Playing with Yupo and acrylics

Shawn Petite
January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018

Hello  my friends, I’m so glad to be back with you for the month of July

Oh boy are we gonna have somefun.

Today is part one of a 3-part series of experimenting and creating with Yupo. Today we will walk through using High flow acrylics to rich layering and how there are so many options when creating with Yupo. The possibilities are endless. Then in part 2 and 3 we will create some fabulous projects with what we create today.

So grab a cup, get your tools out and let’s create!

Supplies Used:

Yupo paper 9x12 11x14

Golden High flow acrylic (Quinacridone nickel azo gold, carbon black, sepia, yellow oxide, iridescent gold, green gold quinacridone magenta, transparent yellow iron oxide, titanium white, indigo, permanent violet dark, Alizarin crimson hue, turquoise, teal, cerulean blue hue,

Brayer, fine line applicator, catalyst tool and mark making tools, alcohol,

Stencils: Donna Downey – numbers dd-07, live a life-dd09, small pods repeat-dd-094, flourish #1dd-060, around&around dd-129, marigold dd-047, block font set dd-037, blooming floral dd009, flower bed dd-065

Shawn Petite – grunge font, faces looking down, garden, flower drawing, flower gang 2003

I hope you enjoyed the video! I will see you next week for part two as we create some fun things with our Yupo creations!


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I'm a mixed media artist living my dream of creating every day and my passion for art has been with me from childhood. I've been teaching and painting for over 26 years in many different mediums, but found my art soul mate in mixed media.

I have been published in several magazines, and have been part of Donna Downey’s Artist Gang and Deco Art Media Design team for several years.

I produce my own line of stencils and create soulful and informative workshops on mixed media.

You can see more of my art, workshops and stencils at . You can also find me on Instagram @artgirl38 & Facebook.  You will also find me creating everyweek on YouTube

My favorite quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. " Maya Angelou