Last month one of my card swap challenges was a Bokeh technique card. The YouTube reference is listed at the bottom of this blog.
Here's my finished card ~
Bokeh is a really fun and easy technique once you see how it's done.
Start by making a template with three circles - use your dies or three sizes of punches.
For this card, use black or navy paper - start with a piece about 6" x 8" and work in the center. I used a finger dauber but you can use your circles and wooden handles that you use for Distressed oxides - just be sure they are new/clean.
Using White Ink, simply move your template around and make different sized overlapping circles. Make some darker than others by applying more ink. When you think you have enough add a few more with just the dauber, very lightly (without the stencil). Set aside and let dry.
The tree die was from my stash - a share from a friend at a previous crop. Once my Bokeh piece had dried I trimmed it to fit the front of an A2 card, then added the tree overlay. Any sentiment could also be added - I selected "Memories" to complete the card.
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I’ll be entering this
card in the following challenges:
Inspiration Station ~ Challenge 20 ~ Winter
Use Your Stuff ~ #438 ~ Snow or Winter
Dragonfly Dreams ~ December
We Love Stamping ~ Anything Goes/CAS
Sunday Stamps ~ Winter Bokeh
Ref: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziY8wmEzbHw