Saturday, June 6, 2015

My Bokeh Technique Card

The Bokeh Technique is popping up all over scrapbooking and card making blogs and You Tube videos. I LOVE the way this technique looks and it is so much fun creating it!

You've seen the Bokeh technique, although you may not realize it was called that. So, just for your information, here is what Wiki says about Bokeh: 

In photographybokeh (Originally /ˈbkɛ/,[1] /ˈbk/ boh-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈbkə/ boh-kə,[2] Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.[3][4][5] Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".[6]Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—"good" and "bad" bokeh, respectively.[7] Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.
And an example:

I decided to use it for the Color My Heart Color Challenge, which I missed, and the Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge 400, which I have not missed :-)!

So here is the sketch:

Here is my card using the Bokeh technique:

What I used to make the card:

You can make the Bokeh technique as bold as you want. 

I used 3 colors:

How I Made the Card:

  • I sponged the colors (about 1/3 of the area per color) onto a 5 x 3 3/4 size white daisy piece of cardstock, overlapping the colors where they touched to add a little more color. 
  • I then took a piece of cardstock and cut various size circles with my Cricut leaving space between the circles. 
  • I then took a sponge dauber and sponged White Daisy pigment in the cut circles randomly on the colored cardstock overlapping circles and edges making some more white than others. 

Here are the embellishments and stamp set:

I love this technique and will be doing it a lot more and teaching it to my clubs.
Since it is school graduation time, the card I made yesterday was given today to my very good friends daughter. She's going to be an Art major so it is sufficiently "artsy" for her. I was very excited to give it to her, too. 

I had so much fun with this and got inky fingers to prove it!!

XOXO Dots            

1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful! Your bokeh background is just stunning. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Mojo Monday!