Saturday, March 5, 2016

Clean and Simple with Watercolor Joseph's Coat Technique

Hello and thanks for stopping in!

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

I would like to submit this project to the following challenges:


  1. 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 :)

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

  3. Beautiful and wonderfully striking Heidi - the perfect sympathy card

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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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 certainly have a fabulous gift of putting combinations together!

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

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


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