I love Ranger inks but it wasn’t until I interviewed Tim Holtz a couple of years ago that I discovered that the company’s Sea shells, Sea Brights and Adirondack inks were arranged into a complimentary palette of color – who knew? Not me!
It seems that if you took Peach Bellini, Popsicle Orange and Terra Cotta inks – one from each of the range, they work wonderfully together. In fact, I still have one of their promo sheets on which Tim Holtz circled the colors to show just how they work. I lived by that list for a couple of years but I don’t have to any more.
Ranger has, at last, acknowledged that most crafters don’t know how the inks coordinate so the company has made it simple for all of us. Now the Sea Shells and Sea Brights are gone and they’re all called Adirondack inks (I still can’t pronounce that word, but at least I can now coordinate the inks). The inks are arranged into groups called Lights, Brights and Earthtones. The colors are the same but they’re easier to match up with each other.
For the Earthtones collection which are the darker colors in the range, there are matching Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Dimensional Pearls™, Color Wash™, Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powders and Pigment Pens. So many wonderful products – Yum!
A by product of this rearrangement is the retirement of a few older products but you’ll love the ease of coordinating colors – imagine paint,ink and embossing powders that all go together.
Find out more about the new range here: Ranger inks