Yupo Paper is a very thin sheet of plastic that interacts with watercolors in an interesting way. It does not absorb water easily, bit it does absorb the paint and the paint dries as thoroughly as on regular paper. Working on a consistently wet surfaces makes it easier to erase mistakes.
1. Use the Yupo paper on a FLAT surface.
2. Dip a paintbrush in water and sweep across the paper in a pattern. dip the brush in paint and sweep it through the water. It will make unexpected shapes.
3. Tilt the paper slightly to make water and paint spread more.
4. Apply more water and new colors. Yupo paper is easiest for abstract patterns but you do anything where you would want movement and murky edges.
5. Sork with precise edges using almost entirely straight paint.
6. Dab up mistakes, clean up edges, and make patterns in the paint by dabbing with a kleenex.
There is an artist here in Bend who does the most fantastic abstract paintings using this paper and acrylic paints. It seemed if everyone saw something different in her paintings. It is the type of a painting that you tire looking at ... you can hang several different ways.... and she mostly uses soft
pastels of color with darker ones..... A super fantastic artist.