View Full Version : Playing with the Yupo again...

10-12-2000, 12:56 AM
This was a fun quickie. It's watercolor and india ink on yupo. I laid in the fuzzy background--blew it dry--painted in the black on the flutterby--blew it dry--and than filled in the color in the wings.
This was interesting...the dry ink repelled the watercolor when I tried to fill in the wings!!
This stuff is a trip to use. There must be some good use for this new bit of information...! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Hmmm...the color is much brighter in real life--she looks pretty drab here.

Gisela (still too weak to mat and frame, but well enough to play) Towner


Artworks by Gisela Towner (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/gisela)

[This message has been edited by Gisela (edited October 12, 2000).]

10-12-2000, 03:48 AM
I like it very much, very nice background, but... I haven't yet understood what yupo is! (i've never heard about it in Italy).

ciao, http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif rapolina

10-12-2000, 04:28 PM
Have you ever noticed how a piece seems to move when you pan up or down with your mouse?
I just noticed that your butterfly seemed to flutter.........lol Good job.


Phyllis Rennie
10-12-2000, 07:47 PM
Glad you're feeling a bit better. Does the paint move around when you blow it to dry? The background sort of looks like it does. Very interesting background--nice contrast to the flutterby.

10-12-2000, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Phyllis Rennie:
Yupo is a Japenese synthetic paper. Ir's very smooth and very strong. Watercolor lifts completely off the paper, and you can push the paint around in stange ways. Lots of fun to play with! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

I just noticed that your butterfly seemed to flutter.........
Pretty cool, Sassy! When we were up north last month we saw thousands of these cuties. They are camera hogs too! Whenever I went to photograph one, all the buddies wanted to get in the picture too! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

Does the paint move around when you blow it to dry? The background sort of looks like it does.

Oh my yes! You can send it flying every which way! I used a mouth atomizer to redirect small spots of paint. Lots of fun!
The India ink held the paper better, but then I waited a bit longer to use the dryer.


Artworks by Gisela Towner (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/gisela)

10-13-2000, 09:07 AM
Glad you feel well enough to paint now ! This little cutie looks like the hoards that play around my back deck. I like the effect that Yupo seems to give - that hard smooth surface must be a lot like the clayboard, and the loss of "control" is what I need to try more.
This background is almost like drops of oil here and there eh? Lovely! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

10-14-2000, 11:17 PM
Gisela, I read about the Yupo in one of the art magazines last year and I'm wondering if the feel and texture resembles "Federal Express" envelopes?.

10-16-2000, 04:48 PM
MSUE, our respective comparisons may have a lot to do with objects lying around on our desks: on my desk, the Yupo is closest to the vinyl cover on a white three-ring binder, perhaps just a bit slicker. But I think a very HEAVY Fed-ex envelope might be a good description.