The Bokeh technique is a fun masking technique that gives a nice background effect on a card, creating a transparency.
I used this technique on the Burst card yesterday too. You can use any kind of mask for this technique, isn't that fun?
Material used for that card:
- Stampin'Up! watercolor paper.
- a regular paintbrush.
- White craft ink.
- Stazon black inkpad
- FREE Sky is the limit stamp set from SAB**
- different circles punches.
- Window sheet.
- Tempting turquoise A4 cardstock.
- sponge dauber.
How to create a fun Bokeh background:
- Cut a piece of watercolor paper.
- If you want to have a white frame, tape it on a non sticky surface. (craft sheet or baking paper)
- Wet your background fairly, but not too much. You want your inks to smire on the paper.
- Choose 3 different or more colors and apply them one by one using a paintbrush.
- Remove the exces of water from the side with a dry paper towel if needed.
- Let your card air dry or speed up with a heat tool. The colors will be lighter when dried.
- Use a mask* with White Craft ink and apply with a sponge dauber on some areas. Overlap for more intensity.
- Stamp your image or sentiment with waterproof ink or fade resistant ink.
- Decorate more if you want and... voila!
Create your own mask*
Punch different size of circles in a transparent window sheet. I used the Stampin'Up! punches : Circle 1", Circle 3/4", Circle 1 1/4" and Circle 1/2".
Do you want to see more techniques? Have a look here
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