Thursday, January 22, 2015

Reclaiming Book Pages

I got inspired by a pin by Janina on Pinterest which links to her blog -http://janinascasa.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/guest-list.html.  Yes!  Altering the pages of old National Geographics. 

 Scoring magazines was the easy part - plenty in N.Z op shops. However I could not find a stockist for  Citrasolve. I tried Desolve it, also a citrus based cleaner, but it was not strong enough. I could not stop there so Googled and found another citrus based product d-Limonene.
selection of altered pages


 Sometimes small 
areas of text show through.

Ordered it, tried it - found it really hard to wait the 30 minutes for the reaction to process and I could not find a sponge brush. Some success though - but on my trial ones I  found the intensity of the marbling and colour a bit full on for my intent. Instead I came up with this method which appeals to me greatly - the pages create beautiful backgrounds which will work well interleaved into pages of a tactile sketchbook.It was an enjoyable process to do - creating a process sense of under erasure/ the palimpsest

3 comments:

  1. love this..nice work ms Taylor..xxx

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    1. Thank you JaninaCakes, lovely to get feedback!

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