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how to mount yupo paper on board

No more framing : How to mount yupo paper on board

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 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.

cut your paper a bit larger than your board

Make sure your paper is big enough for your panel.

extra heavy body medium

Take some of the extra heavy body medium with either a still brush or a spatula and spread it onto the board.

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Golden Acrylic Mediums

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.

make sure the gel medium is very well spread all over the board surface

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

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.

Place your yupo paper on top of the gel medium.

use a clean brayer to remove all bubbles

And use a clean brayer to remove all bubbles and make sure the paper is adhering to the surface.

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Speedball Hard Rubber Brayers

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

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.

cut the sides with a cutter to remove the extra yupo paper

When everything had time to dry, cut the sides with a cutter to remove the extra paper and dry medium.

the sides of the yupo paper mounted on board are all cleaned
how to mount yupo paper on board

In Osaka, is painted on yupo paper mounted on board.