Picture Frame

The picture frame was made out of Styrofoam.  The metal panel was made from18 gauge sheet metal.  I was originally trying to make a panel for a lamp shade, but the heat warped the sheet metal so much that I could not use it.  So after a year, I decided to make a frame using Styrofoam.  To make a custom fit, I heated the steel and placed it on the Styrofoam allowing it to melt the Styrofoam.  I then covered the Styrofoam with cement. 

To add color to the cement coating, I used Gilders Paste.  The actual color that I used was Inca Gold.  In order to use a paint brush, I had to add paint thinner to thin the Gilder Paste.  Overall I like the look.   

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