DIY: How To Make A Zine

How To Make A Zine

Ever wondered what is a zine? Or say, how to make one? Click read more as I’ve made this one more infographic-y and collage-y. LOL. And check the zine I’ve published over at Issuu!

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Here’s a link on how you could make your own handmade zine with a piece of paper: How To Make A Zine by Rookie. I could explain it here but Rookie Mag explains it so much better. Doing the content thing is practically making a collage in book form, with more texts. But it’s so cool how you fold the paper and *tada* it’s a book! LOL. Here’s a gif of the content of my zine, Of Art & Travel, and embedding it via Issuu too so you could read it if you want to.

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I’m honestly having lots of fun making these, because lately, I spend a lot of time on Issuu, reading other’s works. And looking at good layouts! I probably would make a lot more. I haven’t got a mother’s day gift yet so I might make a zine for my mom before the weekend too.

One thing I got from the workshop was to not overthink. Don’t overthink that you can’t make one–“I’m not artsy.”, “What do I write about?”, “No one’s going to read it.” We all have those thoughts. And if we just push those things aside, you’ll be surprised what wonderful pieces you can make. Call a zine an indie magazine–since very few know about it and how they’re not publicized–but there’s always something more special in things off the mainstream. Because you know it’s also special to the one who made it as well.

Stay Golden

Louise Ramos

In a constant state of latte high: searching for new places to wander, and new things to wonder----follow as she tries to make things happen.

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  • Bee

    Wow, this looks so pretty. Naa-amaze talaga ako pag nakakakita ako ng ganitong art. Nakakainspire. Great post! <3

    Bee | beecaluya.com

    • Thank you, Bee! Gawa ka rin! Haha. It’s super fun, swear. 🙂

  • Just passing by to say I love your art style! Not contrived and still clean and eyecatching. 🙂

  • So creative!!! 🙂 This gives me an idea on what to give for Mother’s ay as well or other special occasions. It looks like a Tumblr page on paper. 🙂

  • the creativity in this one! I want to be able to create this one day 🙂
    I didn’t know what “zine” is, but it looks possible for me haha

  • Oh my. This is so cute Lou. I also want to make one soon. Eeep. These are just so nice. And thanks to you now I know and how to use the word “Zine”. Hihi. Crafts and personalized artworks are just one my fave things to do. <3

    Spices + Everything Nice | http://www.ajeinomoto.com

    • Want to see what you’ll come up with! 🙂 Thanks Jeini!
      I enjoy craft projects a lot too-thus, me killing a lot of time on Pinterest, looking for DIYs. Haha.

  • Wow this is the first time I’ve heard of “zine.” I checked the Rookie link you shared and followed the paper-folding instructions. Will now work on my first mini mag haha! Thanks for sharing this, Lou! Your zine is wonderful! ^_^

    • Thanks Odee! Hope you enjoy making yours too. The paper folding is so cool, right? Haha.

  • Laurice

    Hi Louise,

    Can you make a blog post about your whole move? Like from wordpress.com to wordpress.org and getting your own domain. The hows and whats lol. I’ve been reading your blog since wordpress.com and was really amazed with the whole move. This would be a great help to those who would want start their blog as well 🙂

    • Hi Laurice! Sure! Wait for it in the next week or so. I’ve been meaning to write about it since I’ve moved but am bad at reminding myself to do so, haha. Thank you for reading through my ramblings all this time! ❤️

      • will watch out for this post, too. ^_^ been wanting to make the move to self-hosting for so long. 🙂

  • ohmygaaaahh!! This is awesome!!! I didn’t know there is such a thing as a ‘zine’ until now and it looks so pretty!!!! I’m feeling so giddy and inspired right now, I want to try this out (but final exams are still on the way) But thanks Louise! Awesome post as always <3

    • Thanks Chrizzia! Do make one after exams. It’s so fun. 🙂 PS. Goodluck on finals!
      For inspiration, issuu.com has lots–it’s like reading free magazines and books and I just love it! Haha. You could email me and I could give a list of my faves online when you’re not that busy na. ❤️