Welcome to the Totally Techniques International Design Team blog hop! I am Lynsay Mahon, from Edmonton, Canada, and you have just arrived here from the talented Barbara Meyer from Austria
This month we are focusing on a technique called “Bokeh.” The basics of the Bokeh technique are:
- Use a sponge or sponge dauber to apply colour to the background cardstock. I like to use a combination of 2 coordinating colours.
- Create a mask using a variety of circle punches. This will provide a number of different sized circles to work with.
- Layer the mask over the inked cardstock. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Whisper White Craft Ink through the circles of the mask.
- Use a heat tool to dry the ink, then reapply the mask in a different spot to overlap the circles. Repeat the application of Whisper White Craft Ink and allow to dry.
I started with the traditional bokeh look to create this card:
I love the texture that the circles give the background!
For my second project, I wanted to try a different approach to this technique. Instead of using circles to create the background, I used the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. I wanted to create a feel of the sky during sunset:
I know it’s not traditional bokeh, but it does give a really cool look of the sun shimmering off the clouds.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop – we have a talented group of demonstrators from around the world sharing their version of this technique! Keep hopping by clicking the links below:
1. Annette Elias(The Netherlands)
2. Kelly Acheson(USA)
3. Zoe Tant(UK)
4. Shannean Moncrieff(Australia)
5. Barbara Meyer (Austria)
6. Lynsay Mahon(Canada)
7. Nadine Weiner(Germany)
8. Satomi Wellard(Japan)
9. Marine Wiplier(France)
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