Friday, July 29, 2011
Messy but fun
Today I finally did a crafting thing I had been meaning to try. It involves National Geographic magazines, Citra Solv cleaner and a LOT of news papers.
Since artists have discovered the product the Citra Solve web site has featured a lot of information on the "art" side of the product as well as it's original use.
There are a number of places on the web where you can find directions and see videos about making the Citra Solv papers and I will list them at the end. I had been trying to find Citra Solv locally and finally located it at a nearby Health Food Store. I had bought a few older (1990s) National Geographics at the flea market this past Wednesday. And I had plenty of old newspapers............. SO... here goes...........
I won't show how it's done since there are many places to learn how on line... see my list below....
But.... here are some of the pages I did. I think they will be wonderful background pages for a journal. One guy said he used them for a cover for a book, to wrap little packages and to make pictures. I think anywhere you can use interesting paper you can use them.
I have learned in doing this to be patient. Some of the best pages were ones that I let sit for awhile..
You cover the pages with the citra solve, close the magazine, maybe squash down a bit on the magazine and then let sit, at least 20 minutes. Careful pull the pages apart. If you don't like what you see add a bit more CS and wait again.
But don't forget it you really don't like the results, toss them so they don't bother you.............
The following three pictures are pages I created using this method. If you like to make a mess while you do a project this one is for you. You can click on a picture to see it larger. This is just the beginning for me. I want to try other techniques on the pages.
1. A Tutorial: http://mermaidtango.blogspot.com/2010/01/tuesday-techniquen-with-guest-artist.html
2. Citra Solve Website http://www.citrasolv.com/newcitraartist/index.html
3. Stampington and Company http://www.stampington.com/creative_impulse/2010/november/19/potw.html?gclid=CJmF_57ApqoCFcaC5QodkmDpmA
If you google for Citra Solv art sites you will find a LOT more. Also go to YOUTUBE and check on citrasolv, there are a LOT more.
This is such an amazing process it is no wonder folks are doing it and writing about it.
I seem to be a little late getting on to the bandwagon but better now than never.................