Citra Solv Art Experiment 1It’s another What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday and before I get into this post I just want to say a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who leaves comments on my blog. It’s fun and inspiring reading about your experiences and I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment.

So . . . another week has passed with not much to show for it – at least in the arty craft sense.

I’ve been busy with other things though – lovely friends visiting for a long weekend, a trip the to the hair dressers which pretty much wiped out a whole afternoon and a ‘Get It Done Fun Day’ on Friday. So all in all it’s been an excellent week just not much making going on. That’s about to change . . .


My workdesk  is now set up for the great Citra Solv experiment.

I came across the technique a few weeks ago and then found some National Geographic magazines (a vital ingredient) at the market on Sunday so I knew I just had to give it a go. If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can view some examples of it on my Citra Solv Art Pinterest board. Basically you use the Citra Solv, which is an eco friendly cleaner, to alter the pages of National Geographic magazines.

Yesterday I tried out the method with a similar cleaning product I happen to have called ‘Zest It’. That’s what you can see in the picture. It didn’t work, however, so last night I ordered some Citra Solv from the net and I’m now eagerly waiting for it to arrive.

I’m so excited in fact that I couldn’t sleep last night.  At 2.00 a.m. I gave up trying and instead watched every video I could find on the technique (at least the altered paper part of it). Armed with that knowledge I’m ready to go and for round 1 I’m going to experiment with:

  • bubble wrap
  • cling film
  • string
  • masks
  • stencils
  • keys

. . . and anything else I think might “work”.

Now I need to find something fun to do while I’m waiting for the great Citra Solv experiment to begin!