So! The theme for Monthly Makers this month is Recycling (/Återbruk in Swedish) and I was really confused about what to make + really not inspired for the first two weeks so it’s been a rough one! I started to wrap some ugly boxes in wallpaper to make for some pretty storage, but I think the glue made them lose their shape so I can’t really put the lid back on now. :))) Which means I totally lost the motivation for that project!
So I started something new – something I had had as an idea since I learned what the theme was – to recycle an old picture. Like digitally. Because that’s my thing, as you may know. So I did!
Recycled this picture of myself (hello!) from January last year. It’s a bit desaturated here for some reason (that was the file I found!) but you get the idea.
I’ve also always liked how pixel sorting kind of looks like a dramatic waterfall sometimes, and wanted to use parts of it to create some kind of tears. I used this one, which is a version of an image I made a few days ago that I didn’t use!
So I added some gradient maps and some regular gradients and dragged some pixels here and there, added a halo AND DONE.
I don’t know what I feel about it just yet. Like, I really want to try new things right now but I’m not sure if this feels entirely ~me~??? Hmhmhmmhm.
Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative. During 2017 we’ll be launching twelve themes – one for every month – to inspire and challenge you. For June the theme is RECYCLING and Beatrice is hosting. Comment on her post here with a link to your creation before 28/5 to be a part of the compilation. More inspiration can be found over on Pinterest.
The people behind Monthly Makers 2017 are Alicia, Beatrice, Elsa, Emilia, Fredrika, Johanna, Julia, Mikaela, Ruth, Stina, Wilda and me. Be inspired, create and challenge yourself all through the year.