Memento Ink vs StazOn ink… What’s the difference? Can I use them interchangeably? The answer is yes, and no. I like to think of them as opposites attract.


In this case, I’m talking about the Memento Tuxedo Black Pad and the Jet Black StazOn Pad. If you just want to stamp something in black, then yes, you can use either one. 

If you’re going to color in an image, it’s very important to pick the right type of ink depending on what you are going to use to color with.

Opposites Attract. 


Using water? You want to use the Jet Black StazOn pad. If you will be watercoloring with a watercolor brush, AquaPainter or blender pen then you are using water. The Memento pad is water-based. That means that if you wipe water across it, it will smear. The StazOn pad is alcohol-based. That means it won’t smear when you watercolor.

Using Stampin’ Blends or another type of alcohol-based marker? You want to use the Memento Pad. If you use alcohol-based markers on an image stamped with an alcohol-based ink pad like StazOn, your image will smear. Stamp with Memento ink, color with Blendabilities markers.

Opposites Attract.
Water-based coloring method – Use Alcohol-based Ink (StazOn)
Alcohol-based coloring method – Use Water-based Ink (Memento)

I hope that helps you know and remember when to use each black stamp pad.

Happy Stamping!


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