Faux Concrete Picture Frame

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Faux Concrete Picture Frame

This concrete look frame is a very easy to make project which makes it a great gift for someone either by placing a stamped image into the frame or leaving the frame blank to let the recipient place their own photos. Keep it simple as I've done here or alter it further by adding other colours besides the silver. If you attach embellishments on the frame surface while the concrete paste is still wet it'll also give you another completely different result.

Cover the wood frame with the concrete effect paint, tapping a bit the palette knife for a rough kind of effect. Let the paste dry.

Use the sponge to apply the dark medium included in the starter box. Let it dry and use another sponge to distress the frame with the sterling silver paint.

Cover with the light medium using a sponge.

Cut a 15cm x 13cm piece of the watercolour paper. Place upside down the frame on it and mark the windows. Stamp with the VersaFine Clair ink and the stamps of the Dylusions Puddy Cat set.

Add some colour with the Rose Bud Memento marker. Place in frame to finish.

Products Mentioned

  • American Classics Plastic Palette Knives 5pcs Assorted PA214
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic Paint 59ml 2oz - Sterling Silver
  • Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Cling Stamp Collections - Puddy Cat 53675
  • Kippers Hobby WaterArt Watercolour Paper 185gsm - 12 sheets 30.5 x 30.5cm
  • Kippers Hobby WaterArt Watercolour Paper 185gsm - 20 sheets A4
  • Kippers Hobby WaterArt Watercolour Paper 185gsm - 30 sheets A5
  • Kippers Hobby WaterArt Watercolour Paper 185gsm - 40 sheets A6
  • Knorr Prandell 18x20cm Bare Wood Frame with Glass #406
  • Tsukineko Memento Dual Tip Marker Pen - Rose Bud
  • Tsukineko VersaFine Clair Pigment Ink Pad - Nocturne
  • Viva Decor Concrete Effect Glaze 28ml - Dark
  • Viva Decor Concrete Effect Glaze 28ml - Light
  • Viva Decor Concrete Effect Paint - 250ml Grey
  • Viva Decor Concrete Effect Paint - Starter Kit
  • Viva Decor Metal Palette Knives - 3pcs
  • Viva Decor Square Paint Sponges - 5 pcs

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.