Friday, August 3, 2012

Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap

It's really hard to believe we are on the last day of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges! I have been having a blast and learning all sorts of new things, and I hope you've had a chance to play along.

My first challenge for the week was a very clean challenge, so I decided we'd get dirtier and dirtier as the week went on. 

Now I can't tell you what my challenge is - you can find it here if you're a Fan Club member- but I can tell you what technique I used. 

I've heard about this technique for many years but never tried it until now, and I am HOOKED. 

It's a very cool way to make stunning backgrounds, and to recycle. And I know you're all... "Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but two videos in one week, maybe?"

And to that I say yes! I have a video for you!

Can you guess what these pretty strips of paper are made out of? I'll give you three guesses while you peruse....
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Paper: Whisper White, National Geographic
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Linen Thread, Citra Solv, Foam Paintbrush, Tombow Multi Glue

It's a National Geographic magazine! I bought mine for $1 at Half Price books, found the Citra Solv at Central Market and I went to work!

To see my other card with this technique - head over to Project Reanimate!

To learn to do it yourself, watch the following Citra Solv Magic video!

And then go get your share of our amazing prizes for Dare to Get Dirty!


  1. Oh my word, this is AWESOME! And who CAN'T find a Nat'l Geographic??? I think my parents have like 50 years worth..........

  2. Pick the first spotty pattern! Pick the first one! :) I was so happy for you when the blue page opened up and I rather like the "impressionistic" look too!

    Great technique, Lydie! :D

  3. Awesome technique! Now I'm going to have to go find some supplies. I think I gave all my NG magazines away years ago - boohoo.

  4. Freaking amazing! I love this technique. I wonder if Goo Gone is the same thing? Citrasol--haven't seen it.

  5. Wish I could leave a longer comment about this lovely card but I'm in the process of grabbing my keys and heading out the door to hunt for Citra Solv! :-)


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