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Joseph's Coat Technique

In this week's Technique Tuesday post and video I will be unlocking the secret of Josephs Coat Technique! The Joseph's Coat Technique is an oldie but a goodie that can be used on many different types of projects and with any supplies you may have.

What is Joseph's Coat Technique:

The Joseph's coat technique is a stunning way to add color and depth to your card making. This technique involves stamping an image, covering it with a resist medium, and then sponging on layers of ink to create a beautiful, blended effect.

To begin, add color to your background panel with blending tools, start with a light color and gradually add darker colors to create a blended effect. Then you will stamp your chosen image (I used the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set with it's bold open ended design) onto your cardstock using Versamark Ink. Cover the entire image with a resist medium, such as clear embossing powder. Once the resist is heat set and cooled down, use a sponge or dauber to apply your next layer of ink. This layer is usually a dark ink so that it will make the multicolored layer under the embossing powder stand out.

After you've applied your ink layers, use a clean cloth to wipe away the excess ink from the resist medium. This will reveal the stamped image in its original color, while the background will be a stunning bold color. You can then embellish your card as desired, or use the Joseph's coat technique as a background for your main image.

This technique works well with a variety of stamp images, but works particularly well with large, solid images. Experiment with different ink colors and blending techniques to create a unique look for your cards

As with any technique, practice makes perfect. Take some time to play with different color combinations and resist mediums to see what works best for you. Once you've mastered the Joseph's coat technique, you'll have a beautiful new way to add depth and interest to your card making.

Video Tutorial:

In this video I will walk you through the secrets of the Joesphs Coat technique using just a few supplies.

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