Monday, August 20, 2007

Joseph's Coat Technique

Last Friday night's technique class was all about the mighty Brayer. We made 3 cards all using the Brayer, the last of which was 'Joseph's Coat'. This is a really cool technique that effectively gives you a multicoloured embossed image emerging from a black (or dark coloured) background. Its hard to describe in here is a picture!

This is the card that everyone made at the class, the scan doesn't do it justice - much nicer IRL! We used the Stampin Around Flitting By Jumbo Wheel to create the Joseph's coat effect. Essentially you take a piece of white gloss cardstock and use the Brayer to colour it with the 'Celebration' spectrum pad. Then ink the wheel with versamark, stamp and emboss with clear detail powder. The Brayer is used again with black ink over the top, the ink on the embossed image can then be wiped off to reveal the multicoloured stamped image - Just like magic!! Other stamp sets used on this project are the dots from Bundle of Joy (Spring mini cat) and the greeting is from Warmest Regards (hostess set). Cardstock colours are Pink Passion and Lovely Lilac, ribbon is pink grosgrain.

Here are some other sample cards I made using the Josephs Coat technique:

This is probably my favorite of all the cards, its so simple but effective. This one uses the 'Blue Frost' Spectrum pad, the stamp set is Renaissance Angels, cardstock is Brilliant Blue & Bashful Blue.

This one really didn't scan true to life. The card colour is Gable Green although it looks nothing like it in this scan. This one is the 'celebration spectrum pad again and the Reason to Smile hostess stamp set.

This one uses the new Scribble This stamp set from the mini caty (loooove it!) and the Celebrate is from All Year Cheer II.
So what do you think of these? I'd love to here your comments. Also, I tried out my scanner for these pic's (only because I keep forgetting to take the photo's whilst there is natural light!!), I don't really think the scanned images are as good - what do you think? I will post again soon with the other cards we made at the class and some other recent creations too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Karen, they all look good, as I have said before, can't wait to join in your workshops. xm