Friday, April 22, 2016

Bokeh


My late, late evenings on the weekends I do not have my boys are often spent watching crafty or make-up youtube tutorials. Last weekend, I stumbled upon this really neat video, showcasing how to create a bokeh effect on cards. I decided to give it a go, and while the results might not be as pretty as the ones in the video, it was still fun to try something new!


I created my background following the steps in the video, choosing to work with the cool toned colors of green, blue and yellow. After laying down the watercolor and letting it dry, I stenciled a series of circles of various sizes using white pigment ink.


Then, after the panel was fully dried (as in a day!) I heat embossed in white the very beautiful greeting from Right At Home's Script Greetings Stamp Set. To make the sentiment pop even more on the busy background, I highlighted with cool gray Copics the underside of each letter. I really like how much it made the beautiful sentiment pop! I finished the card by adhering the watercolor panel to a white card base and wrapped the front with May Arts 1/4" Silk Teal Ribbon, tying a bow at the very end.

I followed the sketch at Cas(E) this Sketch 169 and am also entering this into MarkerPop! Challenge 93: Anything Goes.

 



15 comments:

  1. Oh, what a gorgeous card, Karen! And your did a fabulous job shading the sentiment -- until I read that in your description, I thought it was a diecut word! Wonderful!

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  2. Beautiful work! I love the shading on your sentiment and your bokeh~

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  3. Love the way you put the shadow on the sentiment!

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  4. Karen, this is fabulous!!! What a cool technique! Gonna check out the video for sure!! And I love that RAH Script Greetings stamp set! It's on my current wish list along with her grid background stamp!!

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  5. Oh wow! I think this looks absolutely amazing Karen!

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  6. I love it! Great colors and the amazing shading you achieved - Ahhhh!

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  7. So gorgeous, Karen! I love your colors and that shadow under your sentiment!

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  8. This is spectacular Karen!!

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  9. So beautiful Karen, love that ribbon with the cute bow sitting perfectly in the middle!

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  10. This is perfectly scrumptious, Karen! Such a pretty palette, and I adore the embossed sentiment! The shading truly does make it pop. Yum!

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  11. Just so stunning, Karen! I thought surely that sentiment was a die-cut! Beautiful in the gallery - right where it belongs!
    =]

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