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.
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
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
Stamp your image using StazOn ink.
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.
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.