Friday, 28 October 2016

Watercolour on Yupo Paper - Cats Galore!

Hello, everyone! I've been having such fun experimenting with my new ZIG Clean Color Markers, using them on different kinds of paper.

For the challenges I'm entering today, I tested the markers on Yupo paper. Yupo is a synthetic but recyclable, tree-free paper with a plastic feel to it. The ZIG markers worked great! The Yupo paper allows for a long drying time, so the colours were super duper easy to blend.


Isn't that cat adorable? It's a stamp designed by my friend Donna Gray for That's Crafty in the UK. The cat's name is Bentley and the stamp is quite big (which I love): 10 cm tall and 6,5 wide. 

I stamped Bentley randomly around the paper (20,5 cm x 10,5 cm) with Archival ink, which took some time to dry on the Yupo paper, but once dry it stays.

After colouring in the cats using the watercolour markers, and a waterbrush here and there, I held my breath (not sure if I'd ruin it all) and lightly misted the painting with water....... and I did achieve what I wanted (phew!). I really like the imperfect "colour outside the lines" effect.

I'm entering my watercolour card to these three fine challenges: 

Thanks for looking!



  1. Great stamp and I love the artsy way you've colored it. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  2. You know how much I LOVE this Bibi and I'm going to have a go at the spraying on Yupo as you've achieved such a cool effect like that, you clever lady :)
    Oh and of course it's been added to my little gallery too!
    Donna xx

  3. Oh WOW! I am in live with what you created AND I have a shelf full of Yupo paper that I am now running to pull out... Grin. Thanks for the awesome share 😍

  4. Wow, I love your gorgeous design! The Yupo paper is fabulous - I'd love to try it! I so enjoy seeing everyone's kitty cards! This is such a fun hop! I hope you're enjoying it too!

    KT Fit Kitty
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  5. Love it. It's so CUTE. HUgz

  6. this is so pretty!
    love colors!
    Fiki from Croatia

  7. Never heard of these products but your card is lovely, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  8. This is a really cool looking. I like the runny paint look and not staying in the links. Very artsy!
    PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

  9. Such a gorgeous kitty card, Bibi! Love the stamp and the way you've coloured it.
    caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

  10. I love all the kitty's peeping out!Super cute!
    Tee USA thealteredpaper(at)gmail

  11. Your watercolored cats are beautiful and that is such a great image.

  12. Wow, this is such a fun design and I love the multi-colored cats! That cat stamp is really adorable
    kladd94803 at

  13. FABulous background and I am totally in love with the Bentley stamp :-D

    IKE x

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  14. Yupo added to my shopping list... Love the effect with the watercolours.
    Lovely card Bibi!

  15. Too cute!!!

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  16. You have water colored those cats beautifully! I agree - the outside the lines look is so pretty! I got a set of the Zig markers as well and now I need to get some yupo! XO
    Christi ~ StampinDiva at Yahoo dot com ~ USA

  17. Oh, that's adorable! I love how colorful it is. Yupo is fun to play with. banaszakv58atgmaildotcom USA

  18. This is absolutely lovely and one of my favorites so far!
    Gorgeous colors and so glad the water misting worked. :-)

  19. I can't believe I haven't tried my Yupo stash yet! Thanks for the inspiration!! LOVE the mod colors and that heart shaped nose!! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

  20. These colorful kitties are one of my very favorites! Love the cheerful color in your design! Beautiful!
    Take care!
    Michele, USA

  21. Stunning! Bentley is a beautfal design! Love your watercolour work..truly looks amazing!

  22. I like these colorful cats!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  23. I love that card so cute. And that stamp image is adorable!!Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  24. WOWSAZ! Thank you, everyone, for your sweet comments!!! I tried to return the favour, but I'm afriad I ran out of time .... I really appreciate it, though!! ♥

  25. I am in love with your colorful creation!!! Love this kitty image and how you blended your inks. It is just gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for participating in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!
    <3 J

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