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Twice Upon a Time - a zine & a thing!

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Twice Upon a Time - a zine & a thing!
Swap Coordinator:TangleCrafts (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Zines  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:October 31, 2010
Date items must be sent by:November 29, 2010
Number of swap partners:3

Twice Upon a Time - a zine & a thing!

For this swap, you will write a mini-zine interpreting the theme of fairy tales however you are inspired. In addition, you should include a handmade accessory or extra item ('thing') that continues the theme of your zine. For example:

  • if you have collected a series of book reviews, you could include a fairy tale decorated bookmark
  • if you have re-told the story of Snow White, you could include an enchanted hand mirror
  • if you have written a Wanted ad for the Gingerbread Man, you could include a gingerbread recipe (or biscuits!)
  • if you have written a treatise in defence of the Big Bad Wolf, you could include a cuddly stuffie (or pattern/kit)
  • if your zine is a collection of illustrations, you could include an original ATC

These are suggestions only - get creative, and run with it. Include a note to explain the correlation between zine & thing, however obvious it might seem to you!

Swap requirements

  • 3 partners = 3 copies of your mini-zine set sent, and 3 different mini-zine sets received.
  • Create a mini-zine using a minimum of 1 sheet A4/letter-size paper. It may be larger (up to A6/quarter-size), if you prefer, and binding style is up to you.
  • Provide an extra 'thing' which relates in some way to your zine. Include a note (this may be incorporated within the zine) to explain the connection.
  • Zines may be handwritten/hand-drawn or typed/word-processed or any other style.
  • There is no $ value for the 'thing'. The important factor is creative interpretation.
  • Send on time!
  • Rate your partners!

I will check through participants' profiles before assigning partners, so if there are any circumstances you feel might count against you, PM me first & I will be happy to take that into consideration.

Zine resources

Click here for printable templates & folding guides.
Click here for a few different suggestions on putting your zine together, page-numbering etc.
Click here for a full explanation, if you're not sure what a zine is! (But - essentially - it's a handmade magazine.)

Fairy Tale Resouce

Sur La Lune Fairy Tales - for full versions of traditional tales, annotations, illustrations & lots more!


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