I went to a terrific Alcohol Ink Workshop with Carol Ann Rasmussen. She was so generous with her knowledge. I appreciate her so much. Anyway, one of the things she demonstrated for us was to show us that Yupo has two sides – a smooth side and one with a bit of fuzziness. At her house it seemed pretty apparent that there was a difference. On one side the inks and blending solution moved a lot and on the other side, not as much. There was a distinct difference in the staining as well.
So I decided to video my experiment to see if I could replicate the difference in the two sides of the Yupo Paper. At the end I decided to also do the same experiment on Yatsutomo Mineral Paper just to see the difference.
I would love for you to do the same experiment and see if you can see a difference. If so, will it change your planning for your paintings?
Here’s a neat video on the Mineral Paper. It is less expensive than Yupo and many people are trying it out: