If you've no idea what Retiform is, neither did I, though stamping since 1990!
|No-one else seemed to bother with this stage.. but felt as mine was tad complicated, I needed to map it out first. Didn't strictly stick to it but was a guide. Used it as template also in inking.|
|Template for centre, getting ready to ink centre, staring from edges used thee Distress Inks - Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon.|
|Masked off portions and inked them up in alternating shades. Used Antique Linen, Fossilized amber, Frayed Burlap, with bit of gold glitz, for yellow shades..|
|Learned this from watching videos, often they had a halo around edges, so I overlapped them just a tiny bit so as to avoid halo.|
|Adding Masks now for image stamping, using smaller and larger stamps from DD Sail Away.|
|Finished Retiform. The white mark is actually a shine not white area. Shine is from tape which was not re-positionable.. am no longer using it for that. I have added matte medium glue to the residue it left and it is now matte and fine :D|
|Card - take 1 because wanted to re-do the central image! |
Card Take 2 you can see below. Partly I like the first card, but felt too little contrast with central image, hence remake of it. It is what it is, now! :D
Darkroom Door Sail Away Stamp set.
Antique Linen, Fossilized amber, Frayed Burlap,
Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean.
(Also would love it if any of you have time to pop over and comment on my DT post over here at Bizzy Bec's blog!)
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1