Apr 06 2010

Technique Tuesday – Joseph’s Coat

Stampin' Up! Medallion

Today’s rubber stamping technique is called Joseph’s Coat. The technique gets its name from Joseph’s coat of many colours in the bible. 

Here I used Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink inks to create the background that will show through the Basic Brown ink on top. For cardstock I used Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink in keeping with the ink colours. The greeting is stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock to match the vanilla in the 1-1/4" striped Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. Lastly, I made a center for the Medallion stamp set with a 5/8" Chocolate Chip jumbo brad and attached to it the center of a Pretty in Pink epoxy brad. I carefully loosened the center of the epoxy brad with my fingernail.

This technique is a bit of a lengthy one but you do not need to rush any of the steps and the finished projects are a wow.  

 

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Make a coloured background on glossy white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

Here I used direct to paper but you could also use a brayer or sponge to create the background. Let the inks dry.

Next, use an embossing buddy to eliminate static.  With VersaMark ink, I inked up the Medallion stamp and stamped onto my background piece. After covering the stamped image with clear embossing powder, I heat embossed and allowed the image to cool. 

 

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Using a brayer, cover background piece completely with a dark ink.

 

 

 

Although black is used most commonly, I also like to use Night of Navy, Basic Gray and Chocolate Chip inks to create different looks.

When brayering, it is important to continue adding colour until the paper is completely covered and there are no lines showing from the brayer. It may help to go in different directions with the brayer. Let ink dry completely. 

If you do not own a brayer, a sponge will also work but it will take more effort and you may need to let the layers dry before adding more ink.

 

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With a tissue or soft cloth, wipe excess ink from stamped image.

 

 

 

 

Since the image was embossed with clear embossing powder, the ink cannot absorb into the paper where it is embossed and will not dry. This final step allows the colours in the background to show through.

 

Don’t think it, ink it! 

 

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