Friday, August 17, 2018

DIY - Watercolor on Yupo Paper

It's no secret that we've been having a lot of fun playing with Legion Yupo Paper, a non-porus paper-like surface that repels water.  We tried it with a staff favorite, Angora Watercolors, to see how it would react.  Read on to see how you can do this at home!

All supplies available at collage.

Supplies Needed:

Pencil (we used a Mars Staedtler 2B pencil)
Yupo Paper
Watercolors (we used Angora)
Watercolor brush (we used the water brushes)

Use the pencil to draw out your image on the paper.  Yupo is a non-porus paper, so it's very easy to erase graphite from it, and you can even use water to erase mistakes.

Fill the handle of your watercolor brush (if using) or dip your paintbrush into the water to activate your watercolor paints.  Start painting!  We like to lay down light colors first, with darker colors on top.  Your watercolor will take longer to dry, because it sits on top of the Yupo Paper.  If you make any mistakes, the watercolor will easily erase with water.