Ranger Ink Autumn Tag with Shari

Happy October everyone!!! Can you believe it’s here already? I can’t… my summer has flown by. We are starting to have cooler weather patterns here in the Mid-West and with that comes the arrival of fall colors!

I’ve been absolutely dying to play with some awesome Ranger products and put them together in one project. I’ve created a tag to celebrate the change of season.  I LOVE how the Distress Paints resist the Distress inks! It is like magic!!

Ranger Autumn Tag

I could play like this all day…everyday… the hardest part is knowing when to stop!  Below, I added some Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint to the Acorn to give it a bit of shine and… well… Distress.

Ranger Autumn Tag D1

I used a combination of Antique Bronze Distress Paint along with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Stains to color the ribbon.

Ranger Autumn Tag D2

In the photo below, I used some Walnut Stain Distress Stain along with some Ripe Persimmon and Peeled Paint inks that were left on my ink blending tools to color the Seasonal Chitchat stickers.

Ranger Autumn Tag D3

Next up is the video I shot of the entire process, I’ve had to speed it up to fit in all the steps… Hope you enjoy.

Thanks for hanging out with me today.

  1. I could watch you play all day, Shari! What a gorgeous, autumn tag! Love all the different and fun techniques you used! I’m so glad you share your talent!! ♥♥♥

  2. Thanks for the great video and all the technique ideas! It’s always so much fun to watch you being creative and it’s a learning experience, as well! I love distress inks, markers, paints, etc. and like to see them in use!

  3. GREAT tag, amazing techniques! I LOVE to see your videos, they are so inspiring and always have something to learn!!!…Distress products are wonderful!

  4. LOVE your tag. Beautiful colors. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  5. Oh my goodness, what an awesome tag. I LOVED watching the video and would have never figured out on my own the layers in which you did. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  6. I love your tag and the great colors you created. I have a question. What do you do with the tags after you make them? Do they just like a card, envelop them and send them to friends? The back seems like it would be messy how do you deal with that?

    Thanks for sharing great tutorial.

    1. Hi Tracy!
      A quick way to clean up the back of the tag is to add paint. I keep most of my pieces like this and display them in my studio for future inspiration.


  7. Wow! Love the color, products, and techniques going on with this tag. It’s interesting to see how an artist would layer the paint, stain, and ink pads. Thank you!

  8. Love, love, love the colors and images on this. Thanks for sharing your process. My problem is deciding when “enough’s enough.” I haven’t mastered that…. {sigh}

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