Volumetric plate

Antique stylization: a decorative plate with a three-dimensional image. I really like antiques. There is a mysterious charm in time in them: once they decorated the interior of the estate, they witnessed the fate of its inhabitants, and then they came to our time, as if connecting the past and the present with an invisible thread. Antiques or family heirlooms are undoubtedly special things that accurately convey the mood of past years, but a beautiful antique-styled product will give a similar effect.
The "old" decorative plate will be not only a wonderful decoration of the interior, but also a great gift for friends and loved ones. After all, its value lies also in the fact that it is made by hand.
For work, we will need oil paints (including titanium white), gouache, a disposable plate, plasticine, cardboard, brushes, colorless glue ("Second", "Moment"), PVA glue, pencil, transparent varnish, as well as a picture (fragment paintings or your own idea), which will serve as a model for the future plot. I chose Martynov’s lithography depicting the Tauride Palace.

The picture on the plate will be three-dimensional, so the original image must be conditionally divided into several layers. Cut out the first layer of cardboard - everything except the sky. Glue to the bottom of the plate. The gaps between the circle of cardboard and the side walls of the plate are carefully closed with plasticine (and so each layer). For the convenience of further work, it is better to immediately paint over empty places with white gouache.

The subsequent layers are those elements of the original picture that are located on the first, second planes, etc. About the same way we repeat them on the craft. The front part of the palace, bushes nearby, part of the trees, as well as everything below, are glued with a second layer.

We attach the remaining elements with the third layer, and only the figures of people come to the fore (the fourth layer).

The form is ready, it remains only to give it color. We start painting the picture from the background.

For painting, I used only gouache paint, since all the elements are very small, it is difficult to paint them with oil or acrylic. And gouache, firstly, dries quickly, and secondly, stains, uneven strokes or inaccurate lines are easily eliminated.

The varnish coating compensates for the dullness of gouache paint, but for greater color saturation, some elements can be painted with oil.
The walls of the plate are painted with a thin layer of titanium white - they are even and opaque, which creates the effect of ceramics. Then apply the ornament with green oil paint.

It remains to cover the plate with varnish, make a loop at the back and hang it on the wall.

A decorative plate does not require any material costs, because it is made of waste material. However, the craft looks like an old ceramic product made by hand.