Embossing Citra Solv Technique

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I was recently playing around with using Citra Solv to alter National Geographic pages, and discovered a new favorite technique.

I simply used a VersaMark embossing inkpad  (I like to use the small one) to stamp through a stencil onto an unaltered magazine page.  Then I dusted it with Zing clear embossing powder.


I heated it with a heat gun until shiny, and then, once it had cooled, sprayed it with Citra Solv along with the pages before and after it, just as I normally would.

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When I opened up the magazine minutes later, I found a lovely surprise! The Citra Solv turns the embossing into a flaky substance that can be brushed away from the page, leaving a very cool stencil effect.  The facing page was also very cool, and even the page after showed a hint of the stencil design.

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Definitely a keeper, and a technique I shared with my latest Citra Solv workshop!


Good job, Andi!



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