Yay - I learned a new technique! This week's Friday Mashup was to use a die cut of some sort and the Bokeh Technique. It was supper easy and I've even created a background in one of my arting journals - all ready for a mandala.
I created two cards for this challenge only because when I finished the first one I realized I'd forgotten to use a die cut - and I always try to do both of the mashups! It was just as well, anyway, because I didn't let my greeting dry and ended up creating some "shadows" when I was adding the circles. That's why my greeting is on a label rather than the technique piece. I like how both cards turned out, and will be using bokeh for one of my techniques this fall.
In the process of creating the cards, I ended up creating my own circle stencil using the circle thinlit dies….
The "base" of the bokeh technique is a watercolour background. Cut a piece of watercolour slightly bigger than you want for your card, coat it completely with water and, using an aqua painter and re-inkers, drop your desired colours onto the watered paper. Gently brush the colours around until you get the effect you want, and let it dry.
Here is the background I created in my art journal - you can see the different layers of circles a bit better - and the smallest, darkest circles are just the sponge dauber - daubed!
I hope this all makes sense - the video that Friday Mashup has provided - and I linked to above - is very helpful.
Have fun! - That's the important thing!