Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Bokeh technique

Recently I've seen quite a few YouTube videos showing cards with the "bokeh technique" as a background. So I just had to give it a go.
"Bokeh" is a photographic effect when the background points of light are out of focus and appear as circular shapes.
So as you do, I decided to have a play at this technique and came up with these.
The paper used is thick water colour paper, coloured with stampin up inks, water and white craft ink sponged on with a mask of punched circles.
To start I sprayed the water colour paper with water, just a fine mist. 
I added ink with a sponge dauber using crisp Canteloupe, Coastal Cabana and Blackberry Bliss.
Let it dry a bit. Sunshine and a breeze does the trick.
 Then i cut circles in a piece of plastic/ acetate and sponged the holes with white craft ink.
Then using the sponge dauber I added a few spots of white. Maybe I did too some spots.
The craft ink takes a few hours to dry so you can hit it with the heat gun or leave it overnight.
Then I stamped some leaves from the "Butterfly basics"  stampset and the happy birthday.
Lastly I added the butterfly Framelit die cuts on dimensionals.
Ta dah! the Bokeh effect!!! Enjoy.

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