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Has anyone ever tried using YUPO paper for their artwork?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (27545points) May 10th, 2011

I am wondering what this synthetic paper is like to work with.It is said to be waterproof,yet watercolorists use it. XD
Any fellow artists here try it?

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janbb's avatar

I have played around with it with watercolor. The surface is very impermeable so the paint floats rather than being absorbed. It is interesting to play with but I much prefer coldpressed rough paper for my real work.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I think working with a polypropylene would fun. It would let you make some interesting effects.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@janbb -I have a feeling that I will prefer the traditional over the new in this case as well,but will give it a whirl anyway.:)
@Adirondackwannabe -If you hear me scream @#$%^&* then you’ll know what affect it had on me.

Kayak8's avatar

I agree with @janbb I am also a watercolourist and it requires a completely different technique to paint on Yupo. I also found that the browns and yellows (sepia, umber, ochres) can flake off over time which is irritating. I did ok when I decided to treat it as a fundamentally different medium rather than watercolour on a different kind of paper!

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