Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bokeh Technique with a Butterfly

The Bokeh Technique is all the rage at the moment and I have been wanting to give it a try.  It creates beautiful coloured backgrounds with white spots representing light reflections - this is often achieved by photographers.  Apologies for my vague description.

I created a couple of cards and will show the other one in another card next week.  With this card I was looking for a soft pastel background and used Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and a touch of Marina Mist reinkers.

In essence I brushed a piece of watercolour paper with water, then after mixing some reinker and water added this in splotches all over the paper.  I used an Aqua Brush to allow me to water down the ink and keep the watercolour paper moist.  Once I was happy with it, I used a heat gun to completely dry the watercolour paper and then added circles using a template I created with some clear acetate with circles cut out in various sizes using the Circles Framelits and a sponge dauber.   The picture below shows the circles a bit better.

There are lots of tutorials on Youtube if you are looking for full details of how to create.

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  1. Hi Alison, I love your take on the bokeh technique. It certainly is very subtle but I really love that look. Thanks for sharing ♥


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