Hello to all my beautiful readers.! So glad to be back writing and posting blog posts again. I have had the best time holidaying around Australia with my family, it’s so beautiful in Australia at the moment. Well in today’s blog post I’ll be sharing with you on what a zine is and how I made mine. So without any further ado let’s get on with this post shall we..
WHAT IS A ZINE?
A Zine is a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines are either the product of a single person, or of a very small group.
Zine comes from fanzine which is a term that generally describes a small-circulation science fiction publication. Fanzines first appeared in the late 1920s.
HOW I MADE MY ZINE
I first started with a normal sized computer paper 8.5″ x 11″ and then folded it in half lengthwise and then fold it in half again and finally fold it one more time, after it’s folded, open it up and cut a little slit on the top with some scissors and then cut through the two middle boxes, then fold it into a booklet. You should have 8 pages. Before you open your booklet back up, use some sticky notes to mark all the pages, so when you do open it up you know which page is which. From here you can decorate your zine however you would like. I called my booklet inspiration January 2019. I will be doing one every month to a theme. With my zine I decorated it with watercolours, washi tape, stickers, stamps and some decretive paper. The list is really endless on what you can do. Just let your imagination run wild.
These are the pages of my zine.
Well that is the end of the blog post. I really hope you have enjoyed this out of the box post. I have just been feeling very lost with blogging and being creative with my hands is such a great relief and helps so much with my anxiety.. Please let me know in the comments if you would like to see my February edition.? It’s in the making now!!
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