Here is another small project of painting switch plate covers to match embroidered fabric on the wall. See tile match post.
Softening with a round badger between steps.
Don’t forget to texture the inner plate for the edges.
Here’s where the decorative pattern hits the plate:
Using a piece of vellum paper, the pattern is traced with a hard, sharp pencil.
Use the traced area for the switch plate.
On the back of the vellum, scribble the area with a soft pencil.
Turn the design face up and carefully re-draw the pattern using a firm touch.
The pattern appears on the plate.
The area was painted lightly for sketching purposes.
Using fluid acrylic colors, the fine hatching of the stitching was applied with a sable, pointed liner brush.
It was very important that the embroidery painting was done with care as it was not possible to touch-up the background, easily.