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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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® Yupo is a registered trademark.
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Excellent surface for fun and great results!
from Brookings, Or
Comments about Yupo Watercolor Paper:
I have been using a full sheet of YUPO with traditional watercolors. It is fun to apply color by spattering color with a brush or spray water or alcohol on it. I can add more color later by puddling it on and letting it dry. Sometimes I tilt the YUPO to let the colors run. There are many surprises!It is a result you can't get with traditional watercolor paper.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It's a tough job to paint on a Yupo paper with watercolor.
from Hannibal, Missouri
It's rewarding to spread watercolor on 'plastic surface' like Yupo. The results were amazing..like a new world shown out in front of you.
from Fergus Falls, Mn.
I've been working with alcohol inks, this paper works so well with the inks, also with watercolors.
Yupo seems to be popular alternative to watercolor paper.
from Albuquerque, NM
Want to try something new and exciting? Yupo is a wonderful alternative to watercolor paper. This item is becoming more popular with members of our watercolor society. The way the colors roll and mix on the surface of Yupo is almost like magic.Best of all especially for beginners is that you can erase the watercolor paint off like chalk on a blackboard.Something to think about for summer fun.
Giant Roll of Yupo
from Charlottesville VA
I'm doing a really large gouache painting on Yupo. So far so good.Pretty heavy so it took some thinking to hang on the wall. It was too heavy for earth magnets (at least the ones we had). We used clips and tape. Fingers crossed that it will hold.
Okay I am now into watercolor but I had to try
from Tampa Fl
Took a workshop with watercolor on Yupo, okay I enjoyed myself but am not into watercolor.
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First try on Yupo
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
papper made of butter
from My studio
Yupo paper is a game changer for almost any medium. I personally use it for acrylic ink and water color. And the only comparison is that its lie painting with butter. Any color just pops and the richness stays because it's being absorbed by the fibers in the paper. The price is So worth it! Very easy to work with, very fun.
Threat paper, great service.
from Brasstown, NC
I use this paper with alcohol inks, water colors and in my mixed media pieces. Very versatile.
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.
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