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Friday, 9 January 2015

Bokeh

Bokeh (pronounced Boh-kay, sometimes pronounced as Boh-ker by the Japanese) is a term used for the aesthetic qualities of the blur produced in the "out-of-focus" parts of an image a camera lens produces when it renders "out-of-focus" points of light.  This is the latest trend to hit  paper crafting.    I taught this in my January class and as there were so many different ways of achieving this, I am expanding on it in my next class in February.  

I am based in Fleet, Hampshire.  We meet on the first Tuesday of each month.   Would you like to join us?  Email me elaine.harding@googlemail.com for more details.

So, what does it look like?   Can you believe all this started from just a plain piece of Whisper White cardstock?


The supplies are listed below.  I made a template with the window sheet to make a mask of different sized circles using the Circles Framelits dies, sandwiched it on the magnetic platform and ran it through the Big Shot.

If you look very hard, you can just about make out the clear epoxy bubble and I'm loving this new chalk ink in the Spring/Summer catty.  The Best Day Ever stamp set is one of the Free Products in our Sale-A-Bration brochure.



Pop back this Sunday to see more different ways you can achieve this effect.

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