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.