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Celebrate: Bokeh watercolour

Watercolour bokeh celebrate


Another watercolour experiment. This time I had a play with stamping white circles over it — I hesitate to call it a bokeh effect as that has a very specific meaning in photography (and I know some photographers who doubtless wouldn’t be impressed with the term being appropriated like this), but that is what the technique is generally called.


The same watercolour technique as yesterday, but this time with a palette of red and orange. Once it was dry, I used the different sizes of stamps and generation stamping to add the white circles over the top. Oh, and I may have gone a bit overboard 🙂 I finished it off with a big, bold sentiment and a few of the stars left over from yesterday’s die-cutting, and then mounted it all on black.


  • stamps:
    Hero Arts – circles
    Mama Elephant – make a wish
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – stitched journalling card (stars)
  • colour:
    Gansai Tambi – watercolour paints – #31, #33
    Versafine – pigment ink – onyx black
    Hero Arts – pigment ink – unicorn white
  • paper and card:
    Daler Rowney – watercolour paper – medium grain 190gsm
    Paperchase – cropping block – metallic A6
  • miscellaneous:
    Stick It – adhesive sheet

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