I promised Citra Solv that I would do a mini tutorial on how I used its product to alter the look of the pages in the New York Times Magazine. It occurred to my addled mind that some of you might also be interested.
The supplies I use… a squirt bottle, Citra Solv and the magazine.
I know some artists use National Geographic and Citra Solv; however, the only magazine I’ve ever found to give me the results I’m looking for is the New York Times Magazine. I need to do more experimenting with National Geographic.
I hang the magazine using clips on a small rod in my studio, a clothes line would also work.
If you use a clothes line you can lay the magazine out flat and spray each page, then hang it over the line. I hang it like you see above and then lift all of the pages and begin lowering them one by one, spraying each and then let it drop.
I let them hang all day or overnight before opening the pages to see what I got, sometimes I hang it back up and spray again. These are examples of the results from the one I’m spraying above. Some of these I’ll leave as is, some I’ll spray again
I’ll use the resulting paper for collage, mixed media work and to cover wood frames.