Friday, June 19, 2015

Yes, it's supposed to be blurry ...

Hello lovely blog readers and fellow crafters,
Thank you for sharing your bright creations with us.
It’s Friday again and here’s our new challenge.

A few weeks ago I, Miri,  stumbled across the bokeh technique and I think it makes perfect hand made backgrounds or focal points on cards.

In photography, bokeh (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. […]Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas.[7] However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.(source)

After watching a few tutorials I gave it a try and found out that the bokeh technique is much easier as it looks like and the results are great … even at the first try. And all you need is a white inkpad or white acrylic paint or bleach (or even a light coloured ink pad such as a very light blue).

I dare you to use the bokeh technique on your cards!

Be inspired by the creative ways the Design Team members came up with or watch some online tutorials.

This tutorial is quite easy and you only need a few coloured ink pads. 
For the tutorial here and here you need coloured ink pads AND a white ink pad.
The crafty lady in this tutorial uses water colours and a white ink pad. But as you can see in the videos above you can easily create the background with ink pads too.

We would love to inspire you to try out something new and see your blurry creations!








Hazel said...

Wonderful creations, ladies - such a creative technique. x

Marianne said...

I've been wanting to try this technique for ages. Maybe this is just the incentive I needed to actually do it. Thanks for the inspiration. Love how the technique has been used in different way. I especially like the clever way that Svenja used this technique. So clever!

Brawny x said...

Wow these are all amazing. X

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Thanks to the DT for the fantastic inspirations. This is my first time using this technique and I think I like it.