A leggy wonder for Day 30 #100DaysStudioObj
The "One Page Wonder" is a terrific, quickie way to make a zine/mini-book that doesn't use glue, thread, or any other special binding supplies. All you need is one page of paper and either scissors or an Xacto to slice a few slits. (And stuff to fill its pages, obviously. This part can be a little more challenging.)
I'm a big fan of simple exercises to get creativity flowing that get me making without too much pondering or hesitation. It's nice to heave a spark to kick the act of creating into gear (am I mixing metaphors?). The #100DayProject is this in itself, which is part of its appeal for me.
Last year I hosted a Thursday Night Social that concentrated on zines. For my own project that night I decided to make a One Page Wonder that would feature colorful legs and heels outsizing their black and white surroundings. The original piece is above. I made the collage on chipboard, so when I was done I scanned it, printed it, cut the necessary slits, folded it up, and voila: a little 8 page zine.
For the LA Zine Fest I did some color correction in Photoshop of my scanned image and printed it on nice photo paper, sealing it up with a little band for some extra flare (and branding).
I enjoy keeping the original collage on chipboard around the studio. It's a reminder to get making, not to overthink process. Plus I like sexy legs in heels.
(An easy to follow template for creating a One Page Wonder here. Make one!)