Photo Placement: matting the focal point photo and placing it in a "sweet spot" on the page
Borders: lighter, thinner at the top; darker, thicker at the bottom for weight
Washi Tape and Title: keeping color on color and neutral with neutral
Tweaking: finishing the top border with banners and stitching; changing the washi to patterned paper that matches the banners
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I wanted the page to be more about my husband and less about the fall setting, so I used the black and white close-up as the focal point and neutral colors for my title and journaling. The supporting pictures and embellishment clusters form a visual triangle and add pops of color to a mostly neutral layout.
- To add variety to a collection of portraits (like I did with my page)
- To emphasize one photo over several others
- To simplify busy photos
- To mix old photos with more recent ones
These reasons and more are covered in the rest of the article right here. Hope you'll check it out and give it a try!