Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Citra Solve Art (Part 2)

Last week I used Citra Solve to dissolve the ink on tons of National Geographic pages. Since then I have been playing around with the pages and added layers to them. Some of the layers are added with acrylic inks, watercolor pencils, pastels, pens, stencils and stamps. Other's I scanned into the computer and altered in Photoshop. It is very addicting. 


River Birds

Floating Leaves
As you can see by the photos of all the pages lying out in the sun you can do a lot of pages in one afternoon.  The Citra Solv is 100% natural but has a very strong smell so I worked outside with gloves and a mask the day I altered the pages. I left them to air out the whole next day. 

I put pieces of wood over the pages so they would not blow away as they aired out.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Citra Solv Art

I just noticed it has been exactly a month since my last post. I was really struggling with health for a while but things are looking up again. I started the Byron White protocol, time will tell if it works.

Over the last few days I was finally able to get back to creating art. I did some experimenting with Citr Solv on National Geographic pages and then adding to the pages with acrylic inks, pastels, water soluble crayons, markers, stencils, stamps, plastic wrap, and some digital manipulating. Wow, is this fun! I love how serendipitous the process is. I do think I am sensitive to the orange Citra Solv though so I am going to try the lavender one. I hope it is not a strongly scented because I really am enjoying this process.

Here are a few of the images I got from the process.