I’ve been working on this album practically non-stop. I want to get it done before my friend visits, and so everything else is set aside.
At this point it’s time to actually get started on the album. I needed to figure out the layout I’d like to use for each page. And how I want my album set up. It always works better, and helps avoid problems that I originally faced, if you pre-plan what you want.
I created a sketch to go by, though I knew the sketch would change as I went through each page. Having a sketch to begin each page with, a template of sorts, made the process easier.
I also knew from the very start, I definitely wanted a title page. Creating it was easy. I already had a pre-printed Vellum title I wanted to use. It was a matter of figuring out what techniques I might like and putting my plan into motion. I decided to incorporate the torn look throughout the album as well. For whatever reason, I really like it.
After the title page, I decided I’d like to include a table of contents. Originally I had broken the album down into two sections – childhood friends and adulthood friends. But in this bigger album, I’d now like to add two new sections as well. I wanted to add a section for miscellaneous friends, for a few of my friends that are special to me but perhaps we aren’t still friends, or that don’t actually fit into one of the two categories. I also wanted to add an additional section for my guy friends. I have several who have truly made a difference in my life. I knew for the guys that I’d change up the papers a little bit when I got there, but still I wanted to include them.
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