcs I saw some newspaper flowers done with it and fell in love with the look. However, I was never able to replicate and my stains ended up at the back of the drawer. Every time I tried something with them it never was very conclusive. So I am really looking forward to the videos this week and learning what I can do with my stains (finally!). I love the look they give and can’t wait to figure out how to get it through your video tutorials! Thank you to you guys and Ranger for the opportunity to win.

  99. I’ve used the distress inks but never the stains. I look forward to learning more! Thanks for the videos / tutorials.

  100. Thanks for video. I have looked at these at craft strores so many times but haven’t purchased any yet so this week will be very helpful, and winning some products would be even more helpful!!!

    Patricia

  101. I love the ‘sunset’ card by Tracy and can’t wait to see what else to do with distress stains this week. Thanks for the chance to win—AND thanks Ranger!!!

  102. Love the video of how to use the Tim Holtz distress stains! What an awesome product as are all of the Tim Holtz products! I am totally addicted to all of the distress inks! Love them!!

  103. Thanks for showing how to use these distress stains – you make it seem very easy and do great tutorials.Thanks for the chanced to win!

  104. What a beautiful collection- I am so looking forward to all your examples this week, I have just started using the distress inks and absolutely love them. It would be great to win to add to my collection. Thanks for the chance.

  105. awesome giveaways. thanks so much for the videos too. always helps to know how to use a product. thanks again. love T!m and his ranger products.

  106. I enjoyed watching the videos as I’m interested in stains. I’m going to use them to die my own ribbon that I buy. That way I can have the exact color that I need for the project. Thanks tons. Your video’s are wonderful.

  107. I had no idea what to do with these stains but thanks to your video I have seen its many uses.
    So many pretty colors! I can hardly wait to get some. Thanks so much!!
    Donna

  108. Thanks for giving us these tutorials on Ranger inks. I’ve been looking for a clear explanation of what they are for and how to use them. Thanks!

  109. I have used Ranger Products before but never the Distress Stains. What a GREAT introduction to them. I am looking forward to purchasing some of these to add to my craft supplies. Thanks for the info!

  110. I’ve looked at those bottle for ages with no idea how to use them. Now I want all of them!
    What a great technique – and I’m definitely purchasing a roll of that tissue. :0)
    Thanks for sharing!

  111. Love to learn more about Ranger Destress Stains. I have seen them being used on various projects and wasn`t sure how to apply on my projects. Your first video was very informative and am looking forward to each day this week to watch the rest . Thanks to Ranger for their generous offer of sharing these stains with us crafters. Once again Andrea, thanks to you for sharing your knowledge with us! Looking forward to tomorrow`s video!!

  112. I’m so glad I opened this email and viewed the helpful video! I only have a couple stains but haven’t used them. Now I will! I would love to add all the colors in the give away to my card/gift making stash!!

  113. Love Ranger products! I have used the inks but never the stains. Would love to win them and play.

  114. Love this week! Ranger really rocks!! Thanks for sharing your videos with us;. It’s going to be a fun week!

  115. Wow–what great projects. I really really like the butterfly card. Thanks for showing the flower being died too.

  116. Love your techniques and videos for inspiration.
    Would love to play with Distress Stains. Thanks for the chance to win some.

  117. Thank you for all the inspiration and once again making my day. Love Ranger too Thank you for sharing your talent.

  118. Andrea
    I have some ranger products but I do not have the distress stains. Your tutorial was great I am ready
    to buy the stains now. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you ranger product for a wonderful
    giveaway
    Hugs
    Sandy

  119. WOW! This will be one of my favorite weeks. I just finished Creative Chemistry Class with Tim. so this is awesome. more knowledge ….. Thanks

  120. This was great! I love learning about a new product, and since I love the distressed look, I’m going to have to get these!

  121. Thank you so much. I’ve avoid purchasing these inks because I was not sure how and why to use them. Now I’m excited about the endless possibilities. I’m so excited to see how you will continue these products. Thank you so much again.

  122. I am so happy to see this distressing technique. Thank you for the videos as I will learn a lot

  123. Great video, thanks do much for sharing. Cannot wait until I can purchase some of these.

  124. I Never knew there were such differences between the distress inks and the distress pads. Now that I have seen your introduction video, I can’t wait to see more of what I can so with these great Ranger products. I will definitely be adding to my distress inks to the pads I already have.

  125. WOW – what a beautiful butterfly card. I love this technique and can’t wait to try it. The card below it is just as stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  126. I love Ranger Products. I have worked with distress inks, but never with the stains. Thanks for the great tutorial on how you can use them. I am really looking forward to Ranger week and seeing what you come up with.

  127. I’ve never used distress Stains, and am very excited about learning some of the possible uses. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talents.

  128. Thanks so much for sharing all this info about the Distress Stains.Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week has in store for us! I’m so happy that my GF Jenny turned me on to your blog and newsletter! I’ve missed seeing all of your wonderful creations Andrea! Aloha, Linda

  129. Oh, Andrea!!
    I absolutely LOVE Tim Holtz and Ranger products. The distressed, vintage, old fashioned, aged look is just wonderful. (Is that because I’m old myself?) Ranger distressing products go very well with the Graphic 45 products you showcased last week. Thank you for all these great ideas! You must work 28 hours a day on these ideas!

  130. Oh my goodness! This is a fabulous new product. Your video was so informative. Sure hope I win this.

  131. I would love to win a set of Ranger distress inks! Thanks for the chance! Great video!

  132. That is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to see what the next technique is.

  133. Great video, can’t wait to run out and get some of this product. Looking forward to what the rest of the week has in store- Thanks for your great talent- love these posts!!!

  134. They look no easy to play with and can’t wait to try some new techniques. Thanks for sharing!

  135. I love all of Tim Holtz products… I just found out about the distress stains and now something new to try! Tks for an opportunity to win some! On my way to the library to check out the wonderful sunset card!

  136. I love Distress Inks, but have never tried Distress Stains! I am really looking forward to seeing more! Thanks for the great video and the chance to win some of these awesome stains!

  137. I have some distressed ink pads and refills, but now I see I will need to add the stains to my supplies. They give everything such a unique look. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for all the great projects and ideas you share with us every week.

  138. Love all your projects, ideas and generosity! Can’t wait to see all you do with the Ranger and distress products! Thank You

  139. I am a huge Ranger (Tim Holtz) fan. I love using the stains. Would love a set of 12 to add to my collection. Enjoyed the videos….going to try the background now.

  140. I am so glad you are doing these videos, I had no idea what to do with these. They are so much easier to work with than the spray ones, too messy. Until tomorrow……

  141. I am looking forward to all the new techniques this week. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  142. Love Ranger inks – I have a few but don’t really know the full benefit of working with them yet – thanks for the tips & give-a-ways.

  143. I have never used these and I’m so glad to see how they are used. Thank you so much for the instructional videos! I love the unique “aged” look they give the projects. As usual, Andrea, you are so generous to share your infinite knowledge of all things stamping!

  144. I have never used distress inks or stains but love to try. I like the cards you have shown here.

  145. I think I know about product, but when I watch your videos I realize I can learn so much more. It also makes me want to purchase the products you use. I can’t wait to try the stains and hope my comment will put me in the running to win some. Thanks a bunch.

  146. Wow! I’m impressed with Ranger Distress Stain and all that can be done with it. I’ve never used any Ranger products and would love to win so I can give them a try. Thanks for the chance.

  147. I didn’t know about distress stains but I would really love to win the set to try them. I can’t imagine how you could have a weeks worth of techniques. I look forward to seeing even more ideas.

    Thanks so much for posting your videos.

  148. I don’t have any of the distress stains, but love the effect you achieved. I like both cards. I really like the idea of using the TH tissue paper as a base. Did you have to use a light hand when applying the stain so it didn’t get overly saturated with moisture and cause you to rub through it? Thanks for the chances to win these, and for the always-great tutorials.

  149. I have a few stains. Can’t wait to learn new ways to use them, and certainly would love to win and add more colors to my small collection.

  150. I love the distress inks and have a few of the stains, have not used much as i am still learning so this is a marvelous treat and thanks for all the inspiration

  151. Looking forward to all the wonderful things you will be creating this week with the Distress Stains!!!

  152. I just saw the first video on the Ranger Inks an.d am excited about hearing more. Maybe I’ll even be lucky enough to win so I can put into action what I am learning. Thanks for the opportunity.

  153. Beautiful cards and awesome videos! so excited for this week. I’ve become such a huge fan of all things T!m Holtz. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win some!

  154. Hi!! Wow super week with ranger distress stains, I love the project thanks for sharing and for all the techniques that you will showing this week! And for the chance to win too! Big Hugs.. Maggy 🙂

  155. Thanks for the Ranger info. Ranger products continue to be my favorite, every day use products…. I love the videos of the distress stains!!
    thank you.

    cindy in chicago

  156. Andrea,

    I would love to have the opportunity to win these distress stains! Thank you!

  157. Wow, I had no idea that Ranger Inks had been around for so long. I just
    love learning about the history of companies, and how they came about.
    The butterfly card is stunning, gosh, I just want it!! LOL
    Thanks for the free tutorial and I shall start my wish list of inks!
    Have a great week!! 🙂

  158. Thanks for the tutorial, it’s nice to see new products and how to use them, i really like Ranger!

  159. Love this website, just found it and sooooo much inspiration. Love those ranger inks as well, can’t wait to get started.

    Have a great day.

  160. I would love to try these Ranger distress inks. They look like it would be something
    wonderful to incorporate with my scrapbooking and cardmaking!! By the way I
    love your blog too!!

  161. Thanks for the Ranger Stains video. I can now see why they are so popular. It definitely helps to know about a new product before I buy it for the first time. (And of course I’d love to win a set of them for free!)

  162. Awesome! I am now more eager to see what else can be done with the distress stains…thanks so much for sharing your time! Love the stains so far!

  163. Wow, what beautiful colors!! I just love them and can’t wait to learn more ways to use them. It was a nice pick me up that was way needed today!! Thanks!!

  164. I love the distressed look of these Inks and it would be great to win a set of these inks. I have some of the Ranger Distress products and know that they are amazing.

  165. OK, now I have to try them! Thanks for the video demonstration. They look amazingly easy to work with to achiece fabulous effects.

  166. Excellent video tutorial, Andrea! I’m so glad I’m a subscriber to your Newsletter or I would’ve missed this. Looking forward to seeing more of your tutorials on Ranger products especially the Distress Inks as it has taken over the crafting world! I only have a few colors of DI’s so winning a set would be great! Thank you for the opportunity!

  167. I have bought picket fence as saw demo using it on stamp – would love to win more!

  168. I just started experimenting with Distress Inks and this video couldn’t have been posted at a better time. Looking forward to more videos!!

  169. WOW, I just completed a online class with Tim and enjoyed all that I learned. Since I only have 4 of the Distress Stains, I could sure use more and would love to win some. I’m enjoy learning on your site also.
    Thank you so much for free tutorials. Thank you for offering winners for the Distress Stains.
    Carole Miller

  170. Oh, Oh, Oh, I have to have some of these! I have one distress pad, vintage photo, and I use it all the time. I love Tim Holtz products and the way they bring colors out. I also have some of his stamps and dies. I am sooo excited to be able to be in a drawing for some of these stains. I love your videos! I have to have the Barn Door and Picket Fence stains. Thank you so very much. I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed.

  171. I have never used distressed ink before and would love to try new techniques in my paper crafting. Thanks for the great videos.

  172. I’ve always wanted to try the Ranger Distress inks, but was never sure which colors to start with and, since I don’t really know how to use them, I didn’t feel I could afford the color sets, either. Thanks so much for showing us all the things they can do, and for giving us a chance to win a set, too! 🙂

  173. Oh my!! It looks like we are going to have another exciting week! I have always wanted to try the Ranger distressed inks, so this is going to be very exciting for me as I love all mediums; but, especially everything that will end up looking vintage. I am so very glad you are featuring this product so I can see what it will do. Now to watch some videos!!

  174. The introductory video is so helpful. I love working with the distress inks and have been eyeing the stains, not sure what all they could do. Looking forward to a week of learning.

  175. Thanks so much tor the informative videos!!! I would love to get my hands on some of these. 🙂

  176. I really enjoyed the videos….I have not tried the distress inks yet…but have been wanting to…now I feel more confident in making the investment and time to use them…what wonderful possibilities! Thank you!

  177. i was always alittle bit scared of distress stains but now they have been so well explained and exampled that I would love to have them in my kit for all i create!

  178. What a wonderful tutorial! I’ve heard and seen completed projects using the stains but not how to use them. Thanks for illustrating the many ways to use them!

  179. Great videos! I love Ranger products, especially the alcohol inks, but am anxious to try the Distress Stains – they look very versatile after watching your videos!

  180. Already learned several tips from you today on using the distress stains,anious to see all the videos you are sharing this week. Looks like a fun and easy product to use.

  181. Your videos will be enlightening, I’m sure. Can’t wait. I love using the distress inks. Made some cool 3D butterflies with them and SU markers.
    Peace, Becky J.

  182. I love all your videos, they have helped me be more creative with all forms of art pieces.

  183. I had my first introduction about a month ago to distress inks and now would be the perfect time to get some of my own 🙂

  184. Andrea, I always look forward to your videos. I learn something new from you all the time! 🙂 I LOVE the Ranger Distress Stains and have been considering purchasing some when I can. It is great to see how versatile they are in all papercraft projects! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience and expertise with all of us!

  185. Super informative videos!! LOVE Ranger and Tim Holtz…together…match made in heaven…but Ranger knew that would be the case, didn’t they. Thank you for the opportunity to dream this week. My collection of Distress Stains is small and the gift of the set of Distress Stains would be a welcome addition to my meager stash.

  186. I just completed Tim’s online Creative Chemistry course, and based on the knowledge that I acquired you did extremely well in giving a brief, but informative explanation regarding the makeup of the stains and two ways to use the stains, which are one of my favorite products.

  187. I used these inks when I first began stamping! It’s been so long since I’ve used them – thanks for the reminder and reflection – so many new colors since when I began!

  188. All of the Ranger products I have tried are excellent. The distressed inks are my go to inks and I would love to try and play with the stains. Thanks for the great information on this product and the opportunity to win.

  189. Me, me, me, me, I’m not warming up for a vocal. I would love to win the collection of stains. But, if I don’t I know the Ranger week will be full of beautiful instruction. Thanks.

  190. Love Ranger products and the fact they are made in the good ole USA. Thanks for the chance to win some.

  191. Oh my, I can’t tell you how much I enjoy these wonderful weeks of showcasing products and how to use them. I am like many others with a stash of supplies, many I’ve never used and don’t know how to use this. These tutorials and ideas are the best. Thank you so much and thank you Ranger Industries for being so generous with your gifts.

  192. Love Distress Ink…I only have a coupla colors, as I took Tim’s Creative Chemistry 101, and needed some for the homework. But would I love to have a whole set? You betcha!

  193. Fantastic giveaway! I have wanted to use the Ranger products for quite some time. The colors are so vibrant. I am looking forward to the tutorials this week on using these products. Hope I win some of them:)

  194. A fantastic pair of videos tht taught me more than I knew for sure about the inks! Love the colors you used and the art journal is beautiful.

  195. Thanks for the great ideas! Can’t wait for the next video on ideas using them. I only have 1 and was not sure what to do, now I will try it out.

  196. Thanks so much for the videos. I love the Distress inks and now know more about the stains. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

  197. This is a tool I can’t live without. Look forward to learning more of its versatility and a chance to win some of it for my addiction.
    Thanks, ArtsyChik Jeanne

  198. I have some of these stains and haven’t used them for quite awhile. This inspires me to get them out and create something. I had no idea they had so many!

  199. I’ve followed Tim for many years now and he never seems to amaze me with his ideas and products. Nice videos, as always. Easy to follow. You and Tim Holtz – what a pair!

  200. Would love to win these! Thanks for the opportunity & generous gift for those who win…hope it’s me 😉

  201. I’d heard about Ranger distress inks, but never knew how they differed from other crafting inks, or what they were used for. Great video, as usual, Andrea! I love the projects you demonstrated, but I’m totally smitten with the blue butterfly card as well as the sunset card by Tracey that’s posted under the video. Thanks for sharing all the great information!

  202. Looking forward to learning more about using Distress stains on art projects. Great overview of Distress Stains. Thanks.

  203. I love distress and am looking forward to learning more about ways to use the stains. Thanks so much.

  204. I have grown to love distress inks and all it applications. I don’t have the stains yet, so I hope that my name is drawn. I can’t wait to see what else you have on the blog this week.

  205. the Ranger Distressed Stain is indeed a most useful product. Its ease of use and versatility of surfaces encourages our imagination. Colors are vivid but can be muted. I am excited, truly, about the pictures rolling in my mind. The idea of coloring ribbons and flowers to match stained background surfaces is a good thing.

  206. I have not tried these inks as of yet but I love your video. Thanks for sharing the video and a chance to win the distress inks.

  207. I have never heard of distress stains so have no idea about them, but the process looks fairly simple. I look forward to learning more.

  208. Love the results one can achieve, lot’s of space to express our own creativity. Do not own any of these super distress product yet. Could I get lucky today! Thanks to the whole crew!

  209. I would love to try Tim Holtz’s distress inks. I have been wondering about the different uses for the inks.

  210. Thanks for such a great opportunity! I love tims distress inks but havent tried the stains yet! And those markers look fantastic.Gorgeousa card, well done.

  211. Ranger Week!! whewho, I’ve never played with the stains, hope I win a set so I can start right away!
    Thanks for all the insperation
    Nancy

  212. I’ve used a few distressed inks and love the effect they give. Thanks for sharing your tips and I can’t wait to see what else you have to show us. Hope I’m the lucky recipient of these stains. I can’t wait.

  213. I’m already a huge fan of Tim Holtz Distress Stains. I love using them and just to have the opportunity to win some distress stains it’s too good to me true. Keep up the great work!!!

  214. I love distress inks but have not tried the stains as yet so I would love to win some to try out! Your tutorials are great thank you for all the inspiration.

  215. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize pack! The videos alone are great, as I’ve never used the distress stains. Thanks 🙂

  216. Wow !!!!! I’m inispired to get the few stains I have out of my stash and actually use them. Your clear and informative video has won me. Tim’s good but so are you.

  217. I would love to win a set of Tim Holtz distress stains. Michaels does not carry them and neither does the one scrapbook store we have in Victoria. I am so anxious to try them I think they would be super and so convenient and easy to use. Videos are awesome.

  218. I am so looking forward to this week. I don’t know anything about the stains. I just started experimenting with the alochol inks. A few months ago I started using the ink pads. I have just a few of each and would be so over-joyed to be blessed to win a set of Ranger stains. Thank you for the tutorial for people like me. Thank you for sharing with each of us.

  219. There is always something new to learn and I love that you share so much. Thank you! I’m anxious to learn more about distress inks.

  220. Thanks for the information on using this product. I have only used the Distress Ink Pads so far. Would love to play.

  221. I LOVE all my distress inks and have almost all of them. I am slowly getting my supply of distress stain built up. I cant wait to learn some new ways to use it. Thanks,

  222. Your simple and quick explaination of the properties of Ranger products was so helpful. I never quite knew why I might need these items. I love how they they allow the base to show through. I will have to do some playing. Thanks so much.
    Lynn.

  223. I love all things Ranger and all things Tim Holtz! This will be a fantastic week – thanks for doing this!

  224. Whoops! I mean the distress stains, not the inks. I have a few of the distress ink pads, and I love them, but the stains appear to be so versatile. Thanks again for showing us how it’s all done!

  225. I really enjoyed finding out the background information about Ranger. I also am looking forward to this week and what I might learn. The distress inks are gorgeous but require a different mindset to make the most of them. Thanks for the video.

  226. I love learning about products that I am unfamiliar with so thank you for showcasing this company.

  227. Wow. Those look cool. Thanks for showing us how to work with them. I’ll have to go to my craft store and see if they have them.

  228. I love ranger inks and dyes. They are so versatile and easy to use. I love your sample card, very pretty

  229. I love the distressed look and am so excited to see how easy these new stains are to apply. The
    color selection is fabulous. Can’t wait to try them. Thank you for the offer to will a set.

  230. I have several of this pads and really don’t know how to use them. I am glad you are sharing the knowledge.

  231. Andrea very informative video. I did not know anything about these products and your projects where beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Bev

  232. Have used the ink pads to do the edges of cards but didn’t know there were so many other things to do with the Distress Ink. Thanks to Ranger and to you for the tutorials.

  233. I have not tried the Distress stains but after watching the video I am going to give them a try!

  234. Wow Tracy, thanks for a fantastic tutorial. These products are amazing but can be intimating; really looking forward to the rest of the week. Thanks for the chance to win!

  235. Your videos are always so informative. Thanks. I’m looking forward to the rest of Ranger week!!

  236. I only just discovered the greatest of Tim Holtz products.
    Will throughly enjoy getting to know how to use these products and the different uses for them.
    I am sure I will learn much and will be the padawan this week.

  237. Thanks for the very informative video. I have a few of the stamp pads but have not used them very much yet. Looking forward to more of your videos this week to get inspired with the distress inks. Thank you for the chance to win the inks.

  238. Have avoided purchasing these because I thought they would be too difficult to use. You made it seems so simple. Thank you for the demonstration. I am anxious to try it!

  239. So excited there are so many Ranger products out there and so many things that until you see them shown you just don’t get the most out of them. I live where there are only retail stores and no one does demos so this is great. Looking forward to the week and all I can learn and pass on to the group of ladies I craft with…. Bring on the fun!!!!!

  240. I’ve never used distress strains, so thanks for sharing the info. I’m going to have to try these now!!

  241. I have used them in my art journal and they are very easy and fast! Would love to learn more ways to use them so will watch all week. Thanks for bringing this to us.

  242. What a great Video and now I know of more ways to use the Ranger products which I love!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win Distress stains! One can never have too many of those!!

  243. Wonderful video! Streaching my horizons! I hope I win! I just retired and I want to do more crafting. I want to give a variety of cards to each of my siblings (I am 1 of 8), their children and their grands who are teens and older….almost 50 sets! This could help a lot! Oooh,I hope I win!

  244. Wow thanks for the wonderful information, I’ve been curious about distress stains so I look forward to watching all of your videos.

  245. Great giveaway and great videos. You really did a good job of explaining about that one way valve in the lids of the Distress Stains, how to start it, etc. I knew it was there but hadn’t thought about how it’s one way system would keep the stain inside the bottle from being contaminated! I’m really looking forward to the rest of this week!

  246. Love Ranger products—I am looking forward to more instruction from you on how to use them! Thanks Andrea!

  247. absolutely love, love, love the distress stain demos and cannot wait to try them out
    thanks so very much

  248. I’ve always wondered about distress stains and ink – never used them. Thanks for all the great information! I’ll be trying them now.

  249. I have actually never ventured out to try distress stains, but boy they sure do look lovely on the projects you made. I would love the chance to win them and give them a try. Thanks for the opportunity!

  250. Hi all. I use Distress inks a lot and love them for all sorts of projects and applications. I have not yet acquired or used any of the Stains. I watched all the videos today and loved them all. I will certainly be buying the stains. They are so versatile. TFS

  251. I am so excited for this week. I have a good collection of Distress Inks but have not yet gotten into the stains. Just watching the video has made me want to get my hands on them and play! Thank you for explaining them and how to use them so well.

  252. I own a couple of Ranger Distress Stains. I have not used them yet. I think your videos will inspire me to use them. Thanks

  253. I love Tim Holtz products, and I had been wanting to learn more about the Stains. Thank you very much for sharing this video on the stains . I learn so much with you. Thank You.

  254. Thanks for the great videos and thanks to Ranger! What a great give-a-way.
    I was not sure on the benefit of using the Distressed inks and so I tend to shy away from them.
    I think I only have one or two so hopefully I can win more to start using on more projects.
    Lisa

  255. I have some bottles of distrain stain but don’t really use it except for covering chipboard. Otherwise, I use distress ink more often. Hope to learn new ways to use my products. Thank you !!!

  256. Another fun week of learning! Love Ranger products, and am looking forward to learning more ways to use them. Thanks!

  257. I don’t know much about Ranger products and just enjoyed the first video on Distress Stains. I’m looking forward to learning more. Thank you!

  258. I don’t know much about distressed ink but have been wanting to learn. Can’t wait to see what you all have in store for us! Thanks!

  259. I very much appreciate all the work you do at this site. I love the videos and all the info that goes into them.
    I also love the giveaways you do. So very nice of you and your sponsors. I use distress inks, but have not tried the stains. Looking forward to the upcoming info.

  260. I Just can’t get enough Tim Holtz! Love the products and the techniques that can be done with them.

  261. I love the versatility of the distress inks. I can use them on so many different projects.

  262. Love these stains and all Ranger products I’ve tried. I would love to win the 12-pack sampler, thanks for the opportunity.

  263. How great that you are partnering with Ranger this week. Given how much you use their products, you must love them! I have recently started dabbling with Ranger inks, and would love to add the distress stains to my arsenal! Thanks for the opportunity to win a set 🙂

  264. What a great video! Thank you for sharing it. I have never used Ranger Stain before but am looking forward to it. I especially like the idea of coloring fabric, ribbon and wooden embellishments.

  265. I loe Rager products but I haven’t used Distress Stains – great to know the differene between them and Distress Inks. Looking forward to a great Ranger Week.

  266. I loved both of your videos. I had moved away from papercrafting but a friend of mine sent me the link to your site and I learned a ton about Ranger and about distress stains. So thank you so much!! I know for sure, if I were to win a set of distress stains I would run to my craft room to play!!! By the end of the week I may have to play with or without the distress stains!! Thanks so much for your motivating videos!

  267. I just watched the video and I am head over heals for the distress stain. Your videos gave me so many ideas. I have the Tim Holtz distress ink, but was never quite sure what or how to use it, so I’m looking forward to watching more videos!

  268. Wonderful information on the stain and inks. For a newbie like me this information is GREAT!

  269. I’m in love with the distress inks but haven’t used the stains yet. I would LOVE to win this set! Thanks for the chance! Sue

  270. WOW!! I love these stains, there are so many options but the best one is the changing of color in fabric ribbons & flowers. Thank you for the demonstrtion and new ideas. 🙂

  271. Wow!! First a wonderful week of Graphic 45, now another week featuring another favorite company!! Love Ranger products and I am looking forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us. Thank you 🙂

  272. I’ve never used distress strains, so thanks for sharing the info. I would love to win the 12-pack so I could try them, Thanks so much for the chance of winning

  273. Ranger is always coming up with such great products! There are so many options with the distressing stains, the applications are endless. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for sharing!

  274. OMG….I love these. Thanx for introducing these and I would love to win some of these fabulous stains.

  275. This will be a great week; love all things Distress! Thanks for the opportunity to win the entire set!

  276. Can’t wait to learn more about the distress stains this week. Thanks to you and Ranger for the chance to win the stain collection!

  277. I would love to win this……..I have never tried this technique. I would never have thought to stain the ribbon and flower, great idea. My fingers are crossed.

  278. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to get some of the stains. You don’t know how helpful your demos are and how they help inspire me to try new things. Love the cards.

  279. I would love to win the Ranger Distress Stains. I love distress inks and would love to try their new product. It looks very cool. I have seen several videos using it, and can’t wait to try it.

  280. Thank you for sharing ideas for the stains! Cant wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!

  281. I haven’t tried distress inks or stains but they seem amazing and I think I would like to test them out! Thanks for the video, it was great to learn more about distress stains!

  282. I am really looking forward to this week. Your site is amazing for what you teach us. I have wanted to use the distress inks and stains but haven’t tried them yet. What a wonderful week it will be! Thanks so much.

  283. Andrea thanks for a great video. I love Ranger Products. I am new to your website ~ a fellow card maker sent me your link. I just started browsing and I can’t believe all that is available. I can’t wait to explore some more. Cheers and thanks for the great give aways. Susan

  284. Looking forward to everything this week. I’m pretty new to card making, so need all the supplies I can get.

    Thanks for the video and the chance to win some awesome ink!

  285. Thanks for the great videos. I have a few distress ink pads and one distress stain, but I never really knew what to do with them. I can’t wait to use them now that you showed us some great techniques. Looking forward to the rest of the week to see what else you have in store for us!

  286. This is a facinating project and the distress ink seems to have so much possibilities. Thanks for a fabulous give-away!!

  287. I really enjoyed your demonstration of the Ranger Distress Stain. I loved the different samples that you had to show where you had used the product also!

  288. I love using the distressed ink, I haven’t used the dappers yet. I can’t wait to try them out.

  289. Thank you for sharing the background distress technique. Now I have an idea how to use these stains as I have one bottle that I haven’t cracked open yet to try. Looking forward to more techniques on other ways to use these stains.

  290. I have the Pickett fence stain and I really like how you can use it for so many different things. I would love to win more, thanks.

  291. I love love love the butterfly card! I collect butterfly trinkets, this card is so cute. Thank you for your helpful videos and awsome giveaways. Good luck everyone:o)

  292. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway from Ranger! I have many Distress Ink pads, but didn’t really understand the purpose behind the Distress Stains. I’m looking forward to learning more about using the Distress Stains this week. Thank you!

  293. I would love to win your giveaway as I wouldn’t have a clue as to what color stains to purchase as I am just starting out. I have stayed away from Tim’s products because the choice of colors are so overwhelming as I want them all but can’t afford to purchase them all. Thanks for your video…I love the idea of coloring the ribbon.

  294. Just finished watching the videos and I have learned more about the Ranger line. In the past I have avoided them as I was a little timid about using them. After this, you can bet I’ll be first in line at the store to pick up some of the distress ink daubers. What a fantastic item. I have none yet, but I will have them
    soon! Can’t wait to use them on a project.

  295. Thanks for showing the difference between the stains& inks, it would be easy to confuse the two. Looking forward to more this week!

  296. love the ability to make soft backgrounds with the same tools you can make vibrant ones with!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  297. So happy to see this. Just took Tim Holtz’s creative chemistry class so I am totally inspired to learn more and see your project ideas. Thanks,

  298. Thanks for a chance to win. I really liked that videos, I never used the ink for fear of messing up. Thank you for showing me how it can be used.

  299. You gals just blow me away with all your fabulous tutorials and for sharing your talents with us. Have been so confused and overwhelmed with Ranger’s Distress Stains and Inks that I haven’t yet taken the plunge. The videos are most helpful and how fab would that be to win a set as a belated birthday gift to me. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  300. Looks like these are as much fun to play with as the regular Distress Inks are! Thank you for sharing your tips and I look forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve!

  301. These products look like so much fun to play with. The videos are so much help to me as a novice.

  302. I love Ranger products and all you can do with them. Am looking forward to learning more this week from you. Thanks.

  303. Wow. I Have purchased many ink pads from Ranger but have never seen used or bought any of the distress stain, I love these Videos, I would love to win these and start playing with them.. Thanks Andrea. The effects you created are stunning.

  304. I’m so excited that you are going to do an entire week on these. I’d love to have them, but have hesitated since I only knew one or two things to do with them. Also I was afraid that once I got a couple I’d need them all!! So I’ve got my fingers crossed to win one of the 5 sets of 12 that you and Ranger are giving away. Looks like it’s got my favorite colors in it. Can’t wait to see the rest of the videos!!
    Thanks so much,
    R/

  305. I have purchased a few Distressed Stains colors but wasn’t sure how to use them. Thanks for the tutorial and I look forward to the information you are providing this week.

  306. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome collection. I love, love, love this technique.

  307. Thank you Andrea and Rangers for sharing…I love all the Rangers Products, so Ranger Week sounds exciting and I can’t wait to see what’s next…hugs and smiles…
    Denise Trottier

  308. Wow, how easy is that!! I am so impressed with your two cards, and I eally look forward to seeing all the other videos this week.

  309. I was so inspired by your tutorial today that I ran out and bought 3 distress stains. They didn’t have any tissue paper or the matte product. Do you have that in your store? I’m inspired this week. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us.

  310. WOW!!! Love learning about the rangers distress stains. I never used them
    because I wasn’t sure how to use them, your vido really helped. Love the
    ranger distress ink and paint that I use. I’m looking forward to seeing all the
    videos this week.

    Thank You, you do a wonderful job.

  311. Tim Holtz stains are great. Love the wide range of colors and they serve so many purposes from little flowers to large projects. If you haven’t tried them, you should. Everyone will be pleased with the outcome.

  312. I love the distress stains, but your videos made me love them so much more! I cant wait to try out some of your techniques!

  313. I’m excited about this! Thanks for the opportunity! -I love getting ideas from your tutorials.

  314. What a fantastic give-away! I have never used Distress Stains, and would love to be able to give them a go!

  315. Thanks so much for the videos on Ranger Distress Stains, I really like learning about new products and how to use them. I have some of the Distress Ink pads but have not yet gotten into using the stains. Thanks for the chance to win a set! I look forward to trying these soon and I always enjoy the projects you share.

  316. Wow, these adds some really nice dimension to many projects. I would love to win this fab dozen and put them to work. Thanks for the amazing videos!

  317. Wow, these adds some really nice dimension to many projects. I would love to win this fab dozen and put them to work. Thanks for the amazing videos!

  318. Thanks for the great basic information on your 1st video with Distress Stains. You make it look so easy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  319. Love the quick application of these. They can transform a plain surface into the start of a great art piece. Thanks for the tips on the white stain, I believe called Barn Door. Definitely need this for my craft supplies.

  320. I would LOVE A CHANCE TO WIN. I have a few of the stains and love them, but would love to know more about them. I am excited for your upcoming classes! Thx so much for sharing, Tori

  321. Wow! I just love all your videos! They are always so professionally done and so informative and so inspiring. You explain everything so well that it makes me know I could do this too! Love the Ranger products….I want them all!!! Especially after seeing what you can do with them! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

  322. Super excited to learn more about the Distress Stains. As mentioned on the comment I left on the YT video, whenever I go to Michaels, I pick up a stain, look at it, ho & hum over it and then put it back. I have no idea what I would do with it. I’m just getting into Distress Inks and learning how to use those … I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pick up more TH mediums that will sit around til I have time to play with them, if I ever get a chance to really get into them to see what they’re all about or what they can do.

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win. Again, looking forward to the rest of the videos this week!

  323. Very Nice video – I want to play with the Distress Stains! Dont have them yet – would LOVE to win! Thanks Andrea and Ranger for the opportunity!

  324. Wat to take the stress out of distress inks Andrea. I am a big Ranger ink fan, but have not seen the product u featured today. Thanks for showing us all the wonderful possibilities that this product can do.

  325. I love these stains and the video is brilliant, it gives you confidence to try something new and I would love to win and have the opportunity to win.

  326. that was a great intro to the ranger distress stain! it looks like such a user friendly product.

  327. I have always been too intimidated to play with Distress Inks. Thank you for the trouble of making the videos with all the useful information and the wonderful joint opportunity by you and Ranger to win the set of Distress Inks.

  328. Wow…..I did not realise how easy and versatile these stains are – definately on my MUST buy list now.
    Look forward to the rest of the videos.

  329. Great products! LOVE the ‘sunset’ background card – so simple and lovely. Thanks for sharing the opportunity to win some cool products!

  330. Wow love the distress techniques you’re sharing, thanks so much! I would loooooove to win the set of inks! Thanks!

  331. I have always loved and admired the distressed ink look but have never used them or even learned how! I’m SOOOOO glad you are doing some instructional videos on them. It’s so nice to actually SEE someone use/teach them before I do. It really helps! Thanks so much. I would love to try them one day-and I do plan to! 🙂

  332. Great Video on showing how to use Ranger Distress Inks. You explained the difference of them really well. Have a great day. Hugs n’ stuff, Lynne

  333. Thank you so much for sharing this info! I never knew how to use these stains. I am a visual learner so your videos are perfect for me. Thank you and keep up the great work of pairing with companies!

  334. Never used these before but I Love all the ways you can use these distress inks especially on seam binding.

  335. I love the distress staiins! Looking forward to the posts this week to learn more techniques.

  336. I love destressing. I’m still a little new at it. Love your video’s
    And I would love to try this product!

  337. Hi Andrea,

    Thanks for sharing these techniques with us! Would love to win some of these Distress Stains to try them out! Love Tim Holtz!

    Dawna

  338. Looking forward to seeing what else you will be doing with those distress stains…Thanks for sharing…

  339. SO GLAD I DISCOVERED THiS BLOG!!!! I love the distress stain, I have completed 5, YES 5 projects using bare wood, like cigar boxes, alphas, jewelery boxes, trinket boxes, corregated cardboard- and all with my ONE lonely dauber in MY favorite MUST have color Vintage photo! I am wondering if picket fence (white)is available too, Im pretty sure I saw it used in a Demo of Tims… This little bottle of stuff nerver runs out! I plan to get more, as I learn more ways to use it. I have tons of kraft paper that I have stored away, coloring up some of that I think will be on the agenda this year. The card is amazing btw, and I have tried the seam binding technique. Just rub on some vintage photo to your seambinding and your done, Next time I will add water and try to achieve diffferent shades of brown, and conserve what I have left lol, I just had a thought to use it on old book paper too. Love this product, so much bang for the buck and I never even considered stretching it further with water. Best part of this product, well theres a few: The inks are so bold and concentrated, and dont contaminate eachother, which i did not know,BEST of ALL-its not GLITTERY!! I do masculine work mainly for my son and nephews, and boyfriend…. glitter sprays arent quite right for those type projects. 1 more great point- It wont clog after one use-NO SPRAY BOTTLE! One of my favorite Ranger projects by far! I hope I can keep up all week with the blog because I will sacrifice a kidney for this collection lol. I was going to say limb, but then how would I craft- I guess you can have a foot:) lol!
    Great tutorial and blog entry! Thanks for inspiring and offering a great opportunity to win these!!!

  340. This product looks wonderful! I’d love to give it a try. Thanks for all the informative videos.
    Enjoy your day!

  341. Wow! I didn’t even know there was such a thing as distressed stains. Thanks for sharing this with us. Your videos are always so informative and easy to follow.

  342. Wow… this is cool… didn’t really even know these were out there! Would think these would work SO well with the embossed distressing technique featured in the March 2012 Stampin’ Success 🙂

  343. I see these products all the time in the craft store, but never knew what they can be used for. Thank you for introducing them to me.

  344. Really love the Distress inkpads so am anxious to try these Distress stains. Thx for the great intro. video.

  345. Distress stains,another Ranger product I won’t be able to live without. Keep up the wonderful tutorials.

  346. What a great giveaway!!!!!! how generous of Ranger !!love their other stuff , haven’t tried their stains yet.. so excited….

  347. What a great giveaway! I have just been introduced to the stains and am loving all the things that can be done with them! I know there is more that can be done with them, so I am looking forward to watching more videos and seeing what you have in store for us!

  348. WOWZER Ranger Distress Stain giveaway. Am I dreaming? I love your video’s. Your video’s are always so clear and easy to follow. Thanks

  349. I am so excited to learn more about Ranger inks. I love to try new things and this is just what I have been looking for!!

  350. I’ve got two bottles of stain and wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. Thank you for the tips! I’d love to win more!

  351. I really love the canvas that your producing with this bundle! I am so inspires with the look, but am very much a beginner of the techniques used. The videos are amazing and have helped me so much! Thanks for your ideas and for sharing,
    robin

  352. would love the chance to win, thanks for the opportunity. would also love to learn more about the product!

  353. This was a great TUTE. And the candy looks yummy too. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win this awesome prize.

  354. I would love to create with these stains! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful tutorials that you do. They are very informative and inspirational. Keep it up!

  355. Wow what a tremendous competition for this nice giveaway, at this momente 517 people wants to win, with me 518.
    Thanks for the very nice and didatic video, I will try this inks asap.
    Thank you

  356. Thanks for sharing your ideas on creating with these distress stains. I’m always looking for ways to do my visual journalling and to not have to drag out a lot of supplies – this would eliminate the use of a brush, paint and water – perfect! I’m such a messy person…. Love those dabbers!!

  357. Thank you for doing this series on Ranger products! I have been wanting to try them, so I’m looking forward to seeing what I can learn each day 🙂

  358. Too cool. How great it would be to win these. I have heard of ranger but never have used them. Would love to try this technique with scrapping booking.
    very very cool stuff.

  359. How timely. I have just added some new colours of Distress Inks to my list of “must haves” resulting from finding some cards samples online. In the sample instructions it listed the Distress Stain Picket Fence and as the instructions were minimal, I could not understand why it was listed and how to use it. It has now been added to my list. Thank you for the informative information about these wonderful products.

  360. Thanks so much for all the cool tips with the Distress Stains AND showing the difference with the Picket Fence Stain. Thanks for the chance to win some, would love to craft with them.

  361. Love this…I will definitely be trying this technique. I look foward to the videos this week!

  362. I love distress products. The videos were very informative. I am looking forward to trying them. I would love to win the distress stains. Thanks for the great give away!

  363. Your video convinced me to purchase Ranger Products. I love the many uses for these distress inks. Thanks very much and I look forward to this exciting week’s videos.

  364. Thank you for the thorough introduction to Distress Stains. Now I want them even more that before!

  365. I can’t wait to start using this product. I can see many ways to use it for my backgrounds.

  366. Now I can use the white embellishments I have! Just stain them to match what I need! Fantastic!

  367. Andrea, I really appreciated the great introduction to Distress Stains. They seem like a pretty versatile product. I didn’t realize how many color options. I am looking forward to the rest of the week’s projects and videos.

  368. Where were you when I was struggling with Art profesors in college – soooooooo much more fun! Thanks for the details.

  369. Pick me! pick me! pick me! I just love the distressed look these products create.
    I have used others but I can see with your expertise how easy these products are to use.
    I would love a chance to use them.
    Thanks you for your wonderful posts and videos.

  370. Hi,

    Thanks for the video on creating a Distress Stain ink background. I love the butterfly card. What a cool prize, I wolud love to win!

  371. WOW! What a wonderful product. I love the versatility of the distrssed stains. Thanks for showing us how to use Tim Holtz Distress Stains.

  372. Fabulous video today. I own 4 Distress Stains and I love them. I like the extra tips you gave today about picket fence distress stain. Thanks again…

  373. I need some of these, lol. Thanks so much for showing us this product, it is awesome.

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

  374. What a great tutorial. Distress Stains are such a versatile product, thank you for sharing and teaching me. I would love to win them.

    Ms. C.

  375. Wow! Did not think I would use the stains but after your video’s I am excited to try…Thanks for a chance to win

  376. I am so excited about the distressed stains hope to purchase some soon. I loved the videos thanks for sharing the techniques and ideas

  377. All I can say is WOW. I see the stains in my store but didnt have any idea how to use them. Thank you and Thank you again. lanna

  378. Now I understand what all the excitement is about when using these Distress Stains. Great video!

  379. I love all distress products. The videos are very informativeand I am looking forward to using these. It would be lovely to win them so thank you,as ever ,for the generous gift! Hugs xxxx

  380. Thank you so much for showing ideas of how to use distress stains. We don’t have a distributor on this island so I will have to order on-line.

  381. I must say Wow, I really learn a bunch of ways to use the distress Stains. Thank you so much for such an informative video. I was thinking about buying them but not sure and now I will definitely buy some. Your video really shows different techniques on how to use them and was very interesting! Thank you again and thank you for the opportunity to win some Wonderful Distress Stains.
    Hugs, Monica

  382. I love your videos….so many ideas….thanks so much for a chance to win a set of distress stains…..

  383. This is awesome. I must get some of these… I LOVE anything that is Ranger. Thank You so much for a chance to win such an awesome set.

  384. My first comment did not post although it says it did…..love your videos and your ideas….thanks for giving me a chance to win a set of distress stains…..

  385. Oooo, I haven’t heard of this product yet, but love what I’ve seen you do with it ! Thanks to you and the Ranger company for offering such a wonderful prize as well as inspiration on how to use the products.

  386. Love the opportunity to learn more about distressing! And would love, love, love to win! 🙂

  387. Thanks so much for the great vildeo. It was so clear and concise! I can’t wait to see more and to try the stains. I already have the Distress Markers but haven’t used them yet.

  388. Wow, what a great give away. I am always interested in new ways on how to use my distress inks. I love the inks and the many colors Ranger offers. Keep the videos coming. LOVE THEM!

  389. Wow, what a great give away. I am always interested in new ways on how to use my distress inks. I love the inks and the many colors Ranger offers. Keep the videos coming. LOVE THEM!

  390. I’ve used some of the stains but did not know how to use picket fence. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win some stains.

  391. I’ve never tried Distress Stains before, but it looks like you can do some really cool things with them! Would love to give them a try! Thanks for the chance to win a set of them!

  392. Wow I am so happy you will be using these, I have always wondered how to use them. Love how you educate us!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

  393. I have seen these but never knew what to do with them. Thank you for doing these videos and helping me to understand their use. It looks easy and I know I will be trying yet another new product. This hobby is so much fun, don’;t you think?

  394. Really good video. I love to learn more and more about using product especially Rangers as they are so versatile and we don’t know all the ways we can use them. Thanks

  395. Love the stains and stamping multiple times or over the tissue to make a simple yet elegant background.
    Thank you for all your ideas and the chance to win awesome products 🙂

  396. You can not go wrong with Ranger products..love the Distress Stains! Thanks for sharing how to use them & the chance to win!

  397. I have a few distress stains will be nice to have an idea for different projects I can use with them. So far I have not used them a lot. I think I have 3 of them. Thanks for the opportunity to learn more about them and to win a collection of the colors.
    angel hugs
    Debby

  398. These Ranger Distress Stains are wonderful. I have always loved Ranger products.
    The video’s are great for really learning how to use the products.
    Thanks

  399. I am looking forward to learning more great techniques for Ranger’s line of Distress Stains. Can’t wait. Thank you for a chance to win some to add to my collection.

  400. LOVE Distress Inks – am a pretty good “Distress Inker!” Would LOVE to become a good “Distress Stainer!”……..So would LOVE to win and be able to experiment more! Thanks!
    Laura

  401. I have some of the staoins and ink pads but can’t wait to see all your techniques so I use the products I have and plan to buy. Thanks so much.

  402. I’m a technique junkie, so I always love seeing how products are being used. Of course, that generally means I have to go out and buy more stuff…but that’s half the fun! Thanks!

  403. I’ve seen Tim Holtz (at the stamping convention) work with these, and I’ve LOVED them! Oh how I’d love to win them so I can try them out…

  404. Thanks for the info! I had no idea that Ranger has been arond since 1929, one often thinks their favorite crafts companies have sprung up in the past decade or so. I look forward to seeing what else is in store this week.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  405. Isn’t the internet a wonderful thing? We can learn to use any product we are interested in, and see if we want them before we buy them. Winning these stains would be awesome!

  406. These are amazing. Can’t wait to try them. I have several of the distress pads and just love them.

  407. i quickly got hooked on distress ink pads, so i am excited about learning more about the stains!

  408. Before the videos I was fearful of using the Distress Stains–NOW I AM FEARLESS ! Eager to try them. The industry keeps expanding and improving! Housework will have to wait! I

  409. Wow, these Distress Stains are so cool! I’ve been hearing about them but didn’t really know what to use them for. thanks for the tips

  410. I just bought some of the stains which I have not used and was looking for some information and ideas for using it. I appreciate your sharing this information just in time!

  411. I am a big fan of Ranger ink and Tim Holtz. Ranger inks are so versatile and the colors are the best. Nothing would make me happier than to win a set of them! Thank you for dong this. I really enjoy your website.

  412. I love my distress ink pads and hope to get the markers as I can afford them. I’m not quite sure how these differ from using the ink pads and a foam applicator. It would be fun to give them a whirl! Hope I win!

  413. I absolutely love all the gorgeous things you can create with distress inks!! So nice of you guys to do such a great giveaway!! Thanks! 🙂

  414. Love Ranger products. Thanks for the the great samples and instructions, and the opportunty to win.

  415. Ranger products are the best!! Thanks for the videos – am eager to learn much more about the distress stains! Thanks for the chance to win a set of stains!

  416. I know this is ridiculas, but I was laying in bed yesterday ( I just broke my foot) and was thinking of all the ways I could use the distress stains if I won them. I can’t wait to see who wins this week, but the videos have been great!!! I have learned alot, especially how to use them for all sorts of ideas!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  417. I only have the picket fence but I want to get them all! Thanks for the chance to win!

  418. This is a wonderful site and I am going to sign up now for your newsletters. Thanks so much for the videos and thank you for the opportunity to win some distress stains.

  419. Great videos and such beautiful samples. These stains would make the perfect backgrounds to us in my art journals. Thanx so much for sharing! 🙂

  420. That was very interesting. Thank you for sharing that with us. I have not purchased any of these as yet but I am interested in them. Thank you for a chance to win 12 of them. I had wondered about the library and had thought about joining so I am now better informed and will think more seriously about joining. Thanks again.

  421. Wow, great informative videos!! I have one bottle of Distress stain, but I have never used it…I know what a shame, but I was never sure what to do with them…well now you’ve inpired me to play with them and just have fun, maybe even create something pretty!!! Thanks so much.

  422. I have been looking for more ways to use my distress stains and I can see that more colors are probably in my future.. This is very helpful. Thanks!

  423. Thanks for sharing such great information about the Ranger Distress Stains in your videos. Love the backgrounds that can be created with them !

  424. I’m addicted to all things Ranger! Love the Distress Stains. They are so versatile. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  425. Terrific video today. Ranger products are the best, and so is this blog site. Got my fingers crossed on the giveaway.

  426. I love all the info! Just finished collecting all the distrss pads, guess my next collection shoud be these great stains.

  427. Thanks for those videos, I picked up a few techniques to use in my next mixed media piece. I would love town this giveaway!

  428. I have been a fan of Ranger Distress Inks for a long while but had resisted getting into the Distress Stains; telling myself I didn’t need both. But I now realise the stains are quite different, they look so versatile andI am already thinking about new techniques for using them in my scrapbooking and cardmaking projects and sharing these ideas with others.!

  429. WOW! Great videos and your videos are really informative. Thanks for sharing and will have to get some of the tissue paper so that I can try this technique. Love how the project turned out… Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  430. I love the ranger distress inks and now I am excited about the new stains. Thanks for sharing the videos and this great give away!

  431. Great video! Now I understand why everyone is so excited about the stains. I can’t wait to try them, they ad such a great new variety of ideas to our paper crafting! THANX!

  432. Wonderful videos of these lovely colors of stains,would love to win them.thanks for the chance to do so.

  433. Great videos – definitely going to browse through more of blog tonight. Lovin’ the look that distress stains create – so beautiful. Sure would love to win some of these beautiful stains. Thank you for the chance to win.

  434. Thanks for the video. It is very informative and easy to understand.
    Loved the altered box. I can see myself making one and keeping my buttons in it.

  435. I love using distress inks so would be real nice to win the distress stains…thanks so much for sharing the video and the opportunity to win !!!

  436. WOW! Another fantastic product you’ve introduced me to. Would love to try it all. Thanks for sharing.

  437. Loved your video on the distress stains so very helpful on how to actually use them! Thanks for the chance to win some!

  438. So glad SSS sent me here via Twitter! I just signed up for your email newsletter! I would love to win Ranger’s Distress Stains. I love the Distress Inks but have been dying to try the stains! Thanks for the chance.

  439. Great tutorial. I absolutely love all of the Ranger distressed products. They are so different from any others on the market and so much fun to play with. Thanks for the opportunity to add to my stash.

  440. I just getting into stamping and love using the distress inks so I’m excited to hear about distress stains

  441. Love the stain over the Tim Holtz tissue I need to get some of that to work with too! I think I have one more video to watch, these area awesome! Thanks

  442. I have so far resisted purchasing the Distress stains, although i do have the Picket Fence white. I have a feeling after this week, I will be wanting them all! Also I must thank you for two very professional videos.

  443. Thanks so much for the information. I am new to the world of paper crafting and am so happy there is somewhere to learn at all levels. I would love to win the Ranger inks, quality items and would help me to start off with great products. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  444. Heard about this from Simon Says Stamps and have to catch up with all the Distress stain techniques. I think the stains are almost as good as the inks!

  445. I often swipe the yellow and orange colors of sunset onto a wet paper to make a background for my tree and flower stamps.

  446. Wonderful video!! I love Rangers Distress inks…..the stains seem much fun to use ! I’ll add it to my wishlist.
    Thanks for sharing!

  447. Beautiful card! The tissue technique will look great on my tags and mini albums! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win Distress Stains.

  448. I love the distressed inks and the stains take it to another level. I look forward to working with the stains.

  449. Everyone needs a set of these stains. They look fabulous and what fun it would be to experiment. Great intro video Andrea. Thanks for a chance to win a set, so generous of Ranger.

  450. So now I know the difference between the distress inks and distress stains. i can’t wait to learn more about these distress stains this week. Thanks Andrea.

  451. Thanks for the great information on the Ranger Inks that was in the video The card is lovely
    Thanks for the chance to win What great week it will be
    and Thank you for sharing

  452. I just love it! I really like the facts that you guys show such clear tutorials about the different products. That is so awesome and definitely something I can learn a lot from. Thank you for sharing!

  453. Really looking forward to this week. Just got a lot of stains and love to get more ideas about how to use them

  454. Wow – I love Ranger products. I have several stains, but really do not use them to the full potential. So eagerly awaiting more tutorials.

  455. My goodness that is a fantastic prize! I have just completed the Tim holtz online class and enjoyed the experience. I couldn’t however, do any of the examples with the distress inks as I have none. Would love to win. 😉 I am now going to scroll a huge amount and watch the videos! Never too much Tim Holtz in my life!!!

  456. OMG what a oppertunity You make everything look so easy and make us think that we can do it also. Thanks for the wonderful videos I have learned so much from you since I have found you. Thank You for sharing all that you do

    1. Thanks for the insruction. I love Ranger and these stains look awsome! Crossing my inked up digits!

  457. Your videos are very informative. Love the different effects the distress stains give. Thanks for sharing.

  458. Thanks for the great introduction to these Distress inks. I am new to this product line and it helps so much to have the background information you are supplying. I am enjoying watching each video and learning more about the products and ways to,use them. Thank you for allowing me the chance to win the inks in your giveaway as well!

  459. I have played with Distress Inks, Alchol Inks, Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearl mists but now I want to start a collection of Distress Stains as they look like so much fun.

  460. I’ve never seen these stains in use before. Love the translucency of them . Thanks for the chance to win a set of these stains. Great videos too you have such a calm professional voice.

  461. Wow those colors and their applications are just so yummy !!! I would love to win a set !!!

  462. I came from Jennifer McGuire’s blog. Thanks for posting the video. I have played with the stains some. Thanks for sharing this technique! and Thanks for having Distress Week (after all Tax season just ended!!!) and the chance to win . The finished project is really beautiful.

  463. This has to be one of my favorite techniques for backgrounds! It is absolutely beautiful and I love the broken china color by tim holtz! Thanks for sharing the video on how to complete the project!

  464. Love the distress stains and the unlimited possibilities they provide. Thank you for the great videos.

  465. I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to color the backgrounds on my ATCs and Tags. These would fit the bill perfectly.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

  466. I have never actually used distressed inks but have always wanted to try them out. The examples shown are beautiful! I hope I win so I have a great supply to learn from!

  467. This is a pretty spectacular give away, Thanks for the video tutorials I’ve always wanted to learn how to use distress inks! I’d love to win these. Keep up the great work!

  468. Thanks for the videos – isn’t this a great product. You can blend and match your projects very easily. Great to see them in action.

  469. Your video shows another reason I’m happy to have joined Paper Crafters Library. I am getting more and more comfortable to try new products and techniques.

  470. I’ve wanted to give the Distress Stains a try, and it would be great to win a set of them. Love the Sunset effect on one of today’s cards. Thanks!

  471. That Broken China background is gorgeous!! It makes a stunning background for those butterflies, and a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing that. And for the tutorial as well.

  472. I love this project. I really want to make it. This is my first intro to your site I will return often. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome project. Good Luck Everyone!!

  473. Ive been trying to save up for these. It is hard these days but I really like what the stains do or can do. Thanks so much for the tutorial and the chance to win some. That would be so GREAT.