Monday, December 26, 2016

For The Love Of Chocolate Zine Swap - Send by February 21

There is something so charming 
about small booklets, 
especially when they are hand-made and filled 
with delightful images or words, or both.
For this swap we will explore the universal
appeal of chocolate in many forms.

You may draw, paint, collage or
use rubber stamps to illustrate the theme.
I  have put together two tutorials about 
ZINE design (see links below)
for those who are unfamiliar with this art form.

I'm posting this early in case you might want to save the wrappers from your Christmas or Valentine's Day candy 
(if you get any) 
as potential collage materials for this Zine Swap.
shows directions starting from scratch
with a blank form (without art).
How To Make A Zine - Part 2
shows directions using actual Zines I have made.
Click on this link to view
Karen Isaacson's Zine-construction tutorial

For this swap, we will define a Zine as a
folded booklet starting with an 8+1/2" x 11+1/2" 
piece of paper, folded four times to make eight equal pages
including a title page and a back page.
If you are looking at the unfolded piece of paper,
only one side of the paper will be decorated.
You have a choice of drawing, painting, rubber stamping, 
collage, digital or a combination of any media to illustrate the theme,
using the swap title as your Zine title.
Please somewhere on (or inside) your Zine 
write "MMSA" and include your name and contact information

If you want to make multiples of one design,
reproductions of your original are acceptable for this swap.
(See second link for suggestions.) 

THEME: Love of Chocolate
TECHNIQUE:  Using swap title for your title page, decorate other seven pages with chocolate images and/or sayings, make four folds, make one cut
MEDIA:  Collage, paint, ink, rubber stamped images, mixed media; digital is also allowed
SIZE PARAMETERS:  approximately 2+3/4" x 4+1/4" folded
CHECKLIST:  1 - 4 Zines, self-addressed envelope with your return-address labeland postage affixed

Sturdy paper that folds well is recommended.  Cardstock is NOT the best choice, as it is too bulky to fold neatly.
If you mail your ZINES to me partly unfolded, your postage rate may be less than if they are folded shut and therefore thicker.

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