12 March 2008





the first zine...

...sounds like there be a zine number two...aye well i am off to hunt and gather some research material today from town when my hair is dry and presentable. i did and didn't do a lot of phaffing with this zine. it was a one week project and i knew that i would have to work quick with things i already had which were loads of print outs from the Amelia project i was fixated on. so i just doodles all over them like i do in my sketchbook with various drawing materials. in order to create an affordable zine, i photocopied the pages onto A3 and cut them down to make an A6 zine when it is all folded up. i was unsure what to do for the cover but i had the eco-robotington pattern on a screen so photocopied a simple outline design first onto card, pastel paper both of white and mint colours and then screen-printed over the top with a splash of green to add texture and colour as on the white card you can feel the raised print. i think it is nice to be able to feel artwork. makes it feel more real. i once got told off for touching a Lowery painting. i made about sixteen copies in total and spent forever and a day marking, measuring out and trimming/cutting the pages. it was worth it though. i think i may see if i can get work as a phaffer as i am always phaffing around. there are sixteen pages in total and an outer cover. i am going to put a couple up on etsy and see how they do.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

I think these will do great on etsy. I'm a phaffer too, shall we set up together as co-founders of the phaffing organisation?