A Space Zine Collaboration- 2015
I’ve been working on something fun with a couple of friends of mine lately and I’m super excited to share it with you today!
Somehow we got talking about the subject of outer space and decided to do a second zine, but this time I got to collaborate with them, which is super exciting!
As you all know I love anything space related. The stars are so dreamy, aren’t they? So of course I was all into this.
Vanessa made the base of this zine. She created her pages, passed it along to Julia to add her touch and then I got the last few pages to have fun with!
Isn’t the cover so lovely?
I’ve actually been traveling all Summer, so I didn’t even have many art supplies with me when making this, but I just couldn’t say no.
So what I used on all of these pages are some Micron pens (my fave!), some cheap watercolors, and a little black and white acrylic paint. Here’s my pages, I’m so happy with how they turned out.
For the page above, I painted the galaxy scene with watercolors and then added the song lyrics (by Owl City) on top.
During my stay in Colorado this Summer I was awed by the night skies there and took lots and lots of photos. I decided to print out one of my photos and use it on the page above. Sadly, there is actually a mistake on this page, I meant to write “looking at the stars makes me feel brave” rather than just “me feel brave”, but whatever.
You can see the original photo I started out with below. I printed it out black and white before putting it in the journal.
For the next double spread page (above) I wanted a way to feature all of the quotes about space that I just love and find so inspiring, and with all of the news about the New Horizons probe and new images of Pluto, I decided to paint some planets. That middle planet is my best pluto.
And the last page is inspired by my Sister, Taylor. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, so she suggested I do something with cactus. Why not a night sky with saguaros than? I also love this quote.
I loved doing this! We’re actually planning something else for the future as well! 🙂
What theme would you like to make a zine about?