Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mail Art Round Robin Zine

Hi All, Thanks for coming. I decided to use my blog to host the ZMACS Round Robin Mailart Zine Project so everyone could actually see what my intentions are for the swap. The examples below are the two test pieces that I mailed from Massachusetts to California and The UK. They both made it with no problems so I definitely think this swap is doable. I'm sorry, I loaded the pictures in backwards order (one of these days I'll do it right the first time). :)

I did a collage on one side and used the other side for a note and the address.

To mail the fat postcard I put a piece of packing tape on each of the three open sides.

I took five pages of 110 lb. 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, folded them in half and sewed them together down the middle.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Supersecret Mailart Zine Project

I am putting together a round robin mailart zine project on in the "Zines, Mailart, and Other Cool Stuff" (ZMACS) group and this was the first prototype.

The idea is to sew pages together down the middle, fold them in half, tape the booklet shut, and treat it like a fat postcard. The next person cuts the book open, flips open your page and does the same process on a new page.

At the end of the swap, each person will have their own zine of mailart.

This one went from MA to CA with no problems. It is now going to make a stop in MD before coming home to MA.