Hi friends and welcome back from a busy weekend filled with some of the most fun December activities! Today I will be sharing my process for December Daily 2021 Day 04. It was a rather detailed process that I think you’re going to love! And then hopefully I will be back tomorrow to share Days 05 and 06 so I can stay on track. If you’d like to see more about this album, check the link here: December Daily Album 2021.
Our story for Day 04 was our visit to Cary, NC for the Chinese Lantern Festival. This event was such a fun time, and it filled up my creative-loving heart so much. I absolutely loved seeing all the beautiful lights, the art work, and the imagination in this beautiful place. Three of us went, Alan, Natalie, and me, which was super fun to have that time and wonderful memories together. And you know it, I took lots of photos! I had the idea from Pinterest to create an agamograph, which is a transposition of two photos onto the same canvas, and you see the two different photos when you view it at two different angles. I decided to try to figure out how to incorporate something like that into my album using my photo of the dragon. First I will show you the agamograph in the album.
The agamograph itself was created in Photoshop using two images of the dragon, one from behind and one of the front. He was stunning, and the art work on his skin impressed me so much! The two images were cropped down to 8.25″h x 8″w, and then brought into my Photoshop canvas. I set up the canvas to be 8.25″h x 16″w, with 16 1-inch strips to clip the photo to. Each photo strip measures 1″wx8.25″h. When you look at the printed photo, this is what you see from both directions.
16 inches is wider than the album, and so that presented a bit of a challenge to figure out how to incorporate it into my album. I decided to attach a little inserter strip (mine is from Citrus Twist) and then I folded the agamograph in order to store it. To accommodate more photos, along with my story for the day, I created a tag pocket that is housed in front of the large photos.
The tag pocket was from Felicity Jane originally, and the tag was just about 4×6 so I printed my photos at just that size, then cut them to fit inside the pocket. I included the number card from Sahlin Studio and also used some of the die cut elements from the Cozy Are We collection. The felt star is from Felicity Jane, along with the ribbons and the stamp set I used.
And this is how the layout looks in the album.
Isn’t that cool?! I had the best time, even though it took a while longer than I would normally spend on a December Daily page. I will be sending out the Photoshop template to our Newsletter subscribers, so make sure you are on that list if you’d like to try this idea for yourself! See you again soon!