Lisa created her background by using PanPastels but I wanted to see what I could do by using Nuance powders and Brusho Colour Crystals.
Here is my first card...
I started off by sprinkling Red and Green Nuance powders onto watercolor paper then spritzing with water.
TIP: After the paper had dried (I cheated and used a heat tool), I sprayed it with a couple light coats of hair spray. This seals in the colors so they don't bleed through in later steps.
Next I tried to add circles with a few different types of white ink to no avail. I just wasn't getting the variety of opacity I was going for.
So I switched to white acrylic paint! And it worked like a charm.
Next I stamped on a few bits of holly. I used Memento markers to ink up the image.
I then went to add the sentiment but wouldn't you know it...I dropped the stamp! So that's why I added the sentiment stamped on the die-cut ;) LOL!! I left both of today's cards pretty simple so the bokeh technique could shine.
My second card was made in a similar fashion but the image was stamped first; colored with a nice selection of Brusho Colour Crystals then the Bokeh Technique was applied over the top. I didn't spray the BCC with hair spray because I wanted to show you how the colors would come through in the circles for a totally different look.
Pretty fun how the colors amplify where the acrylic paint was applied - huh? IRL the individual cyrstals of color really come through the white. It's amazing how many colors make up a single "color" of Brushos.
So there you go...if you have time, give it a try.
The Brushos/Nuance powders paired with Acrylic paint
adds a whole new dimension to this technique.