The Bokeh Technique using In the Meadow

I had been wanting to give the Bokeh technique a try for a while, and used the flowers and trees theme from my card swap group as my inspiration.  The term Bokeh comes from the Japanese word for blur – boke- and is used in photography to describe the process whereby lenses are used to create out of focus points of light .  In stamping, this white light effect is often created by sponging white ink in different intensities to form a background pattern.  Here’s the card I came up with.

I started by blending my background colours onto a whisper white card front using sponge daubers in rich razzleberry, daffodil delight, tempting turquoise, pear pizzazz and bermuda bay ink.  Next I cut various sized circles using my layering circle framelits dies, from a window sheet to create a template.

Using whisper white craft ink, I sponged inside the circles, carefully moving the template over the card front until the white circles produced the beautiful effect pictured above.

Finally I took my tree and flowers image stamps from the gorgeous In the meadow stamp set and stamped them in black ink across my panel.  Though I did this in memento black ink, I would try using black stazon ink next time to achieve a crisper, black image.

To finish, I stamped my sentiment from Bunch of Blossoms and mounted my card front onto a basic black mat and finally to a pear pizzazz card base.  Overall, I was pleased with my first attempt at Bokeh – simple yet so effective.  Give this stunning technique a try yourself ❤️❤️❤️


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