Polished Stone Acrylic Frames
Create a unique and colorful frame to show off a special photo or sentiment.
Designed by Roxi Phillips
- Krylon® Leafing Pens: 18 KT. Gold or Silver
- Adirondack® Alcohol Inks: (your choice of colors)
- Adirondack® Alcohol Blending Solution
- Adirondack® Alcohol Ink Applicator
- Acrylic Frame Box
- Packing Tape or Transparent Adhesive Backed Laminate
- Craft Scissors: Non-Stick Finish
- Cotton Swabs
- Printed Quotes, Photograph or Stamped Image
- Sharpie® Marker: Black
Remove all packaging and cardboard insert from acrylic frame.
Determine desired positioning for image and adhere to cardboard insert; place back into frame.
Using non-stick craft scissors, cut and adhere piece of packaging tape or laminate to mask area of frame to leave opening for image.
Apply alcohol ink in chosen color to applicator felt; dab onto face and sides of frame. Add additional ink colors to achieve desired effect. Note: use blending solution to dilute and lighten tones.
For a polished stone effect, press Krylon® Leafing Pen onto frame over alcohol ink allowing liquid leafing to puddle, or draw “veining” through ink colors. Blend inks and leafing using the applicator to reach desired effect; allow to dry.
Remove masking from frame box. Further embellish frame by edging with Krylon® Leafing Pen, draw designs, swirls, etc. on top of inked frame.
Clean any ink or leafing that may have seeped under edges of masking with a cotton swab and Adirondack® Alcohol Blending Solution.
When completely dry, further embellish or accent design using Sharpie® markers, if desired.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.