Yupo : Watercolor Paper

SKU: P-YUPO
(12 reviews)

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  • Available in Gummed Pads and Sheets

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Yupo is a non-porous, acid free and pH neutral, synthetic paper which is machine made in the USA from 100% polypropylene. It is completely waterproof, stain-resistant and has become a unique and intriguing alternative to traditional art papers due to its strength and lifting properties.

The super smooth surface allows you to build up nuances and patterns that would normally be impossible to achieve on traditional watercolor and drawing paper. Because it can be wiped clean you have the option to return to specific areas and redo them until they meet your standards, or to build up layers of paint using a similar technique to the one used with oil painting.

Yupo is made from heated polypropylene pellets which are then extruded to form the base and surface layers of the paper, These layers are stretched to create a dimensionally storable and biaxial-orientated substrate. This process means that Yupo paper is exceptionally strong, opaque and has an incredibly smooth surface. Yupo is also available in a lighter translucent version that will help you see color from a new perspective. The slick papers can be a great starting point for a variety of media and are designed for backlit applications with the combined strength of having excellent light diffusion.

This paper easily resists tearing or buckling meaning there is no need to stretch or treat in any way before you start work. Yupo has an extra smooth surface and can be used with a combination of media, including watercolors alcohol ink, acrylic paint, monotype, offset printing, debossing oil pastel, graphite and silkscreen.

As an especially durable synthetic, Yupo normally enters the waste stream at a far slower rate than conventional papers. Since it is a polypropylene (PP) plastic film, it is fully recyclable and will remain inert in any approved landfill. If safely incinerated in a modern incinerator with an atmosphere of excess oxygen, it will yield only water, carbon dioxide, and ash.

"Yupo is very different to normal watercolor paper(But still make sure not to get greasy fingerprints on it) it stays flat, which is a great bonus, the paint can go mad; which is fun and you can pretty much rinse a sheet under a cold tap and start again. Masking fluid doesn't bond to the surface, so make sure it's dry before you rinse anything away as water will creep slightly under the masking fluid. It's very different, it's fun to play with and well worth trying."

When you have completed a piece remember to spray the surface of the Yupo paper with a matt clear varnish or finishing spray so that the work will remain stable.

Spec

Product CodeP-YUPO
QualityExcellent
To Use WithAcrylic, Watercolor, Printmaking, Ink
VeganVegan
Surface : SurfaceSmooth
Surface TextureSmooth / Hot Press

Reviews

(12 reviews)

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excellent YUPO paper, love that you offer it in this thickness. thank you so much. highly recommend to all mixed medium and alcohol ink artists. not suitable for sketching with a pencil as that's not what it's made for.

Lois
 

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Heavy waterproof paper. Just what the description says. Perfect sample to try it out.

Noelia
 

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My alcohol inks worked nicely on the paper. But I have noticed a slight distortion of the paper when using a heat gun. I would go for the heavy paper I think next time.

Feefo
 

Kundenmeinung

Everyone who loves experienting with different mediums and mixed media should give this "paper" a shot. Mine was slightly damaged in transit but the customer service was wonderful and gave me a partial refund!

Ramona
 

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This is a really interesting product that can work well with a range of different mediums. Most try it with alcohol inks, but I've tested it with water based products which have worked really well. I did find that different stamping inks take a while to dry so try StazOn as that dries much quicker

Feefo
 

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strange paper...if your very careful you might be able to sketch onto it but you have to be extremely careful as everything smudges. I painted with acrylics over my sketch...this was great,it takes a little while for the paint to dry in which time you can blend and move the colours around. fine liners go over the top like a dream. the acrylic paint binds without smudges but the fine liners dont dry 100% and therefore can smudge. Like I said if your careful nd can get to the end without smudging then you will be able to seal the piece with spray lacquer

Feefo
 

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Great quality paper, will never order a different one again!

Feefo
 

Review

It doesn’t buckle as a light weight watercolour paper would also when painting with watercolour you get lovely intense colours. Also very versatile and use Yupo for Alcohol and Acrylic inks.

Feefo
 

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An innovation from manufacturer which I can't wait to try as I have been using the opaque yupo for years. This will be for a backlit project. Was delighted when this was emailed to me by Jackson's as a new product. Saved me hours of research.

Feefo
 

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Great having heard of this innovative paper could then try a sample first.

Feefo
 

Review

Great product just what i was looking for using with my alcohol inks

Feefo
 

Review

Great product much better than i thought will buy again

Feefo
 

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