This was a fun experiment I have been wanting to try.
Zebra Pen has these wonderful Eco Highlighters called Zebrites that really have some beautiful color. I am using them in my bullet journal because they don’t bleed through the pages. I had been wondering how they would work on Yupo paper.
In case you aren’t familiar with Yupo – it is a plastic, non-porous paper and the color does not absorb into it, rather it sits on top.
Awhile back I received some ATC sized Yupo paper samples in my Art Snacks box, so I pulled that pad out. To that I added three of the Eco Zebrite highlighters and a water brush filled with water.
I squiggled down some bits of color here and there in a totally random fashion, then moved them around with the water brush.
What you see above is the result I got with that technique.
The colors bled into each other in some places, and in other places the color moved completely around the color it came in contact with – causing those circles of blue and green.
I loved how that worked and was encouraged with the results, so I moved on to some Zebra Mildliners I have.
This time I selected five colors and started randomly laying down swatches. Instead of pushing color around with the water brush – I squeezed the barrel causing drops of water to fall onto the yupo paper. A little tilt of the paper here and there caused the color to flow and appear as you see it above.
Wet things on Yupo take awhile to dry – unless you use a heat gun, but that is a whole other experiment – so I left the two ATCs on my desktop to dry overnight.
This is how they look when dry.
The colors are not as vibrant and they continued to mingle a bit, but I still really love the results!
The first one (highlighter) didn’t change that much other than color brightness, but the second one (mildliner) changed a lot!
I think next I will play with a heat gun and maybe some alcohol. Although probably not both at the same time. Hahaha!
These highlighters and mildliners are available at Zebra Pen – just click here.
Have some fun! I’d love to see how it turns out for you!