I went to my daughters yesterday to be with my grandson's while she worked and took this little project along. My grandson Ethen was playing a game on the computer and since he can't read I would do that part of the game for him. He really does quite well other than that. I sat next to him and painted on my little plaques.
I used gesso so that I would get a little texture and these would look kind of like plaster.
I painted the frame first, then I painted the round putty colored area and then wiped off the paint leaving white paint in all of the cracks and background areas. I like the white to look a little shabby on the frame, so I paint it white and then when it is dry, I dry brush another coat just on the top of the relief.
I like this look and it will look great on either side of my bed in the guest room. Who knew plastic could be so pretty.
Here is a picture of one that is finished against what I started out with. Some difference.
Here they are both finished, now I need to hunt for the summer and fall from this set. I think this must be spring and winter. For more craft ideas check out Apron Thrift Girl.