Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hand Painted Phone Plate

My sister-in-law had a very ugly phone plate in among some really pretty pictures of old hand painted churches. One of the paintings appeared to be an old Spanish mission so I capitalized on that to paint this phone plate. The plate was purchased at Radio Shack with all the wiring on the back.

Before painting the plate I cleaned it with alcohol and allowed to dry. I penciled in the church and added all the background and trees. Then I filled in the pencil drawing of the church. After all the paint had completely dried I added the limbs on the trees that overlap the church and added the individual leaves on the willow trees. I used acrylic paints and then sprayed with a clear coating so that it can be cleaned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love it. I to have a ugly wall plate since I switched to Ooma for my voip. Great idea!