View Full Version : Watercolour on YUPO

04-15-2000, 01:26 PM
Just wondering if anyone has tried painting on YUPO, a synthetic paper. I've been reading about it lately, and just started my first attempt. I think I'm going to love the freedom of this paper, since you can lift out colour right down to white, and it's next to impossible to work tight (a tendency of mine). I'll post the painting when I'm done, let you take a crack at critiquing it.

04-15-2000, 01:51 PM
I have never heard of YUPO, but like what you describe! Keep us posted on this ok? I think the word "tight" must have originated with me....LOL Carol


04-15-2000, 02:09 PM
Been there; done that.

You get a unique, bubbly look; something like flat press but with air bubbles.

I didn't like it. It was too slick for me and paint adhesion was a problem. (Also can be good - you can wipe the paint clean off it.) It was like painting on plastic.


Cindy Agathocleous

"What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life, but the fountainhead of human experience?" - Rollo May from The Courage to Create

04-15-2000, 08:04 PM
what's it like living in a tv show?

(dawson creek)... do you know of a website that promotes this paper? i've never heard of it. is it wax-covered?

km (http://www.artistnation.com/members/lofts/kmarion/)

04-15-2000, 08:12 PM
I don't think YUPO is widely promoted as an artist's tool, I work in a printshop and we regularly stock it for customer's who want a nontearing, weatherproof product. It's like a plastic paper!

As for living in a TV show http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif
We're not quite that glamorous... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/tongue.gif

04-15-2000, 10:07 PM
www.cheapjoes.com (http://www.cheapjoes.com)

sells yupo watercolor paper


04-16-2000, 11:37 PM
Yupo was recently featured in an article in one of these three magazines. I'll have to do some searching to find the right one:

American Artist
The Artist
Watercolor Magic

I'm thinking it was The Artist Mag.

04-17-2000, 09:36 PM
I just wanna know how you got those animated tiny green heads to work? LOL Carol