Polished Stone Acrylic Frames
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Polished Stone Acrylic Frames

Create a unique and colorful frame to show off a special photo or sentiment.
Designed by Roxi Phillips
Craft Time: 30 minutes
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Material List

  • 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

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Remove all packaging and cardboard insert from acrylic frame.

Step: 2

Determine desired positioning for image and adhere to cardboard insert; place back into frame.

Step: 3

Using non-stick craft scissors, cut and adhere piece of packaging tape or laminate to mask area of frame to leave opening for image.

Step: 4

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.

Step: 5

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.

Step: 6

Remove masking from frame box. Further embellish frame by edging with Krylon® Leafing Pen, draw designs, swirls, etc. on top of inked frame.

Step: 7

Clean any ink or leafing that may have seeped under edges of masking with a cotton swab and Adirondack® Alcohol Blending Solution.

Step: 8

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.