Tuesday 22 January 2019

Tuesday Talk

There's a very interesting technique required for the challenge at CAS Mix Up - Bokeh

Bokeh always looks so alluring and pretty and I've spent many a time trying to capture it with my camera. So it was fun to try to simulate this effect with inks on my card today:

I watched the videos following the links on the CAS Mix It Up blog and then decided to make a little photo process to share her on my blog.

 1.  I taped a piece of water colour card onto a board and then added water all over.

2. I added two brusho colours - ultramarine and turquoise -  using a large soft brush.

3. I left the card to dry naturally and then removed the tape. Not too bendy then, the tape did its job.

4. I die cut a stitched panel and then used stencils to add the bokeh effect. I started with blue and grey ink and then added the white on top. The larger home made stencil was not used with the blue and grey inks.

5. I stamped the quote and then added some sparkle using Wink of Stella and the smaller stencil holes. I matted the bokeh panel onto a white card base leaving a half inch border all round.

Stamps:Kaisercraft, Way of Life
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Brusho, ultramrine & turquoise; SU, whisper white; Memento, summer sky & London fog
Stencils: Stampoaurus, Hero Arts & home made
Embellishments : Wink of Stella, clear

It's been lovely to have your visit today, thanks so much for your time.

And keep crafting!

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  1. Amazing sentiment stamp Jane. Love it - it looks great against your Bokeh background - (and I really like the colours!)
    Thanks for joining in at CAS Mix UP
    (Guest DT January)

  2. Your bokeh background is beautiful Jane. Love ultra marine and turquoise together, such gorgeous colours. Great work layering your cirles to create the technique. Love the bit of sparkle added on top. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. What beautiful colours and Bokeh effect you've achieved on your CAS card. Love the bold sentiment stamp, the pretty wink of stella and thank you for adding your gorgeous card to The CAS Mix Up Gallery x

  4. Beautiful Brushos Bokeh background, Jane. Added so much dimension to your card. Your sentiment phrase and W of S was all your card needed for the finishing touches. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...Nancy

  5. This is a great quote, Jane, and your Bokeh background is a perfect way to show it off! Love the depth of colors! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Such a pretty Bokeh background Jane, perfect for the challenge this month at CAS Mix Up, thanks for playing along.


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