Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Nederland TX

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.

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(409) 724-2220
3105 Nederland Ave
Nederland, TX
 
Triangle Art & Frame
(409) 898-1513
4378 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Ashton House Shops
(409) 860-7233
6250 Phelan Blvd
Beaumont, TX
 
Strings & & Things
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229 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(210) 494-0202
17700 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX
 
Fabric Store
(409) 729-5288
1605 S Highway 69
Nederland, TX
 
The Designer Fabric Boutique (bmt)
(409) 225-5723
5985 Rosedale
Beaumont, TX
 
Jo Ann Fabric And Craft Store
(409) 347-2645
4035 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
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6065 Northwest Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
 
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Austin, TX
 

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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