By the Sea Picture Frame
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By the Sea Picture Frame

Frame a warm vacation moment to remember forever.
Designed by Julie Lewis, Plaid’s Creative Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Plaid® FolkArt® Acrylic Paint:
    Medium Gray
    Sky Blue
    Soft Apple
    Country Twill
    Silver Sterling Metallic
    Dove Gray
    Coastal Blue
    Wicker White
    Vintage Orange
  • Plaid® Paper Stencil: 5-inch Collegiate
  • Plaid® Simply® Stencil Value Pack: Ocean Life
  • Stencil Brushes: ¼-inch, ½-inch
  • Flat Brushes: ½-inch, 1-inch
  • #1 Liner Brush
  • 12-inch x 12-inch Wooden Picture Frame
  • White Candle or Wax Stick
  • Coarse Sandpaper
  • White Finger Starfish
  • Ruler
  • Transfer Paper (optional for black lettering)
  • Tape
  • Glue

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Basecoat frame with Country Twill. When dry, rub candle or wax stick randomly over front. Paint over with Wicker White.

Step: 2

When dry, sand surface lightly and in spots to create weathered look. Sand edges as well.

Step: 3

Tape stripes 1/8-inch wide, 1-inch apart and lightly stencil with Dove Gray.

Step: 4

Lay wave cut edge element from value pack at bottom of frame as shown and lightly stencil with Sky Blue.

Step: 5

Stencil collegiate letters with Vintage Orange, Coastal Blue and Soft Apple.

Step: 6

Use pattern and transfer paper to transfer text to frame (or free hand draw). Use liner brush to paint with Medium Gray.

Step: 7

Paint edges of frame and inside edge of picture opening with Silver Sterling.

Step: 8

Glue starfish to frame as shown.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Sand lightly and randomly to create an authentic weathered wood finish.