So I know its been a while but don’t you think your latest alternative press creation needs some of this sweet leaf printing action?
I went searching for a tutorial like this after I got the inkling that something of this nature was possible when I noticed autumn leaves depositing their images on concrete side walks after the rain. While the tutorial above doesn’t specifically use autumn leaves it does have some great tips and techniques as well as mid process shots!
I hope it inspires some seasonal printing on your part, and if you do give it a shot let us know how it went in the comments!
I happen to have a couple of nephews who are NUTS about fishing. Strange I know, and while you are wondering what this has to do with Alt Press and the SLCPL take a look at this:
If that isn’t one of the coolest prints I’ve even seen then I don’t know what is. This particular fish happens to be a bluegill my nephew caught the other day and brought home for dinner. Now it will forever hang on his wall.
So next time you go fishing, or for that matter the fish market at Smith’s, wait to fillet until after you’ve made one of these sweet prints of yourself.
Bubble Wrap Printing?
Can you tell I love the idea of printing with found materials? Trash no-more! Alternative Press for everybody! Click on the photo for the how-to!
As you may know, many a zinester and book binder alike choose to use a needle and thread to bind their work.
So, while we’re at it I can’t help but think that Jenny Hart’s embroidered card tutorial might inspire an especially exceptional cover for your latest alternative press creation!
Here’s a great article from a magazine called Rookie.
How to Make a Zine
Good stuff. Enjoy.
illustrated by Patrick Weeks
As its getting warmer there isn’t much I like better than an ice cold…orange soda, but what to do with those pesky plastic bottles?
Try this!Just a grab a bottle, some sticky back foam, and paint or ink and you have an excellent and earth friendly way to spice up the cover of your latest zine!
And this my pretties is the best thing that has happened in a long time:
Looks like it came out last fall, so don’t ask me why I’m just checking it out now…but I sure am happy I’m finally on the bandwagon. Chock full of amazing info on just about everything, this compendium won’t leave you without a new skip in your step and a sassy remark in your cheek. AND in case you were unaware, it’s from those lovely zinesters Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel who started Bust as their very own lowly xerox creation! So here’s to some cool chicks and a totally bad A DIY attitude.
Available for Check-out here.
Long arm stapler gone missing again? Next time you want to bind your zine try this:
There are not many things I like better than the salty sweet taste of mixing alternative press with domestic kitsch-ery. So come on everybody you’re all invited to a sewing bee at my house, a zine sewing bee!