Joseph Coat is a Brayering Technique which I think Ive fallen in love with! I love how it can be adapted to use on either gloss or matt card, I even tried it on vellum too! The overall effects are so different depending on the surface you stamp on. Experiment and see for yourself! Be careful you dont get hooked!

Supplies Used

* White Card Stock: Matt and Gloss
* Vellum
* Assorted Colour Card Blanks
* Clear Embossing Powder (Stamps n Stuff)
* Heat Tool
* Gold and Silver Leaf Pen (Krylon)
* Versamark Inkpad (Tsukineko)
* Memories Black Permanent Inkpad (Stewart Superior)
* Memories Hunter Green Permanent Inkpad (Stewart Superior)
* Rainbow Dye Inkpad: Kaliedacolour Desert Heat and Blue Breeze (Clearsnap)
* Adironrack Rainbow Dye Inkpad: Winter Sky (Ranger) (available from: Innovative Stamp Creations)
* Big and Juicy Rainbow Inkpad: Waterfall (Ranger) (available from: Innovative Stamp Creations)
* Tea Dye Distress Dye Inkpad (Ranger) (available from: Innovative Stamp Creations)
* Soft Kitchen Towelling
* Dye Inkpads in: Green and Magenta (Embossing Arts)
* Rubber Brayer
* Paper Trimmer
* Bone Folding Tool
* Double Sided Tape
* Gold Peel Off Corner Stickers (Stampendous)

All Rubber Stamps Used By Innovative Stamp Creations

Joseph Coat Brayering Technique Directions
For reference: I used Gloss Card Stock to create the Dragonfly card seen below. Matt card stock for the Leaf Nature Card seen opposite (left). And Vellum to create the Blue Art card above right. I recommend trying this technique using all 3 different papers so you too can compare the results!

1. Take your sheet of gloss (or matt or vellum) card stock, and brayer over the entire surface using a Rainbow or dye inkpad. Let dry.

2. Stamp image over the top of the brayered background using a clear versamark inkpad (or embossing inkpad), sprinkle over clear embossing powder and heat to melt image.

3. Next brayer over the entire surface of both the brayered background and stamped image using a dark inkpad: Black is good for this. I used ‘Winter Sky’ Adironrak inkpad for this because it was dark and was the shade I was looking for. (I wanted it to be dark, but not black; kinda offblack)

4. Gently rub the stamped image using a soft kitchen towel tissue to remove the ink from the embossed areas of the image itself.

Notice how the brayered card creates a kinda cool reverse resist brayered effect 🙂

Your card is complete.