What is Layered Retiform Technique?

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Stampin' Up! Layered Retiform card

What is Layered Retiform technique? That is the exact question I asked my self when I saw an email arrive in my inbox for a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. Have you heard of Splitcoast Stampers? This group has been running for a very long time and consequently there are hundreds of tutorials and card ideas in this group. Every week they send out a new tutorial using a wide range of products from different companies. Some of these tutorials do feature Stampin’ Up! products so it is worth subscribing to.

Layered Retiform is a colouring method using watercolour paints, pencils or alcohol markers. I chose the latter to try out this totally new to me technique. To see the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers click here. My first attempt was not good. You really do need to experiment. I still made the sheet into a card, you can see it below. The colours are too dark in my opinion. Also the grids are too uniform. The top card is better having the grids asymmetrical and lighter colours.

Adding the third generation stamp off images to the grid also adds to the finished card. Stamps are from Ranunculus Romance. The die cut is from Here for You dies and was cut out from the 6×6 Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. I used the same paper as a backing mat. The die cut is actually cut from the mat. A great way to save papers!!!!

Stampin' Up! Layered Retiform card

It is a fun technique to try out and at some stage I will give it a go using our Watercolour Pencils. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of trying anew technique. If you do you won’t be asking what is layered retiform technique?

Happy Stamping!


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