switch-plate

My first ever tutorial! Yay :D

Supplies: light switch plate, glitter, liquid glue (will work best), paper plate or newspaper, plastic knife, clear finishing spray (optional)

Step 1: Pick any old light switch plate you want, I already had this one in my bedroom.

Step 2: Set up your working area by either laying out newspaper, or just grabbing a paper plate.

Step 3: Make sure the switch plate you are using is clean, and begin by spreading the glue all around it with the knife.

Step 4: Once the entire switch plate is covered in glue, start to slowly pour your choice glitter onto it, be careful not to pour too much, it’s a waste.

Step 5: Touch up any areas you might have missed, corners, edges, etc.

Step 6: Let it dry over night or at least 12 hours.

And now, you have an amazinggg light switch plate!

Step 8 (optional): If you want to make sure that the glitter does not flake or fall off, you can use a clear finishing spray that you can get at almost any craft store. Make sure you are in an outdoor area away from people and pets. Spray over the switch plate according to directions on can of spray. 

And finally, your switch plate will be perfect!

Here are a few Switch Plates I’ve made over the past year and a half since I decided to get back into painting these. The process of painting these is always fun to do in pairs, which is why there are usually two per color combination. There were many more i did, which I usually gave away as gifts to close friends.; the rest were sold.

The idea of getting back into painting these was an artistic release. So much of my work is focused on figures, scenery, and typography. Painting these allows me to do none of that and all of it. Over the years there have been many close friends of mine who kept the switch plates i painted for them years ago. I’m honored. Here’s to a little love and light at the flip of a switch. Peace.

-Rob

ps: Can you tell that I like patterns?