Thursday, July 27, 2006


All outstanding copies of Shock Paper Scissors have now been sent. You can expect them to come by Tuesday. I apologise once again for the wait, and thank you for your patience.

With all of this hassle due to printing problems, quality, and both printers that I use breaking, I am now seriously considering having SPS printed 'properly'. When I started the project I had no idea how popular it would be, and am so grateful to my readers for all its successes. However this growth in demand for the zine has lead me to be somewhat overwhelmed (as you may have realised!) and I'm looking for an easier, more productive option.

Of course, a change in printing would also mean an increase in price, as costs still have to be covered.

In other news, I am going to be away from home the 29th to 31st of July, and then again the 2nd till the 12th of August. All orders placed within this time will not be dealt with until the 13th of August at least.

Please remember that I will never let you down: if you have ordered a copy, it will always be sent. And if you ever have any questions or comments regarding the zine, or the whereabouts of your copy, feel absolutely free to contact me. The e-mail address is; alternatively if it's me in particular you want to chat to, you can write to

Thank you very much, and have a fantastic summer! I'll be back from a holiday in Italy (and visiting relatives beforehand) with lots of news about crafty activity in the country. Keep your eyes peeled.



Wednesday, July 19, 2006


If you have ordered a copy of Shock Paper Scissors on or after the 4th of July and have not yet recieved it, I apologise sincerly. We are having various technical difficulties with the printing. However we hope to be able to make up a new batch of zines by Wednesday of next week.

Once again, so sorry for the inconvenience and delay.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Masks in Action

Jen and Nush

Editors of magazines are often seen at swish parties, dinining with the famous and dancing with the rich. But I run Shock Paper Scissors, and we're far more original than that.

If you by now have read your copy from cover to cover, you'll recognise what I'm talking about: the masquerade! We featured a tutorial on mask-making, and more specifically on Venecian masks like these. They were really simple to make, and a great activity for kiddies.

In case you've forgotten, the masked ball that we went to was being held by the dramatic society which Jen belongs to. It was at a lovely place in Ongar, Essex; the ball was in a relatively small hall next to a big country house which had fantastic grounds. They even had a farm! It was very funny to look up from a plate of salmon to see a turkey approaching the window every few seconds.

Everybody's masks were stunning. There were a lot of very artistic creations which were gorgeous; from what I gather there was a large group outing to Hobbycraft at which glitter and sparkles were binged on!

The evening was very memorable, and the masks only made them better.

Left: Anushka Tay; Right: Jennifer Gould

If you make a mask from our tutorial, we'd love to feature it here! E-mail at least two pictures of your creation to .