Stone Wall Plaque

So our friend and client Julian came in last week with an interesting project. He was looking for a creative way to present a plaque to a colleague as a gift using their logo as the artwork. So we came up with the idea of doing a carved “stone” look.

We started by taking their logo and vectorizing it in Enroute Pro.

Poster1
Once we had it as a vector file we are able to manipulate it and convert it to 3D then add stone texture.

Carved - Proof

Once we had the 3D all set it was time to cut it. It’s off to the MultiCam 3000!  We’re going to cut it from 1.5″ 30lb Precision Board so that finishing will be fast and easy. Here you can see what the first rough pass looks like along with the finish pass starting.

cutting

Now we’ll have a little fun and add some more stone texture with my favorite texture tool – a spackle knife.

carving

We are ready to prime using Coastal Enterprises FSC-88 Primer/Filler.

priming

Then we’ll paint the whole sign black. Here Mark is putting down two quick coats of Modern Masters Black Pearl.

blackpaint

Now to add the white detail of the logo. I’m going to add paint right into the carving then paint the face of the letters.

detail2

detail

And here she is…

finished

We’ll add a cleat to the back and it’s ready to hang.

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