How to Use Many Types of Ink on Yupo Paper

by Roni Johnson

Completed love art piece on Yupo paper made with many types of Tsukineko inks.

Yupo is a polypropylene medium that can take all sorts of abuse and still come out looking great. Today I wanted to show you how easy it is to use with StazOn, Memento and VersaFine Clair inks with a couple of other mediums thrown in for fun. Today’s technique is only one of many different ways to use inks on Yupo paper. Experiment, have fun and if you don’t like it simply wipe it off and start over! This is a truly forgiving medium to work with.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 45minutes – 1-hour +dry time


Step 1

Use a paint brush to paint a layer of rubbing alcohol onto the craft mat.

Step 2

Add one drop of St. Valentine StazOn ink to the rubbing alcohol and slightly blend.

Step 3

Press a piece of Yupo paper into the ink mixture and lift. Repeat this step with additional pieces of Yupo or plain cardstock to pick up the excess ink.

Step 4

Mix a drop of Rhubarb Stalk and rubbing alcohol on the craft mat.

Step 5

Pounce a piece of wadded up plastic into the ink mix.

Step 6

Pounce the inky plastic over the Yupo paper to create a variety of patterns.

Step 7

Repeat steps 4 – 6 until you achieve the desired look. Try adding other ink colors for a bolder look. For my final result I used StazOn St Valentine, Claret and a touch of Gothic Purple as well as Memento Rhubarb Stalk Ink.

Step 7b (optional)

Flick rubbing alcohol over the Yupo to create additional depth and dimension.

Step 8

Spread Gold Metallic Creative Medium through a stencil using spatula palette knife.

Step 9

After the Creative Medium has dried, scribble around the heart and edge with a Marabu Art Crayon.

Step 10

Smudge the art crayon markings with your finger. Affix letters to the Yupo with On Point! Glue.

Step 11

Randomly stamp text and hearts over the Yupo canvas with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist ink.


  • Yupo Paper
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Marabu Art Crayon
  • Rinea – Text Stamp
  • Joy Clair – Heart Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp – Heart Stencil
  • Sizzix – Letters

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How To Make A Mixed Media Gift Bag

by Nadine Carlier

Mixed Media Gift Bag by Nadine Carlier ic

Ever get bored of store bought gift bags? Then all you need is a plain brown bag and some Imagines mixed media products to create a beautiful piece of art to wrap your presents in. I used Creative Mediums, Fireworks, irRESISTibles and StazOn Ink on my gift bag.

Watch my video tutorial below to see how I made my gift bag. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 min. plus drying time



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Ink Blending a Background

Wee Ghosties Halloween Card

by Mary Prasad

Handmade halloween card featuring stamped and colored ghosts, haunted house and tree as well as a blended ink background with resist Stars and a full moon created by blending Memento inks over GooseBumps spray by Mary Prasad.

Learn how to create this blended background using Memento Inks and InkBlushers. The stars are created easily by splattering a little GooseBumps before inking up the background.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour + drying time


  • Memento Inkpads – Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Elderberry, Paris Dusk, Tangelo, Tuxedo Black
  • Memento Dual Tip Marker – Tuxedo Black
  • StazOn Inkpad – Jet Black
  • GooseBumps Texture Spray – Original
  • InkBlushers
  • BrushStix
  • Tear It! Tape
  • Lawn Fawn – Happy Haunting stemp set
  • Hillside Die – Outdoor Edges die set
  • Cardstock – white, dark green, purple
  • Colored pencils
  • Dimensional adhesive
  • Paint brush
  • Stamp positioner or acrylic block
  • Detail cutting knife
  • Detail scissors
  • Cutting Mat
  • Paper towel
  • Water




One Love

Monochromatic Love

by Monica Edwards


There is nothing more beautiful than all the colors in a rainbow, but you will be amazed at the beauty you can find in just one color. Here’s an idea for a lovely monochromatic card…with just a hint of sparkle to set it off.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes



Step 1

Stamp your image using StazOn ink.

Step 2

With the Delicata ink color in your images it as if you were using watercolor. The texture of this paper is almost slippery which creates a wash like look. Much like with watercolors, to get darker shading, just use more of the ink.


Step 3

Adhere your stamped piece to a silver cardstock, and both of those to a black card base with Tear It! Tape. Adhere the die cut sentiment in silver.



  • Tattered Angels – Pure Mistable Papers
  • Cardstock – silver, black
  • Floral stamp of choice
  • Waterbrush, or brush and water
  • Die cut sentiment
  • Adhesive

I also created another quick card using Memento Luxe, Memento, and Radiant Neon ink as shown below just to show how gorgeous a family of colors can be.





Creating Your Own Tags in your Planner

Personalized Planner Tags

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Open planner with personalized clear tage attached to different days made with laminate and StazOn inks by Martha Lucia Gomez

Recently I created my own planner using a digital cut file and I decided to use this as my journal as well. I have a lot of white pages and spaces in it to use for my inspiration, stamping techniques and experiments. In today’s project I will show you some personalized tags that I made for this and maybe these ideas could also help get organized for back to school this fall!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes



Step 1

I laminated the cover of my planner and I had two left over layers from this. You will need a laminating pocket and laminator machine. Laminate the pocket without anything inside. Alternately you could just use acetate sheets.


Step 2

Take your die cuts with the design that you want to use and cut the the laminated pocket in your die cut machine.


Step 3

Stamp your images directly over the tags using StazOn. Let the ink dry.


Step 4

Decorate your page with the tags using a bit of washi tape.

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  • StazOn − Blue Hawaii, St. Valentine, Emerald City, Orange Zest, Gothic Purple.
  •  Stampin’ Up − Tin of Cards and Memorable Moments stamp sets
  • Little B − Pennants Die Cuts
  • Laminating machine
  • Laminating pockets (or acetate)
  • Die cut machine
  • Washi tape