Check out these altered papers I made using CitraSolv
(a natural/non-toxic cleaning solvent) and National Geographic pages!
It won't work on any other magazine.
First you use the solvent to create abstract backgrounds.
Then art is made using a variety of inks to "paint" with.
More solvent can be used to "erase" areas too.
Stencils, gel pens and all sorts of other methods can be used with this substrate.
I learned how to do it (yes, there's a real method to the madness)
from the most gifted and generous of teachers, Cathy Taylor,
at the Create Mixed Media Retreat in Orange County yesterday.
BUT CitraSolv's site is half devoted to making art with their product.
There's video tutorials, galleries and more!
Check it out.
Isn't the effect dreamy?
Right in line with my "tribal style".
Here are scores of pages "in process" below.
See how many more I have to do my thang with!
It's pretty addictive, I do admit.
I may not come up for air all weekend.
Good thing the CitraSolv smells so dang good.