Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Beautiful Bokeh

So I have loved this technique for years - but I forget about it.  Recently I had a club member ask about Bokeh and so I decided to play with it for our May Technique clubs.  Our finished product was this card below - using the now retired Dragon Dreams dies.
The technique is really pretty simple - you start with a base of color - in this case we used daubers to add a series of colors to a piece of WW cardstock till it was virtually covered with color.
Next I used a vellum template I made by cutting out circles using our layering circle dies in different sizes.  Using our craft white ink and working largest to smallest circle - we added circles of white right over the colors.  You can see in the picture below how the circles overlap and layer to give that Bokeh look and depth.
Here is another view where you can see the circles.  Now this is craft ink, so you need to let it dry completely.  I like air-drying better than the heat tool, as I think heating it mutes the circles more- but if you are in a time pinch - go ahead and heat it.
Then when you are done, you can stamp on it, or layer over it like we did in the first picture.
However you decide to finish it, I am sure it will be beautiful.  So go ahead, give this one a try!  ~Maureen
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