Exploring New Way to Create an Old Technique

When I was a kid, I remember making magic reveal scratch panels. Basically, you first created a colorful background using markers or crayons and then you would go over it with another dark medium, usually black crayon or tempura paint. The result was a surface that you could scratch to reveal the colors beneath.

In stamping the Joseph’s Coat technique uses a similar concept to create burst of color on a typically dark background. Recently I’ve seen the technique used but I notices most of the examples that I saw had either solid stamps or ones with bold lines. This made sense since you want to be able to reveal some of the color variation throughout the project but at the same time blocking most of it out.

I started to wonder if you could achieve that look using regular stamps with open areas and that led me to create this colorful chameleon card.

I followed the fundaments guidelines of producing this effect with one exception. I used an open stamp and then colored it in with embossing ink and powder to create the shield over the image. By doing this, I was able to create that resistant protected area what the color would peek through.

I definitely enjoyed myself and I look forward to using this technique in the future.

To see how I created this card, you can watch my video in two parts here:

Cricut Tutorial Video:

Card Making Tutorial:

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