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Bokeh Technique

Filed under: Projects — April 22, 2015 @ 8:50 am

We finally got to the Bokeh Technique at class yesterday, and it was a big hit!  This technique has a bubble sort of look like the photograph overlay.

Today’s Tips:

1. I used a watercolor wash for my Bokeh background – watercolor paper, aqua painter and ink refill (Or press down on your ink pad to make a puddle in the lid). You can use whisper white cardstock, but then the dauber picks up the colored ink and you need to wipe it clean.  First spritz or wipe down the WC paper with your aqua painter.  Then add splotches of 2 or more inks.  Try to use shades of the same color – then it won’t look muddy.  I used Crisp Cantelope and Strawberry Slush.  Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana also look good together.   The white circles show up better on the darker colors.  Let air dry or use heat tool.

2. Add the white circles with Whisper White ink, sponge daubers and a homemade circle stencil made with window sheets and circle framelits.  Let some go off the edge and overlap.  Add in some circles with the sponge dauber alone.  Let air dry or use heat tool.

3.  Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink to ink your stamp well.  Press down hard and hold for a few seconds so the ink absorbs into the WC paper.

4.  I added some In Color sequins – which are on sale in the Retiring Accessories list at my website SHOP.


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