How to do Joseph’s Coat Technique

Hi there folks.  Today I’m here with an old technique.  So old, Pat filmed this technique in her very first issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter way back in December 2002.  How proud she must have been publishing her first issue, and now she owns her very own stamp company.  Congratulations Pat!

So, you probably guessed by the title that this is called Joseph’s Coat.  I used a background stamp, but a combination of smaller stamps will work with this technique as well.  In the directions, below, you will find a link to my “How to Use a Brayer” tutorial.

For this tutorial I used two stamps that go so well together:  Swans, from the April release, and Find Our Way from Technique Junkies.

Supplies: Rainbow ink pad (ie. Kaleidacolor), black stamp pad (not in photo), VersaMark, clear embossing powder, heat gun, antistatic bag, white glossy paper, brayer, stamp(s)

Using your brayer (you can find my “How to Use a Brayer” on my blog here) add color to your glossy card stock using your Kaleidacolor, or similar, ink pad.  Let your ink dry completely before next step.

Using your antistatic bag, rub over the entire surface of your inked card stock

Ink up your stamp with VersaMark and stamp out image onto glossy card stock

Cover entire card stock with clear embossing powder

Heat set the embossing powder

Using your brayer, cover the entire surface with your black ink.

Take a tissue and lightly rub over the embossed surface to take off any black residue

Finish your piece as desired

I hope I enticed you to break out your brayer and try this technique.  Have fun!

Posted on : Apr 12 2016
Posted under cards, Technique Junkies Stamps, Tutorials |

7 People have left comments on this post

Apr 13, 2016 - 03:04:27
pam said:

Great technique Beth, something I have not done! love the colours and stamp you have used.
Pam x

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:04:30
Shirley said:

Gorgeous Beth! The turquoise and black is wonderful. Excellent tutorial as well. Take care, Shirleyxxp

Apr 13, 2016 - 05:04:58

Gorgeous card! xoxo

Apr 14, 2016 - 03:04:19
Patti J. said:

Hi Beth! This is absolutely stunning! I love that you brayered on all of that beautiful color prior to heat embossing. I think I actually have that issue of TJ!!! Thanks for sharing, and for reminding me about this fun technique – can’t wait to give it a try!

Apr 15, 2016 - 05:04:17
Marisa Job said:

This is beautiful!! You have the best techniques for creating backgrounds!

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:04:22
Julie said:

Gorgeous, Beth! Love the color and the swans are so elegant. Geez..I haven’t even thought about this technique in such a long time & I used to do it a lot. Thanks for the reminder!

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:04:33
Shelly Schmidt said:

I love how the color pops on this card. I am not sure if I have ever tried this technique…… Love it!

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