Today I have been busy making these zines to give away as a freebie with the big main zine I have been working on (when I finally get it up for sale). I do the same when someone buys a journal (but with a mini journal) so thought I'd keep the tradition alive with zines too.
I'd thought I'd share a mini how-to just in case you don't know how to make these bad boys. They're insanely easy and only take one piece of paper (A4/Letter size) to make.
They're fabulous for all sorts of things (like the handbag or to shove in with a letter) but I think they're great for adding mini books into your art journals as shown above. I've not seen this done much but I love adding mini books into larger ones, particularly useful if you want to stow away something from direct sight, or to contain negative emotion in one place.
1. Take your paper and fold it in half:
2. Fold your ends into this centre fold to make three folds:
5. Now is the tricky bit, fold it back lengthways then take the two ends and push them together to make a sort of star shape:
Then continue to push and shape the paper to get defined 'page' shapes like this:
6. Fold the last page in and run brayer or bone folder along edges:
This post title 'free zines' is because I'm going to be doing a giveaway as today I logged in to find 100 followers! Wahoo! Thanks everyone, your support and lovely comments are so so so appreciated :)
So what is the giveaway? It includes my new zine I mentioned earlier which is all about creativity (and it contains materials to use with the creative prompts given) and some vintage ephemera which I'll show you when I do the giveaway post (hopefully tomorrow but my Grandmother was taken into hospital last night so possibly Sunday. I'll try for tomorrow though).
I'm going to link up with Sneak Peek Friday and Artists In Blogland to see what everyone else is up to, thanks for visiting much love Jenny x