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Artist Painted

3-D Bas-Relief Relief Plaques with Four or More Colors


Welcome to our   photo gallery and description of representative examples of three-dimensional (3-D) bas-relief, many color (4 or more colors)  painted  plaques .  We design and fabricate thousands of these beautiful and striking 3-D bas-relief painted plaques each year featuring the seals, crests and logos of governments, the military, police & sheriffs, universities, clubs, businesses and families.  Each  plaque is custom crafted  by our experienced and skilled craftsmen and artisans.  We use  several different techniques to make these impressive and authentic plaques which are moisture-proof,  non-fading, graffiti-resistant and long-lasting. 

Over half of our  plaques are painted, some in many bright colors, others in more subtle muted colors. Our artists use artist brushes of various sizes, airbrushes, and mini-rollers to paint these plaques.  This page  describes and give examples of carved 3-D bas-relief  plaques that are painted in 4 or more colors, sometimes as many as 10.  We also offer  three other styles of carved painted plaques with lower  prices:  (1) 2.5-D multi-level relief,  4 or more colors  (style 1.1.3 ),  (2) 3-D bas-relief, 1 to 3 colors (style 1.1.4); (3) 2.5-D multi-level relief, 1 to 3 colors (style 1.1.5).  The prices for each of these styles for different size plaques is given on the PRICE web page, listed by size and style/price code.  


This style of plaque requires accurate and detailed painting. It typically takes 3 to 5  hours of painting time by an experienced painter to paint the many colors with artist brushes on a typical medium size (18 to 24 inches diameter) plaque.  It make take 5 or 6 days in our paint shop  to put on all the colors, because each color has to dry in our heated drying room before the next color  is applied next to it or over it. The artist often has to mix paints to get the specified shade or hue of color and he will use an artist brush for detail and an airbrush for shading. 

The photos in the Gallery  below show representative examples of typical many-color 3-D artist painted plaques; we have thousands of other photos of this style of plaque  scattered throughout  the plaque TYPE pages of this website. We also offer custom plaques that are more  intricately carved and detailed than most of the plaques shown on this page. Plaques CA1510 and CA1515 below are examples of these plaques. The photos below do not have written descriptions in the expanded photo view; these can be found under the same photo in the respective plaque TYPE photo gallery.

Fig 1 - This photo shows an example of a High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall plaque carved in 3-D bas-relief and hand-painted in more than ten colors. The artist used an airbrush to paint the blue background, and artist brushes to paint the details. This plaque took 5 hours to paint over a 5 day period, because the paints used are 1-Shot sign enamels, which have to dry over a day between coats in our heated drying room.


The prices for these styles for various size plaques is given on the PRICE  webpage (click here or on PRICE in gold masthead) , listed under Style Categories 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 ).  All plaques shown on this page have Style 1.1.1, unless otherwise designated in the title as 1.1.2. Alternatively, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a quote form. You can also call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque.  One of our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie , Regina, or Liz, will respond to your request promptly.  You can call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at

We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. We would like to make your  plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our products, and our indoor plaques will last many decades without degradation.


You can go to another Section or Gallery page by clicking on an item in the pull-down menus in the gold masthead at the top of the page.  You  can search for a specific plaque type (e.g., "FBI" ) by entering the key word in the search box in the upper right of the gold masthead. You can view a list and use the navigation bar for all 24  Gallery types by viewing the silver box on the left side of the HOME  page. You can also view different types of plaques for different customer groups (e.g., State Courts or US Coast Guard) by clicking on the TYPE section in the gold masthead above.  You can view a description of all of the different plaque styles by clicking on   the plaque  STYLE section also listed in the gold masthead. 

To request information, a design, a quote, or to place an order, click on the text (e.g., "contact ", " quote", " file" or " order")  in the upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page.  All prices are given on the PRICE page in the gold masthead. 

For more information on design options, prices and delivery times, please call us at 951-698- 8484 or email us at, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie, Regina or Liz will be pleased to help you.