CARDABILITIES #118 & A BOKEH watercolour background STEP BY STEP!
And here is my take:
This is more of the piece of watercolour paper that I transformed into that 'BOKEH' effect patterned paper.
A brief photo tut if you're interested:
Use WATERCOLOUR PAPER
Wet it with a water spray. A LOT. Sopping wet.
I used 3 Distress inks. Pat the pads onto a slippery surface. I have this wonderful mat.
But clear plastic stamp packaging would work. Or a take away container lid.
Using a wet brush, dip into your colour. Dab onto the wet watercolour paper.
it will move & spread all over the show.
Add colours as you please.
REMEMBER. Distress inks become paler as they dry.
Use a circle stencil of any sort. Or make your own. Or a bottle top. Then fill it in. Whatever.
I experimented with white pens. [useless!] & ended up with a white crayon thing & my Faber Castell Gelato [the BEST!].
Next time I'm gonna try different strengths of gesso. I think that might work a treat!
Create your 'bokeh' circles. Overlapping them looks neat.
This is Watercolour paper. Don't rub too hard, or the paper starts to rub off!!!
Isn't it COOL???
I ADORE it. I'm sure it's 'old hat'......but I hadn't seen it done before!
Hope this inspires you in some creative way......
Cheers, Lizzy ♥♥♥