In the latest Cloth Paper Scissors magazine there is a technique using Citra Solv cleaner in National Geographic magazines by Cathy Taylor. You coat the pages, squish them together and then create over the distortion of ink.
I looked for Citra Solv at the grocery store, at Target and then at the Ace Hardware store. I couldn’t find any. I didn’t know what the ingredients were in it to substitute so I guessed and got Citristrip in a spray bottle. It does different things to the pages which is good and bad. It fades them slowly and you can write into them or scratch to create images too. I checked the web site for Citra Solv and they do have a listing of where to find it. It is right up the street at Safeway apparently next to the Ace Hardware.When I was in the hardware store looking the lady was asking what I was using it for and I started explaining basically and she said, “oh that’s ok I am into all kinds of artsy fartsy stuff that sounds neat” I lost her at the part of what you do with the pages afterward.
The National Geographics I got at the thrift store along with a ceramic hand. I don’t know if there was another hand and someone bought it and they are supposed to go together to pray or? I am having fun scaring people with it and asking for my hand back and don’t brake my hand! When I put it on the counter to pay for it the guy almost jumped and then gave me the idea that I could freak people out with it and put it in the lawn even as a lawn ornament of sorts and bury it. I got it because I am going to make a palm reading guide decoration out of it. I have to look up the lines though because I don’t remember which lines are for what.