Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Technique Tuesday - White Gel Pen Highlights

Sometimes a touch of white is all a card needs to really give it that finishing touch.  After I made this card, I knew it needed something.  I took out my white gel pen, and began tracing the flowers on the blue panel, then drawing some dots and circles, following the black paisley design.  It really made this background "pop," and enhanced the look of the card.

I finished it off with some crystals, flowers, and, of course, glitter.

I use the Sakura gelly roll white pen.  It doesn't skip as much as some others I have tried.  The trick is to write, or draw slowly, and the pen should keep up with you.  If you go too fast, it will skip.  I store my pens in a cup with the point down, and in drawers flat.

Hope you're having a good week so far.  I had a great day today, scrapping with my friend Sylvia.  We started out at my Prayer Shawl Group at my church, then went right to my house to scrap. We got lots of pages done in a scrapbook she is making for her daughter's upcoming wedding!  We really had a good time, and feel good about all we got accomplished.  It was a lovely day off.  Back to work tomorrow!

Blessings and peace to you.


1 comment:

  1. Don't ya just love days off!? I know I do! I love your blog too, Lynda! I'm glad you left a comment on mine, so I could find yours! I'll be back often! I love the card with the white gel pen! It's such a fun technique that gives wonderful results! So glad you reminded me to try this again! :)


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