While all of my Northern Hemisphere friends are heading into spring, here in the Southern Hemisphere we’re starting to get a taste of autumn. This inspired me to pull out an old technique to try: Joseph’s Coat. Named for the Biblical figure’s coat of amazing colours, this technique combines sponging, stamping and heat embossing, and brayering.
Next I stamped images from Oh So Eclectic over the sponged layer, using Versamark ink. Then I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heated it to melt.
Then I used a sponge brayer to add Early Espresso ink to the layer. It takes many passes to get an opaque covering everywhere that isn’t covered by the clear embossing powder. I wiped excess ink off the embossed images with a paper towel. Since the images are textured there is a bit of Early Espress embedded in some of them, which I think just adds interest.
A ribbon and sentiment and layers finish off the card. I think I will try this again using the leaf stamps from Colorful Seasons. I’ll show you the results when I do.