Playing with Stencils and How Transparent is 62# Yupo?

Inspired by Cathy Taylor’s Pigments of Your Imagination”  I decided to try Working with Stencils on 62# Yupo paper.

I’ve always been attracted to this stencil with aspen treesHere’s the link to purchase this stencil – $6.


Tree Stencil smlr

I took a 6×6 sheet of 62# Yupo, placed the stencil on top and started blotting with Watermelon, Honeycomb, and Botanical.  It was cool to see the ink puddle under the stencil.  I pushed the bubbles around and then left it to dry.

The image was revealed by pulling the stencil off.  It was tacky for a couple of hours.


I’ve always wondered about the 62# Yupo. How see through is it?  I placed the aspens on several different mat board and you could really see the difference as the color from the mat changed the image.  Click through the slide show to see the results:

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Any opinions?  I’m sure some of you will come up with new ideas how to layer sheets of 62# Yupo Paper.


8 thoughts on “Playing with Stencils and How Transparent is 62# Yupo?

  1. barbaramiguelez March 27, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Sheryl, this is fabulous ! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring !!


    • sherylwil March 27, 2015 / 4:42 pm

      You are welcome!


  2. Patricia Stewart March 27, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    I really think the white mat looks wonderful with this stencil painting. It shows all of the colors beautifully.


  3. dawn Haylock March 27, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Love this Sheryl.


  4. karendawescolley July 30, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Sheryl, I have this same birch stencil! I’ve been meaning to use it for an alcohol ink painting. I love my transparent Yupo, but I have the 104 lb. pad. Great tips and site.


    • sherylwil July 30, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks, Karen. There’s a bigger stencil of the birch/aspen and it’s really fun to use.


      • Karen Dawes Colley July 31, 2016 / 2:13 pm

        Thanks! I have the large one. I thought that was the one you were using. I didn’t know it came smaller.


      • sherylwil July 31, 2016 / 2:22 pm

        I think my little one is 6 x 6 and the larger is 9 x 12 ish.


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