Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Greenbelt MD

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.

Stylefinds Consignments
(410) 715-4579
5455 Harper's Farm Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Framer Studio
(301) 779-6494
9409 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD
 
McCormick Paints
(301) 747-7700
9630 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD
 
McCormick Paints
(301) 474-7700
9631 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD
 
Frame Savvy
(301) 887-0080
5331 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 105
Hyattsville, MD
 
Washington Square Antiques Inc
(703) 836-1020
425 South Washington St
Alexandria, VA
 
Staples
(301) 474-0454
8904 62nd Ave
College Park, MD
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit

Sherwin-Williams
(301) 982-5866
9104 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD
 
Frame Savvy
(301) 887-0080
5331 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 105
Hyattsville, MD
 
Sherwin-Williams Co
(301) 809-5744
12420 Fairwood Pkwy Ste A
Bowie, MD
 

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

Click here to read the rest of the article from Creating Keepsakes

 
© Creative Crafts Group, LLC. All rights reserved.