Saturday, March 5, 2016

Clean and Simple with Watercolor Joseph's Coat Technique

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I had this piece of watercoloring (photo below: I created this with yellow, magenta and cyan watercolor markers, then blended) that I had rejected for another project, but as I am trying to keep my small crafting space cleaner this year, I thought I should try to use it.  I decided on using a silhouette floral stamp for an embossed resist with clear embossing powder, and then applied black over top.  This is basically like what is called the Joseph's Coat technique.  



I used Black Soot Distress ink, and it worked quite well on the watercolor paper panel.  I think it is quite fun to see how different the background looks when you do this technique, it looks less vibrant, maybe, but still very pretty.

Supplies:  Purple Onion Design Flowers Cluster stamp, Versamark Ink, Recollections clear detail embossing powder, watercolor paper, Distress Ink Black Soot, Gina K Designs Assorted Greetings (there is a verse stamped inside the card too), Versafine Onyx Black ink, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics dies

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10 comments:

Loll said...

This is so beautiful Heidi. And great use of that gorgeous watercoloured panel. I heard about Joseph's coat last year and did a little experimenting. It's a very cool technique! But I would never have thought about using it on one of my watercoloured background panels --- looks amazing! And I have LOTS of panels waiting to be used. Will give it a try! Thanks so much for the inspiration ... and thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! Loll :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Dramatic and beautiful . . . perfect as a sympathy card Heidi! Thank you for your comment on my blog toady! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx
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Kia said...

Beautiful and wonderfully striking Heidi - the perfect sympathy card

Bonnie said...

What beautiful colors, Heidi! And this is a perfect use for this technique! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Carol L said...

This technique looks exciting to experiment with, and I just love the CAS sympathy card you came up with. It's a real stunning card!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Heidi that is gorgeous and your right you never would have known that is the same base that you started with.

Far North said...

What a stunning result with the blended watercolors and the technique! I have had this Purple Onion stamp for MANY years but never achieved such wonderful results as your card...you certainly have a fabulous gift of putting combinations together!

Heidi Stamps said...

Thanks so much! I take it as a great compliment coming from you!

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card!

Jeanne H said...

Very beautiful card! Made me smile, even though it's a sympathy card.