I have just recently found out about art Zines (mini art magazines) and decided to give a go at one. Not sure if you can really call it a Zine if I am not planning on publishing it, but I decided to try anyways. I choose a ocean/sea theme. Here is my first page.
I started out by making some background papers. I painted some white copy paper and stenciled and stamped over it. I also used some scrapbooking paper that I stenciled over. The strips of paper are painted mulberry paper.
Next I tore the paper into strips and adhered it to my page. I also used some vintage maps.
For the mermaids I sketched out a mermaids tail onto tracing paper (to fit my vintage photo) and then cut the shape out of patterned paper.
I used a vintage photo for the top half of my mermaids and then adhered the tail to the photo. I then cut around the mermaids and adhered that to my page. I did not like how the bottom of the mermaids tail looked so I ended up painting it and adding in some pen marks to mimic fins.
I wanted to add in some seaweed so I adhered some fibers and mesh to the background.
Lastly I added in my typed saying. I am submitting this to the Frilly and Funkie Vintage Seaside challenge. Be sure to stay tuned for my finished Zine and as always thank you for stopping by!