Hello my friends! Katy here and today I am going to show you how to create two cards with the same stamps and ink that give you a bold look and subtle look. Check out my video below to see how these cards came together. I hope you enjoy.
At Creativation 2020, we introduced 5 new colors of the StazOn full-sized inkpads in a color release called On Trend. We scoured the color trends across different industries such as home decor, fashion, crafting, art, etc and decided on these 5 colors for the release.
On Trend Colors
Cherry Blossom – soft pink. This is one of the first times we have offered a light, soft pastel pink in the StazOn line.
Caribbean Green – soft teal green. This color is a perfect compliment to soft pink and a great color for sea glass crafts.
Bordeaux – deep wine color. This rich wine color is trending in all sorts of industries and we feel it will add plenty of character to mixed media projects.
Plum – deep purple. Dark blues and purples are trending across cinema and fashion. We love this particular hue.
Scarlet Flame – bright red. Everyone needs a true red in their collection. Red is the color of passion and emotion – a perfect color to express love!
See our current selection of StazOn
New Colors will be available to purchase soon!
On Trend will be a limited 2-year release from 2020 to 2022 and the production of these inkpads will end. In 2022, we will research new color trends for a new set of colors.
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
Use a paint brush to paint a layer of rubbing alcohol onto the craft mat.
Add one drop of St. Valentine StazOn ink to the rubbing alcohol and slightly blend.
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.
Mix a drop of Rhubarb Stalk and rubbing alcohol on the craft mat.
Pounce a piece of wadded up plastic into the ink mix.
Pounce the inky plastic over the Yupo paper to create a variety of patterns.
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.
Spread Gold Metallic Creative Medium through a stencil using spatula palette knife.
After the Creative Medium has dried, scribble around the heart and edge with a Marabu Art Crayon.
Smudge the art crayon markings with your finger. Affix letters to the Yupo with On Point! Glue.
Randomly stamp text and hearts over the Yupo canvas with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist ink.