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Friday, 6 April 2018
Retiform Technique Cards
It's very simple, you just need Post-its, dye inks and applicators, and a selection of stamps of a suitable size, and if definitely works best if you have a theme, as this unifies the whole piece.
It works best if you vary the size and shape of your sections too, along with the depth of colour sponged on.
The sets used here are:
Greenery 1, Backyard Blooms( Spider web & spider, and some of the greenery), Pottery petites( the small flowers on the Wheelbarrow),Oriental Whispers( Branch Bottom Right),Perfect Patch( Wheelbarrow & Wellies),Seasonal Rose,Pleasant pastures( Toadstools), Dragonfly Garden, and Feathered Friends for the birds. The blank space has been left for a quote/ sentiment.
I used DI Old Paper, and an assortment of Versafine inks for the stamping.
I went with a sea/boat theme for the blue one.
Some of these stamps came from a sheet bought from the USA many years ago, and I cannot remember where I got it. Others were 'bargain bin' stamps bought at a stamp show. I believe the quote was a magazine freebie again a few years ago.
The ink was Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink, the stamping done with Archival Cobalt.
The stamps are: Visible Image, 'Music Speaks, Smiley Faces and Music on World off.
The 'Rock Star',Skull Border, Drum Kit,Winged Skull and Guitar lower right are from an Inkadinkado set called 'You Rock'.
Guitar top right is from a company called Dimension, who I think are no longer trading.
The angel & guitar is from a magazine freebie sheet, as were the music notes.
All 3 of these would make good masculine cards, I think, indeed the technique itself works well for them.
Final one used Distress Oxide Wild Honey for the sponging.
There are two stamp sets used, the stylised cats are a set from a company called Inkwell Stamps, a UK company, as is the sentiment.
The other cats, as well as the Fish bowl, wool ball, paw prints and mouse come from a Hobby Art set called Catz. They were stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.
The four finished pieces.
All four were matted and layered with toning cardstock, then mounted onto card bases- 5x7- also in coloured cardstock.
The quote on the garden one is from a Tim Holtz clear stamp set, and is smaller than the rubber version.
Not adding sentiments to the other 2, that way I have more latitude when I come to use them.
The blue and the brown ones would be suitable for a Retirement card, as well as a Birthday, for instance.