Friday, September 27, 2013

Bokeh Background

Bokeh Background

by Lydia Fiedler

Create a very simple, dreamy background inspired by a photography technique.


  • Large stamp or die cut
  • Dye ink pad (Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise used here)
  • Metallic Gelato™ to match ink or other shimmery water-based medium (Metallic Blueberry Gelato used here)
  • Coloring medium to match ink(PITT artist pen big brush used here)
  • Pencil with new, flat white eraser


  1. Step 1

    Apply metallic Gelato directly to your stamp image.
  2. Step 2

    Using a water brush, wet the Gelato directly on the stamp.
  3. Step 3

    Stamp image, and then using water brush, fill in the edges with more Gelato to create a shadow image for the card base.
  4. Step 4

    Using the eraser like a stamp, add ink, and then gelato and stamp around your focal image - beginning close to the image and stamping farther away as the ink fades on the eraser.
  5. Step 5

    Continue stamping circles, some intense and some pale until you have the background you want.
  6. Step 6 (Optional)

    Add a finished image, popped up over the shadow you created, to finish your card.



  1. Highlight a die cut:
    Use a die cut or punched shape instead of a stamped image for the focal point.
From Splitcoast Stampers.

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