Monday, April 18, 2011

Illustration Friday - Journey

Last week I was able to find some National Geographic magazines that worked with Citra-Solv! (Thank you Laurel for teaching me the Citra-Solv ways!)

I tried some older versions a while back, but nothing happened to the pages. This time I used 2008 and 2010 and they both worked really well! You definitely need to put a LOT of the Citra-Solv on it to make it bleed appropriately, but I didn't mind. It smells quite nice...if you like oranges. 
And I sure do love me some clementines!


On this page, I love how the ink merged together to create a wave effect. The Illustration Friday word of the week is Journey...It was a perfect page to use! I just cut out a little boat and sail (both out of different Citra-Solve pages) and added a little colored pencil to get the blue and green color and enhance the water.

The yellow on the right was already there.
I loved it because I was able to use a yellow boat and tie the colors together.

5x7" Mixed Media
I am quite happy with this little guy and I hope you enjoy it too!


  1. Weird and gorgeous. Which are both good things.

  2. Wow! It looks great! It's a very stormy journey. I love how the elements a fit together perfectly. Thanks for the link!

  3. Wow, this is beautiful in so many ways! Thank you.