Yupo is a non porous paper. Meaning no paint sinks into the paper. So wet paint, like watercolor paint, pools and runs, making delightful textures. Textures you can't produce with a brush. I am hoping to use the watercolor skills I developed over the years, tap into the ingrown textures of Yupo and enjoy using a very tough paper (rather than the very delicate watercolor paper.) I don't want to give up my control, or at least I want some control of my lack-of-control. And I want to continue using pattern. Thus I am going to have to experiment. Rather than do it when I get the whim, I thought it would be good to do it with a blog.
Here are my first photos to show what I mean by the wet textures you can get with non porous paper.