|Swap Coordinator:||pengrafyx (contact)|
|Number of people in swap:||7|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 1, 2011|
|Date items must be sent by:||March 31, 2011|
|Number of swap partners:||5|
In the picture: "How to Make Bubble Paper" & "Mini Zetti Zine of Art Quotes" by pengrafyx, "Implements of Art Creation" by beenebag, and "Minizine of Craftiness: Notebook" by Annan.
This is the first of what will be an ongoing series of minizines devoted to the process of art making. You may do as many or as few swaps in this series as you wish. You may create your minizine using one of the suggested art making topics listed below or choose your own, as long as it relates to art making. Each time you join a swap in the series, choose another topic so that you both create and receive a wide range of minizines about art making.
Your minizine should be made using a single sheet of letter-size paper (8.5x11 or A4) folded to 8 pages. You may do more pages if you wish, and you can stitch or assemble your zine in other ways if you wish, but this is the minimum requirement.
For a quick video on how to make a minizine, look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5oD8EyZHOU
Your minizine can be in colour or black-and-white, use pictures or text, or anything you need to cover your topic. Newbies are welcome, we all had to start somewhere, but please do fill in your profiles. I will be checking before assigning partners. No unexplained 1â€™s or 3â€™s. I will angel if I need to, but flakers will be excluded from future ArtMakers Minizine Swaps.
Please do your best work. Through this swap series Iâ€™d like us to create and receive a wide variety of interesting minizines about art making. I believe everyone has something of value to share about their art making experience!
The topics listed below have some suggestions about what to include, but feel free to explore your topic in any way you like.
Art Journaling ~ building a page, getting colour on the page, adding text
Beautiful Black & White ~ photography, how to make great art without colour, etc
Clever Collage ~ combining materials and images in new ways, etc
Colour and How to Use It ~ contrast, colour theory, etc.
Drawing Class ~ perspective, anatomy, rendering, etc.
Eco-Art ~ creative re-use of materials we usually discard
Embellish Me! ~ add-ons that make projects pop
Finding Your Voice & Vision ~ learning to trust your art instinct
Fun with Fonts ~ your favourite fonts, free fonts you love and where to find them
I Heart Art Books ~ mini reviews of art books that inspire you
Iâ€™m inspired by â€¦ ~ an artist that made you want to be an artist
In a Bind ~ ideas and options for bookmaking, etc.
Layout & Composition ~ flow, focal points, repetition, etc.
Mixed Media ~ you used what with what?! Mixing materials
Online Inspiration ~ blogs, websites, classes and other online eye-candy
Prompts Galore ~ ideas to get you going when you get stuck
Studio Storage ~ keeping everything organized
Super Software ~ the programs you use for art making and why
Text = Image = ? ~ how, when & why to blend them together
Top Tips ~ things youâ€™ve learned that you want to share
Try This! ~ tools, techniques & materials you canâ€™t live without
Zine-a-rama ~ about the process you use to make a zine
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