Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders North Pole AK

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.

If Onlya Fine Store
(907) 457-6659
215 Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK
 
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
(907) 458-7177
250 3rd St
Fairbanks, AK
 
Craft Market Gift Shop
(907) 452-5495
401 5th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Beads & Things
(907) 374-3224
537 2nd Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Well Street Art Company
(907) 452-6169
1304 Well St
Fairbanks, AK
 
A Weavers Yarn
(907) 374-1995
1810 Alaska Way
Fairbanks, AK
 
Art Center
(907) 456-3152
505 Old Steese Hwy Ste 122
Fairbanks, AK
 
African Arts Crafts & Gifts
(907) 452-7051
526 5th Ave
Fairbanks, AK
 
Michaels Arts & Crafts
(907) 456-6046
34 College Rd
Fairbanks, AK
 
Painters Hole In Wall
(907) 455-8998
3535 College Rd Ste Back
Fairbanks, AK
 

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.