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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 29 June 2018

Totally Techniques Stampin' Up! International Demo Blog Hop




Bokeh Technique using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day
Welcome to our monthly Totally Techniques Demonstrator Blog Hop. We're sharing the Bokeh Technique this month which is really simple.  All you need is to create a WOW background and possibly add some images like my Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day butterfly and you are half way there. The finishing touch and the Bokeh part is to add dreamy circles like bubbles in the air. 

To do this I used a self made stencil using circle punches of different sizes and I punched holes in a piece of vellum.  If you are careful you can use thinner window sheet, but need to try it in one corner with an old punch first as the sheet may be more than your punches can handle.   Once your back ground is dry you can add the bokeh.  My background  was created on water colour paper by first stamping and heat embossing the butterfly with silver embossing powder. I covered this to then shield it from the water i added with an aqua painter brush and then sprinkled Prussian Blue Brusho Crystals on and allowed them to spread through the water.  I left some with very little water so as to create to speckled effect in the top left hand corner.  You can remove excess water with a piece of kitchen towel and add more if required.   To add the bokeh you then need to use a sponge and add white craft ink using the stencil you have made. Add little as you can always add more, but you can't take it off .  Overlap circles and sizes to create the effect. 

I've mounted my artwork onto Lemon Lime Twist card and also a piece of silver foil card. The sentiment is from Another Wonderful Year which is another new set. It comes as one long sentiment so I just stamped the 'Just a Friendly' part in Blueberry Bushel on a narrow strip of whisper white then also stamped the last word of the stamp in Lemon Lime Twist and punched it out with a 1" circle and added it to the end of the original strip.  You can also then add rhinestones or some of the new Stampin' Up! self adhesive sequins and ribbons to enhance your design.  

You're off next to Shannean's beautiful blog down under in Australia.  Have fun.  
Zoe x










11 comments:

  1. Wow such bright and happy colors. I really LOVE your background. There is so much depth in it! Great project!

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  2. This is so so beautiful. I love the colors and never thought of combining brushos with this technique. Pretty smart!

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  3. Zoe I love your card - stunning the perfect shade of bye with the subtle Bokeh! Awesome!

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  4. Love the ink color combinations you chose!!!!

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    1. They work well together don't they! I love bright and fresh colours xx Thanks for visiting

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  5. What a lovely card, I love the lemon lime twist, green isn't one of my go to colours but love it here!

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Yes Lemon Lime Twist is a real winner and a good green if you aren't a fan. xx

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  6. I never thought using brusho with the bokeh technique ! Thanks for sharing Zoe !

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Hi I'm Zoe Tant Stampin Up UK Independent Demonstrator. Thank you for visiting my blog please do also visit my website www.zoetant.stampinup.net thank you