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 Post subject: Yupo: thumbs up!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:49 pm 
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Inspired by Marianne's March card technique to use your stencils, I had a play today with some Yupo paper, stencils and Alcohol Inks. This technique uses a LOT of ink - which is not necessarily a bad thing if you've got a bin full of AI's that you've hardly used as I do.

1st photo: the example on the left used white Yupo paper with a stencil laid on top, and ink dropped onto the surface in a random fashion. Then you let it dry before pulling off the stencil. The ink does seep under the stencil, but for the most part the design is defined as well. You can see where the top edge of my 6x6 stencil rested on the 5x7 paper - it reminds me of an aquarium that needs a good cleaning LOL. For the piece on the right I used translucent Yupo paper and a mix of techniques. First I rubbed blending solution all over it before flipping my stencil over to transfer the ink. This worked pretty well on the right side, but I either didn't have enough blending solution on the left or it had dried because that part didn't transfer. So then I took a fern stencil and dropped more AI through it to make the design on the left side. It did leave a defined line where the ink stopped at the edge of the stencil so I tried to blend that out a bit. Kind of a hot mess, but with some judicious trimming I can probably use parts of it for something.

2nd photo: translucent Yupo, and this time the ink applied through the stencil with a felt applicator. This is a layering stencil with a cutout shape, and then a detailed outline. I layered a bunch of colours pounced through the cutout; again some seepage occurred creating the gorgeous sky background. Then I applied white overtop for the details; as you can see I didn't line them up exactly - where's the fun in that, LOL? My pouncing produced the speckles above the skyline, an unexpected bonus. Again my stencil was only 6" wide so I'll probably trim this into a tag shape.

I much prefer the translucent Yupo to the white; you get a softer overall look. You can lift AI off the Yupo, but it does leave some ghosting behind - you can see where I tried to add a word to the top left of the skyline that didn't work out, but when I tried removing it with the blending solution it left a ghost impression. While water or baby wipes won't move the ink you do need to apply a fixative it make it completely permanent. These were really fun to play with; I'll be on the hunt for some larger Yupo paper to use with my 12x12 stencils.


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 Post subject: Re: Yupo: thumbs up!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:40 pm 
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Those are all gorgeous! And could all be turned into something like cards. I like the way the fern is defined but the right side is not. That's a great place to put a greeting or a photo. With a bit of cutting around the fern, some of it could overlap the photo.
so, obviously Yupo works a lot better for that AI/stencil technique than any of the papers I tried.

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Awesome time playing. I like the cityscape best.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:37 pm 
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GORGEOUS GORGEOUS, Keitha. I haven't touched my Yupo yet. I need to investigate.

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Wow! Love them all, even the hot mess!

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I like the hot mess the best, looks like
you created it to be just that, the fern in the
foregroung, defined, by the implied greenery
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