Bokeh is the word of the day! If you're none the wiser Wikipedia describes it as:
In photography, bokeh
(originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as
/ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur
produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light
You can see how to imitate this effect in mixed media at The Craft Barn this week starting with my project today.
For full project details check out The Craft Barn blog.