Unipaper-a has high preservability and is less liable to tear. The surface is smooth and resistant to water. The substrate is made from polypropylene which is resource and eco-friendly. (made from YUPO/synthetic paper)
Unipaper-a is highly compatible with resin paints such as acrylic, and it is ideal for painting by using pencils, Iwa-enogu (mineral pigments), or even metal leaf with animal glue. Oil paint can be easily painted on the paper by mixing with Gesso Ground. (For more details, please refer the attached explanation of sample results)
For maintaining artworks on Unipaper-a , applying fixative is highly recommended. Both sides are paintable as there is no difference between the front and the back. Moreover, the ink or colors does not affect the other side.
◇Compatibility with Art Materials
Fixation of the paint is good on Unipaper- . The glossiness of acrylic resin matches with the smooth texture of Unipaper-a , and it brings out the full potential of acrylic paints.
Fixation of the paint is good on Unipaper-a. The glossiness of acrylic resin matches with the smooth texture of Unipaper-a, and it brings out the full potential of acrylic paints.
Oil paint diluted with turpentine is slightly repulsive, but stayed on the paper well after drying. The color shows luster and good quality onUnipaper-a. Wiping off the paint after it dries with a brush moistened with turpentine makes it easier to remove the white edge of the paint.
＜For metal leaf with varnish / Glue 5% ＞
Fixation of metal leaf is good on Unipaper-a. The infinitely smooth surface brings out the lustrousness of every metal leaf.
＜Yuen-boku Usuzumi (Light Oil Soot Ink)＞
Traces of water are appeared after ink dries, and it makes random marks on the surface. The color bleeding texture appears on Unipaper-a looks quite different from other drawing papers. It creates an unique Tarashikomi (a technique in which ink are dripped or brushed into water) effect, which is commonly used in Suiboku-ga (Ink Painting).