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Monday, April 12, 2010
My First Mini-Zine
Last night I finally made a mini-zine. I've been interested in zines for a while, and have gotten some really lovely ones including the mini-zines made from one sheet of paper. You snip it and fold it and it turns into a 8 page mini-booklet! So cool.
Here's how to fold and cut to make a mini-zine: Making a Mini-Zine
I just made it very simply, and decorated it like I would an ATC. I used old browned pages from an Alice in Wonderland book that's falling apart, some stamps I've collected, and then put in a few of my poems and a couple photographs of flowers I took. Then on the back I talk about where people can buy my book of poetry, "Tyranny of Hope".
I actually made it for a newbie mini-zine swap on swap-bot.com, so I truly hope I did it ok and that my partners like it. I'll probably make more, as this is the first one, and put different photos and poems in them with various themes for each. At least that's what sounds good to me, and they can be used to advertise my book/s.
If anyone would like a copy of the mini-zine, you can contact me for my address and just send me a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) and I'll send one to you!