This week’s Watercooler Challenge is from Heidi and is a watercolor background challenge. I decided to use the technique called Bokeh (Boh-kay). According to Wikipedia, Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.
This technique was very easy to produce. I used the Aqua Painters and dipped them into ink (Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder). Then I just painted these colors onto Shimmery White Cardstock in a random pattern. I used Shimmery White instead of Watercolor Paper because it is smoother and easier to stamp on. Then I punched various sizes of circles out of cardstock and used the the “holes” as a mask. I used Whisper White Ink and dabbed it onto the cardstock using a sponge. This effect makes it looked “blurred”.
I used the Hello You Thinlits to make the word “happy”. I actually cut it out three times and layered them on top of each other to give it a little depth.
Here is the picture we were given to base our cards on.
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Susan I simply love your card. I haven’t done the Bokeh technique yet, but your card inspires me to try. The sentiment looks so wonderful against this background and really does make you feel “happy”. Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Stamping.