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Decorative Picture Frame


Actress Amy Irving joins Martha to make a decorative applique picture frame.

Resources: Martha used Durham's Rockhard Water Putty, which is available at paint and hardware stores. The picture frames are from All other products used in this segment can be found at any major crafts store.


  • Water
  • Putty powder
  • Bowl
  • Candy molds
  • Putty knife
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Picture frame
  • Glue gun
  • Primer
  • Latex paint
  • Brush
  • Photograph


  1. Step 1

    Add 3 parts putty powder to 1 part water. Mix thoroughly.

  2. Step 2

    Pour into candy molds. Scrape away excess putty with putty knife. Gently shake molds with hands to raise bubbles. Let dry for a couple of hours.

  3. Step 3

    Pop hardened putty forms from molds.

  4. Step 4

    Sand edges.

  5. Step 5

    Decide placement on frame and adhere with a glue gun. Prime.

  6. Step 6

    Paint; let dry.

  7. Step 7

    Insert photo.

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2007

Reviews (1)

  • 12 May, 2009

    What is Powder Putty and were can you buy it? Please email me and let me know.

    Thank You,