What is yupo paper ?
Yupo paper is a synthetic water resistant paper. That means that when used with watercolor, your paint will dry only by evaporation and there will be no absorption by your paper (as would be with regular watercolor paper). This is why yupo paper will allow very nice textures to form while the paint is drying. Here is a close up of some of the effects you can obtain on yupo paper:
A few Yupo paper painting techniques
With yupo paper, the most influential element is water.
For the dark areas on your painting you can use the following technique. Use watercolor paint almost direct from the tube, it will be easy to manage, then use a clean new tissue paper and put it on the still wet area you just painted, it will add some transparency to your dark. I used this technique on ” I do ballet 2″: