Creating a Quick and Easy Bokeh Background

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing how I used X-Press It Mask It to create a quick and easy bokeh background for a super cute mermaid. (In searching for a link to this image, it seems the artist has closed her Etsy store. Sorry about that!)

X-Press It Mask It to create a quick and easy background

X-Press It Mask It is a low-tack, flexible masking film with a matte finish, ideal for airbrushing, painting, stenciling, sponging, etc. The film is easily die-cut, leaves no residue whatsoever, and can easily be moved, reapplied and re-used multiple times.

X-Press It Mask It

It’s available in sheets HERE (which is what I use) or rolls HERE.

Step 1: Cut Mask It to size, tape circle dies in place

First, cut a piece of Mask It to size then tape several dies in place.

Step 2 Remove die-cut circles, carefully separate mask from release sheet

I recommend using a shim (like this) when die-cutting to assure the dies cut cleanly through the film. Once die-cut, remove the circles then separate the film from the release paper. I use a pin to help separate the layers.

Step 3 Adhere mask over card stock, begin to blend ink

Adhere the film over the card stock and begin blending in the open spaces. Once ink is blended, carefully remove the film and readhere, positioning the film as desired. So easy! :)  You can find more info on X-Press It Mask It HERE.

Close-up of Bokeh effect using X-Press Mask It

Copic markers – B02, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E41, E42, E43, E57, E79, Y21, YG07; X-Press It Mask It

The mermaid was printed onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers (as listed above).

Thanks so much for visiting today! :)

1amichele siggy

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