Gel Pens + Photos = Fun Borders Williamsburg 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.

Scavenger's Paradise
(757) 565-4125
7059 Richmond Rd
Lightfoot, VA
 
The Trimble Collection
(757) 220-3456
1915 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA
 
Stamp 'n Memories
(757) 565-7323
801 D Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA
 
Prince George Art & Frame
(757) 229-7644
1303 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA
 
Creative Touch Inc
(757) 886-9600
15439 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
 
Holly Hill Antiques
(804) 695-1146
9162 John Clayton Memorial Hwy
Gloucester, VA
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Open most days 10-5 but always open Fri-Sat-Sun 10

Hancock Fabrics
(757) 253-8484
210 Monticello Ave
Williamsburg, VA
 
Haus Tirol-The Stitching Well
(757) 220-0313
Kingsmill Village Shops
Williamsburg, VA
 
Williamsburg Fine Art
(757) 564-9484
6592 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA
 
Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Store
(757) 886-9089
14346 Warwick Blvd Ste 480
Newport News, 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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