Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Acrylic Albums

Back in August, I attended a class at Archiver's to make an acrylic album. I had only used acrylics as covers and wanted to see what could be done with them in a controlled setting (where someone else had already done the grunt work!). I learned a lot about what can be seen through (like the "Laugh every day" circle that shows through the cover, but is actually on the second page) the acrylic and how to take that into account when creating the album (and when to say, 'screw it, I don't care what shows through!').

Here's how the album turned out:

I thought I was going to use it for pictures of Scott & I, being that we just celebrated our 10-year anniversary, but the album had lots of friend stamps in it. I thought it'd be great for pictures of our college friends from the wedding. While at the wedding, I kept this in mind as I took pictures, and when I returned home, it only took me one morning to print and adhere the pictures into the album.

While at Archiver's that day I bought another acrylic album and decided to use it as an album of Ryan's summer vacation pictures. I had the idea for this last summer and had the papers already, so it was just a matter of printing pictures and figuring how to get it to work in the acrylic album. Because it was smaller, I did not put much thought into what showed through, but did try to line up the pictures/rectangle mats and the journal circles (which were all printed on the computer with CK Journal font).

I also decided to theme it more specifically around the times Ryan got wet this summer.