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Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
So here’s what I’ve created on the theme “imprint”. It works both as an actual imprint since it’s photography (the roses are actually scanography – I’ll show them on their own some other time) and I think they work with imprint thematically as well!

Anyway, I thought I’d do this photo manipulation post a bit different than I usually do, so get ready for a lot of pictures because I’ve decided to share the process with you! They almost always start out as something completely different so I thought it would be fun to see some pictures from what it looked like during the process! Ready? Let’s go!Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica AndersdotterI started with this picture of myself from a while ago. Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And then I added this picture of dried roses fromm this piece of book art on top of it.Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
I tried concealing some of the rose picture using a layer mask so it was mostly focused on my face. Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And then I made the background picture black and white.Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And here’s when I switched to the scanned roses. I just didnt feel the book ones. Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And then I experimented with blend modes I think. I don’t actually remember exactly. I did something.Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
But I think I went for screen (as I almost always do) and then filled in the background + faded my face into black. Oh and also I expanded the picture a bit at the top.Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
Flipped the roses because they were obviously the wrong way around. What was I thinking!

Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And then I realised I wanted the roses this size, but that meant the picture didn’t cover the whole surface.
Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
So I copied the edges of the rose picture and made it wider.
Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
That’s better!
Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And then all of a sudden I had a slight detour where I made the background white instead. Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
Faded the face again. I quite like it like this actually!
Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
Tried to figure out where I could put the roses then.
Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And since it didn’t work with the roses with a black background I added a picture with roses on a white background instead. For a few days I thought it was done like this. Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica AndersdotterSo I even made two more with the same idea. When I’ve worked through this process with one picture to figure out the “idea” I usually just make two more or something to make it a series of pictures.
Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
But I realised the reason I had changed to the white background was to not be as dark and moody as I’ve been lately. I’ve felt quite vulnerable expressing those emotions, and I wasn’t quite sure people would like it. But that’s not a very good reason! I should always create what feels right to me. I can’t conceal, don’t feel in my art!! So the other day I went back to the dark ones and finished them. Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
I gave the background image some colour again and added a bit more black to the background.Monthly Makers Imprint by Jessica AndersdotterMonthly Makers Imprint by Jessica Andersdotter
And made two more, and that’s it!


Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative or create more. During 2016 we’ll have twelve monthly challenges for you to be inspired by. For January the theme is Imprint and Beatrice is the hostess. Comment on this post with a link to your creation to participate!

The people behind Monthly Makers are Alicia, Anna María, Annica, Beata, Beatrice, Elsa, Mikaela, Ruth, Sandra, Stina and Wilda and me. Get inspired, create and challenge yourself with us all year!

We also have some exciting news for anyone in the Stockholm area who wants to be more creative, create more or just like creating together with others: there’s going to be a Monthly Makers-course! Together with Folkuniversitetet! Find more information here.

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply Sandra 21 January, 2016 at 07:26

    Alltså jag pallar inte den första bilden. Så jäkla witch queen <33 Vill ha den på väggen!

    • Reply Jessica 21 January, 2016 at 13:12

      MEN ÅH TACK SANDRA <333333

  • Reply Anna María 21 January, 2016 at 07:27

    Vad kul att få se din process och hur du tänkt och ändrat dig. Fint!

    • Reply Jessica 21 January, 2016 at 13:13

      Vad roligt att du tyckte det var kul! ÄLskar ju själv att se processer, så tänkte att det kunde vara kul att dela med mig av min!

  • Reply Alicia 21 January, 2016 at 08:39

    Så jävla fantastiskt!!!!!!!!! Älskar att det här inlägget är som en helt utställning eller serie i sig. SÅ himla häftigt att få ta del av din process – jag hade ingen aning om att den tog så många vändor! Helt magnifikt <3

    • Reply Jessica 21 January, 2016 at 13:13

      TACK <333 Och va, som en hel serie i sig!! Knasigt!! Men det tar verkligen en massa vändor hit och dit haha. :D

  • Reply Wilda 21 January, 2016 at 09:33

    Så häftigt att få se hela din process! Och håller med Alicia om att det är som en hel utställning. Njuter av alla bilder! Och jag tyckte nog bäst om den andra ljusa bilden av de med rosorna liggandes ovanpå. Men slutresultatet är så annorlunda att det blir en helt annan känsla och därför tycker jag så mycket om dem också! Wow, är helt tagen.

    • Reply Jessica 21 January, 2016 at 13:14

      Tack så mycket Wilda! Vad fint sagt!!

  • Reply Mikaela 21 January, 2016 at 11:05

    SÅ kul att få se hur det kan gå till när du arbetar och hur du till slut kommer fram till slutbilden! Jag tänkte precis som Alicia att du har ju en hel knippe bilder här du kan använda, vore ju ascoolt i en utställning! Och så jädra snyggt som vanligt. Jag gillar både de vita och svarta bilderna, men det känns att de mörka har mycket mer feeling i sig och det är klart du ska köra på vad DU känner. Jag gillar i alla fall mörker så oroa dig inte för att ingen kommer gilla dem ;)

    • Reply Jessica 21 January, 2016 at 13:16

      Hahaha vad bra! Tack Mikaela <3 Men jag håller med om att de mörka känns som att de har mer feeling!

  • Reply Ruth | HungryHeart.se 21 January, 2016 at 12:22

    Du gör så GRYMT vackra bilder!! Helt magiska! Jättespännande att få följa med på de olika stegen i processen också. Du gör fullkomligt rätt som lyssnar på din magkänsla, för du är baske mig queen of photography!

    • Reply Jessica 21 January, 2016 at 13:17

      TACK RUTH <3 Och tack för stödet!!

  • Reply Beatrice 22 January, 2016 at 10:55

    Det här är så fascinerande! Kul att se processen, jag har nog aldrig riktigt förstått hur du gör de här bilderna! Kul och fint!!

  • Reply chrissy 25 January, 2016 at 17:13

    alltså JAAAA! det här var SÅ intressant jessica! wow vad mycket jobb det går in i det – men så blir ju slutproduktionen så himlans häftig också!! <3

  • Reply Alexandra 27 January, 2016 at 10:06

    Väldigt spännande att läsa och se bilderna, jag brukar inte göra så mycket med foto så det här va extra kul, jag blev inspirerad att testa :)

  • Reply Lotta 28 January, 2016 at 23:04

    åh tack fina du!
    OTROLIGT fina bilder du gör! WOW!

  • Reply Jessica {Blinkalilla} 2 February, 2016 at 07:21

    Wow! Så bra att du valde den mörka, blev så mystiskt och vackert! Som en blomsterkrönt drottning ;)

  • Reply Kate Bohème 9 February, 2016 at 14:01

    You are so talented! I just discovered your blog on Bloglovin’. I love it!

    Kate from http://www.kateboheme.blogspot.com

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