Friday, July 16, 2010

ATC's with the Citra Solv Backgrounds...

This background reminded me so much of the swirling motion of the ocean. The girl is from Paper Whimsy.

The background here is rather dark and mysterious, sort of like the guy. I used some decorative tape and the labels are from Art Chix.

The background here reminds me of the painting Starry Night by Van Gogh.

The girl is from Paper Whimsy. I used my Derwent Inktense pencils over the background to add some color. I lightly used my water brush to blend.


Thought I would share some finished pieces using the Citra Solv backgrounds. I used them solely as backgrounds. I am still playing and experimenting with them. I will share more results as I go along ...

20 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Neat to see what you did with those backgrounds. I keep meaning to get some citrasolv. I love the "smart girl" image. She's great!

Sherrie said...

Beautiful work! Love the "smart girl".

Anneke said...

Beautiful backgrounds, all of them, ypu made 4 wonderful ATC's!! I like the "ocean one" but the dark one's as well! Great pictures as well!

me said...

I love the cards and the backgrounds!!! Must play with this!!!

Suzanne said...

I tried the citra solv over a year ago, and liked the results. I think you've inspired me to do it again. I'll have to break out those National Geographics I'm holding onto.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

oooh,Elizabeth I love them all.
Wonderful backgrounds - will you share the secret? TFS.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Terri Kahrs said...

You've inspired me once again, Elizabeth! I've asked my husband to look for Citra Solv while he's out shopping this morning. I'd never heard of the technique and hopped on over to the Citra Solv website. The pics in their art gallery blew me away, as well as the fabric transfers. Your atc's are awesome! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Martina2801 said...

See all the really great, Elizabeth! I am enthusiastic about the backgrounds. Is this a secret, how to do that?

Jo Reimer said...

I guess I'll have to get some CitaSolve and play with backgrounds, too. At a local art fair I saw some nice work by a man who glues his CS background to panels and transfers simple collages of silhouettes of natural images to the paper. Very effective.
Your collages are wonderful!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

These are wonderful ATCs due in no small part to the backgrounds. I must read your previous post and see how you've done them, never heard of this process before.

Kim Mailhot said...

What a perfect match thos backgrounds are with your characters today. Beautiful pieces. Still wanting to try that...
Have a happy and creative weekend !

Andrea said...

Love these!! I have to say the "explorer" is my favorite!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This is a fascinating use of Citra Solv! Backgrounds are incredible.

teri said...

I made some NG pages with the citra solve but then didn't know what to do with them. Now you've given me inspiration!

Sharon said...

These are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing these backgrounds.
Sharon

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful, Elizabeth. I have a drawer stacked with citra solv backgrounds. Aren't they the most beautiful backgrounds? I love them and making them is such fun. Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your summer.Hugs, Gayle.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

These are so much more than just lovely ~ they are magnificent!
~ Katie

Shopgirl said...

Love this post, so fun to look at. The colors are amazing. I hope you are having a wonderful summer, Hugs, Mary

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

I have a bad case of citrasolv envy because they don't sell it in Canada apparently. If someone knows differently, please let me know???

In the meantime I'll just drool over these Elizabeth and the creative way you've used them. The colors are beautiful.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Love this! Beautiful!