Yupo, is marketed as a “Synthetic Paper,” but it is more like a sheet of plastic than conventional watercolor paper. Because paint can be lifted from the surface, working with Yupo reverses the normal process for a watercolor artist. In traditional water color, the most striking “color” is white - the white of the paper. When working on paper, the artist must preserve white by either masking out an area with tape and/or masking fluid or by painting around the area to be left white. With Yupo, the paint does not sink into the paper; so it is easy to “lift” the pigment off and return to an almost white surface. This makes it possible to have a lot of fun by creating very complex visual textures followed by lifting out the subject. matter.
This workshop will be a technique oriented session. I will demonstrate a process, and participants will then try their hand at it. We will work with traditional and non traditional washes, followed by creating all sorts of visual textures using stamps and anything else we can come up with. Then we will explore lifting out subject matter.
**Stamps: If you happen to have some commercial stamps, wonderful, but you can easily make stamps to achieve texture by cleaning up a Styrofoam meat tray, cutting it into whatever shapes you choose and then pressing almost anything (paper clips, brush handles, nail head, pen, eraser, etc.) into it to emboss a pattern. Once again use your imagination.
This process can be messy – just keep that in mind – you may want an apron or shirt.
Visit Judith's website and click on the Yupo gallery to get an idea of what is possible with Yupo. judithkhand.com
Member: $95 / Non-Member: $125
Deadline: August 11, 2017