Monday, January 4, 2010

Making a Zine

Chloe and I made little zines over the weekend. With one 8-1/2 x 11 sheet you can make a cute little book - all without staples. This will give you a front and back cover and 6 interior pages.

Step 1: Holding the paper with the long edge to the top, fold the page like a book so the two short ends meet.

Step 2: Fold the book from top to bottom.

Step 3: Fold the left side to meet the right side.

Step 4: Unfold the last two fold. It will look like it did at the end of Step 2 with the first fold still folded.

Step 5: Cut the horizontal fold you just unfolded halfway across the page (from the fold of your paper to the vertical crease- between the pages numbered 3 and 8).
Step 6: Unfold the paper completely.

Step 7: Draw the story. (see numbered panels for orientation of drawings.)
Step 8: Fold the paper in half this time so that the long end meets the other long end.

Step 9: Push the two ends in to make a diamond shape from the cut-out area. Push the diamond closed, and press the pages making the front and back covers the exterior of the book.
And you're done!


Gallery32 said...

What a fun project! I think these could be a fun marketing item to include with orders. Hmmmm

Andrea said...

Thanks so much for checking out my blog. Great idea to use them for marketing!