Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Paradise Valley AZ

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.

Michael's Arts Crafts
(480) 345-0940
3320 South Price Road
Tempe, AZ
 
Camelback Consign and Design
(602) 279-5233
1030 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ
 
Children's Fine Art Classes
(480) 948-8565
8818 N. 66th Place
Paradise Valley, AZ
 
Bead World
(602) 240-2323
6068 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ
 
Michaels Arts & Crafts
(602) 241-9285
1925 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Michael's Arts Crafts
(480) 830-8841
1505 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ
 
Estate Resale
(623) 583-0808
10050 W. Bell Road
Sun City, AZ
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
(602) 334-9114
9189 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Drumbeat Indian Arts
(602) 266-4823
4143 N 16th St, Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ
 
The Art Department
(480) 596-9800
14435 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
 

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.