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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Bokeh Technique.

Good evening and thank you for looking in...

Oh what a busy day...but on a positive note my Clarity samples are in the post on their way to Barbara...and my bags are packed ready for workshops in Hazel Grove tomorrow...

As promised today I am going to explain the Bokeh technique to you...well my understanding of it...

It really has taken the craft world by storm...so get in and join in with the fun...

It comes from a filter used in photography , the Bokeh Filter...it can also be found in some software ...

It gives a blurry, soft focus type of effect around objects such as a light source...hence as soon as I saw this I thought of Jo' s bubbles Stencil...just made for the job...

Here is an example......look at the background...

I started with some masking, my Clarity Stencil brush and Sail Boat Blue Adirondack ink.

Then I added some soft circles in blue ..

Next came some in white...now I love the Brilliance ink pad for this....I also find it useful to do some masking on the stencil...

How lovely is that....

So many stamps could be added to this type of background...

I must warn you it does become a bit addictive...look just one colour....and I love the bubbles stamp in the mix too..

This was one of our Clarity Cumbria makes...

Same process...but this time we started by blending Distress ink on our card ...

Then came some circles..

Next some white orbes...followed by some stamping...

And finally here is one of last months DT samples....well it just had to be done...

You see different stamps but same technique...oh I just love it...and yes I may have just used it again this month...

Barbara did a brilliant tutorial on her blog ....

http://barbaragrayblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/so-sorry-im-latehad-important-date.html

Do go and have a look...

I look forward to hearing what you think of this technique and hopefully seeing some of your projects...

That's all from me ...

Much love,

Jo. xxxx

 

15 comments:

  1. Lovely cards, Jo - such an effective technique and you do it so well... xx

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    1. Thanks Janet...and Happy Birthday...xxx

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  2. Love your cards Jo. Your explanation is easy to follow and it is such a lovely technique. Thank you x Fi

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    1. My pleasure Fi....good to hear from you....looking forward to seeing your work....yah....xxxx

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  3. Lovely cards Jo. My sister showed me this technique recently and I've been playing with it - though didn't think of using Jo's Bubbles - Doh! Am going to give it a go using this stencil soon. Enjoy tomorrow and I look forward to seeing your samples in Sunday. Hugs xx

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  4. Beautiful cards Jo, and a really clear tutorial thank you. I particularly like the dream card. I must give this technique a try, and now I feel a lot bolder having seen your post, so, thank you very much!

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  5. these are all beautiful Jo. this is a nifty technique too. i must give it a go. looking forward to more samples from you , hugs xx

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  6. YAY! Haven't been able to get the comment box up for a few days, but have been reading promise! This is such a fantastic technique, I really love the one on the rainbow coloured background. Will be giving this a try for sure. I also wanted to sa how wonderful the wee people cards from yesterday were, such a fan way to use them. Fingers crossed now that I have commented it let's me post! Here goes...............

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  7. Beautiful arrangement of stamps Jo. Love this technique so please can we do it on a Wednesday pretty please? Take care x

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  8. Your cards are lovely, Jo. I'll be giving this technique a try, although I don't have a brilliance pad but have one of my others in mind to try. Think it's fab that your namesake stencil is getting played with so much and I've really enjoyed seeing the results of Clarity Cumbria. Enjoy your crafting at Hazel Grove. Love Jeanette xx

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  9. Loving your artwork Jo, great examples using this technique. I bought your stencil so I could try this technique, love that you used different colours not just white. Great picy tutorial x

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  10. Thanks for sharing this super technique. Can't wait for a bit of time so I can get down to the summerhouse and have a go.
    Sara

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  11. Super cards Jo, lovely to see the different colours and how individual they all look.

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  12. I love this technique, you really do make it look so simple. I love all of them but am suprised that my favourite is the trees one. Who'd of thought a green background could look so good. I have the bubbles on my list but I keep forgetting to phone it in. LOL It might be because I need to add Brilliance white to the list. Or i'm just getting more senile.

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