Welcome to Wednesday and today’s MidWeek Muse video where I’m working with a number of Ranger and Tim Holtz’s mid-year release products.
New Layering Stencils, three new colors each of Stickles and Liquid Pearls, and that fabulous Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin, which you will discover can be used to store more than the Mini Distress Ink Pads. (hint: Letterpress Letters fit perfectly inside!)
Wait until you see how fabulous it can become with the addition of some Alcohol Ink, which I used to color the tin. I love color, and being able to make the tins look pretty was not only fun, but also practical. I have my Mini Distress Ink Pads stored by warm and cool colors and coordinated the Alcohol Inks to those themes. I can tell at a glance what’s inside simply by seeing the color of the tin.
In addition, at the very end of the video you’ll see me demo another product that is not new, but is one that I have added to my studio because it allows me to control some of the chaos and clutter. Not to mention find the darn Ink Blending Tools when I’m looking for them!
That’s Ranger’s Craft Spinner and the optional Extension Kit which stacks another spinning carousel above the main one, for effective vertical storage. With the Craft Spinner I can store 8 Ink Blending Tools (either the original rectangular one, or the Mini round style) and if I add an Extension Kit, the storage doubles to 16. I can’t tell you how much of a relief it is to be able to put my hands right on the Blending Tools rather than rooting around on my work bench.