Monday, 1 June 2020

Homework week 10

Good morning everyone, 
I do hope that your week has started well. 
Today I have some Lockdown Lavinia homework for you. 
I really can’t believe that it is week 10.

This week I thought we could have a play with the 
Bokeh effect. 
Such a great photography technique, to enhance the visual appeal of an image. 
The work Bokeh comes from the Japanese language and means to blur. 

I have a couple of samples to share with you 

And here is a little photo tutorial. 
I have also made a YouTube video 
You can find it here 

Just choose a couple of colours of ink, and blend them onto some card . 

This is a great way to practice your blending. 

Next add the white circles, try to have different sizes , and vary the brightness. 
Most importantly remember not to overdo it and make it look like a snow storm.
You can punch some circles out of card, or acetate, or use your die cutting machine. 
I have used a couple of stencils. 

Start with some stamping, 
I used distress oxide ink first to help create some depth. 

Next I used the VersaFine Claire black ink. 

Finally , a sentiment, 
Remember not to overdo the stamping as you really want to be able to see some of your background, 

This is such a lovely technique to have a play with and is a great way to help get your Mojo back if he has gone into lockdown. 

Take care all.
Thanks for popping in 

Much love and hugs 
Jo xx

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jo,
    I make technique tags for when I loose my mojo, then I can look through the tags and get inspiration. I have just done this Bokeh effect on a tag following your tutorial here, it was so easy to follow, thank you. I love your creations above using this technique, they are gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x