Saturday, March 10, 2012

Zine Sneak Peek + New Layout!

Hello hello readers! I have to open by saying I'm so sorry my last post was over two weeks (!) ago, time has slipped away from me! I have been working on several other projects that I am really excited about - including my first zine! My first exposure to them was really Marlena - whose posts on zines (here & here) made me realize that making one wouldn't be impossible (which I thought it would be!) and now I am forever indebted to her :3

Above is a close-up of the cover for my in-process, as-yet-unnamed zine (which will be available as a pdf), and I couldn't be happier with it ;_; I am actually looking for contributors, so please shoot me an email at hellomermaidens@gmail.com for more information if you are interested (I definitely do not bite, so please send me your ideas)!

And finally, Mermaidens has a new layout! I had my previous one for over 6 months, and it was definitely time for a change - what do you think? Regular posts will resume soon!
♥, Kailey

41 comments:

  1. Oooh, how exciting! Very pretty artwork. Love the new layout too!

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  2. cant wait for the zine! I am actually making one myself now, but I just started, its a collab between two bloggers. I like the new layout, it nicely complements the name of the blog :) xxx

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  3. I AM WILDLY IN LOVE WITH YOUR NEW LAYOUT. How great did that mermaid outfit reconstruction turn out?

    I'll drop you a line re your zine. It sounds fun.

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  4. Yey,I love the new layout!Your zine looks awesome! ^^

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  5. I'm really excited to see it finished! :D

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  6. Looking forward to seeing the finished project! Not to be creepy, but I've just read back a few pages into your blog and it's really amazing. Especially the Anna Karina tutorial. I think Une Femme Est Une Femme is probably my favorite movie of all time, mostly because of Anna. She's perfect.
    I'll send you an e-mail about the zine if you don't mind, I've always wanted to get involved in one.
    xx

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  7. Ahh, fun! I can't wait to see how it turns out. Love the illustration - you're crazy talented, in case I haven't said that lately. And love the new layout! ;)

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  8. Oh how exciting! That sounds like a great project. The illustration is adorable...I can't wait to see the finished zine! :)

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  9. The new layout is totally rad! The pink is so happy!

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  10. Kailey, I love your new layout! It's so clean and easy to navigate! Love the new font and graphics too!

    Emma x

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  11. Wow love the new layout!! And I'm looking forward to seeing this project.

    Jade

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  12. Ouu love the new layout, the whole feel/look of your blog and all is so whimsical now :D

    The Zine looks super - I might contact you if I find the time for it :)

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love the new layout! so curious for the new project! :)
    xxx,
    Betül
    Ballad of Seasons

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  14. I love the new layout. Look forward to more posts xx

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  15. I love the new layout! Did you draw the header yourself? And the frame around your photo in the sidebar is to-die-for. I have a thing for frames.

    I can't wait to see the zine! I have always been interested in making one myself, but I'm not that great of an artist I think.

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    1. I drew the header and the frame myself, yes! Thank you so much!

      Aww, don't say that! One of my favorite aspects of zines is that you are in control, and can do anything you want with the zine - it doesn't matter if you are the best writer or artist, just write or illustrate what you feel, and that will be good enough <33

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  16. Gorgeous artwork! I love the new layout, hand drawn type is my favorite! :)

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  17. The new layout is so adorable! Can`t wait for your zine (eek!).

    >'.'<

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  18. Can't wait to see your zine! And I love your new layout :)
    -Andi x

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  19. Love the layout and looking forward to seeing your new Zine!

    Charlotte

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  20. Love your new blog layout and the zine cover looks super pretty too! Can't wait to see more. :)

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  21. The layout is fabulous!
    The zine sounds amazing and I'm looking to it very much. I would love to contribute, but I don't know what with! Eeeh. I'll get my thinking cap on and let my fingers type furiously at the keyboard :)

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  22. I am in love with your new layout!! Seriously I feel like I'm in a fairy tale when I'm here. It's just wonderful Kailey! Great job :)

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  23. making butch was probaby the highlight of my year so kudos to you! zine making is super gratifying. p.s i love your new layout! how did you create it?

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    1. Thank you for the feedback Roma! <3

      To make my header, I sketched out the logo on a piece of paper, scanned it in, and then cleaned it up and made adjustments in Photoshop Illustrator and Photoshop CS4 (my mother is a professional illustrator, and I am lucky enough to be able to use her stuff for my own projects)!

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  24. Your new layout is super cute! And well done on the zine work! I loved working on wee zines in the past but it can be quite consuming! :) I hope you have a wonderful week! Zoë x

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  25. Aw, you do everything perfectly -- everything's always right up my street! Beautiful layout and I can't wait to hear/see more of your zine... :)

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  26. Kailey, your new layout is adorable! Love it! Good luck with the zine--it'll be fab!

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  27. omg that artwork is...adorable, i want to cry its just so cute! love the header too!

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  28. Oh dear, loving the new layout! Simplicity is the best, the banner is just so adorable and so is the color! xx

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  29. Kailey! I love your new layout! It's so pretty and matches your blog entirely. Can't wait for your zine, what kind of things will be in it? I would love to find out more about it!

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  30. Bah! I love your new layout, lady! It's fantastic, indeed! Thank you so much for your comment about my mom and I.. it was so sweet! I hope you're doing well and enjoying SPRING :D

    come enter my giveaway!

    love, polly :D

    the littlest polly
    Paulie Antiques

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  31. I love the new layout! I think it is so perfect, suits you're style of writing and photography! <3 xxx

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

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  32. kailey the new layout is great and so you! can´t wait to read again from you;)
    love and kiss,mary
    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

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  33. ooh I can't wait looks exciting.hope you comment back xx

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  34. The new layout is so perfect! Loving the pink :)

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  35. Your new layout is so adorable, I want to lick the screen (is that weird??). Good luck with the zine as well, it's looking good!

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  36. i love your new layout, really cute colours! xx

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  37. when will it be finished? I'd love to read it! :)

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