Color-Blocked Picture Frames


Color-Blocked Picture Frames

Get bolder with you photo collection with these Color-Blocked Picture Frames. It is hard to go wrong with picture frames, but these color-blocked frames will really make your photos pop against the wall. For even more daring contrast, put black-and-white pictures into these frames. This painting craft is easy and the frames make fantastic gifts for anyone and any occasion, whether you are on a budget or it is a last-minute gift. Choose your favorite colors or just fun colors to pair up on the project, but don't be afraid to go for the bright hues.

Primary TechniquePainting



  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Scottish Highlands, Surf, Wild Salmon, Wedding Cake, Sandcastle
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Basic Brush Set - 5pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
  • Wooden frames


  1. Using a large flat brush from your basic brush set, paint a basecoat with Wedding Cake.

  2. Once completely dry, use stencil tape to mask off areas of the frames.

  3. Paint the masked off areas different colors for a color-block effect.

  4. Once paint is dry, score along the edge of the stencil tape to make sure paint doesn’t come off with the tape.

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