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Albuquerque Adobe & Cactus -- Recycled Double Light Switch Plate, New Mexico, Southwest Photo, Upcycled, Pale Yellow, Green

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"Albuquerque Adobe & Cactus" is a double toggle switch plate featuring an original photo of a cactus plant growing against an adobe wall on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque. Adobe and cactus are the two main things that come to mind when I reminisce about my short stint in the Southwest. The soft, light color and texture are the perfect backdrop for the almost-silhouette of the spectacular cactus. The lighting was just right to get enough detail to see the spikes on the plant, and a hint of the bright yellow flowers in the bottom corner. One of my favorite shots from that era!

All of my light switch covers are made using secondhand/recycled switch plates which are created into either a Photo or Collage Series of decorative pieces to liven up any room in the house. Also great for offices, dorms, or wherever light switches may be found.

In the Photo Series I use professional prints of my original digital photography that have been sized, cut, and specially formatted to fit each switch plate.
In the Collage Series I use decorative papers from a variety of recycled sources (maps, magazines, art books, calendars, etc.) along with cutouts of my original bird & wildlife photos to create unique, fun, or whimsical scenes. No two are alike!

The completed pieces are covered with a homemade, eco-friendly decoupage mix, and coated with a few layers of protective varnish. The varnish allows for easy cleaning-- just wipe with a damp cloth. Because the base switch plate is secondhand, no hardware is included with this item. (ie: screws)
"Albuquerque Adobe & Cactus" is a double toggle switch plate featuring an original photo of a cactus plant growing against an adobe wall on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque. Adobe and cactus are the two main things that come to mind when I reminisce about my short stint in the Southwest. The soft, light color and texture are the perfect backdrop for the almost-silhouette of the spectacular cactus. The lighting was just right to get enough detail to see the spikes on the plant, and a hint of the bright yellow flowers in the bottom corner. One of my favorite shots from that era!

All of my light switch covers are made using secondhand/recycled switch plates which are created into either a Photo or Collage Series of decorative pieces to liven up any room in the house. Also great for offices, dorms, or wherever light switches may be found.

In the Photo Series I use professional prints of my original digital photography that have been sized, cut, and specially formatted to fit each switch plate.
In the Collage Series I use decorative papers from a variety of recycled sources (maps, magazines, art books, calendars, etc.) along with cutouts of my original bird & wildlife photos to create unique, fun, or whimsical scenes. No two are alike!

The completed pieces are covered with a homemade, eco-friendly decoupage mix, and coated with a few layers of protective varnish. The varnish allows for easy cleaning-- just wipe with a damp cloth. Because the base switch plate is secondhand, no hardware is included with this item. (ie: screws)

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5 out of 5 stars
(33)
Reviewed by Meg Shattuck
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 18, 2015
i bought these as a gift for my vegan boyfriends birthday and im so stinkin excited to steal one for myself. they are so cute i could see myself getting one done for real!
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Albuquerque Adobe & Cactus -- Recycled Double Light Switch Plate, New Mexico, Southwest Photo, Upcycled, Pale Yellow, Green

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: original digital photo, secondhand switch plate, decoupage, varnish
  • Feedback: 33 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people
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