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3-D Relief, One to Three Colors

WELCOME TO OUR 3-D PLAQUES PAINTED IN 1 TO 3 COLORS (STYLE CATEGORY 1.1.4 )                                                                                     

Welcome to our  photo gallery and description of three-dimensional (3-D) bas-relief plaques painted in 1 to 3 colors .  We paint these with long lasting Matthews Acrylic Polyurethane (MAP) and 1-Shot Sign Enamels, using a paint sprayer, an airbrush,  a mini-roller or an airbrush. We can paint these any color or hue, but we often use metallic bronze, brass, gold or silver paints  We design and fabricate  beautiful and elegant 3-D  painted plaques each year featuring the seals, crests and logos of government organizations, courts, the military, police & sheriff departments, 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. We design and fabricate hundreds  of  beautiful, hand-painted 3-D bas-relief 1-3  color  painted plaques each year.

Over half of our  plaques are painted, some in many bright colors, others in more subtle muted or metallic colors, and many are hand-rubbed with a dark-colored paint to accentuate the 3-D relief.  This page  describes and give examples of carved 3-D  plaques that are painted in 1 to 3  colors.  We also offer  three other styles of carved painted plaques with different prices:  (1) 3-D relief, 4 or more colors (Style 1.1.1); (2) 2.5-D relief,  4 or more colors (Style 1.1.3),  and  (3) 2.5-D relief, 1 to 3 colors (Style 1.1.5).  The prices for each of these styles for various size plaques is given on the PRICE web page, listed by style  and size.  

It  typically takes  1 to 3 hours for an artist to paint one plaque of this style.  It make take 3 or 4 days in our paint shop  to put on the different 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 photos in the Gallery below show examples of typical 3-D  plaques painted with 1 to 3 colors, many of them with hand-rubbed paint over a dried undercoat of paint with a different color. The photos below show typical examples of 3-D carved plaques that are painted in 1-3 colors; we can paint any 3-D plaque in these stles, not just the ones shown below.  We have over 100  photos of other 3-D , 1 to 3 color plaques  distributed  throughout the TYPE pages of this website.


Fig 1 - This photo shows an example of a Hand-rubbed High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall plaque carved in 3-D bas-relief and painted in just two colors, metallic silver and metallic brass paint. The silver is first sprayed over the entire plaque and thoroughly dried dried for a couple of days. , The brass metallic paint is then sprayed on the plaque, and then carefully hand-rubbed off of raised areas while the paint is still wet so the silver shows through. We use this hand-rubbed technique on black or dark brown over metallic silver also. After the metallic brass is thoroughly dry, we clear-coat the plaque twice.


The prices for this style  for various size plaques is given on the PRICE  webpage (click here or on PRICE in gold masthead) , listed under Style  1.1.4.  Or, 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.