Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The First Zine of Mine!

Today I was inspired to try making my first zine. I have heard of them, seen several swaps for them, and read about them but not before today have I ever wanted to make my own. Now, I am thrilled I did! I love them! Yet another way to be crafty and have fun!

My apologies in advance for the slight shine on the pics, they were printed on laser paper so if the flash hit them they turned out with slightly bright spots, so here they are with a little shine...

I started with a plain piece of white paper, used Walnut Inks to slightly stain it, added a variety of stamped images in various ink pad colors. A few stickers as embellishments, tissue tape, small images and the text which I glued to the paper and it was complete! Once it was proofread and finished I made copies and folded them into little zines!

These are so much fun to make and they have so many uses!

I hope this will inspire you to try your own! There are websites that offer tutorials, with so many available I know you will find one that works for you or you can make your template out of paper like I did and add your own personal touch!

Until next time I think of something swappy, odd or just plain weird, I wish you a pleasant day and many blessings. Have a crafty happy day!!


  1. Looks awesome! I don't think you have a thing to worry about ;) (this is alexalgebra from Swap-Bot, btw.)

  2. Oh thanks so much, you never know when trying new projects! I appreciate you taking a peek!