In my last post I said I was making this Dos-a-Dos book out of a cardboard box and I had a couple of comments asking what a dos-a-dos book actually is. Well it means back-to-back, so basically it is one book that contains two (or in some cases, like mine, more than two) books that are backed together like this:
As those of you who know me may have guessed (& considering it is made out of a cardboard box) I have also recycled other items to make it - vintage text pages from a torn book, a scrap piece of metal and (yes more) of my grandmothers left over knitting yarn lol
I have done a tutorial for you guys if you want to make one too, let me know what you think?
I'm linking with artists in blogland, sneak peek friday, paint party friday, and for the first time:
come join and let us see what you've been up to too. Warm wishes Jennibellie
P.S. thanks to all of those who have given kind words for my Grandma when I mentioned she was ill last week, she came out of hospital yesterday on her 60th wedding anniversary - that's not to say she's particularly better but with so many ailments it's unfortunately the norm for us now. But she did get a diamond anniversary card from the Queen so all's not so bad with the world.
Sorry about the crap pics they were taken with an iphone while waiting for our desserts lol xx
Very creative book ~ here we call them 'an accordion' book ~ Glad to hear your Grandma is home and Bravo to a 60th anniversary ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^ReplyDelete
Your BACK TO BACK books is brilliant and I really enjoyed your video. Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
Awesome tute and oh, so cute! Love it! Tweeting too! Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
I'm Really happy that Grandma is better...or at least home. Cool card. When my grandmother turned 100, she received a special card and letter from the President. Cool, Huh?!? Your tutorial is way wonderful and I WILL eventually try out some of your techniques!ReplyDelete
That's a great book. thanks for sharing the tutorial. :) Congrats to your grandma. It's really neat she got the card from the Queen. :)ReplyDelete
Love the dos-a-dos! It's one of my fave books to make! :)ReplyDelete
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Oops! I don't think my comment posted the first time. Let's try this again...ReplyDelete
That's so clever!!!
I especially love how you a) reuse materials and b) sketch on old book pages! I'll have to try that soon -- I have a lot of old drafts of stories that never went anywhere, like NaNo novels. They'd be perfect! :)
Love accordian books and yours is so neat. Happy PPF, xReplyDelete
Lovely journal and cover. How nice for your grandparents to get a card from the Queen!ReplyDelete
thanks for joining up with studio JRU again. I love seeing what you are creating and your tutorials. I learn something new and LOVE that!ReplyDelete
Awesome video, tute, journal, and news about your grandmum! xoxoReplyDelete
That is such a cool journal! (And very kind of you to share a tutorial - I've been eyeing up cereal boxes ever since I watched your last one!)ReplyDelete
I am so glad that your Grandma came out of the hospital just in time for her anniversary (and how cool to get a card from the Queen)!
Yay! Another Fab post..love your vid ..your voice is super-lovely! beautiful art..just stunning and full of harmony! you are super creative my friend! and hugs to you and your Grandma, hope she gets well soon...love the Queen's card...how cool is that!ReplyDelete
Beautiful post..i have so enjoyed my visit into your magical world!
I love paper and books, tho' lately it has been all about painting...you are sure pulling on my book love with all these journals...thank you (really!)ReplyDelete
love this book!!! Really nice. I am off to watch your video!ReplyDelete
WOW you have a beautiful blog! So much creative idea's!!! I'm gonna spend a lot of time reading these posts and watching the video's... :)ReplyDelete
Ooooh this makes me want to start one of these right away! Really intriguing and lovely.ReplyDelete
Okay....awesome video tutorial! I just pinned this on my Pinterest! Thanks so much for sharing this... I might have to try to make one of these for my sister. She is planning a trip abroad next year and it just might be a great thing for her. Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Great book! Thanks for sharing the 'how to' of it! I am definitely going to try that!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that your grandmother is out of the hospital and hopefully on the road to recovery! Congrats to her on her 60th anniversary!
What a cool journal! And it's doubly cool for being earth friendly! Happy anniversary to your grandma and I hope she gets stronger! Does the Queen give everybody in the UK 60th anniversary greetings? Wow! Patsy fromReplyDelete
What a great book! How fun! Thanks so much for putting together a tutorial for us. The video is fantastic! The art on the book is beautiful! Happy to hear your grandma came home in time for such a special occasion. That card is SO neat! So glad you shared with us 'in the studio' this week. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Jenny, saw your link at artists in blogland.ReplyDelete
Nice to meet you! Great tutorial!
Just like you I like making my own little books.
Last one I made was meant to be a tribute to my favorite rock band of the 70s: Led Zeppelin.
You can check it out on my blog: http://vankatoenenzo.blogspot.com/2011/08/those-were-days.html
I don't have time to watch the tuto now, but I wanted to drop a word to say the art book looks wonderful! You make very inspirational art stuff!ReplyDelete
wow! I love books and journals, yours are soo gorgeous. Great video! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love making books and yours is great! Thanks for taking the time to make a tutorial for us!ReplyDelete
I missed coming round to see you on the WOYWW trail last week for some unknown reason and I am now glad I did. Going to have a study when I get home of this. Lovely book and tut. Thanks!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the tuitorial! And I am so glad you Grandmum is feeling better.ReplyDelete
Awesome book. Thanks for the tutorial. Good to read your grandma is off the hospital.ReplyDelete
I have just discovered your work this morning on Youtube. I am newly subscribed and LOVING it!! LReplyDelete
absolutely loved this - as well as all your other TY tuts - think you are brilliant - just one thing had me really puzzled...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awl, cheers, love n stuff ;)ReplyDelete
thank you for sharing... your ideas are wondefful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete