Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Sand Springs OK

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.

Ziegler Art & Frame
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6 N Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store
(918) 622-7211
5327 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK
 
Art Market
(918) 664-0626
5014 S Sheridan Rd
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Art Play Center
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7974 E 41st St
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Michaels Arts & Crafts
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11119 E 71st St
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Michael's Arts & Crafts
(918) 628-0546
4927 E 41st St
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Caribbean Yard Art
(918) 622-0040
9529 E 55th Pl
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The Art Play Center
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7976 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK
 
Tandy Leather Company
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4960 S 83rd East Ave
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The Gift Garden
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825 N Aspen Ave
Broken Arrow, OK
 

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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