Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Warwick RI

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.

Complements Art Gallery
(401) 739-9300
50 Lambert Lind Hwy
Warwick, RI
 
Rhode Island Picture Frame
(401) 821-4477
99 Tillinghast Ave
Warwick, RI
 
Eastern Art & Frame Co
(401) 781-8363
1376 Eddy St
Providence, RI
 
B & H Framing
(401) 884-2860
514 Main St
East Greenwich, RI
 
Crestar
(401) 885-0300
51 Liberty St
East Greenwich, RI
 
Michaels-Arts & Crafts
(401) 828-1400
1500 Bald Hill Rd Unit C
Warwick, RI
 
East Providence Paint & Wlpr
(401) 437-1444
200 Willett Ave
East Providence, RI
 
American Picture Frame
(401) 615-9800
250 Cowesett Ave
West Warwick, RI
 
B & B Studios
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5 Division St
East Greenwich, RI
 
Corporate Art Group
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5 Division St
East Greenwich, RI
 

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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