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|Mandy's original painted paper|
I had this idea that zines were mostly comic-style little books that kids - ie all you lucky people still under 25 - were into. But after I got all caught up on the swaps that were due before this one, I checked it out a little more and ended up doing one after all. Old dog, new trick! Yay.
For the base paper I used a lovely hand painted (by Mandy) paper that I'd gotten in a previous MMSA swap. It had all sorts of great markings and needed no further embellishment from me. It's just busy and colorful enough to be a great background without detracting from the images.
I have a stash of old magazines and since I like vintage stuff, I chose random images and words from two 1947 issues, an American Home and a Popular Science. After gluing everything in place, I did some doodling and added words here and there.
I was quite pleased with it when I was done but then about had a heart attack when I thought that my printer doesn't print full-bleed - edge to edge - but it does so I printed off one copy, folded and cut it, then very carefully glued it to make sure it turned out all right. It all worked, so I made the rest of them and will send them off to Karen tomorrow.
PS can't believe I haven't posted since June 30. Where DOES the time go?