Monday, June 13, 2022

Retiform Technique Card

 I have seen a lot of cards done using the retiform technique lately and thought I would try it. It's an old technique that is making a comeback. 

Retiform is all about masking - each section of the card must be masked before inking and stamping. I chose a set of three colours along with black ink and a floral stamp set. Each section was masked, inked and then the image was stamped while the masking paper was still in place. The hardest part was moving the masking paper while still leaving a small white space between each section because you can’t see through the masking paper. I suppose an alternative would be to use acetate so you could see the previous section through the clear film - maybe next time! 

Since the images were stamped in black, I used a black card base to bring out the colours.



1 comment:

Aimeslee Winans said...

What an awesome job you did with this technique! Love this card and the black was the perfect choice to pop it. Eegads, it's one old technique. First learned it from the Technique Junkies newsletter back before even blogs and definitely social media. xoxo