Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Faux Joseph's Coat Stamping Technique

One comment I always hear with reference to the "Joseph's Coat" Stamping Technique is while everyone loves the finished product they HATE the black ink step ~ it's messy, it takes too long, it gets all over everything, they can't get the ink off w/o messing up the background, etc. I'm told it's the worst part of the whole thing.

Well, you know me with my ink stained finger and all...I don't mind that part at all but I gave it some thought and I came up with a "Faux Joseph's Coat" technique that produces pretty cool results with NO black ink mess!! I think this fit's the bill very nicely...hope you think so too!

Faux Joseph's Coat Rubber Stamping Technique

(Be sure to check out the additional tips below)


Black Glossy Cardstock

Rubber Stamp

White Embossing Powder

Clear Embossing Ink

Heat Gun

Archival Ink or Staz-On Ink

Ink Blending Tool & Foams

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1. Ink and stamp desired image using clear embossing ink onto the black glossy cardstock.

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2. Sprinkle image with white embossing powder, shake off excess. If you notice stray bits of the embossing powder you can use a small paintbrush to remove them or leave them as an added bit of interest.

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3. Melt the embossing powder as usual. Let the image cool before moving on to the next step.

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4. Apply desired colors of either Archival Ink or Staz-on inks using the ink blending tool. You could apply this in a random pattern, in segments, etc. Whatever your heart desires... (sorry this pic is so blurry...I'm shakie tonite for some reason!)

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YOU'RE DONE!!!!!!!!

Yes, just 4 steps and you're finished!!

As soon as the ink has dried the "Faux Joseph's Coat" image is ready to be used!!!

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Here are a few more examples of what you can do with this...

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Faux Joseph's Coat Technique Tips:

*Experiment with different colors of white embossing powders. You'd be amazed at how many shades of white are out there. The brighter white the better the results.

*You must use a colored ink that will dry on slick surfaces. The embossed areas resist all other types of inks ~ hence the need for Staz-On or Archival inks.

*ALWAYS let the embossed image cool before moving on to the next step. If you try to add the ink too soon it will mar the embossed image and just make a mess of it.

*If you're wiping away the inks when you begin layering, try letting one color dry before adding additional layers of ink.

*If the colors aren't bright enough, add additional layers of ink until desired color is achieved.

I hope if you were reluctant to give the original Joseph's Coat technique a try this one will tempt you enough to give it a try instead or in addition to!! :)


  1. I am a bad, bad, bad blogger. I subscribe, but rarely post. I love your blog. It always gives me ideas-many I have done before, but I may not have done in a long time! Thank you for a wonderful blog!!!
    chris p

  2. Beautiful! Thanks so much for the reminder on this fab technique. Love your blog!

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  4. elke dag kijk ik uit om je blog te lezen ,dank u voor de vele tips

    Ann scrapjuweeltje

  5. Another great technique, Roni. I'm doing a swap with a friend so will use the Josephs Coat Technique on them. Something different!!

  6. Oooh, this is even more super than the "real" method :)

  7. Fun! Must. Try. This.


  8. Hi Roni, thanks so much for sharing this awesome technique.......guess what I am doing this weekend....NOT housework.
    Hugs Caryl K


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