“Plan Your Page”

blueprint Plan Your Scrapbook Page First

As you plan your page(s) you need to have some conceptual idea of how you want it to look . . . what you want it to say. You need a plan for your scrapbook page just like a builder needs blueprints (a plan) to build a building.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Who will see this?
  • What do I want it to say pictorially?
  • Does it fit with other pages in a book, or is it a stand alone?

On a scrap piece of paper sketch out what you feel the page should look like. Consider the focal point, balance, color, etc. This then will become your working “blueprint,” but always subject to change as you see fit or are inspired to do.

Here are a few examples to show you how to do a rough layout.
(You can use templates too–either purchased or downloaded from the web.)

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Single Photograph Layout

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Two Photo Layout Sketch

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Three Photo Layout Sketch

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A Simple Scrapbook Layout

In addition, you may want to review “The Golden Ratio” and “The Rule of Thirds” articles.

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Ron on January 1st, 2009 | File Under Design | No Comments -