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Nandie
03-04-2003, 04:28 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: YUPO!!
Project Leader: Nandie
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Watercolor paints
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Okay everybody, it's time to get brave and try YUPO! This slick, synthetic painting surface can be a challenge to work with but it's definitely fun and ultimately rewarding with a little practise.

I'm pretty sure that not many painters in the Watercolor forum have mastered YUPO, as evidenced by the lack of posts using it, so I think most of us will be going into the project at the same level - beginner! (Me too!) Not to fear, our own moderator, Carly Clements (thanks to Carly for the icon image, a crop from her YUPO demo) has done a wonderful demonstration (see the first ref link below) to guide you through it. I've also included other links to give you ideas and help.

Don't worry too much about making mistakes and wasting the paper - I've discovered in my recent experiments that the color lifts so easily that you can easily wash it off and start all over again. Staining colors will leave faint color behind, but just pretent it's a "motherwash" and paint over it. One other thing, I was told that YUPO is easily marked by finger prints, so it's advisable to handle it at the corners only, or even wear cotton gloves while you prepare it for painting. It doesn't need to be stretched either, just taped down at the corners and away you go.

So what are you waiting for? Go get a piece of YUPO (or order a sample from Cheap Joes, link below) and give it a try. Let's experiment and tell each other what works and what doesn't. Let's have a blast while we learn something new! Be brave - we're all in this together!! :)

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=382)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

geof
03-04-2003, 06:29 AM
Hi Andrea,

I'm in. Just got a supply from Cheap Joe's - must be psychic. :D

painterbear
03-04-2003, 06:35 AM
I just joined too. I've been meaning to give my YUPO sample another try.

K8Black
03-04-2003, 08:09 AM
Sylvia:

Can you get Yupo around here or do I have to wait for an order from Cheap Joe's? Thanks.

kate

Uschi
03-04-2003, 09:08 AM
I'm in too. First project I have eveer signed up for. Should be fun!!

By the way, for anyone living in southern Ontario, Curry's now carries Yupo paper, and if you don't live close to Hamilton, Barrie or Misissauga, shipping would surely be cheaper than from the Cheap Joe's in the USA.
Uschi

painterbear
03-04-2003, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by K8Black
Sylvia:

Can you get Yupo around here or do I have to wait for an order from Cheap Joe's? Thanks.

kate

Kate,

I sent you a PM about where you can get it here in Dayton. :p

Nandie
03-04-2003, 02:30 PM
I hope you all manage to find a store near you that sells YUPO. Where I live there's an art store chain called OPUS that carries it in large sheets for $7 CDN which I thought was quite reasonable. But anyway, the project is open indefinitely so don't fret if you have to order it from Cheap Joes' and wait for it to arrive in the mail.

OPUS was very helpful when I purchased my YUPO and gave me some information that I'll pass on here:

*YUPO is very receptive to the oil on your fingertips so it's a good idea to wear cotton gloves when handling it eg. cutting it or preparing it for painting. I don't have cotton gloves myself so I was just careful to handle it at the edges and corners.

*If you don't like your work of art, you can easily wash the paint off and start all over again!! Some colors may leave a faint stain.

*If you lose your planned "white" areas when painting, just regain them when the paint is dry with a cotton swab dipped in water.

*Apparently you can use masking fluid to preserve your whites but it can be hard to find the mask once the paint has dried, and if you aren't careful when removing it, you'll remove paint that you didn't mean to.

*YUPO paper is made in layers. Masking tape may remove the top layer, so the best way to tape your paper to the support is to roll up small pieces and stick them under the corners. YUPO doesn't seem to buckle when wet anyway so it doesn't need stretching or stapling.

*If you use plastic wrap for texture effects bear in mind that with YUPO the paint will take longer to dry this way. Let the paint dry slightly before applying the plastic wrap.

*Part of the fun with YUPO is watching your puddles of paint mingle together. Bear in mind that complimentary colors mixed together make mud, so if you want them side by side make sure one of them is dry first so they don't mix.

*Finished pieces should be handled carefully and kept away from moisture. It should also be sprayed with an acrylic spray fixative for protection. An article I recently read recommended Delta Ceramcoat Clear Stain Varnish.

Ivyleaf
03-04-2003, 05:12 PM
I have also read in one of the Artist's magazines from the YUPO company that rubbing alcohol will also remove most stains if you wish to regain your pure whites of the paper.


Haven't tried that myself, but it may be worth experimenting with!

:) :) :)
Ivy

Nandie
03-04-2003, 10:22 PM
Just moving this back up to the first page 'cuz Pampe, Madmum, Gilberte, Ambidexter, Alan Cross, Flattwo, Fookie, Turtle, Mustcreate, Carly, Rod, Malarkey and a WHOLE bunch of others OBVIOUSLY haven't seen this yet because they haven't signed up yet and I KNOW they're all dying to.....:cool: :evil: :angel:

Just taking care of all my pals.... :D

Lady Carol
03-04-2003, 11:39 PM
Another plug for Andrea to get this back up to the top. I signed up and had another go tonight with Yupo. I really liked the way the paint flowed together.

Sad to say although my attempt was better than my first try a couple of months ago, the paint will go down the drain.

Carol

Faafil
03-05-2003, 12:24 AM
signed up and entered... Yupo's fun ! I love the way it slides over the paper....

Nandie
03-05-2003, 02:41 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18912

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3876/tn_Waterlilies_on_Yupo.jpg

Faafil! Congratulations on being the first one!!! This is wonderful - I can see that YUPO is great for doing water - I really like the way it captures the look of tiny ripples on top of the water. Thanks - this is really, really nice. :)

Lady Carol
03-05-2003, 04:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18912

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3876/tn_Waterlilies_on_Yupo.jpg

This is great. Well done. Yupo really lends itself well to bright colors.

Lady Carol
03-06-2003, 09:59 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18971

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/11811/tn_fuschia1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2003/11811-fuschia1.jpg

Unfortuanely the green around the flower has not come out well. In my painting there is more definition between the background and the flower. Anyway, this was fun.

Little Old Lady
03-06-2003, 11:57 AM
Just uploaded 5 entries. I must admit that these are old ones that I have done.
Rubbing alcohol does work in cleaning the paper. Interesting effects can be achieved by plcing drops of it in your colors. Salt also works
A hair dryer can be used (carefully) to speed drying.
Inks can be used for effects.
You can make a print by laying another dheet of yupo over a wet one.
JoAnn

al22
03-06-2003, 12:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18983

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Flower_pot.JPG

I like this one JoAnn.......did you use some ink on it??.....
...al

Lady Carol
03-06-2003, 12:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18986

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg

This is great Al. The colors are wonderful.

Lady Carol
03-06-2003, 12:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/14894/tn_Sunflower_Water_Colour.jpg

I thought this looked like an oil painting. The thicker paint certainly helps with the details of the flowers.

Lady Carol
03-06-2003, 12:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18980

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Trillium__2.jpg

The ink has really complimented this painting. Very reminiscent of Flattwo

al22
03-06-2003, 12:36 PM
Thanks Carol.......very centered work but I was just playing around .......then wife saw it ......liked it ......now it hangs in the kitchen.........
I like the vivid colors you achieved in yours also.........al

al22
03-06-2003, 12:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/14894/tn_Sunflower_Water_Colour.jpg

Ah.........van Gogh is jealous............lol.......well done.......
.........al

madmum
03-06-2003, 12:59 PM
I'm upset :crying: :crying: :crying:

Recieved this email from the Yupo people.

Dear Sirs,

I received your web inquiry for our Yupo Synthetic Paper.
Thank you very much for it.

Please be aware that we can not send out any samples or information for any
kind of arts or watercolours.

With Kind regards,

Claudia Castellano

:mad:

So no Yupo project for me :(

Lady Carol
03-06-2003, 01:02 PM
I am sorry to hear that. I will send you some.
PM me your address.

sundiver
03-06-2003, 04:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18986

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg
This is gorgeous, Al!
Boy! When I did my little Yupo painting there was one entry in the project. Did some errands while it dried; now there are 10 entries!
L.O.L. I recognise that style from the lovely postcard I received in Postcard Project 3! I see you have translated it well to Yupo.
Great florals, moo, Lady Carol, and Faafil! :D
This Yupo stuff is NOT for control freaks!

indianawatercolorclub
03-06-2003, 05:48 PM
:clap:good job great painting

Nandie
03-06-2003, 05:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18986

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg

This is really pretty, Al! How did you keep your whites - I'm having an awful time with it. Did you manage to just "keep them clean" or did you wipe them out later with a cotton swab or something?
Great job!

Nandie
03-06-2003, 05:59 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18971

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/11811/tn_fuschia1.jpg

Carol, I'll say this twice, forwards & backwards for a little variety....

WOW!!

WOW!!!

:clap: :clap:

Nandie
03-06-2003, 06:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18983

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Flower_pot.JPG

I love all of yours but this one and the Trillium are my favorites - they look like stained-glass windows!!! Beautiful!!

Nandie
03-06-2003, 06:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/14894/tn_Sunflower_Water_Colour.jpg

I wish I could read the comments when looking at the pics in the gallery - I don't know if you described how you did this, but you got amazing control going on here!! Very nice - sunny!!

Nandie
03-06-2003, 06:06 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19013

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/6393/tn_behind_the_shed.jpg

I love this Sundiver, GREAT JOB!!!!!!:clap: :clap:

Nandie
03-06-2003, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by madmum
I'm upset :crying: :crying: :crying:

Recieved this email from the Yupo people.

Dear Sirs,

I received your web inquiry for our Yupo Synthetic Paper.
Thank you very much for it.

Please be aware that we can not send out any samples or information for any
kind of arts or watercolours.

With Kind regards,

Claudia Castellano

:mad:

So no Yupo project for me :(

Madmum, Don't worry - if Carol isn't able to send you any, pm me and I'll send you some. Keep us posted on this, okay?? And thanks Carol, for jumping in there to save the day!

Little Old Lady
03-06-2003, 08:00 PM
Ruth try again but don't tell them what you want it for. The samples I have receiver are 8.5 x 11.
Thanks for all the nice comments on my submissions, I have use ink on most of them.
JoAnn

Faafil
03-06-2003, 09:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18971

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/11811/tn_fuschia1.jpg

Great job on the fuschia !! Vibrant colors !

Faafil
03-06-2003, 09:17 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18983

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Flower_pot.JPG

I love this - it looks like stained glass...

al22
03-06-2003, 09:29 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19013

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/6393/tn_behind_the_shed.jpg

Very nice 'winter wonderland'..............Good control of difficult surface........
...........al

al22
03-06-2003, 09:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18980

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Trillium__2.jpg

Great floral and super ink work........ not overworked.........
........al

madmum
03-07-2003, 02:31 AM
Carol thank you very much for that extremely generous offer. I don't want to leave you short of Yupo though. It doesn't appear to be readily available. Andrea, thank you too. Again, I could only accept if I knew you wouldn't be left short. JoAnn, I tried that the first time, and received a tiny swatch which was useless, so I thought this time honesty might be the best policy. Worth a try anyway! I think Yupo Europe works differently and is much meaner!

Looking at the mouth-watering entries for this project I am soooo jealous!!!!

Ruth

Uschi
03-07-2003, 10:06 AM
WOW!!!! Look at all these beautiful Yupo paintings already. I was preoccupied with my "dead loss gate" and in the meantime others were doing Yupo!!!! Woooooeeeeehhh!!!

Carol, what is that beautiful blue that you used? None of my blues look like that.
Uschi

Lady Carol
03-07-2003, 12:56 PM
Ruth honestly I will not be left short of yupo paper. I have about 15 sheets (10 lightweight and 5 thicker). Happy to send you 3 of each. I would not have made the offer if I was going to be left short.

Ushi it was cobalt blue.

Carol

painterbear
03-08-2003, 07:18 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18986

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg

The tinyhead of your flowers in a teapot doesn't show the wonderful fluidity you have in the painting thanks to the slippery surface of the YUPO. Very nice painting.

painterbear
03-08-2003, 07:20 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18971

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/11811/tn_fuschia1.jpg

Brilliant colors in this wonderful floral. Their shine is lovely and really adds to the beauty of the fushia flower. Great job on the YUPO.

painterbear
03-08-2003, 07:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18980

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Trillium__2.jpg

This is an interesting painting because of the juxtaposition of the tight control of inked lines against the fluid, loose flow of the watercolor paints on YUPO. I like the simple composition of the trillium flower against the background. Very nice, JoAnn.

painterbear
03-08-2003, 07:25 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/14894/tn_Sunflower_Water_Colour.jpg

This is a terrific composition and lovely painting of sunflowers. My favorite part of the painting is the upper left corner where the green parts of the flower show off the wonderful flowing texture that is achievable with YUPO. Very nice painting.

painterbear
03-08-2003, 07:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19013

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/6393/tn_behind_the_shed.jpg

This is a lovely study in blues. I really like the way the water flows and the blues in the background hint of so much more beyond what your eyes see here. Very nice landscape composition with snow. Terrific painting.

karenboss
03-08-2003, 10:26 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18986

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg

I like it too, it's pretty!

al22
03-08-2003, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by painterbear
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18986

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg

The tinyhead of your flowers in a teapot doesn't show the wonderful fluidity you have in the painting thanks to the slippery surface of the YUPO. Very nice painting.

Thank you Sylvia and Karen for taking a peek??
......al

karenboss
03-08-2003, 10:36 AM
Hi, and good morning. I ordered some regular stuff last night and remembered about this project, so ordered their sample pack to try. ... so I'm a late comer, and it'll be even later by the time it arrives from the other side of the country... looks like fun tho - there are some beautiful entries..is it a lot like hot press? What size are you guys submiting? The sample pack is small format.

Little Old Lady
03-08-2003, 12:22 PM
Forgot to mention earlier that cheap paints work well on Yupo.The teacher I had feels that some of the cheaper paints actually work better. Good chance to use what you might have on hand.
JoAnn

al22
03-08-2003, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by karenboss
Hi, and good morning. I ordered some regular stuff last night and remembered about this project, so ordered their sample pack to try. ... so I'm a late comer, and it'll be even later by the time it arrives from the other side of the country... looks like fun tho - there are some beautiful entries..is it a lot like hot press? What size are you guys submiting? The sample pack is small format.

Samples come in 8.5x11.......think most are posted in that small size......
..................al

Gilberte
03-08-2003, 01:28 PM
Hello all participants in the Yupo project ..

I've looked at all your postings. If I had to choose I wouldn't know which one ... they are all sooooooo good ! Congratulations ! Still not for sale in Antwerp, this Yupo paper !

Painter Snoopy
03-08-2003, 03:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18981

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_cardinals.JPG

Your work in this project is really quite gorgeous!
Steph

Ivyleaf
03-10-2003, 12:00 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19177

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/2123/tn_ivyyuporeflect1b.jpg

Okay here ya go, week #6 of classes re-worked on YUPO.

I love the erase-ability of YUPO :D and in a lot of ways, I think that makes it easier to work on than traditional paper.

It's fun no matter how you look at it!

Cheers ya'll for now,
:) :) :)
Ivy

al22
03-10-2003, 11:07 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19177

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/2123/tn_ivyyuporeflect1b.jpg

Ah, looks like fantasy island.............good job on the funky paper........
......al

Ivyleaf
03-11-2003, 05:07 PM
Thanks Al :) . I have another one I am working on, will post it as soon as it's done. Just another little fun one.

:) :) :)
Ivy

Nandie
03-12-2003, 12:18 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19218

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3741/tn_pyupo2.jpg

I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! This is wonderful!:clap: :clap: :clap:

rapolina
03-12-2003, 04:53 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19218

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3741/tn_pyupo2.jpg

very interesting painting! I'd like to hang in in my home!
:clap: :clap:
ciao, rapolina.

rapolina
03-12-2003, 04:55 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18982

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Yupo_girl.JPG

It' very beautiful so soft ans delicate! she's smiling like Gioconda!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
ciao, rapolina.

painterbear
03-13-2003, 05:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/14894/tn_Sunflower_Water_Colour.jpg

Looks like you've tamed the beast! Wonderful composition, terrific colors, and the special effect you get when painting on YUPO shows through magically. I really like this.

Alan Cross
03-13-2003, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Nandie
Just moving this back up to the first page 'cuz Pampe, Madmum, Gilberte, Ambidexter, Alan Cross, Flattwo, Fookie, Turtle, Mustcreate, Carly, Rod, Malarkey and a WHOLE bunch of others OBVIOUSLY haven't seen this yet because they haven't signed up yet and I KNOW they're all dying to.....:cool: :evil: :angel:

Just taking care of all my pals.... :D

Thanks for thinking of me you are bad!! Well you saw what I painted and I don't really like that paper but it was fun to try...
Alan :)

Faafil
03-13-2003, 10:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19218

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3741/tn_pyupo2.jpg

fabulous work with yupo ! :clap: :clap:

painterbear
03-18-2003, 04:21 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19427

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3694/tn_Number25BLMburroFINAL.jpg

This is absolutely amazing. I don't know how you achieved all those gradations of color in the little donkey's fur coat with YUPO. He is beautifully drawn, I like how he is positioned in the plane of the picture. Great job.

rapolina
03-19-2003, 08:50 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18984

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_pc_5_Rod.JPG

Really beautiful sunflower!:clap: :clap: :clap:
IMHO i'd crop a little of the bottom side, in order to get a less centered subject. anyway, it's great!!!
ciao, rapolina.

Gilberte
03-19-2003, 12:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=18986

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg

Just dropped in on this thread ...
your dancing brush on an non-absorbant support came out most charmingly !

Gilberte
03-19-2003, 12:15 PM
Hello Yupo groupies ...
Just had a look at all your paintings. How different, how challenging and how wonderful ... but I can't lay my hands on this "fabric" over here !
Congratulations all !

karenboss
03-19-2003, 12:25 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19427

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3694/tn_Number25BLMburroFINAL.jpg

this is awsome - did you use some pencil?

karenboss
03-19-2003, 12:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19417

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/9833/tn_yupotulips.gif

This is excellent, Sylvia - you wouldn't know it's maddening to you!! looks tome like you & Yuppo were meant to be together!

karenboss
03-19-2003, 12:29 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=19537

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/10602/tn_Yupo_Berries.jpg

Love this Uchi!! they just look luscious!

Uschi
03-19-2003, 02:06 PM
Thanks Karen!!!! I am actually a bit disappointed because it looks very dark here. Much more vibrant in reality.
Uschi

kstubenv
03-19-2003, 02:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/17675/tn_yupo_grapes.jpg

Just loved Uschi berries, so I decided to give the grapes I did last week another go on yupo.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Love the paper, color and paint behavior....but it's not a great habit for me to get into.

pencils4me
03-19-2003, 06:46 PM
Originally posted by karenboss
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this is awsome - did you use some pencil?

Hey Karen........ I forgot to check this thread! As for your question, no to the pencil - watercolor with a brush only :) !

TJ

pencils4me
03-19-2003, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by painterbear
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This is absolutely amazing. I don't know how you achieved all those gradations of color in the little donkey's fur coat with YUPO. He is beautifully drawn, I like how he is positioned in the plane of the picture. Great job.

Thanks Sylvia - I was told I draw with my brush...... hmmm or it could be I just have a terrible time letting loose and just "painting" !

:D
TJ

drawn2
03-20-2003, 01:59 AM
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Kate I like this love the abstract love the colors :clap: If you havent sent my post card #4 hope it looks like this. drawn2/carol

Astur
03-20-2003, 06:30 AM
Hi everybody:

I forget review that thread for a while, but I'm reviewing all your fabulous painting... I think that project is a joy!!!! is really surprising how diferent painting can be made in this fun surface... hope we can see more and more...

BTW, is really difficult find YUPO here in Spain (the supossed-to-be-distributor has not a web page and don't answer mail...), then I tried to find some similar surface (synthetic paper) here in Spain. I find some similar ones, and I'm waiting for some samples. At the moment, I find two brands that (I think) are the sames uses of Yupo, then I expect similar paintings affaires.... If any interested, the name of that two "synthetic papers" are Polyart and Robuskin. If anybody is connected whit printmakers or paper distributor, perhaps can have some samples and tell us if they are similar to Yupo...

See you

Faafil
03-20-2003, 10:07 AM
I am totally blown away by the paintings in the project - the control some of you have achieved is amazing... and they are all gorgeous.... :clap: :clap:

Mary Riggs
03-21-2003, 06:16 PM
Astur -

Polyart is almost like YUPO, sold in rolls and sheets. I have tried both and they are very similar. Have you tried Cheap Joe's Art Supplies on the web? They carry both.

karenboss
03-22-2003, 05:27 PM
well, my yupo arrived today, It took TWO whole weeks, too long! Anyway, this stuff sure is slow to dry - already painted and washed one. hopefully will be able to post an entry this weekend.

Little Old Lady
03-22-2003, 05:58 PM
You can carefully use a hair dryer to help drying time.
JoAnn

moo67
03-25-2003, 12:29 AM
Sorry for some reason i didnt get any notification in my email that there were replies to this thread,so i had forgotten about it until i was uploading for another project.

Al thanks Van Gogh well maybe not but pleased you like it.

Andrea- well it was interesting working with this paper.I ahvent done any watercolour for years and that was only a six week course at an adult hobby class about 16 years ago.So i decided to have another go as i got some Yupo samples.Well it was really different to what i remember watercolours to be and especially using Yupo.I made the mistake of drawing the sunflowers on the paper to dark with a 2B pencil,so when i went to do the flowers the lines of the pencil showed through.So the only way to stop that was to lay the paint on almost like acrylic with hardly any water. I couldnt get the traditional look of watercolour to the piece and i was actually dissapointed with it due to that fact,as i had also looked at a thread in water colour about doing a project on YUPO and i couldnt get the same results.When i did try to use more water all the colours ran together and it looked muddy.So this is what i ended up with.it wouldnt dry as well and i didnt have any fixative and got so annoyed with it all that in the end i washed the paper clean and did another painting on it !!!I dont like that one either but i think after seeing all the effects etc that the way i did the sunflower was still ok as a watercolour,so will stick to my own way i think and not try to make it look like a traditional water colour.

Painterbear-thanks for you comments and i think i will re-do it again seeing i rinsed it under the tap.lol
Moo:D

moo67
03-25-2003, 12:46 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/14894/tn_Yupo_1.jpg

Well this was the sunflower picture that i did for this project ....mmmm dosent look like one anymore. Well after i was disillusioned with what i felt as the non-watercolour effect of my sunflower i rinsed it down the sink and thought i would try again.
This was the result,yes paint not as thick and more like the watercolour look.Well needless to say i cant remeber what this started out as but it i used rock salt,scrunched up glad wrap and fingers you name it.....mmm thats right i think i was trying to paint a rose or some different kinds of flowers.I think the key i have discovered is dont be impaitent and let each layer dry or otherwise it all rund together and you get muddy results in your colours.Anyway i cant tell you how amny time this one got put under the tap and washed down the kitchen sink,and how many different subjects it has been or was going to be...well this is the end result .
Moo:D

moo67
03-25-2003, 12:50 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_pc_5_Rod.JPG

Wow this is fantastic and this was how i was trying to get my sunflower well that watery effect.How did you achieve this look to your work?
Moo:clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 12:57 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Flower_pot.JPG

Again you have acheived a terrific effect.Did you do the watercolour background and then use the ink to define different shapes that you saw in the piece?
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 12:59 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/2123/tn_ivyyuporeflect1b.jpg

Ivyleaf this is just beautiful i cant believe the magic colours and brightness you acheived here.
Moo :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:02 AM
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Wow.....Sundiver this is fantastic how do you acheive such great effects...love the colours you have used as well they are really refreshing.
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:05 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/10602/tn_Yupo_Berries.jpg

Uschi....these colours are so lush i xould just reach out and eat these berries.So was the secret to your effects alllowing each colour drying time between application?
Moo :clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:07 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/9833/tn_yupotulips.gif

Painterbear this is just lovely and i really like the contrast of the blue vase magic results.
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:14 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3876/tn_Waterlilies_on_Yupo.jpg

Faafil, just love the softness and tranquility of this piece.Did you do the blue background first and then add in your flowers or the other way around?
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:17 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/8880/tn_yupopota.jpg

al22,this is a beautiful piece of art.I love the textures and the movement you have acheived in the flowers they are fabulous.How did you create such definition with the flowers and the medium and yupo?
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:20 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/11811/tn_fuschia1.jpg

Lady Carol ..... this is lovely the colours are so rich and vibrant and i love the smooth and controlled effect you have achieved in the leaves and the blue background top right hand side.the fushcia is so lush and has some great definition.
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:23 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3694/tn_Number25BLMburroFINAL.jpg

Pencils4me.....i am just in awe at this work you have presented.How did you acheive such definition and reality with this medium and yupo.I love this the donkey is so cute...marvellous work.
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:26 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3741/tn_pyupo2.jpg

Astur...this is so lovely and has a really romantic and rustic feel about it.I love the way all the shapes and colours have come together to create such an in depth piece.Lots to see and absorb.
Moo :clap: :clap: :clap:

moo67
03-25-2003, 01:29 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/18769/tn_YUPOCALLA.JPG

Nitsa...what a beautiful lilly,lovely bright colours and amazing control and defintion in the leaves.
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

Painter Snoopy
03-25-2003, 03:23 PM
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This turned out awsome!!!!:clap: :clap:
Steph

pampe
03-25-2003, 05:11 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Trillium__2.jpg

I really like the feel of this one, JoAnn....

pampe
03-25-2003, 05:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3694/tn_Number25BLMburroFINAL.jpg

Having a hard time believeing this one is on YUPO...wow

how'd you get such control?

Uschi
03-25-2003, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by moo67
[B
Uschi....these colours are so lush i xould just reach out and eat these berries.So was the secret to your effects alllowing each colour drying time between application?
Moo :clap: :clap: :clap: [/B]

Thank You Moo and sorry I didn't answer before, my computer was broken and I too keep forgetting to look at this thread.

There, more or less, was no "between application", I did the berries first by making a water puddle on each berry and dropping the colour in - done! and I did let this dry. Then, for the background, I worked extremely wet, so everything was extremely puddled and threw more colour in here and there. I had the paper completely flat on the table.

Then dry painted the stems.
Uschi

Faafil
03-25-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by moo67
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3876/tn_Waterlilies_on_Yupo.jpg

Faafil, just love the softness and tranquility of this piece.Did you do the blue background first and then add in your flowers or the other way around?
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

Hi Moo.... thank you ! Actually, I did the flowers first, then added the 'water'... I was so suprised when the water tried to take over the lilies and the lilypads....

moo67
04-19-2003, 02:10 AM
Uschi- excellent results..thanks for the info on how you acheived such lucious berries.

Faafil- your result was fabulous.
Sorry i havent replied been away travelling,have accquired loads of new art gear and some great watercolour paper as well as plebty of other mediu,s so look forward to trying out some more watercolours.
Moo:clap: :clap:

Gilberte
04-19-2003, 04:41 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/10602/tn_Yupo_Berries.jpg

Bravo and bravissimo and much more ..........:clap:

painterbear
04-19-2003, 05:05 AM
Originally posted by moo67
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/9833/tn_yupotulips.gif

Painterbear this is just lovely and i really like the contrast of the blue vase magic results.
Moo:clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you, Moo. I'm so glad you liked it. It was a struggle until I learned to make my paints thicker and wait to let them dry before moving on to add more or change the design.

moo67
04-19-2003, 06:43 AM
Originally posted by painterbear


Thank you, Moo. I'm so glad you liked it. It was a struggle until I learned to make my paints thicker and wait to let them dry before moving on to add more or change the design.

I think that was the hardest thing for me was allowing the paint to dry..and it took me awhile to realise that and alot of hair pulling as i couldnt figure why i keep getting muddy puddles.LOL
Moo:D

al22
04-19-2003, 01:37 PM
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I like this one........it's tough to keep things round on that plastic stuff.........
.........al

al22
04-19-2003, 01:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/9833/tn_yupotulips.gif

Look out van Gogh......you've competition.........Like the blue vase......
.................al

M.A.
04-19-2003, 02:59 PM
I'm still waiting for my Yupo samples to arrive!!!:confused:

karenboss
05-12-2003, 07:48 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/4697/tn_yuppo.JPG

well, here's an entry (finally) this stuff is too slippery!!!

babybrush
05-12-2003, 07:50 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/4697/tn_yuppo.JPG

great job. love your use of yupo here

Bethany

jkook
05-19-2003, 07:15 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/10602/tn_Yupo_Berries.jpg

I have been trying to build up the courage to attempt a painting on yupo. Now that I have seen yours, I think I might try ! It great.

rapolina
05-20-2003, 04:43 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/4697/tn_yuppo.JPG

very fresh! it's wonderful!
ciao, rapolina.

rapolina
05-20-2003, 04:44 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Flower_pot.JPG

beautiful! looks like stained glass!
ciao, rapolina.

mhimeswc
05-20-2003, 11:05 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/progress/20035/tn_NewYupoLily.jpg

This is my attempt at the Yupo project. It will be a yellow waterlily, which I have painted before on traditional Arches, as well as on Masa. The water colors were Winsor blue, Winsor Green, Winsor Violet and a little Permanent Green Light. It is drying much lighter than I expected, even though it came out fairly dark in the photo. It was still wet when I took the photo, so I will leave it alone for now. I don't know whether to go in with darker colors in the background next, or to start on the lily pads. The lily will cause some dark cast shadows on the left, as well as some reflections on the right. I suppose I will have to wipe out the area where the yellow reflections will go. This is only on my little sample yupo, since that's all I have right now. Not sure if I'm going to like it enough to spring for big sheets. We'll see. I have a few more samples left. Any comments, suggestions, etc. would be very welcome.

Michelle

mhimeswc
05-22-2003, 09:00 AM
HELP Carly, Rhonda, anyone who has Yupo experience!!!!

This is my start. (I had to edit it in the project folder because when I put the next step in both of them changed to the new picture. Then I had problems with the uploader. I hope this works). I liked what I had done so far.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2003/20035-New_Yupo_Lily_WIP.jpg

Here is where I ran into trouble. I darkened the water and painted the waterlily. I used plastic wrap on the water, which totally messed up the lily pads and the lily, so I had to redo them. Then I darkened the water more because I didn't like the effect of the plastic wrap anyway. Now I've lost all the great colors I had in the water.

Should I wipe out the water completely and redo it? Should I wipe out the whole thing and start from scratch? Or should I call this finished and just start another different YUPO painting? BTW, this was done on my little sample from YUPO. I don't know if I like it enough to purchase any yet.

Michelle

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2003/20035-NewYupoLily.jpg

babybrush
05-22-2003, 09:09 AM
oooh wow! i like it as is. no experience with Yupo myself, but i like this. i see what you mean about the water and even though it isn't what you planned, it works and it is lovely.

Bethany (who is NOT a yupo artist)

lynn_cyr
05-24-2003, 01:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/15615/tn_1.jpg

Here's my very first attempt at Yupo paper - what fun this is!! :D Okay, not the best painting in the world, but it certainly forces you to paint "loose"! This stuff is great, so I'm hoping to do more paintings on this paper.

Comments/critique welcomed!

Lynn

mhimeswc
05-25-2003, 10:36 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/15615/tn_1.jpg

Nice flag painting Lynn. You know, the paint is very easy to lift on this paper, so if you wanted to, you could probably lift stars on your blue field with a small damp brush. Fun, isn't it!

Michelle

bluesrbest
05-29-2003, 12:53 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/20035/tn_NewYupoLily.jpg

Michelle, you've captured that slurpy watery look here perfectly! Love the bright yellow against the dark water, too. Good job!
Rhonda

gnu
06-16-2003, 05:24 AM
Yahoo!! got my five free A4 (16 x 24") samples today!!! ...ooo I don't know where to begin...I will try something on half sheet first...perhaps bold colours like suggested by many...
see you with some art done soon :D

gnu
06-26-2003, 03:25 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7242/tn_IMG_6779_frangis_yupo.jpg
HEE hee..like my frangipanis?? :D :D
First attempt finished..
Then I did a rose..much better..
Ienjoy this stuff..
found out the back of photo quality inkjet paper acts the same, although absorbs too, so you'd need to stretch it..but it dries way faster..

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:09 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Flower_pot.JPG

I love this! I am also envious ... how did you get the stuff to behave? What is the dark line drawn with? This is brutal paper to work with ... none of my usual ploys worked!!

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:11 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7714/tn_Trillium__2.jpg

The stain glass approach seems to work really well for you. I like this one too.

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7766/tn_sailing.jpg

This one has a nice touch. How did you get the paint to fade out??

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:14 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/6393/tn_behind_the_shed.jpg

I like the softness of this one - rather hard to get on this paper!

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:15 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/10602/tn_Yupo_Berries.jpg

A really strong painting! I might have to give this another try .... its a lot tougher then I expected!

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:17 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/18769/tn_YupoDoor.JPG

I really like the way the colours run into each other ..... scary paper - did you wet the whole thing and then paint?

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:18 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/9833/tn_yupotulips.gif

Maddening certainly describes this stuff well!
Your painting is very impressionistic - I like it!

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:20 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/3694/tn_Number25BLMburroFINAL.jpg

I am impressed all to hell!!!! This is incredible especially knowing how difficult this material is to work with. The detail on the burro is amazing!

Little Old Lady
07-27-2003, 08:33 PM
Sue I used ink to get the black lines.
JoAnn

Sue Galos
07-27-2003, 08:36 PM
Thanks Joann, I'm going to try another with the ink - I wonder how acrylic inks would work on this stuff?

droll13
07-27-2003, 10:11 PM
Well, I enthusiastically signed up for this because I've been wanting to try YUPO. (In fact, I went out this morning to get some, but my local store was getting ready for semi-annual inventory, and they either didn't have any, or they were too busy to look for it. Time to take my business elsewhere.)

Anyway, after I signed up, I looked thru this thread and saw all the great entries. Oh my gawd! What was I thinking? Talk about being out of one's league.

Does anyone know if YUPO is produced (and readily available) in blocks? Or is it only full sheets?

Thanks all,

Dave

bluesrbest
07-28-2003, 03:52 PM
As far as I know, yupo is only sold in sheets. You can still get samples of each weight (small sheets that are 8 1/2 x 11 I think) from yupo.com - and they are pretty quick about mailing them out to you.
______
Rhonda
:cat:

droll13
07-28-2003, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the reply, Rhonda. I saw something about samples on their website, but it seemed that you had to be a distributor or retailer. I'll have to take another look.

Dave

bluesrbest
07-28-2003, 06:54 PM
Dave, you just send in your info - there is a place where you put "artist" as your business. And they send you about 8 sheets in various weights. I got some about a month ago - took about 1 week after I filled out the form before I got it = quick turnaround.
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Rhonda
P.S. I am using mine to make bookmarks - cutting them up into pieces and then spraying them with acrylic sealer after I paint them. Of course, you could have plastic covers for them to really make them bookmarks, too - like I've seen sold in galleries and such places.

stephanie972
08-10-2003, 03:43 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24248

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/382/completed/7766/tn_sailing.jpg

Sue, just a very thin wash and then tilted the board causing the color to be darker at the top than at the bottom. Not to mention a lot of patience waiting for it to DRY! (Not my strong suit!)

Gudrun
11-14-2003, 02:46 PM
Oh that is so great, I read in an american arts book about Yupo, I wanted to try it but you know...germans are so slow...till today Yupo is difficult to buy....someone gave me the hint to try looking for information here....
I'm here and I like all your stuff a lot
Best from germany
Gudrun

pampe
11-16-2003, 09:45 PM
The yupo company will send samples....try www.yupo.com

Gudrun
11-16-2003, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by pampe
The yupo company will send samples....try www.yupo.com

Thanks Pampe, I just ordered, it's now also possible in Germany
Gudrun

Shari
11-17-2003, 10:00 AM
I don't know if this is a current project or not, but I just found it! Amazingly, I just tried some yupo and found it to be so much fun. I let the painting reveal itself, I didn't try to control anything. I will take pics and post them as soon as I figure out where to to that.

Shari

Angie Allen
11-08-2008, 11:31 PM
I just joined this website but it's a little overwhelming. I painted on yupo for the first time last week in a class. I didn't like it at first because I had too much water in my paint. I brought the paper home and wiped it off and started over, using bolder colors. I bought a large pad of yupo paper today in Evansville IN at BLICK. I can't wait to start playing with it. Does anyone know if you need to "prepare" it? A painting buddy of mine said she rubs it down with alcohol first??? And will any fixative work to preserve it?

Brenda Y
11-09-2008, 12:06 AM
Hi Angie, and welcome to WetCanvas. It is VAST and takes a little time to navigate around, but it is well worth the effort! I think this is the best art group on the net!!
You don't have to rub down the sheet of Yupo with isoprophyl alcohol before painting, but you can if you want to. The alcohol removes any finger prints you may have placed on the Yupo. The oil from fingerprints creates a barrier to the paint, sometimes you can agitate the area with your brush and paint and it will break the barrier, but there are times when the print is so set, you cannot break it without alcohol. You do not want to use alcohol on the Yupo if you have already started painting. I started wearing a latex gloves (those cheap disposable ones) while taping the Yupo to my foamboard and also while getting my sketch down. I don't like to wear the gloves any longer than necessary, so remove them while painting and just am careful not to touch the Yupo.
As far as a fixative goes, the Krylon Workable Fixatif (Matte finish) spray has been recommended to me by several Yupo artists and that's what I've been using. It is strong, so must be used in a very well ventilated area (I spray my work outdoors).

painterbear
11-09-2008, 04:10 AM
Hi Angie,
I really like the wonderful watery look you can get on YUPO, so I'm glad you discovered it and are enjoying the painting experience.

Brenda has been doing wonderful work on YUPO for a while now, so her advice definitely comes with experience! You can't get a better explanation of how to enjoy working with YUPO than hers. :cool:

Sylvia

Brenda Y
11-09-2008, 04:13 PM
Sylvia,
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I'm certainly NOT an expert with Yupo, but I DO love working on it and try to get my hands on any and all instruction I can find.

painterbear
11-09-2008, 04:50 PM
Brenda,
That amount of study puts you ahead of most of us who only use it once in a while. Now you are willing to share the knowledge you've acquired in this manner. :thumbsup:

Sylvia

Lady_Joan
12-18-2008, 08:09 AM
Hi All,
I came upon this great group while trying to find Yupo on the internet. I've only just started in watercolor painting and am still very much in the learning stage. Learning everything, that is!!! Never did anything artfull before except a one-day Bob Ross thing. After becoming ill and not being able to work anymore I needed something to keep me sane:-) So I started with watercolor and must say I love it. it'll probaly a long time before I have anything to show that's worth looking at be I'll be happy just trying:-)
Grtz, Joan

painterbear
12-18-2008, 08:56 AM
Joan,
Welcome to the Watercolor Forum. I'm so glad you found us via the Internet search.

Since you like to work with YUPO, you might enjoy reading this discussion thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445964) from the Watercolor Handbook about using it.

There are also four threads showing demos on paintings with YUPO in the Learning Demos section. Use the link in my signature line and scroll down to the bottom to find them.

Have fun learning to play with your watercolor paints and do show us your paintings in the Studio if you need help with any of them.

Sylvia

MiKe MaRKeR
02-18-2009, 01:50 AM
Interesting to have found this thread about Yupo. The company I work for prints large maps on this material. We have huge sheets of Yupo (45" x 68" and 52" x 62") on hand.

Hmmmmmmm… gonna have to look into this.

Jean Cowan
02-19-2009, 03:36 PM
Hello,
Down here in Oz a few of the watercolour artists are using Yupo,
I have foound it necesssary to stiffen up the paint mix considerably, give the surface time to evaporate a little to see what occurs, several pigments push away, other mingle!
It is a process of react, wait, react, then modify with lift off techniques.
I have also found you still need to be able to draw, see a design and have a plan, mud and clumsy shapes still occur I have found that out!
Cheers,
Jean