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Dyan Reaveley-Dylusions Artist Returns to Scrapbook-N-Memories

Dyan is Returning to Scrapbook-N-Memories. We are so excited to announce that we have Ranger Ink signature designer Dyan Reaveley with Dylusions products, coming to teach again for 2 extraordinary art journaling days! If you have not had the pleasure of learning from Dyan, you must come join us for some fun amazing classes! Not only is she an amazing artist, but as I have gotten to know her she has one of the biggest hearts and FAB personality!

Mixed Media Artist Dyan Reaveley’s unique eclectic style comes through in her vibrant color combinations of inks and paints, using text as an insightful design element and the clever use of imagery in her artwork. Dyan teaches and demos with Ranger and is known for her creativity with layering color, images and thought-provoking collages.

Dyan owns and operates a teaching and design studio Art from the Heart in Harrogate, in the north of England. Dyan’s mission is to introduce everyone to the fabulous therapy that is art journaling and creating mixed-media art. 

Students will appreciate that the materials are included in each class (only thing that we recommend bringing to class is a large package of baby wipes and a roll or two of paper towels).  We suggest that you wear clothing that is ok to get stained, or an apron.  You may bring food in to eat between classes. 

REGISTRATION OPENS, Tuesday December 13th @ 11:00 am! Seats are limited, so call 816-884-3273 or drop your registration in the mail today! Payments can be mailed to the store. Spots will not be held without payment in full.

Art Journaling: Expanding the Page
Saturday, 02/04/2017, 9:30a-6:00p, Class fee:$145 (Includes a square Dylusions journal)

Join Dyan Reavely in this all day class to take your art journaling to the next level. We will spend less time on learning the techniques and more time on creating finished pages in the square journal. A blend of inks, paints, collage, writing, doodling, imagery, a touch of sparkle and a pinch of oomph!!!
Lunch:  Because this class is all day, and time for lunch is limited, participants may choose to bring lunch. 

Anatomy of a Page
Sunday, 02/04/2017, 9:00a-1:00p, Class fee:$70 
Intrigued by the art journaling phenomena but unsure where to start? Do the pages look too complicated for you to even contemplate where to begin? Then this is the class for you. Dyan will be breaking down the journal page into easy bite sized steps, taking you from start to finish with ease. 
All materials are included.  Students will be working on the Mixed Media cardstock.  But, if you prefer, you can bring along your own Dylusions large journal in which to work.

Introducing Tags and Texture
Sunday, 02/05/2017, 2:00p-6:00p, Class fee: $70  
Don’t settle for flat journal pages!! Learn how to add texture and interest with tags, flaps and pockets. With a quick fold here and a little tear there, here a tag there a tag, every page so tactile. Bring your pages to life with the touchy feely treatment

All materials are included. Students will be working on the Mixed Media cardstock. But if you prefer, you can bring along your own Dylusions large journal in which to work.

Ranger Guest Designer: Textured Dragonfly Tag

I am honored to be a Guest Designer again today on Ranger Ink website. Check out my tag that I created with lots of texture, layers and of course amazing Ranger products. There are even easy step by step instructions that you can follow to create this tag yourself.



Let's get Dylusional with Art Journaling! 

Dylusions Spring Art Journal Page 

I absolutely LOVE these new Floral Stamps from Dyan Reavely and couldn't wait to peel the packaging open and play with them the day they came into the store. The flowers are created from book print pages that I cleaned my stencils off on. Dylusion Sprays are amazing, vibrant and I don't want to waste even a drop. For step by step written instructions and photos on how I completed this page, you can visit Ranger Inks blog and check out my tutorial on "Dylusions Spring Art Journal Page."


Creative Craft Time


We have had two rounds of “snowmageddon”, 20 plus inches of snow each time, here in Missouri and I don’t know about you but I’m ready for Spring. One good thing that came from all of these snow days is, I locked myself up in my craft room, turned the iPod on to shuffle and just had some much needed creative time. I picked up some of the new Gelato colors from a Faber-Castell class that I took at CHA back in January, that were still laying on my table and for some reason the bright colors just seemed to speak to me. Also laying on my desk was a scrap of cold press watercolor paper that I also picked up as a sample, so I decided to create an ATC card.

I first started by taking Faber-Castells Gesso and squeezed out a generous blob in the center of the watercolor paper. I wanted to have peaks and different heights, so I took Ranger’s Scrapper and scrapped the gesso around in the center of the card altering the pressure. Then let it dry.

Once the Gesso was dry, I knew I wanted to use something on top that the gesso would resist. So I pulled out my very vibrant Dylusion Sprays from Ranger. I first made puddles on my card with the Lemon Zest and then Puddled on the London Blue. When they hit each other they morphed and created a very yummy green color. I then wiped my card with a baby wipe and the sprays were very vibrant and rich on the direct contact of the watercolor paper and just a hint of color on top of the Gesso.  The Gesso pretty much did what I wanted it to and resisted the sprays and gave another layer of color/dimension. I then hit the card with a little heat to dry it 100% for the next step.

Make sure your surface is completely dry. On opposite corners, I took my Boysenberry and Margarita Mix Gelatos and just scribbled a good amount. It’s ok if the color is not solid. The watercolor paper kind of feels embossed so the Gelatos really pick up more on the peaks of the paper. Don’t you just love these colors? I can’t get enough of the Margarita Mix. Now you will take the baby wipe again and blend the Gelatos into the background and now they will be smooth. 

I then wanted to stamp an image in the center of the card and to have it stand out from the background. I applied Snow Cap acrylic paint from Ranger to the center of the card and spread it around with my finger. You don’t have to worry about heat setting this, it dries pretty quickly.

I added the black accents/images with Jet Black Arrival ink from Ranger. First stamp the bird and random script. The circles were created by using a found object in the house. I removed the foil seal off of one of my coffee K-cups and it worked perfect for the distress look I wanted. When you stamp the circles make sure to overlap your other stamped images that way they give a nice layered look. For the black lines I puddled the Jet Black reinker on my nonstick craft sheet, dipped the Ranger Scrapper into it and just drew lines across the card, again overlapping the previous images. For the finishing touch I felt it needed a little shimmer, so I stamped a flourish in opposite corners with Platinum Metallic Pigment ink from Clearsnap. I hope you enjoy my card and are inspired to create and play with some of the techniques I showed.




Spread your Wings and Soar.

I got the amazing opportunity at CHA winter to take a class taught by Dyan Reavely. The class was by far one of the best classes that I've ever taken. It was fast paced, get your hands dirty, there is not right or wrong type of class. My favorite quote that she kept reminding us through out the entire class was "you have to make a whole lot of ugly, before you get a beautiful swan" and that we did. 

So, this tag was inspired by all of the amazing products and techniques Dyan showed us in class. I love how vibrant the Dylusion sprays are and how they react with water. They look great on paper and even on sticky back canvas from Ranger.