I created a comes relief using the outside vector, modifying it by adding the center oval as a raised relief ( 0.15" )
I then added a texture using 'SPLOTCHES' from the TEXTURE MAGIC collection using a value of 0.1".
The fish texture was next, again from the TEXTURE MAGIC collection, this time with a value of 0.15".
The lettering border was first created as a flat relief 0.5" tall. I then modified it using an oval vector and the dome tool to make the border the same radius as the base relief. I then went to the front view and using the up/down keys positioned the letter outline relief to the right place in relation to the base relief.
Then I selected the lettering (not the lettering outline) and the base relief and modified the base relief by raising the lettering. It had the fish texture through it. it.
I could then merge highest the lettering outline and the base relief creating the effect I desired.
I tool pathed the file using the 3/8" ball nose bit with a 50% overlap as a rough pass. The final pass was with a 1/8" tapered bit at 80% overlap. It was then sent to the MultiCam at 300 inches per minute to be routed from 30 lb Precision Board.
The finished plaque measures 9.5" tall by 15" wide by 1.5" thick and tool about 35 minutes to route.
Stay tuned for the next plaque...