If you don’t like framing but like to paint on yupo paper, you might be interested in this technique, it allows you to mount yupo paper on board and display your yupo paintings without frames.
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Here is how to mount yupo paper on board.
You will need
- Yupo paper, big enough to fit on your board.
- A board, I used Gotrick’s cradled panel
- Heavy body gel medium
- A Speedball brayer
- A cuter
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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. PH neutral.
Make sure your paper is big enough for your panel.
Take some of the extra heavy body medium with either a still brush or a spatula and spread it onto the board.
Range of consistency from pourable to moldable, with various levels of finish and transparency. Create glazes, extend paints, build texture, change finishes. Gel types: Soft, Regular, Heavy, Extra Heavy, and Pumice.
Take the time to make sure the gel medium is very well spread all over the board surface.
Pay extra attention to the sides and the corners as this are the places where the paper is more susceptible to detach from the board.
Place your yupo paper on top of the gel medium.
And use a clean brayer to remove all bubbles and make sure the paper is adhering to the surface.
A hard synthetic rubber roller (80 durometer) makes these brayers ideal for light carving or gluing applications, and excellent for rolling down print surfaces. – Deluxe Brayers
Let dry overnight upside down on a clean surface, with a weight on top of the board if possible. Don’t worry about the extra medium on the sides it will be removed once dry.
When everything had time to dry, cut the sides with a cutter to remove the extra paper and dry medium.
In Osaka, is painted on yupo paper mounted on board.