To design a plate:
1. Search for the word "silhouette" on the Internet and print out your favorite image on sticker paper (sold at office-supply stores).
2. Place the sticker on the plate and apply a light coat of Valspar metallic gold spray paint (available at Lowe's stores).
3. Wait five minutes for the paint to set, then peel off the sticker.
Use mismatched plates for a modern look. If silhouettes aren't your style, try round stickers for dots, painter's tape for stripes.