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Fill it! A minizine project : Issue 4

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Fill it! A minizine project : Issue 4
Swap Homepage:http://miss-pickle.blogspot.ca/p/fillit.html
Swap Coordinator:MissPickle (contact)
Swap categories: Books  Zines  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:84
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 10, 2012
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2012
Number of swap partners:5

Hello! This is the fourth round of this minizine project! Enjoy!

PLEASE take the time to read all the requirements for this swap before joining.

This minizine project is inspired by The Scribble Project, and the idea is to see how people are changing the same sheet in their own way. We'll do the same, except the final project will be a super cool minizine. You'll see, it's pretty simple.

Step 1) Download the template (ISSUE 4) on the swap homepage (or copy this link in your browser --> http://pumpkin66.webs.com/fillit_issue4.PDF).

Step 2) Print it. It will directly fit to letter size : 8.5 x 11 inches. The template in A4 format is available on the swap homepage in .docx (microsoft word)... if anyone can switch this in .pdf, please let me know!

Step 3) Doddle/draw/illustrate the sheet in your own way, following the guidelines. You can also write on it, embellish the frame, add colors, collage... whatever you want to personalize your issue.

Step 4) Put the original in the copy machine and print as many copies as you want (at least 5 because you'll have 5 partners).

Step 5) Fold the minizines according to this tutorial.

Step 6) Send one copy to each of your partners!

Your zine will be directly in 1/8 format, with 8 pages including the front and back covers. You are more than welcome to embellish the front and back covers as well. Participants who are new to zines are invited to flickr or google "mini-zine" to have some pictures/inspirations.


  • The template for this swap act as a guideline and you have to personalize it with your art skills. That mean you have to put some efforts on this project. People who don't care sending quality zines may not enter or, otherwise, can be rated with a three if the zine is poorly made and no effort has been put in it. The zine can be either in color or b&w as long as there is some kind of art in it. Please be fair with everyone and send something you would like to receive.

  • Take a look at an example here of a completed issue. You must complete and embellish the zine, just not write on it or complete the sentences. Again, the idea here is not like answering a survey but it is to create a little piece of art.

  • You'll have five (5) partners and this swap is international because of the lightweight of the zine who'll fit in a normal sized envelop. Plus, more partners = more zines = more fun!

Beginners and long-time zinesters are welcome to joint, as long as newbies with completed profile. Other swappers must have a 4.9+ rating to participate. I'll angel if needed but please no flakers! I reserve the right to ban any suspicious swappers before assigning partners.

If you have any question, feel free to PM me and/or visit the swap homepage on my blog!

Have fun everyone!


sixaguilars 05/26/2012 #

These are so addicting to do. I'm loving every one. Your templates looking pretty swanky this time. : ) Good job!

theprofessionalamateur 05/26/2012 #

Round 3 was a blast I just have to do it again!

LeeMeow 05/27/2012 #

oh, thanks for hosting another round again! :) and your first issue looks so so lovely!

papermoon 05/29/2012 #

I agree-- super addictive! Hope they keep coming! :)

racheledj 05/29/2012 #

Yay! Ive done the 2nd and 3rd, now time for a 4th!

FreddFudd 05/30/2012 #

Yay #4 !!! I have a rainy day @ home today and I get to play with the new zine template. Now that's entertainment and cheaper than therapy ... LOL !

isabellasnow 05/30/2012 #

Yes keep them coming! I especially love the shark in this one! Ingenious!

Inthisrage 05/31/2012 #

I am so excited! I love zines, I pick them up off etsy all the time and wanted to make one but always felt lost! What a great way to get started and instead of buying them from etsy I will get to receive just by sending my own! HOW COOL!!!

debway 06/ 1/2012 #

I can't wait to work on mine. Fun!

missmuffcake 06/ 2/2012 #


msmaggie 06/ 5/2012 #

I think I have found something to do during swim practice! Yipee

LeeMeow 06/ 6/2012 #

finish mine already, yeah :)

karenvanita 06/ 7/2012 #

I'm so sad that I didn't see the first three.

JaguarSnail 06/ 8/2012 #

ditto karenvinita, I'm sad I wasn't around to see the first two! The templates are on the website but it's sad we can't join in a live swap for them. Maybe something for the future if you have the time, MissPickle? We'd appreciate it! :D

STUFFellaneous 06/ 8/2012 #

Just finished mine!

yogag33k 06/ 9/2012 #

This is so exciting! I've always wanted to try zine making, but I had no idea where to start...this is such a cute, fun way to try it out! Can't wait to see everyone's creations! :)

Tomomi 06/10/2012 #

I can't wait to join this! Recently mini zine is little popular in Japan. Japanese book store sell a book how to making mini zine.

msmaggie 06/11/2012 #

I just finished my first one for the fill it issue four! I cannot wait to get my partners and swap them. This was 4 hours of wonderful "doodling" time :)

MissPickle 06/12/2012 #

Sorry for my lateness on assigning partners. But it's done so we can start doodling/sending our minizine! Thank you everyone!

papermoon 06/12/2012 #

awesome, all but one of my partners are international! i'll be sure to make them extra pretty :)

JillianN 06/16/2012 #

Dang it I missed this one too. Have fun everyone. Hugs

Inthisrage 06/23/2012 #

I put mine out to post today, however I missed the deadline for Saturday pickup so I guess they will officially start their travels on Monday! :-)

Inthisrage 06/23/2012 #

I have gotten two so far and it is so fun to see the different Zines that all started like mine!!!

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