Good Morning Ladies,
Yesterday while chatting with Sue And Pat, I decided I would have a play with the 'Bokeh' technique (pronounced Bo-ke, as in 'Bow' and 'ke' as in kettle).
It's origin is a Photography technique :
Bokeh photography effect
It is created in photography by using the largest aperture, this means that everything around the focal point appears blurred, giving the above effect.
In crafting we can use several different methods to create a similar effect, there are loads of different tutorials on You Tube. But I decided to have a play and get messy, boy did I get messy!!!!
I created the two cards above by using different effects, the first card I made by firstly creating a mask, I took a piece of Acetate and used different sized circle dies to cut random holes in it, the more random the better!
I then used the mask to ink through with pink, blue and lilac ink. To make the card I simply matted the piece onto purple and then white card, I added a piece of ribbon diagonally and topped with a bow, a 'Sweet Dixie' sentiment finishes the card.
The second card, I blended a few different Distress Inks on a piece of card, took my trusty acetate mask and then used a sponged to dab some white acrylic paint through, using different amounts of paint each time, I quite liked this effect, I added a piece of pink dotty ribbon and a sentiment that I die cut with circle dies.
This effect was achieved by inking through mask with Embossing ink and then dusting with Mica Powders.
This effect was achieved by using the Creative Expressions mini Smoothies and Blending Inks, I literally used the bottom (rounded end) of the smoothie dipped in blending ink and the dot on to the card, over and over, using different colours to build up full coverage of the card, still leaving the defined circles though.
This effect was created by using a small circle stamp, inked with embossing ink and randomly dot over the card, add clear embossing powder, heat set and then add ink, the embossed dots act as a 'resist' meaning that the ink won't cover those dots, so they stand out against the brightly coloured background.
You can even use die cut circles of different coloured card to get the Bokeh effect!
So what do you think?, Have I inspired you???
I hope so as this is your Mid Week Challenge !! I would you to create this technique and use as a background on a card, any size, colour and method you like, there are a lot more methods out there. I would like to feature your card a week today, so you have plenty of time, I am so excited to see what you all create, have fun getting messy. xxx
I hope you have enjoyed today's technique.
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs