Accordion Spine Handmade Book


Join Dina Wakley for a “LIVE” class, hosted in a private Facebook group!

** Notice: The LIVE portion has already taken place. The class video and group participation are available **

Saturday May 9, 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern

In this class we'll create a simple book structure called an "accordion-spine" book. There is nothing quite like taking regular materials and ending up with a little book that you made yourself!

Supply List:

  • 1 piece of DWM Cotton Watercolor paper, cut 6"x5"
  • 2 pieces of DWM Cotton Watercolor paper, full sheets
  • SUBSTITUTES for the cotton paper: any watercolor paper or heavy cardstock
  • 1 #8 tag (or a piece of cardstock 3"x 6 1/4")
  • 1 #3 tag (or a piece of cardstock 2"x 3 3/4")
  • White cardstock for stamping on
  • DWM Plain Collage Tissue for stamping on. Substitute: Tim's tissue, deli paper
  • 2 pieces of DWM Media Board cut 3 3/4" x 5" or SUB heavy watercolor or chipboard

Adhesives & Tools:
  • Double-stick dry permanent adhesive like ATG by Scotch, double-stick Scotch tape, Tombow MonoAdhesive, Scor-Tape, Sookwang, etc. 1/4" or 1/2" is fine
  • Bone folder is nice to have, or use an ink pad or old gift card
  • Paper trimmer that also has a scoring ability (or use a rule and bone folder to score)
  • Your favorite stencils (I cannot give you specific stencils I will use until closer to class)
  • Your favorite stamps (I cannot give you specific stamps I will use until closer to class)
  • Tool kit like scissors, paint brushes, mini blending tool & foam for stenciling, rag or wipes

Paints & Mediums:
  • DWM gesso or SUB the gesso you have
  • DWM Acrylic paints in your favorite colors (I cannot give you specific colors I will use until closer to class), or SUB the acrylics you have
  • Ultrathick gel medium or SUB heavy gel medium or glue stick

How it works:

Dina will go LIVE in the class private group at the specified class time. You can gather your supplies and create right along with Dina as she teaches. You can comment, ask questions, and interact with other students. You can also share your work in the group. If you happen to miss the live broadcast, or if you want to rewatch it, it will be permanently saved in the group Video section.

How long you have access:

How to sign up:
  • Go to
  • Click on “Online Classes.”
  • Create an account or log in to your current account.
  • Click on “Facebook Live Classes.”
  • Select the class you want to attend and put it in your cart.
  • Go through the purchase process. During Checkout please provide your Facebook name as a comment so we can invite you to the class group.
  • We will send you a confirmation email.
  • Request to join the private group and I will manually get you verified and added within 24 hours


Q: I don’t have Facebook. How can I join the class?
A: Because we are using Facebook’s platform to host the class, you must have a Facebook account to join.

Q: I don’t have all the supplies listed.
A: You can always substitute for similar items, or leave something out.

Q: Your class is at 10 am Pacific time, but I live in England. What time will your class air?
A: Go to: World Clock and personalize the clocks at the top with Arizona time and your local time.

Q: I never got the confirmation email.
A: Simply email us ( and we check that for you.

Q: I took one Facebook live class. Will your next class go in the same group?
A: No, each class with have its own unique Facebook group. You must sign up for each class separately.

Q: Where do I find the video?
A: On the day of class, pull the group up on your phone, tablet, or computer. When class starts, you will see a post that I am going Live in the group. Click on that to watch. After class is over, you can watch the video by clicking on the “Video” section of the group.

Q: What payment options do you offer?
A: We accept PayPal. You can link your PayPal up to your bank account or a credit card.

Q: I have technical problems!
A: Email me and we'll do our best to help (well, my husband will do his best to help, let's be honest, I'm not a technical guru). Note that the classes will work well on your computer with a high-speed internet connection. They are not guaranteed to work on tablets, but we have tested them on our iPad and they worked well.

Q: In what language are the classes?
A: The classes are in English. There is no written transcript of the videos.

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