Playing with Transluscent Yupo Paper

I belong to wonderful groups on Facebook – Alcohol Ink Artists, Alcohol Ink & Mixed Media and KW Artists and Friends.  There are over 2,000 members from all over the world.  Our theme this week at Alcohol Ink Artists was abstracts.  I decided to post this abstract fun 2picture:

My dear friend, Birdie came up with this method of folding paper with the ink inside.

I added a white gel pen to emphasize the shapes.

For this post, I’m going to take you through how it’s done.

YupoYupo Paper comes in different weights. I usually use 74# Cover Paper.  For the above picture I used 62# transluscent paper that is lighter and easy to fold.  For the following I used #104 Transluscent paper which wasn’t as easy to fold but worked fine.


Step 1: Step 1 pour Pour ink onto the paper. I used Bottle, Mountain Rose and Wild Plum. I did not use any blending solution.




Step 2: fold the paper with the ink still wet Step 2





Step 3: Fold some more Step 3 fold





Step 4: Open Step 4 open






Step 5: After more foldsStep 5 more folds






Step 6 start to outlineStep 6: Start to outline the color patterns with a white gel pen.






abstract funHere’s the finished piece.  You will notice that because it is translucent you can see my writing on the back (my bad).





Here’s one more piece done in this style. It’s fun. abstract fun 2_0001


One thought on “Playing with Transluscent Yupo Paper

  1. Maureen March 12, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    I LOVE this technique!! thanks for the tips!!!

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