Saturday, March 19, 2011
Citra Solv and National Geographic Tutorial
Do you wonder what I would be doing with Citra Solv cleaner and the National Geographic magazine on my quilt art blog?
I have been making wonderful embellishments and soon to be original fabric.
You won't believe how easy this is and how beautiful the results are.
National Geographic magazine, not older than 10 years ago
Citra Solv, in the bottle, but not the spray
old paint brush, I used one of my kids brushes
small container to be thrown out after
transfer paper to transfer image to fabric, or whatever method you prefer
Gather your citra solv, small container, magazine and brush. Pour a small amount of the citra solv into the bottom of the container.
Opening the magazine, skip past the beginning pages, end pages and any pages with text. They don't work. You are only going to want to paint the pictures that take up either the whole page or a good chunk of it.
When you find some photos, simply dip your brush in the citra solv and paint the picture. Continue through the magazine painting pictures as you go.
Once you have finished painting the book, close it up and leave for 20-30 minutes. Check every 10 minutes to ensure things are working. You should start to see the pictures looking similar to mine below.
When you get to the point that you are really loving the pages, simply rip them out and let them dry on old newspapers.
Once your gorgeous creations have dried, they will be ready to use. I plan to get some of that photo transfer paper and scan my pages in and print them onto the paper and iron them on fabric. I will also try and run the fabric sheets through the printer too.
I plan to make a few small art quilts and stitch right onto the paper.
Here are some samples of my work.
I have not forgotten about doing a post on how I attach the lego to my art quilts either.
Is anyone going to give this citra solv tutorial a try, or is anyone interested in winning some of these art sheets?