ATC Stencils are great to use as your text blocks for zines. But of course, any zine will have an amazing background, layout, and composition. StencilGirl® Stencils are great for that, too!
I am a sharer of art. I like to make postcards to swap, and of course, I am known to trade ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)! If you make a zine master, you can copy it, assemble your zines and share with quite a few friends or swappers! Your master is an original piece of artwork, but if you get quality copies made, your sharable zines can be stunning.
I am a recovering perfectionist. My zine is about this predicament. I hope it offers some useful counsel to any other recovering perfectionists out there ;)
Here are the supplies I used to create my master zine:
- A page torn out of "Basic Ephemera" from I Love Paper (Amazon)
- Mixed media collage papers I created (stencils listed below)
- Soft gel matte medium
- Stabilo Woody in Turquoise
- Golden SoFlat acrylic in Titanium White
- Palette knife (and fingers;)
- Daniel Smith watercolors in Amazonite Genuine and Duochrome Arctic Fire
- Dr. Ph. Martins Radiant Concentrated fluid watercolor in Tobacco Brown
- Lukas acrylics in Veridian, Magenta, and Fluorescent Pink
- Caran D'Ache Neocolour II's in Saffron, Rose, Purple, Ochre, Malachite Green
- Posca paint pens in Light Pink (Fine), Pink (Medium), White (Fine), and Black (Fine)
- Kimberly Graphite Pencil
- Sennelier Acrylic Ink in Chinese Orange
- Y & C Gel Xtreme gel pens in pink, green, and bronze
- Vintage papers
- Micron pen (05)
- Glue stick
- Jar of water
- For Collage Papers:
- Playful Bloom Stencil and Mask by Rae Missigman
- Fragmented Line Columns
- Deconstructed Mask and Stencil by Traci Bautista
- ATC Mixup Missigman #2 Botanical
- For Zine:
Here is a video showing how I made my zine from start to finish:
Juicy*S is my DJ name. I'm not a DJ. I would love to be a DJ. It's one of my fantasy dream jobs, really. I got this name when my sister, my friend, and I were slinging paint and working in our art journals, drinking wine, and keeping track of the funny things we were saying on a "sign-in" sheet...just craziness. We all ended up with a DJ name that day. I started my first art blog with this name, and I've had it ever since.
I have found that being creative, that making stuff, is a very fulfilling and beneficial activity for me. Creative play, and art journaling in particular, has become my self-care practice. It's so exciting for me to share what I'm excited about, and helping others find their own creative practice is one of my goals in life!