Monday, October 26, 2009
Patterned Pines Retiform Technique
All supplies are Stampin' Up
For the retiform background I used Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, and some Brocade Blue. For this technique, you use your brayer to add the colors, starting with the lightest color. Arrange Post It notes over cardstock, start brayering with lightest color, add and re-arrange post it notes between each brayering step. I went with all blues since I am not familiar with this technique and didn't want to muddy it up with different colors quite yet. Maybe with a bit more experimental practice I will become more daring :) I then stamped the Patterned Pines snowflake and star over top and then ran it through the Big Shot using the SU Sizzix embossing plate Pattern 1 from the Backgrounds set. Trees were stamped using markers in Brocade Blue, Ruby Red, and Not Quite Navy. Paper is from Merry Moments.