Wednesday, 11 January 2017



Hi everyone!

Expect you are all well and
truly back in the swing of
things now and the holiday
fast fading to a dream.........

Claire Jackson is with us 
today with her dreamy card
using the Bokeh technique

Cut a piece of watercolour card to 5” x 5”. 
Choose 4-5 gelato colours in similar tones and one complementary. 
I went for peach, strawberry, lavender, raspberry, grape, 
cotton candy and white. 

Scribble swirly circles over the card and blend 
them together with a baby wipe

Using a stencil add a few circles of different sizes in the complementary colour. 
You don’t need many of these and it’s best if they are not too big

 Add more circles with the white gelato. 
Some can be bolder than others and this helps to 
add depth to the background. 

Keep the larger circles more diffuse and 
the smaller ones more opaque

With a stencil add smaller bolder circles in a few areas in two contrasting colours

Use white paint with a sponge applicator to add whiter circles. 
Continue building up the background by overlapping circles 
of different shades and sizes. 

Add in small bold paint dots with a cotton bud.

Stamp the image in VersaMagic chalk ink which gives a lovely soft finish. 
Run the darkest tone of Gelato around the edge of the card 
and blend in with your finger

Add a die cut sentiment and glitter glue 
before mounting on a card blank.

Thank you Claire.  A lovely project
that Bokeh technique is super

See you all again tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. The more I see this technique for backgrounds the more I love it. This technique is so good if like me you love making Masterboards and your own background papers. If you stamp over them as Claire has done the images just pop. Happy crafty week everyone, Angela xXx

    1. Thank you. I agree it's a great technique for preparing backgrounds in advance.

  2. Super background Claire, stamped images are almost 3D x

    1. Thank you. The joy of this technique is that it creates a lot of depth in a project. X


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