With the arrival of a guest in our shop tomorrow it was time to create a name plaque. Julio wants to learn how we do our finishing and there’s no better way than doing it hands on! In order to demonstrate our techniques we needed a second name plaque as well, so Grant (my soon to be son-in-law) is getting a name plaque as well. Both plaques are to be identical save for the name.
I started by building the vectors for the plaque components
I then imported a sandblasted woodgrain bitmap which I sized to fit on the board. I applied it with a value of 0.2″ tall.
I imported a second bitmap to add some texture to this band. I input a value of 0.1″ for this procedure.
Then I modified these two reliefs by using the add to tool. This created the flat washers.
The lettering outline reliefs were then modified by adding the lettering – also a flat relief.