Sara Naumann blog Ranger U

Ranger U…wowie.

What an experience. Three days of non-stop education, hands-on techniques and learning from some of the industry’s best: Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth and Dyan Reaveley. We sprayed, inked, stamped, embossed, made melt art, painted and alcohol inked. We got messy, inky, glittery and very, very excited. And this event could not have been better organized—they made our time count as we whizzed through nearly 80 techniques, which are all tagged, bagged and labeled for reference—which means I could sit down Monday morning and plan out my next columns for Crafts Beautiful and Stamp & Scrap Arts, and plan a Mix Your Media workshop at Art & Soul and detail out my class for Art Workshops by the Sea. Yay!

Sara Naumann blog Tim Holtz Ranger U

Tim demonstrating...he led us through technique after technique, and made it manageable to process through nearly 80 techniques in three days.

Sara Naumann blog Ranger U inkpads

Yea for color! Love love love these inkpads! (And now I know more about how to use them!)

Sara Naumann blog Ranger U Claudine Hellmuth tags

Some tags from the session with the lovely Claudine Hellmuth, including gesso transfers, sticky-back canvas and her delicious new paints.

Sara Naumann blog Ranger U Dyan Reaveley

Ranger's newest signature artist, Dyan Reaveley, who makes stunning art journals. Her new line of ink sprays is divine!

Sara Naumann blog Dyan Reaveley art journals

One of Dyan's gorgeous art journals.

Sara Naumann blog diploma Ranger U

Hey, it's official—I'm a Certified Ranger Educator! (That ring of tags on my right hand holds just some of the techniques we learned!)

Sara Naumann blog group photo Ranger U 2012

The graduates!