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Comparative chart of textures on yupo paper with watercolors, acrylics and inks

Comparative chart of textures on Yupo paper by Sandrine Pelissier on ARTiful, painting demos
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Comparative chart of textures on yupo paper with watercolors, acrylics and inks

Here are a few ideas of additives and things you can use on yupo paper to add texture, with watercolors, acrylics and inks.

Comparative chart of textures on yupo paper with watercolors, acrylics and inks

SALT (sprinkled on wet paint then let dry and brushed away)

sprinkling salt on watercolor on yupo paper
sprinkled salt on watercolor

sprinkling salt on wet acrylic on yupo paper
Sprinkled salt on Acrylic

sprinkling salt on ink on yupo paper
Sprinkled salt on ink

 

SOAP (added when painting)

watercolor with soap on yupo paper
Soap and watercolor

acrylic with soap on yupo paper
Soap and acrylic

soap with ink on yupo paper
Soap and ink

 

OIL PASTEL RESIST (drawing with oil pastels before painting). Note: this technique does not work well with acrylics

oil pastel resist on yupo paper
oil pastel resist and watercolor

oil pastel resist with acrylic on yupo paper
oil pastel with acrylic

oil pastel resist with ink on yupo paper
oil pastel with ink

 

MASKING FLUID

masking fluid on yupo paper with watercolor
masking fluid on watercolor

masking fluid on yupo paper with acrylic paint
masking fluid and acrylics

masking fluid on yupo paper with ink
masking fluid and inks

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Daler-Rowney Masking Fluid

This fluid is used to create striking white highlights or to mask areas for overpainting at a later stage. It forms a fast-drying, water-resistant film on watercolor paper and board, and is easily removed when dry.

ALCOHOL Sprayed on wet paint

alcohol sprayed on watercolor on yupo paper
alcohol sprayed on watercolor

alcohol sprayed on acrylic on yupo paper
alcohol sprayed on acrylic

alcohol sprayed on ink on yupo paper
alcohol sprayed on ink

 

GEL MEDIUM Paint thinned in gel medium.

acrylic gel medium with watercolors on yupo paper
medium with watercolors

acrylic gel medium with acrylics on yupo paper
medium with acrylics

acrylic gel medium with ink on yupo paper
medium with ink

 

PLASTIC WRAP PAPER Wrap paper left on wet paint to dry.

wrap paper on wet watercolor on yupo paper
wrap paper on wet watercolor

wrap paper on wet acrylic on yupo paper
wrap paper on wet acrylic

wrap paper on wet ink on yupo paper
wrap paper on wet ink

 

WAX PAPER CUTOUTS Pieces of wax paper left on the wet paint.

wax paper shapes on watercolor on yupo paper
wax paper shapes on watercolor

wax paper shapes on acrylic on yupo paper
wax paper shapes on acrylic

wax paper shapes on ink on yupo paper
wax paper shapes on ink

 

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Yupo Watercolor Paper

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. PH neutral.

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