Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Pearl City HI

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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Antiques and Treasures in Kailua
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Chromaco Art Printing
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866 Iwilei Rd Ste 225
Honolulu, HI
 
Island Crafts & Fabrics
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1284 Kalani St, Ste D103
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Fabric Mart
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Bethel Street Gallery
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Honolulu, HI
 
Ben Franklin Crafts
(808) 833-3800
2810 Paa St, Ste A
Honolulu, HI
 
Aloha Island Crafts LLC
(808) 371-3292
1128 Alewa Dr
Honolulu, HI
 
Rainbow State Paint & Decorating Inc
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45-1015 Kamehameha Hwy
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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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