We took vintage National Geographic Magazines, coated each page with CitraSolv, and let the Citra Solv do it’s magic.
(Notice we are outside. This is a messy, smelly job, and best done outside, wearing old clothes and gloves.)
We then placed a log on each magazine to weigh the magazines down, and let them sit for about an hour. (You can use whatever weight you have on hand. We just happened to have a lot of firewood.)
Once the pages have processed, you tear them from the magazine and hang them to dry.
Once dry, you can manipulate the images by applying more CitraSolv and removing ink, and /or you can collage or add paint, ink, whatever! The possibilities are endless.
Here’s the one I created in class. I both added paint and removed ink…
The next two give you an idea what the images look like without any manipulation on my part, other than the initial CitraSolv application. I love them just as they are!
I’ve had a blast with this medium and I look forward to more experimentation.
If you’d like more info check out this blog post by Balzer Designs…. she’s creating really cool stuff with the medium.
There are also some really cool videos here too…