Sunday, July 12, 2009

Joseph's Coat flower

Here is number three for the summer challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms. This challenge had to involve some sort of resist technique, this is Joseph's Coat, a sort of emboss resist. The purple paper in the background does really match one of the purple tones in the flower, I just cannot get it right in the photo. 

Directions are pretty simple. Take a piece of glossy cardstock, use a brayer and a kaleidacolor pad and makes some bands of color. Let it dry. Swipe it with that little bag that reminds me of the bags bowlers use on their hands . . . anti static or something.  Then stamp your image with versamark and emboss with clear EP. Rub over the page with either a black craft ink (which I used) or you can use Brilliance black. 

Let it dry for a good hour, then pat the black ink off of your embossed image. This was the tricky part. I think next time I try this I might use regular cardstock because the glossy paper resists the black ink too, and it is easy to rub off too much.  Thanks for looking! Hope you had a good weekend!

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms grunge flower, Clear Dollar Stamps Christian sympathy (sentiment)
Ink: Kaleidacolor Berry Blaze, Silver craft, black craft
Paper: SU black, PTI Raspberry Fizz, silver, Bazill purple, glossy
Other: Martha Stewart edge punch, butterfly punch, silver cord, silver EP, brayer, tissue

12 comments:

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the look of this!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you are the technique queen.....fab work

Stephanie said...

ooooo - I love this...it reminds me of the black paint over crayon technique that we did when I was in elementary. We color a whole bunch of colors on a sheet of paper, paint over it with black paint, let it dry, and then carve out a design - the color would show through but everything else would be black.

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

just stunning, PS! I love the touch of bright color against the black.

Lee said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing this technique. Will have to give it a try sometime.

JazzyH said...

Pretty card!

Chef Mama Lori said...

This is beautiful!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is STUNNING!! You did such a great job on it! Thanks for sharing the info!

laos348 said...

Goegeous card! I love how the color pops.

Holly said...

This technique is really quite stunning and I've never heard of it before. Simply lovely - you're on a roll!

Traci M said...

Neat o...is this what psychedelic drugs do to your mind? I hope you know I am just teasing with you, I know you're not taking any.
Very pretty, Peggysue, and I think it is the "embossing buddy?"

katiesniche said...

What a great card. I love the Joseph's coat technique. Came out great.