Yupo White Pads, Medium Weight
Yupo is synthetic paper made of 100% polypropylene that is waterproof and stain-resistant, exceptionally strong and durable and will not buckle or tear. It is acid-free, archival and has a smooth bright white surface that accommodates silkscreen, acrylics, alcohol inks, pen and ink, oil pastel, acrylic painting and watercolor.
A unique alternative to traditional art papers, as a watercolor paper Yupo has the advantage of being non-absorbent. Colors lie on top of its surface producing brilliant, vibrant effects. For beginning painters and illustrators, it allows you to wipe off unwanted sections of your artwork and start over. For the more accomplished artists, with Yupo you can build up layers like an oil painting, and then remove areas to reveal the clean surface. Machine-made in the USA. 74lb paper.
FLAX art & design is a genuine Oakland institution. Opening their first store in 1938, they’re now on their 3rd generation of family ownership and have recently relocated to a beautiful new Downtown location that could best be described as a “toy store for artists.” 80 years in and they’re still putting art and community front and center. You can visit them at their own site here, or find more of their products right here on Keep Oakland Alive.