Saturday, February 8, 2014

Ink on Yupo

OK, so here is the video demo that I promised.  You can find the background for this post in my previous post.  I just learned this last week at NCSW, with Leonard Ragouzeos, so I am a real beginner here.  I would send you to one or Leonard's workshops, but he does not teach on any regular basis.  You can beg him if you like, but meanwhile, look at this video and give it a try.

Have fun. Will I be teaching this in a workshop?  Maybe.  Let me get my own thing going with it first.  I am teaching a four day Big Fat Art workshop at Pacific Northwest Art School in September, and will at least demonstrate the techniques there, and let you fool around with it.

27 comments:

  1. This looks great ! Won't be able to play with ammonia, so I'm glad the water works too...I have ordered some practice sheets of Yupo and will be playing as soon as I get it !

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    1. Try alcohol too, if you can. It works in a similar way.

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    2. Great demo, Jane! I've worked a little on yupo (love it). This technique with the ammonia mixture takes it to a whole new level ;-)

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  2. Thank you so much for this demo, looks like a lot of fun, and I look forward to a class you might offer. I just maybe will start to do some "playing" now that you have given me some ideas.....

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  3. I like everything about it except the ammonia. It does make some great marks though! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I just saw your comment about the alcohol. I will try that.

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  5. Wow, Jane, this is fantastic! Do you have to use India ink? or would acrylic ink or high flow acrylic paint work?

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    1. Well, each material will have its own properties. Remember, I am a beginner - a TOTAL beginner! - at this, so I'm asking all the same questions you are. My answer: try it and see. I am excited about the possible mixing of media here.

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    2. There are YouTube videos of people using acrylics, watercolours, coloured inks, pencils and all sorts on yupo. I think as long as it adheres to the surface anything much is possible. Very exciting !

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  6. I LOVE this video Jane thank you so much for sharing it with us. I have never heard of Yupo, where can I order it? Leave it to you to find a use for tampons. Lol. You know me, I love that alcohol, but I would for sure try the ammonia.

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    1. Hi Char. Look at my previous post for info/links on Yupo. I didn't come up with ANY of this - learned it all in the workshop last week. Check out Leonard's web site. His work in this medium is unbelievable!

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  7. Great Video Jane, always sharing something new! Thanks. I think it might be fun to take a piece I've done and then ink over it and try this technique. What do you think?

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  8. What an interesting technique. There is not enough time in my lifetime to try everything that I want too! But I think I need to move this to the top of my list! Thanks so much for sharing

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  9. Hi Jane, I love the effect you get from the squeegee! Do you think the Yupo would work as a collage material?

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  10. Wow! That is an exciting post! Finally something to do with my YUPO !

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  11. what ink were you using? Couldn't quite see it in the camera field. India ink or sumi ink? Thanks, Sue

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  12. Very interesting demo! I love watching your videos.

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  13. Haven't a clue what Yupo is....but I'll have to source some. Fabulous!

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    1. Look at the previous two posts. I don't know if it's available in Australia, but basically it is a non-absorbant plastic paper. I'm going to see about using ink like this on various acrylic substrates, see what happens.

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  15. What kind of brush are you using in the video?

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  17. I was wondering, too, which kind of India Ink--the water soluble or the not water soluble? Very exciting techniques!

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  18. you are always having such fun! Web says Yupo is waterproof paper so that interesting that you paint on it with water-base paints and it "sticks"!

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    1. Hi Selena! Yes, I do have a bit of fun, I have to admit. It is interesting that Yupo is used with watercolor a lot. The India ink is sort of waterproof when it dries, but you can still remove it with diluted ammonia, or Windex. I want to try other media on it, but not sure if its qualities would have any advantage over paper or canvas, if, for example, you used acrylics or oils on it. Alcohol inks are pretty stunning on Yupo, if you want that intense color.

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