Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist profile
Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
Scratchboard Art: drawings in progress, demos, short video instruction. More types of content as I figure out this platform. Master (MSA) Member of the Int'l Society of Scratchboard Artists. Ampersand Artist Ambassador
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Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
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I've been having a lot of fun with reels on Instagram! Most recently they feature my miniature art (see previous post for more mini art) on Ampersand Claybord Art Tiles. Here's a reel I posted the other day, showing the many markers & pens I used on a tiny 1" square tile.

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The majority of the pens used for the tiny bunny are Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (the colorful ones), but I also used Micron pens in black & 2 shades of gray, and a Stabilo 88 pen. The knife was used for scratching detail and blending colors. It's an X-acto #16 blade

Audio in the reel is "Wait... What?!" by CBL
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Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
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Earlier this month, I put a collection of my very small works in the Burnett Way Mini Gallery, a truly mini gallery in Sacramento CA. I won't repost all the details here, since there's a blog post on my web site that you can read. Suffice to say, I think the show looks really cute and the mini gallery is a fun and creative idea!
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Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
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👍Thanks to the team at SubKit for contacting me for a short interview about my art business! I really appreciate the opportunity 💕

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Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
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This has been in my drafts since October 2021! Not sure why I forgot to post, but here it is now.

Video of process on a mini scratchboard drawing of a Meerkat.
 
2" x 1" Claybord Art Tile, painted with India ink, then scratched. 
 
Images 1 & 2: all-scratched stage  
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3: Speedy Video: adding watercolor  
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4: Finished drawing  
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5: Honey-colored frame (backside, because I had already customized the front)  
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6: Lightly sanded the frame front & sides, drew on it w/black acrylic marker & smudged it quickly w/my finger  
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7: Meerkat, grey mat, frame (after the drawing is sealed, I'll glue it to the mat)  

#meerkatart #meerkat #miniatureart #miniart #tinyart #scratchboard #drawing 



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Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
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I'm still scratching away on various projects & commissions, but I've taken a little side trip into the world of the Cricut machine. It's been interesting, with a bit of a learning curve, but that process has been fun and mostly smooth. The toughest part is figuring out the proper settings for cutting depth, depending on the product: kiss cut (for sheets of stickers) or full cut for individual stickers. Depth also varies depending on the materials and whether I've added a layer of laminate on top. Cricut YouTubers and bloggers have been a very helpful resources for supplies and hacks!

 I'm happy with what I've been able to create so far. These stickers from my "Tough Chick" drawing are one example. These are on "printable" vinyl: I run them through my printer (an Epson Artisan 1400) and then run them through the Cricut to cut them out.

Stickers are available in my shop. Some are my Cricut projects, others are from StickerMule (affiliate link).

I created this video as a reel on Instagram, the music is Gary Puckett's, "Home of Happy Chickens". Click here to see more reels, including some silly ones with my dogs.

#stickers #printablevinyl #Cricut #chickenart #chickensticker
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Ann Ranlett, MSA - Artist
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Meerkat is finished!
I have a stash of mini frames & dug this one out. It was honey-colored & needed a little something, so I sanded it & tinted it with a black acrylic paint marker. I cut a piece of grey matboard as a backer. 
The art is on 2.5" x 1.25" Ampersand Stampbord. They start out white, I paint them with India ink, then scratch & add watercolor. I use a #16 X-Acto blade to scratch. 
#art #meerkat #drawing #scratchboard #miniatureart #miniart #tinyart

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