Joseph’s Technicolour Dream Coat … well not quite

Well here’s the post I promised explaining how to do the Joseph’s Coat technique.  Warning: This will be a photo heavy post 🙂


First of all take a sheet of Whisper White cardstock and some sponges or sponge daubers. I used my sponge daubers as I find these easier to use.  Sponge the various colours you are wanting to use randomly all over the page so you can’t see anymore white spaces.

img_5042-copyAfter selecting the stamp set you want to use, stamp with Versamark ink on the page in various spots and then cover the images with clear embossing powder.  If you have an embossing buddy, it may be best to wipe this over the page first so the embossing powder doesn’t stick everywhere.  So that the Versamark ink doesn’t dry before you get the embossing powder onto it, you might like to sprinkle the powder after every few images like I did, shaking off any excess onto a spare piece of paper and then returning it to the container so you can reuse the excess.  Once you have continued this all over the page, it should look like this.

img_5043-copySo what do you do next?  Melt the embossing powder using your heat tool.  The end result is …

img_5046-copyFor the next part of the technique you need to use a dark colour.  Don’t use the Black Archival ink (no need to ask me how I know) as this won’t work.  I used Early Espresso ink to get the best coverage as I used bright colours underneath.  If the colours weren’t so bright, Night of Navy might also work for you.  Using a sponge brayer, cover the entire sheet of cardstock with LOTS and I mean LOTS of ink so that you can’t see the colours underneath.  Then using a paper towel, tissue or soft cloth, wipe off the ink from the embossed images.  Here is the end result …

img_5049-copyThen you can use this as a background, small section, strip on a card front.  Here are 3 cards I made from the sheet of Joseph’s Coat that I made.

img_5085-copyAnd a closer look at each of the cards individually …

img_5073-copyimg_5075-copyimg_5065-copySo, what are you waiting for?  Why not give this technique a go?  This technique looks amazing with leaf stamps as it just has the outline of the image and using green, orange and brown inks, then covered in Early Espresso ink.  I’ll look at making another card using leaves or flowers soon and post the result so you can see the end result.

Don’t forget to check out the new Occasions Catalogue and start making your Wish List and remember, you get even more free goodies at this time of year as it is Sale-a-bration time!  Why not get a group of friends together for an afternoon of fun.  I’ll bring all the supplies to you and you all get to make a card to take home.  If you are interested, contact me at or on 0408 448 426.

Happy stamping



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