Monday, January 12, 2015

Balloon Bash Bokeh Technique

So, before I show you the photos of the card I made for a recent workshop, let me tell you what "Bokeh"'s the "out of focus" parts of an image produced by a camera lens.  For ex: here is a photo of one-STUNNING!
So, here is my version!  I LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!
 I used Marina Mist and Blackberry Bliss inks to achieve the look.  I however, did my technique a little differently than some have done, I wanted to show this for a workshop as I said before and needed it to seem less difficult so that they may actually try it.  I used sponge daubers direct to WATERCOLOR PAPER, you MUST use watercolor paper.  I daubed the inks by rubbing them into the paper randomly, using more of the blues than the purple just so the purple didn't overwhelm.  Then I took my Aquapainter and squeezed water out onto the paper and started "painting" until I achieved the blended look I was looking for.
Then I made a stencil from Window Sheet and used my three smallest Cirlce Framelits to cut a template.  I started with the largest circle and randomly colored it in over the DRIED blended piece of paper with Craft Whisper White ink pad and another/seperate Sponge Dauber, using a light application, I then moved to the next smaller one and again, randomly sponged on ink this time a little harder, and then for the smallest one, I sponged pretty hard to get a brighter look.

 Then I stamped the sentiment from Ballon Bash onto the paper in Momento Black ink and then again on a seperate piece of paper and embossed it in Silver powder and cut it out and popped it up on the stamped image. (Do not attempt to heat emboss an image directly on the watercolor paper that you just sponged with Whisper White ink as it is PIGMENT and your powder will stick to everything!)
I LOVE how it looks and I encourage you to try this technique! I'm going to go play with it some more with other colors and stamps!
Happy Monday!


Amy Gerveler said...

That is FABULOUS!!!

Michelle Long said...

I just saw this on Pinterest and had to come tell you how much I love it! Bokeh is gorgeous and I have not seen this technique yet. Now I can't wait to try!

Jamie Hurley said...

Thank you so much ladies! I appreciate the love! Have fun Michelle, you will get hooked!