I have never collaborated in making a zine before, in fact I have only ever seen a zine on the inter webs, never in real life.
I was thrilled when I was asked to join in with a zine being made by the Zine Squad who are a group of art journaling ninjas who leap over the rooftops in the dead of night to gather ideas and techniques for their next zine. So to be included in this group was a real pleasure, even if I need to work on my ninja moves!
What I really enjoyed about the zine was that it came to me from Vanessa and Julia who had already worked on some pages. The idea is to make some new pages or work with other peoples pages while leaving room for the next artist to work her magic.
It felt like I could very easily ruin the whole darn thing which took me a few days to get over. I mean this zine was heading off for other people to work in and I really really didn’t want to mess it up.
I spent some time working on my ideas and once I had harvested a few I got going very happily.
I added a few marks to the page on the left which I think was started by Julia, kind of dipping my toes into the water.
I enjoyed adding to the page on the right so much, the colour splash was already across the page and I added the trees/mountains and the sun peeking over the top.
This spread was completely blank so I made the background for Katie to work with.
Vanessa had worked her magic on the right hand page and I wanted to reflect a little of what she had done, so I made a background for myself then added the lady and some doodles to the left page.
When I had finished I mailed it onto Katie to add her gorgeous to the zine.
The zine’s final destination was the fabulous Misty Granade.
Thanks to the Zine Squad for including me. Be sure to pop over to their blogs to see their pages and processes.
Vanessa – Dans Mon Crane
Julia – Jules Tea
Katie – Punk Projects
I hope I get to participate in more zines, I may even make some myself!
Happy Tuesday x