We made our book from heavy card stock and simple stitching. The first pages, below, were completed by me. I set the tone for the book by writing what I love to hopefully inspire my swap buddies around the world. I am so pleased to see that they did not even cancel my stamps at the post office. I had a few special ones I used on this piece as I knew they would come back to me!
To mail, you fold the book closed, tape it well, address it on the outside, then the zine becomes traveling art for all to see. When the next person gets it, they add their art and fold in half and have a new postcard side and image side. As you will see, many of us used every inch for traveling art!
I have used some hand made Christmas Ornaments to conceal addresses in these photos.
The next two pictures are now my cover and my back. This is how the zine naturally lays due to it's most recent postal adventure.
I just love the big red mailbox as well as the carrier. These pages have all kinds of postal goodness upon them! I am happy that these have become the outside of my zine.
More maps, stamps and air mail stickers, yum. There are some awesome stamps from down under. This book traveled far and wide:
The tape used here ended up becoming a part of the art. Love it!
There are a ton of cool stamps on this page. I love the background script paper. The pages below are done by our hostess, Mandy.
Very interesting imagery used here. I love the tapes used. I am obsessed with decorative tape!
The big scalloped edges made to look like a stamp are a really nice element to this set. I love the stenciled letters too.
Another favorite, above. The stamped image of the pen nibs is to die for. The palate is something I would totally do and there are quite a few artistamps on here.
This set has nice colors that are out of my usual range. The bizarre imagery makes me smile.
And this concludes this project, at least in my book. I still have two or three more zines to work in before this adventure is totally complete. What a great group of people. This took some serious time and commitment and the results are totally worth it!