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Yupo is a compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers. It's a synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, stain-resistant, and extremely strong and durable.
This extraordinary, non-absorbent surface resists tearing and buckling and remains perfectly flat, eliminating the need for soaking, stretching, or taping.
Watercolor professionals have found Yupo to be receptive to a variety of aqueous techniques, but it is also ideal for offset printing, silkscreen, debossing, drawing, acrylic painting, and more.
Choose Bright White or Translucent sheets. Pigments applied to the Bright White sheet retain their true clarity and brilliance while the Translucent sheet allows for special layered effects and tracing.
Yupo is pH-neutral, flawlessly smooth, and recyclable.
Because of the unique qualities of this paper, dirt and oils hinder its performance. We recommend removing spots and fingerprints with soap and water before use.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
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Threat paper, great service.
from Brasstown, NC
Comments about Yupo Watercolor Paper:
I use this paper with alcohol inks, water colors and in my mixed media pieces. Very versatile.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fun Paper For Watercolors
from Naples, FL
This Yupo paper is great for breaking away from tight technique when painting with watercolors. Let the colors drip, pool and run to create a loose wet on wet look.
from Yuma, AZ
I use it for alcohol ink. You can wipe off the ink if you need to redo an area. Unable to do that with other alcohol ink papers.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
YUPO Is Fun
from Lincoln NE
I'm no artist but I've messed around with several forms of art materials just for my own enjoyment. Having recently been introduced to alcohol inks and Yupo paper, it's been a lot of fun. Started with smaller Yupo paper but now have wanted the larger size...Dick Blick to the rescue. These sheets arrived perfectly packaged and in A-1 condition. I haven't started my large picture yet but I know the product and feel confident it will be just what I want.
from laguna woods California
YUpo paper lis excellent for several reasons You may paint with watercolor or acrylic paints.Since it is non absorbent It allows for changes and one sheet may be used many timesThe translucent type is even more fun. You can paint on one side and add on different strokes and colors on the other side/..
I love Yupo Paper!
from Pittsburgh PA
I love the versatility of this Yupo paper. I can put down lots of color and lift it, imprint on it and glaze over it so easily. I am looking forward to making some new, exciting artwork with this support.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from LOS LUNAS NM
i HAVE NOT USED THE YUPO YET BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL WORK JUST FINE. aLSO THE PACKING WAS PERFECT AND WAS REUSABLE FOR A PRINT THAT WAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Unique substrate, challenging yet rewarding results
from Miami, FL
I used it with Acryic and pencil. I really enjoyed working on the Translucent Yupo because of the ethereal quality it gives to my painting. As a positive or a negative, depending on one's intention, mediums can be lifted off surface by merely rubbing off with a damp cloth. Recently used it for a multi-layer collage project and mounted it on panel. Heavy acrylic gel medium is excellent for adhesion of Yupo to panel, and work must be sealed to avoid paint or other medium from being rubbed off or washed off accidentally. Sealing with Something like Krylon matte clear spray is very effective. Loved the Yupo!
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Translucent Yupo collage
Tags: Picture of Product, Using Product, Made with Product
yupo watercolor paper
from Denton, Texas
This product I hate! It doesn't do well with watercolors, you cannot fold it to make a card, and in general it has a life of its own. I can see some graphic uses for it, but in my opinion it ought not to be sold in the water color paper section.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Yupo is much different than traditional watercolor papers. It is very popular with some watercolor artists – however, we understand if it's not what you are looking for. If you ever receive a product that you're not happy with, we'll be glad to work with you to arrange a return or replacement. Please call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-723-2787 and we'll be happy to help you!
Great for mixed media
from Cambridge, MA
I have been using Yupo for a few months now and it is transforming my studio practice. The smooth texture and bright white color is a great alternative to the rough textures of other watercolor papers and canvas. I've been using this with watercolor, acrylic, and alcohol inks. The watercolor soaks in very nicely, but you can go back into the painting at any time by wetting the paint again. You can remove dried watercolor completely this way, something you could never do with regular watercolor paper.Acrylic adheres well. I use fluid acrylics and pouring mediums. You can push the paint around with a rubber pallet knife and the paint does not stick until it is dried. I've achieved some interesting effects by drizzling lines of dark paint, letting it dry a little, then pushing the wet paint away leaving an outline of the drizzle. Once the acrylic is dry you cannot get it off the paper without delaminating it.Alcohol ink will stain the paper permanently. The bright white ground this paper provides really makes the colors in the inks pop.
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26 x 20" Yupo sheets and 60 x 60" from a roll
Tags: Poured Paint, Using Product, Made with Product, Painting, Abstract, Picture of Product
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