Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Midweek Madness

Hi all, Debbie here. How's your week going?
Today I thought I'd post more about acrylic albums.
While these albums look amazing when completed, they do take a little planning. Here are a few tips to get you started...

-Since each page offers a peek of the pages to follow, you need to think about where you place your elements.

-Once you've decided on your theme and photos, you will need to consider the order of the pages. It's a good idea to start working from the last page of the album, and create back to front.
I periodically flip my album in progress over to view the "backs" of the pages too, to make sure that view works too.

- Anything you adhere to the front will show on the back of the page, but backs of photos and embellishments can be hidden.

For example - the owl page can be seen behind the page with my picture:

When you turn the page, however, I needed to hide the backs of the journaling strips and my picture.

I cut strips of patterned paper the same size as the journaling strips. I also used some black cardstock and some embellies to hide the back of my photo:

I hope this gives you some ideas for how to start off with your acrylic album projects! Stay tuned for more ideas.

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PaulaM said...

I like the suggestion of using some kind of decoration on the back of the items placed in the album so that you still have a 'clear view'. Thanks.

Marcie said...

Debbie, this album is gorgeous! Love it!