35 Days of Vibey Collages

The 100 Day Project started April 3, 2018. The idea is to pick a creative activity and do it every day (or 100 times) between April 3 and July 11.

This year I’m doing #100daysofvibeycollages and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve participated in the 100 Day Project in the past, but this one is my favorite so far! The term “vibey” is a word I kind of hate but we use it a lot at work to describe graphics and photos (“make it vibey!”) and I keep seeing others use it more and more. My goal with this theme is to make moody/ethereal/magical/surreal digital collages.

I love using moons, outer space elements, rainbows, and clustering together stock photos of flowers and crystals. Symmetry is my favorite, and the ones that aren’t symmetrical are always a challenge. Recently I started incorporating quotes and words, and I’ve been loving that, too.

These collages are really satisfying for me to make. I think it’s because I can transform the individual pieces into something new and cooler. I’ve been using mostly free stock photos from Pixabay to make these. Here’s a peek at the process:

Let’s look at Day 14’s components:

Here’s the original photo of the women.

The mountains in the background was its own photo.

The mandala in the background is actually a stained glass cathedral window.

And those flower clusters are made up of smaller flower cutouts that I arranged together.

I combined everything with various blending modes and adjustment layers to change colors, brightness, etc. Some collages are simpler than others; it all depends on my mood or how in the groove I can get while working in Photoshop.

My past 100 day projects:

2015 #100daysofletteringbyleiah (finished!)

2016 #100daysofdrawingtheinternet (didn’t quite make it to the end)

2017 #100daysofcoloringpages (didn’t finish)

2018 #100daysofvibeycollages (can’t promise I’ll finish this year but so far it looks promising)

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I am an artist who collects. Instead of keeping everything to myself, I'm trying to share more. This blog is for my artwork, finds, and creative projects, along with inspiration and thoughts on creative and intentional living.

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