I’ve recently come across something special — Yupo Paper.
It is not your traditional paper, it is a plasticy paper, very thin but hugely versatile. This crocodile I painted I used a variety of media including alcohol inks and isopropyl alcohol among my other staples and the variety of textures you can produce is astonishing.
The water quickly evaporates off this paper so you can work on pieces faster, I can’t recommend highly enough the use of Yupo. If you’re not a confident watercolourist being able to alter a piece, strip out colour in a flash with a dab of water, rubbing alcohol or ammonia is a welcome change when you’re familiar with the unforgiving permenant nature of cold/hot pressed watercolour paper.
The colour you do apply dries in an almost stained glass window affect, translucent, glass like colours which merge like clouds which dry in seconds if your using alcohol inks. This crocodile piece is available in my shop.