Always good to see you!
Are you enjoying this technique
as much as I am? I don't know
what I was thinking when I set
the theme! Just glad it came
Here is Claire Jackson to take
you through her bright and
"The Joseph’s Coat technique usually involves layering
ink using a resist to reveal an image.
I decided to try it with paint and masking.
First I painted a canvas board with three
shades of pink Fresco Finish paint.
I’m sure I have mentioned previously that this
is my favourite craft paint because it dries very quickly
and is great for stamping and drawing on.
Next I added stencilling with the same
three shades of pink.
Using a stencil with a smaller design I added
It’s important that the paint is completely
dry before the next step.
I stamped the Tracy Scott designs on masking
paper (you could use sticky notes) and
cut them out, leaving a small border, before placing
them on the canvas.
I made sure the masks were properly stuck
down to prevent paint seeping under the edges.
I then covered the whole canvas with shades of
green and turquoise, before adding extra stencilling
When the masks are removed you reveal
the colours beneath.
Next I stamped the images directly onto the
canvas with Archival ink.
I stamped the foreground flowers first
and replaced the masks as I went along
to create depth.
When all the pink areas had been over-stamped
I removed the masks.
I added white highlights with paint pen
and gel markers.
To finish off I added watercolour pencil to
the images, a few more highlights and some
blue gelatos around the edges.
Here is a detail of the flowers"
Archival Ink: jet black
This has worked out so well
I can see how relaxing it
must be to do this. Thank
Lovely to see that canvas coming
together wasn't it? Not a hint of
black paint too!