"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, October 11, 2007


My friend Joanna introduced me to a product called Yupo.

It is a plastic-like watercolor paper, sort of like a thick vellum. The paints just slide around everywhere and it makes for some interesting effects. It can also be stitched, and here are 3 small fiber art pieces that I made recently. The pear and its leaves are Yupo painted with watercolors. The legs, head, and tail of the turtle are Yupo stamped with Adirondak (alcohol) Inks, and the Grafitti piece (I seem to be into grafitti lately) was done with watercolor paints, and then sprayed with airbrush spraypaint. If you want to try something different, it's a great product - but definitely NOT for the control freak!


Joanna van said...

I'm glad you went on the "journey" with me with this product. It really was fun to play with. You did wonders with it. It really is great work and I think you should find a good home for your graffitti piece. I'm thinking you should put it into your local quilt show!


andrea said...

sounds like a fun product! i love the pear piece!