Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Stafford VA

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.

Firehouse Embroidery
(540) 288-0050
2080 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA
 
Art FromHeart Inc
(540) 659-4092
60 Susa Dr Ste 103
Stafford, VA
 
Art From The Heart Inc
(540) 659-4092
60 Susa Dr, Ste 103
Stafford, VA
 
Scrapdoodles
(540) 548-3788
1315 Central Park Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA
 
AC Moore
(540) 785-2949
1833 Carl D Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Heartland Embroidery
(540) 659-5799
2072 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA
 
Michaels
(540) 720-8236
1110 Stafford Market Place Staffo
Stafford, VA
 
The Copper Shop
(540) 371-4455
1707 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Libertytown Arts Workshop
(540) 371-7255
916 Liberty St
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Beads On Parade
(540) 710-0705
10013 Jefferson Davis Hwy Ste 105
Fredericksburg, VA
 

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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