DIY Zine Tutorial – Make a Mixed Media Mini Journal

For my last blog post of my July guest design I wanted to use as many Rubberdance products as possible, so today I show you how to do a Mini-Zine. It’s super easy and so much fun to create your own mixed media mini book.

First I used the stencils, some stamps and my gelli plate to create a couple of collage pages with Acrylic paint and alcohol inks.

Then I did some tissue paper with the stencils using black paint, texture paste and golden effect paste.

Next  I did a collage on a 29,7 cm by 42,5 cm sheet of paper.

To convert a the sheet to a mini-zine it needed to be cut in the middle as shown in the picture below.

This is the result of folding and glueing it together to a mini zine.

Now that the booklet is done it is all about decorating.

For the first page I used the houses from “textured houses” to create a day and night scene. The day houses I coloured with normal water colours, the night houses I coloured with pearlesent colours on black water colour paper.

For the background I used pieces of the tissue paper I created before. I stamped with stamps from the celestial stamp set and embossed them with Distress embossing glaze.

The second page is with the grungy butterflies, the textured flowers and the sketchy leaves stamp sets. This time I stamped with the pencil marks #5 in the background, again I embossed with embossing glaze.

I added some tissue paper with golden texture paste.

For the last page I used the stamps from the textured creatures stamp set. This time I took some crackle texture paste through the small ink dots stencil before adding some embossing glaze to emboss it in blue. I stamped with the spiral stamps and again added some of my texture paste tissue paper.

On all pages I added sentiments from the mixed sentiments #1 set and embossed them with Distress embossing glaze.

On the outside of the mini-zine I stamped with carved collection 2.

I hope you like my idea of a mini-zine from collage material with the new stencils and  decorated with Rubberdance stamps. I very much enjoyed sharing inspirations with you during my July guest design.

Take care and have fun creating.

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