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BMAG:Wreck This Zine #2

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BMAG:Wreck This Zine  #2
Group:Bug and Mo's Art Guild
Swap Coordinator:Ky (contact)
Swap categories: Zines 
Number of people in swap:10
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 16, 2015
Date items must be sent by:December 12, 2015
Number of swap partners:5

Do you love Zines or want to try making one? Well, this is an easy-peasy, no sweat way to create one!

This is how it works:

Once swap partners have been assigned I will maill everyone a template for a "Wreck This Zine" zine.( I will mail them that day so you will have them in plenty of time! ) Above picture is the cover.

With it will be instructions for the inside pages. For instance, the instructions could include such things as:

• Cover this page with things of one color. • Find an interesting word in the dictionary, write it and the definition here. • Cut something out of somewhere and put it here.

You can follow the directions very simply, you can elaborate as much as you want and art it up, you can disregard all the rules and totally do your own thing with it...after all I have it on good authority that the motto of BMAG is to run amok! :-)

When you finish your Zine, you make copies, fold it and mail a copy (color copy please!) to all the partners. This should be a 1 stamp swap. I set the partners at 5 for now, but if fewer than five sign up, it will be lower of course.

The last time we did this it was really interesting to see how different people interpret this activity. So come and join us making a very easy Zine! If you have any questions, this is clear as mud or I left anything out, please speak up!

How to fold a Zine


LahDeeDah 11/10/2015 #

I would be glad to send to everyone in the swap and would love to receive from anyone who is not officially sending to me. This is such a fun swap! I enjoy seeing how everyone attacks this challenge. :-)

Ky 11/10/2015 #

That's a great idea @LahDeeDah In the first one, we listed who was wanting to send to everyone, so I will add a page in the group forum. Thanks!

dobie256 11/12/2015 #

I would definitely like to send and receive to everyone. Off to the forums . . .

Ky 11/16/2015 #

Hello lovely swappers! I mailed the Zine template out this morning, I felt like everyone signed up so far was pretty committed and if someone new signs up I will mail them one tomorrow. SO, watch for that envelope and please leave a comment here for me when you get it so that I know everyone got one! :-)

LahDeeDah 11/16/2015 #

I didn't get mine yet.

Ky 11/16/2015 #

You nut! Go stand out by the mailbox in your bathrobe and flash the mail carrier when he comes and maybe it will get to you quicker! ;-)

LahDeeDah 11/16/2015 #

Ky 11/16/2015 #

OMG!!! That is perfect! :-)

LahDeeDah 11/16/2015 #

Oh, pshaw! I'm not perfect, but I do think I have nice legs. :-)

Ky 11/16/2015 #

I checked....this is your mail carrier.

LahDeeDah 11/16/2015 #

Nope. That's not her.

LizzyJo 11/16/2015 #

Did you say that everyone who signed up for this swap needs to be committed? Should I feel insulted? :-P

LahDeeDah 11/16/2015 #

It's beginning to look that way! lol

Ky 11/16/2015 #

Haha...yep! And you might have to flash your mail carrier to get the Zine template!

LizzyJo 11/16/2015 #

Uh oh, what have I gotten myself into?

Ky 11/17/2015 #

Too late......bwahaha! Partners assigned! :-) please leave a note when you get your template.

LahDeeDah 11/17/2015 #

I didn't get mine yet.

samjowers 11/17/2015 #

hey! how did you get that picture of me?!!!!! lol!

Ky 11/17/2015 #

LOL! @samjowers

LizzyJo 11/17/2015 #

I have a complaint.....instead of working on my numerous Christmas projects, I have become obsessed with practicing zine wrecking.

hibiscus 11/17/2015 #

I just got that very colorful "wreck what?" Envelope thanks so much and what a great idea!

Ky 11/17/2015 #

Yay @hibiscus ! That's because you live in the great state of Texas! ;-)

LahDeeDah 11/17/2015 #

I didn't get mine yet.

Ky 11/17/2015 #

That's because you live in the wilds of Colorado! Hippie! ;-)

LahDeeDah 11/17/2015 #

I'm not hippie, I'm pear shaped!

Ky 11/18/2015 #


samjowers 11/18/2015 #

got mine! best decorated envelope ever!!!!!!

Ky 11/18/2015 #

Thanks Sam! Glad yours arrived!

LizzyJo 11/19/2015 #

Happy mail day....I got it today! Your envie is awesome. (The PO must have been impressed too, because they didn't even cancel the stamp.)

Ky 11/19/2015 #

Oh that's great! That's 3 down and 6 more to receive!

LizzyJo 11/20/2015 #

Is it allowable to add something to each individual zine after the copies have been made?

breathingoxygen 11/20/2015 #

I received mine today! Thank you @Ky for hosting such a fun swap!

Ky 11/20/2015 #

@Lizzy jo yes! That's fine, there really aren't many rules. :-)

Ky 11/20/2015 #

Oh yay..... 4 down and 5 to go.

Loonstruck 11/21/2015 #

Beautiful envelope in my mailbox yesterday and off to meet a Swap-Bot friend and see if we can wreck our zines together!

Ky 11/21/2015 #

Woohoo, wreck away! 5 down 4 to go.

Ky 11/21/2015 #

Helga got hers so 6 down and 3 to go!

dobie256 11/22/2015 #

Received mine yesterday. Awesome envelope -- my mailman loved it!
Excited to be doing another zine - thanks @Ky

Ky 11/22/2015 #

Thanks! 7 down, 2 to go!

LahDeeDah 11/22/2015 #

It came in like a wrecking ball yesterday. Only one to go now :-) Lovely envie! Thanks!

Ky 11/23/2015 #

Yay! Thanks Allison! 1 to go!

Ky 11/23/2015 #

Ok, all templates have arrived! Wreck away! ;-)

samjowers 12/12/2015 #

i hope i get one from each of you! my book needs to be filled! :)

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