The synthetic substrate Yupo is a sheet of plastic that comes in tablets as well as a choice of thicknesses per sheet.
Recently I pulled out a sheet with plans to explore its slippery surface in combination with some of my Abstract Composition Backbones Masks; and in this experiment, I used masks that I'd cut free from their original 6" x 6" frames.
Basically what I did was to, step-by-step, layer after layer, pour wet media onto the Yupo, with my customized masks included with each additional wet layer. (I allowed the Yupo to dry between layers.) The wet media:
1. acrylic paints thinned with a mixture of water and matte medium liquid
2 Brusho dry powdered pigment spritzed with water.
|Above: When this first layer had dried, I added linework with a permanent marker. As the project moved forward, the marker line more or less disappeared.|
|Above: This is where I should have stopped. But I went on to add white outlined areas with a pump-style white acrylic marker/pen....|
What you see directly above is the way the piece looks now. I regret the white outlining but it's permanent, unless I were to try rubbing it with rubbing alcohol, but this would remove the paint layers underneath.
Having painted myself into a corner, so to speak, I'm considering adding more layers of translucent acrylic paint, filling in each of the marked-off sections with something slightly different from its next-door neighbors.
Abstract Composition Backbones Masks 1, 2, 3 and 4 look like this --
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