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Wed 12 January 2022
3 minutes, 3 seconds

Have you always wanted to capture a story in a fun, creative and simple way? Why not make a Zine!

Samantha Riegl from Sticky Institute takes you through the easy steps to create a simple Zine to share with your friends and family, using basic stationary items and a piece of A4 paper!

Share your completed Zine with Boroondara Arts by uploading it to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #BoroondaraArts - we would love to see your creations.

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Hey there! My name is Samantha Riegl, and I'm an artist from Melbourne, Victoria.

In this video I'm going to teach you how to make a 8-page mini zine!

Zines are a form of self-published media that are most commonly made using a photocopier. Anyone can make a zine which makes them a really accessible way to share your thoughts and ideas with the world!

I think there are two important elements that make a zine, a zine:
1. It has been independently made. 
2. It has been created for love, not profit.

Now that you know the zine basics, it's time to start making your own!

To make an 8-page mini zine, you will need:
- a sheet of A4 paper, 
- a pair of scissors, 
and - a mark making tool like a pencil, pen or or texter.

Optional materials include: 
- stickers,
- washi tape, 
- a glue stick, 
- coloured or patterned paper, 
and - old books or magazines that you can cut up for collaging

Starting off with your A4 sheet of paper fold it in half, then in half again. 
Undo the last fold and now in the opposite direction, fold in half again.

Undo the last fold you made and get your scissors.

From the folded edge of the paper, cut along the crease until you reach the centre.

Fully unfold the piece of paper.

The paper has been divided into eight sections.

Fold the paper in half lengthways and then holding onto the edges push them towards each other.

Fold in half one last time!

Congratulations you've now folded an 8-page mini zine!

Now that you've folded your zine it's time to fill it with some some content! 
There are no hard rules when it comes to zine making and you can make a zine about absolutely anything! 
I've made zines about: 
- Animal Crossing 
- pigeons 
and even Logan Paul.

Today I'm going to make a zine for an upcoming zine swap. The swap's Halloween themed so I've decided to make my zine about some of my favourite lollies. In my blank zine, I'm going to create a collage with my drawings, coloured paper and hand-written thoughts about each lolly.

What we're making now is known as the zine master. This is the version of your zine that you'll use to make more copies. It's never too early to think about how you are going to reproduce your zine. Will it be in black and white or colour? Will you photocopy your master or scan it and then print  it from a computer? What kind of paper will you use? The zine making process continues even after your master copy is complete.

Once you've made copies of your zine, you can look into stocking it with a zine distro like Sticky Institute. Or if you've made multiple zines you might wanna table at a zine fair! Or you might just wanna give some copies of your zine to friends and family to brighten up their day!