Citrasolv Photos

This is "trippy".  It is done with Citrasolv : an all natural cleaning solution, used full strength on National Geographic magazines.  You spray the magazine pages....let them process outside (the smell is strong and I don't particularly like it "at all") then take the pages out of the book, and let them "blow in the wind" to dry.  I let mine process about 5 hours...not sure how short or long a period of time is recommended.   I am pleased with the results, only 3 of which are shown, and will definately do another book.  Have learned some do's and don'ts for this next time.  I am going to have my husband string me a line of wire and look for some of those teeney, tiney plastic clothes pins to "dry my art"..  Go down a bit on my blog and you will see the
website to go to to learn more about this process.  My husband wasn't too impressed so I am curious as to what others think...so please comment....



4 comments:

  1. i really like the vintage-y,distressed look of these! I've heard of this,but never knew how!! Now I'm going to give it a try!
    thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. maybe i'm blind or a spaz!! went down to find website..didn't see it!
    i'll just spray and dry like you did!!..love the look of it1..could you tell me more of the process? does the image just peel off or what?

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  3. ANN...go to: http://www.citrasolv.com and then in where it says Artists Section.

    I just put the Citrasolv, full strength, into a squirt bottle (love the ones from the beauty supply stores) and sprayed small sections of the magazine until it was pretty drippy.... Then like I said I let it sit outside in the sun for about 4-5 hours then just pulled the pages out. No, the picture doesn't feel off, it is the actual book page that transforms. It must have something to do with the colors of ink that they use. The last photo I showed only partially transformed which I really like. I am going to watch as I do this next book and see if I can see what happens, what colors seem to bleed, etc. so maybe I can more methodically "work the pages" to my advantage. Hope this answers your questions. Diana

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  4. Diana, I love them! I think they turned out very well.

    Jan

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