Whatever happened to the days of the double page layout? I use to do them all the time, but somewhere along the way I stopped and started doing one page layouts instead. Recently I ran across a favorite photo of my boys together. I really went big with the photo and decided to make this a double page spread to keep the layout from feeling overly crowded and have room for everything.
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Although I don't do them very often I still like to keep a few things in mind when I put a double page spread together.
1. I like to have one side be a focal point. It's quite easy to see which side is the focus with that extra large photo. I loved this photo of my two boys together and and went big. You don't however need to do just one large photo, but could enlarge a few photos and mat them together to give the same large impact.
2. The supporting page I like to include supporting photos, journaling, and often the title. This makes sure that both pages are equally important, have a purpose, and balance each other out.
3. I always use overlapping elements that draw the eye across the two page spread and make the two pages feel connected. On this layout I used quite a bit of connectivity with pattern papers continuing across the top and bottom and the title block and phrase strips overlapping both pages.
The last few tips aren't necessarily for two page layouts, but thought I would include them.
4. Group items in odd numbers.
You can see I did this a few times in my layout. I have three brads on the end of one of the quote. In the group of photos/embelishments there are 5 main items.
5. Recolor items to make them go with your color scheme.
I love the new cork stickers, but to better fit my layout I quickly swiped it with some chalk ink to give it a new color.
I hope I gave a few ideas that will make your next double page spread flow.
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