12 March 2008

teapot teaparty friends...

...some mugs or cups of tea. a new pattern i have made up after finding the piece of paper that i lost yesterday! i spent ages running around looking for it. i checked the library, the print room, the classrooms, my room all about four million times. in the end i was quite prepared to deal with the loss but this morning i went to the printshop where i photocopied the zine and it was there. phew. i could have easily drawn a new cup for the badges but here is the one from zine one that will be the free badge in zine two.


a tasty batch of bread slices...

...on a pretty patterned plate sit twenty slices of bread. a loaf of bread. they are now little plush badges measuring 3cm wide and 4cm tall. they come free with the first zine. quite like a little collectable i suppose. i am in the process of making some 'cup of tea' ones for the next zine and have a long list already for future rectangle/square type badges as they are very quick and easy to make up. the only time consuming bit really is sewing the brooch pin thing on the back. i may also make some up to sell alone eventually in time.





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.