I did it! I finished my first minizine! For probably two years now I’ve been saying I needed to make one. I’ve received some awesome zines from Miss Milicent, Poeticpaper Post & Con el mate. I’ve watched this video on how to make a zine by Sam Proof a couple of dozen times.
I did technically attempt a minizine at one point - all in Photoshop. It was kind of a hot mess though and I gave up on it. The other day I took a zine template that I printed out months ago (it’s linked under Sam’s vid) and went at it. I started with a little collage, filled in the empty spaces with some paint & ink, then did a little more collage and a little more paint/ink again.
When I was happy with what I had, I photographed it, uploaded it and began futzing with it in Photoshop. All the white paint splatters are actually brushes and the little mandala shapes are freebies from Goodnight Little Spoon. Those things and my info are the only additions. After running a test print I had to go in and shift panels a bit - had to do that process a few times until I got things the way I wanted them. This is where the messy paint, ink & Photoshop splatters helped because blending and smooshing/stretching were easily camouflaged. Some spots are rough, and you can still see the guidelines from the template because I wasn’t all too concerned about editing them out. Fuck it. I like it.
P.S. This is my 300th post - woo!
I am back with VLOG#35 and part 2 of my mixed media tutorial. In this episode I will be mixin’ up some Envirotex Lite Pour On High Gloss Resin over the Beer Bunny Bun Bun canvas I worked on in VLOG#34 to give the surface a super glassy coating and glossy finish.
The supplies I will be using in this video are:
a recycled lid (mine came from a jar of peanut butter)
wood craft sticks
disposable plastic cups
thin cardboard squares
sparky paint (Stickles)
sandpaper and electric sander
a box lid or some kind of cover
drill and small bit
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GREAT how-to vid from chongolio on how to seal mixed media art in resin. I have some of that stuff around here somewhere, but it’s 8 years old or something. I never found a good opportunity to use it.
Incoming today from daintypost and corgifeet! Thanks for the rad papers, ladies! Angie, those ViewMaster die-cuts are killing me (thanks also for all the little punched out squares! I know exactly what to do with them); Coco, you always send such unique paper bits (I love the screen print samples). Love all of it!