Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Farmville VA

It's amazing what you can do with a gel pen. One of my current favorite looks is actually one that's extremely easy to create: Use a gel pen to create a border around photos. It's easy, but very effective. You can use a white gel pen or opaque marker to create a border around photos in many different patterns.

Wooden Heart
(434) 392-6305
238 N Main St
Farmville, VA
 
Carpet House
(434) 392-6000
2690 W 3rd St
Farmville, VA
 
Xena'S Arts & Designs
(434) 223-3496
5870 Farmville Rd
Farmville, VA
 
Discount Fabrics Inc
(434) 392-8971
115 East Second St
Farmville, VA
 
Holly Hill Antiques
(804) 695-1146
9162 John Clayton Memorial Hwy
Gloucester, VA
Hours
Open most days 10-5 but always open Fri-Sat-Sun 10

Sherwin Williams Co
(434) 392-6541
518 E 3rd St
Farmville, VA
 
Teaching Tools
(434) 392-7667
1415 S Main St Ste E
Farmville, VA
 
Christopher'S Fine Arts And Framing
(434) 392-1910
111 E 2nd St
Farmville, VA
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(757) 552-0772
304 Constitution Drive
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Way Back Yonder Antiques, LLC
(757) 398-2700
620 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
 

Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders

It's amazing what you can do with a gel pen. One of my current favorite looks is actually one that's extremely easy to create: Use a gel pen to create a border around photos. It's easy, but very effective.

gel pens how-to

Pen shown: Ultimate Gel Pens by American Crafts

gel pens how-to

You can use a white gel pen or opaque marker to create a border around photos in many different patterns. On the photos above, I experimented with heart and swirl patterns. On the layout below, Suzy Plantamura used a dot-dot-dot-line pattern to highlight all her photos. Try using multiple designs to create the look you want.

Zion National Park layout by Suzy Plantamura

Zion National Park by Suzy Plantamura. Supplies Cardstock: WorldWin; Patterned paper: me & my BIG ideas (brown), My Mind's Eye (green) and October Afternoon (stripe, plaid and cloud); Rubber accents: October Afternoon; Felt letter stickers: KI Memories; Ledger stickers: Making Memories; Journaling cards: Making Memories (red and blue) and October Afternoon (green and cream); Calendar: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Ink: Clearsnap; Markers: EK Success (brown) and Sakura (white): Other: Thread.

Appeared in: May 2009

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