Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Art Journal Pages










Abstracts made with Citra Solve and National Geographic Magazines.

5 comments:

artymess said...

Hi Lisa whats citra solve ???...these are yummy by the way....x

Lisa Purcell said...

It is a natural degreaser. If you go to Citra Solve's website it has a lot more information. I bought mine at an art supply store online. It is supposed to be available in natural foods stores. I couldn't find any here locally though. The Citra Solve website used to have a gallery of artwork featured but they changed it after the oil spill. I wonder if they will change it back. Anyway, to use it just find an old National Geographic, spray the pages, smash them back together, walk away for ten minutes or twenty at the most. When you return, mop up the black ink that has oozed out. Tear the pages out and let dry. You can manipulate the ink too if you want to. Very simple, and very messy. I used a cotton ball on mine. Some I manipulated some I just let them take their natural course. The more you apply the more it changes the ink.

artymess said...

Thanks that sounds interesting to create texture and pages ....mmm....x

Lisa Purcell said...

It is messy but intriguing. I just love the idea of the happy accident. :)

Lisa Purcell said...

Yes, it is handmade paper - I got it at Hobby Lobby.