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05-15-2007, 10:11 AM
this is the first time I used Yupo, (or rather the second, the first mermaid got washed away), and since it is a 'watery substance', thought it would be fun to use it for the Mermaid challenge for May.
paints are W&N artists paints
it is a frustrating medium, but quite fun, and if it turns nasty can be washed down the drain
05-15-2007, 01:11 PM
I can identify with your comments on Yupo - I have only tried it once but isn't is just sooooo good for this type of painting - very effective indeed - well done.
05-15-2007, 11:00 PM
This is exciting! :clap:
05-17-2007, 07:01 AM
What a terrific choice of subject and you've really used the properties of YUPO to create a wonderful watery playground for your mermaid. :D
05-18-2007, 12:40 AM
great watery effects!
05-18-2007, 08:34 AM
Love the texture of the water and the mermaids tail, interesting stuff:)
05-18-2007, 06:55 PM
YUPO mermaid awesome Bonnie, I love it, how did you get the coral and bubbles to look so authentic?
05-19-2007, 08:51 AM
Very nice. I really would like to try this kind of paper.
Such an appropriate subject matter for the Yupo .
I've trived the yupo also and have had a wonderful time doing some abstracts with acrylic mixed media.
05-23-2007, 09:17 AM
KathyJB: texture on yupo can be achieved by laying saran wrap (or any plastic) over the wet paint, smooshing it around, and letting it dry (for 48 hours). different plastic creates different textures
the water bubbles are created by using bubblepack
artbyboon: the mermaid was actually lifted out after the background was dry, the tail was detailed with the still wet brush (color remaining from lifting her image out)
it is fun for sure, and a different result each time
thanks all for comments and for looking
05-23-2007, 12:22 PM
texture on yupo can be achieved by laying saran wrap (or any plastic) over the wet paint, smooshing it around, and letting it dry (for 48 hours).
Ahh thats my problem i never left it that long, thanks Joanne I learned something today,
05-24-2007, 11:18 AM
Great watery effects in this!!
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