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Black Yupo Paper pads of 10 sheets in opaue black. Black Synthetic Paper is an amazing synthetic surface perfect for colouring with pearl, metallic and shimmer alcohol inks. Its smooth, non-absorbent surface allows your colours to bleed and mix beautifully across the paper, plus its acid-free formula means your artwork won’t fade or become brittle over time! This paper has a high 300GSM rating, lessening the dangers of the paper warping or tearing under pressure and giving you a thick, strong surface to paint on.

Yupo paper is a synthetic (polypropylene) substrate born with a non-porous surface that repels water. YUPO also gives visual artists an amazingly beautiful canvas to work with. Its bright white, smooth finish gives artists the flexibility to work in several different mediums to achieve unique and creative results.

Painting or drawing on the ultra-smooth surface of YUPO is different than regular watercolor or drawing paper, and will require some adjustments by the artist. The surface may also be wiped clean to restore the original white of the sheet, making it an excellent surface for beginners. YUPO is also a very exciting substrate for more advanced and experimental artists. Its creative possibilities and suitable applications are infinite.

YUPO – a slick, smooth, non-absorbent substrate that dramatically changes the way you paint, print or draw. Using this sheet, you can capture nuances, patterns, and shapes that were previously impossible to achieve on conventional watercolor and drawing papers.

What makes it even more unique is its lifting quality. You may also return to a painting when its done and redo specific areas over and over again. You can build up layers of paint like an oil painter working on a canvas, and then take them off to reveal the white of the sheet. Remember that water activates the paint, even paint put down months ago.  You then need to allow YUPO to dry completely. Spray YUPO with a matte-clear finishing spray to seal and protect it. Only use a sealant when your work is complete, as rework and touch-ups become difficult to do after sealing.

YUPO is a space age material made in a space age paper mill. The raw materials also arrive by rail and are loaded into their respective silos and hoppers for their eventual transformation into pellets.  These pellets are then fed into the patented heating and extruding equipment.

  • Acrylic Painting
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Debossing
  • Monotype
  • Offset Printing
  • Oil Pastel
  • Pencil/Graphite
  • SilkScreen Printing
  • Watercolour
Black Yupo Paper pads are available in-store and online at The Paintbox, home of the widest range of traditional and progressive Art Supplies in Adelaide.  At The PaintBox we source and stock quality art supplies which we import directly. This means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional. It is also perfect for any budget size. Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of art supplies for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only. Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire. We offer art tuition too!

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