Saturday's instruction was shared by these three instructors – Tim HoltzClaudine Hellmuth and Dyan Reaveley. What a line-up!  Claudine started us off with all sorts of wet mediums and transfers.  Her Studio paints have a super rich consistency and are very fast drying, not to mention gorgeous.


Tim walked us through Adirondack Inks and Alcohol Inks using some fabulous techniques. Can you imagine playing with all these colors?


Jim Hankins wore a white shirt knowing we'd be getting inky and we took turns making our marks.  Here's Wendy Jones from New Zealand:


I used Claudine's paints on a stencil from Stencil Girl designed by my pal Jessica Sporn:


Dyan taught loads of tricks with her Dylusions Ink Sprays.  You know how I love them!  If you type the word DYLUSIONS in the search feature in my sidebar you'll see a gazzillion projects I've made with them.  I've been hooked on them for a long time!


Some people have asked how we kept track of all the techniques, and the answer is we made a tag book on a binder ring, and we were provided instructions on labels to adhere to each.  Super organized.  That tag book is a treasure.

I'll share Day 3 tomorrow night and then get back to regularly scheduled programming.  *wink*

Thanks for the visit!



  1. Lucy Edmondson on May 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Jim sounds like a good sport! Did it plan it!

    Lucy x

  2. Anita Houston on May 4, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I use my tags all the time for reference and inspiration! They never leave my desk! You will love yours and they will be your treasure for years to come! Love all these photos!

  3. Helen Markee on May 2, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    look like you had a ball and met a ton of new people!

  4. Sandra Mouwen on May 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Ohh Marjie, this looks like heaven! Great idea to make a tagbook! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Helen Tilbury on May 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    That tag book is a super cool idea. Tim is an entrepreneur of note. Finally someone who can make some real money out of this obsession of ours!!

  6. Diana on May 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

    simple YUMMINESS!!!!!!

  7. Alison/craftytrog on May 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Wow! Looks like you’ve had an amazing time at Ranger U! TFS! xx

  8. Claudine C on May 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Oh wow, look at that stack of Adirondak inks! Your 2nd day looks just as fun as your first day. I’m super jealous. haha! I’m so happy for you Marjie, thanks for sharing your days with us. :)

  9. Linda Cain on May 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Sooooooooo glad you had a great time. It is an amazing event, is it not?


  10. butterfly on May 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, wow, wow… it all looks so much fun, fun, fun!!! Thanks for sharing some more pics and details!
    Alison xx

  11. Valerie-Jael on May 1, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Looks great. Lucky you! Valerie

  12. kathy/NorthCarolina on May 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I have a sneaky feeling that one of these days, not too far off, you will be the instructor, and eager students will be clamoring to have their photo taken with you. Your work is fabulous, marjie! xoxo

  13. Judy Shea on May 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I would be exhausted after 3 days of excitement like this. You are in your element. I knew Tim was VERY organized.. I guess that’s the way it should be. Can’t wait to see U post more beautiful art.

  14. Kay Wallace on May 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Between you and Ellen, I am getting a bird’s eye view of Ranger U and all the fun and learning that went on! The smiles are just contagious, even from here! Thanks so much for sharing. Off to check out DYLUSIONS on your side bar!!

  15. Renee Zarate on May 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’m suffering from a very bad case of “ink envy” just looking at the photos. I can’t wait to see all the new tricks!!! :-) Happy for you. Really.

  16. Redanne on May 1, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Oh what fun you had and it really shows on your face – lovely photos of you btw, especially the first one – now that’s one for the scrapbook….. I hope they let you keep the fab apron….. Hugs, Anne x

  17. Corrine on May 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

    You just look so over the top happy….What a great idea Jim had to wear that white shirt…….now it’s a true memory of Ranger U….Everyone should do it in the future then the memory would stay alive!!! Looking forward to seeing all your new work with these techniques! xox

  18. Terry on May 1, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Fun, fun, fun and it shows on your pretty face! Love this share! Hugs!

  19. Shahrul Niza on May 1, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Goodness, that was insanely FUN!!!. LOL, did you get to bring back all those inks??. LOVING this post, so inspiring :). I wish I get to meet them one day :). HUGS.

  20. Astrid on May 1, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Ah, a tag book, very clever, I bet it is a treasure! Another set of great photos!

  21. Trace metcalfe on May 1, 2013 at 1:28 am

    More ranger yumminess! Lookslike fun was had by all trace x

  22. Donna on May 1, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Thanks for sharing day 2. I watched Jim tonight. It sure sounds amazing!

  23. Julie Tucker-Wolek on April 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Sooooooo awesome! LOVING the pics!!! And still jealous about Jim! LOL! :)

  24. Susan on April 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Love the tag book idea… bet you’ll be referring to that often!

  25. Carolyn Dube on April 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    You are having such fun and it shows! That tag book is priceless!

  26. ConnieM on April 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    that is great. Can’t wait to see what you make using your new techniques from ranger U

  27. Judy Cantrell on April 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for Sharing these photos Marjie!

  28. susan salyer on April 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    This is awesome Marjie Tell Dyan I love her hair..beautiful! and second i will be playing with them I also just got my first set of metal Distress Paints…tell Tim i gave up keeping up i am just having fun and got my wendy shutters and stencil..yea haw I am rolling along with you sweet friend..way behind but I love what I see happening for you right now!
    susan s

  29. Annette G on April 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing these fun photos, hugs Annette x

  30. Teresa Jaye on April 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    awesome! Thanks for sharing! Good thing Tim has on a name tag since no one would know it was him with out it (hee hee!)

  31. Sara Jansen on April 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing such amazing pictures…what fun!!! You look great and seems you had great table mates as well. Can’t wait to start seeing what you learned.