I had some difficulty coming up with an idea for the panel for Gary. He is traveling from central California and after some thought and scribbling of endless ideas in my book I decided on a period 'gold rush' feel to the panel. David Butler Gold vector collection of classic ornaments was used as a starting point in the decorative border in the vector design. The lettering has that same gold rush feel. and is a font from www.letterheadfonts.com
The letting would be deeply bevelled with some 'sandblasted' woodgrain behind. I used a woodgrain bitmap from my collection to achieve that look. The file was much larger than I needed (as often happens). The area in the dotted red lines was the tiny portion used for this project.
The panel looks complex and difficult but is actually pretty simple. Once I had all the relief elements created and then positioned vertically to my satisfaction I then merged everything together to make the final relief.
This was tool pathed using a 3/8" ball nose bit with a 1/8" ball nose for the final pass. Then it was sent to the MultiCam to make my imagined piece real in well under an hour from start to finish from a piece of 1.5" 30 lb Precision Board. I have one more panel to go before I break out the primer and paint...