Hello friends! I just love taking a simple technique and making it even simpler, don’t you?
Today I am sharing how to do the Jospeh’s Coat Technique using a stencil instead of embossing powder.
For those that may not be familiar with this technique. You simply ink blend your colors onto you cardstock, take your stamp and ink it up with clear embossing ink and then coat with clear embossing powder and then heat set until smooth and melted. Once that is complete you then ink blend black ink all over your panel, every inch. Once you have your whole panel black, take a clean dry cloth and buff off the black ink from your embossed image and your colors will shine through. Cool, right?!
Well today we are going to do the same process, but instead of stamping and embossing we are going to use a stencil and apply the black ink!
Couple tips. In the video I used a blending brush. I recommend a foam blending tool, it is just less fatiguing on your hand. I found that blending in circular motions cause bleeding and feathering. I feel that would occur even with a foam blender. I pounced my blending brush which works, but would be easier with a foam tool. Pouncing gave really crisp results. The foam tool is easier. I show the blending and the pouncing in the video using only a blending brush, so both will work. Use what you have and what will be most comfortable for you.
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I used the Square Matrix Die from Alex Syberia and Maker Forte and created a stencil using 7.5 mil Mylar. Use a metal shim or Precision Base Plate (PBP) to cut the mylar. This mil is very durable and with your shim or PBP will cut any of your dies beautifully.
I used Color Hive Inks in Flamingo, Yellowstone, Blue Raspberry and Grape and die cut the heart from my stash with 3 additional hearts to add some dimension. I do want to note, these are A1, 4 Bar cards. You could easily make this into an A2 by using an A2 card base and cutting your blending panel 3 inches x 4 1/4 inches. This will give even spacing all around the front of your card. Also, this is a slimline die so you can also create a regular slimline and mini slimline card. I wanted my pattern to go edge to edge which is why I went smaller. Keep that in mind so you can decide what you want your end result to look like.
Here are some up close photos. Products used will be linked at the end of the post.
My last tip for you today. Use smaller opening stencils like here, here, here and here for this type of technique. I say this because if you use a stencil like this one here, you will have less of your colors show through. Just a suggestion to keep in mind. Do what feels and looks good to you.
Products used today. Please Note, affiliate links have been used at no cost to you. If you click a link AND make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. These earnings help to support my Youtube channel and my website. Thank you for your support.
- Square Matrix Die Maker Forte and Alex Syberia
- Square Matrix Stencil Maker Forte and Alex Syberia
- Color Hive Ink Flamingo
- Color Hive Ink Yellowstone
- Color Hive Ink Blue Raspberry
- Color Hive Ink Grape
- Color Hive Ink Eclipse Black
- I Adore You Stamp Set Alex Syberia/Maker Forte (Happy Birthday Sentiment)
- Blending Brushes
- Foam Tool
- 1/4 inch double sided adhesive
- Liquid Glue
- Hero Arts Detail White Embossing Powder
- Heavyweight White Cardstock
- Eclipse Black Cardstock
- Kaolin Clay Powder (Anti-Static)
- 7.5 mil Mylar
- Sizzix Sticky Grid
- Maker Forte Bone Folder
- A1 4 Bar Measurements 7 inches x 4 7/8 inches score at 3 1/2 inches on 7 inch side
- Panel measure 2 1/2 inches x 4 inches
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day and I will catch you next time.