Sunday, 22 February 2015

Some bokeh artwork

Hello everyone.  I thought I would share with you my efforts at this technique which Barbara Gray showcased on her blog on Friday.  here is the link to see how it should be done.

First, I tried a couple of pieces using the following Distress ink pads:  Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio;  and then using a White Brilliance ink pad through the Claritystamp stencil:  Jo's Bubbles.

This was the first one;  ok, but I was a little bit heavy handed with the white.  Let's see what I can do next time.

This was my second effort:  better pleased with this one. 
Then I decided to try out some different colours to give the effect of an old sepia photograph.  So this time I used the following Distress ink pads:  Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.
Then I added the circles as before, using a white Brilliance ink pad.
Really love this stamp, and the sentiment seemed really appropriate too.  I used Potting Soil archival.
All I needed to do was to simply mat the artwork on some matching dark brown card before  sticking  to an 8" x 8" card blank. 
I hope you like it.  I've really enjoyed giving this technique a go, and I love the effect it gives.  I'll definitely be doing it again.  Till next time.  Xxx


  1. This is fabulous Barbara! The colours are lovely! Xxx

  2. Thank you Jane. Glad you like it. Xxx

  3. Just love this technique and the cards have turned out great. Will have to give this a go. Loving the Sepia colours, works really well x