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When I was thinking about the empowerment zine I thought of a phoenix, so that’s what I painted here on this page, over some galaxy photographs.
Page on the left by Sarah, right by me.
I loved the colors on the left page, so I used them in my watercolor background on the right. I adhered on a vintage moon image and lettered the quote using a Tombow Fudenosuke marker.
Pink hair, don’t care. 🙂
My page on the left, and our group/signing page on the right.
I added a gelli print mandala to my page that flips open. 🙂
Cover by Julia, I think.
Page on the left is by Vanessa, I did the page on the right and added in this fun elephant flap.
I used Tombow’s Mono Glue Pen to create that glitter giraffe!
I painted the forest above with acrylic paints, at first I hated it, but after I added in the copies of my art I like it a bit more. The girl and the tiger were both from my sketchbook, that I really wanted to add in here.
You can’t have a zine without a galaxy! The right page is by Vanessa, I think!
The brown polka dot paper was already on the page above, and I added the rest. When I was in gymnastics, I always had the nickname “beast”, which I loved.
I added my super hero girl to this page by Jules. She is actually from one of my Crafter Doodles that I cut out and adhered in.
The lovely cover. I splattered watercolors all over it, and then the title was added by Misty, I think?
My first page above is a sort of collage of techniques. Magazine mage packgrounds, gelli print circles, stenciled medium, and glitter.
One of my other zine squad homies added the cut out of the girl, I think she really finished out the spread.
My second page, on the right.
I bought a pack of animal stamps at a garage sale recently and they just fir so well with the circus theme. I basically wanted to stamp elephants everywhere, but settled for just stamping over my painted background.