Rustic Welcome Plaque

I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.

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Rustic Welcome Plaque

This Rustic Welcome Door Plaque will add homespun charm to the entrance for your house or holiday cottage! A simple silhouette of a cabin and the vertical welcome board will help to greet vistors and make them feel at home. The heavily-grained texture is entirely vector-based. Sets of irregular vectors were automatically generated with the “Create Repeating Vector Texture Tool” in VCarve (also included in Aspire).

Two groups of vectors were profiled-on with a v-bit. Each vector group was set at different depths to yield the rough and weathered appearance. Very effective and quicker to machine than a 3D texture.

Available for VCarve & Aspire 8.5 Users.

The finished dimensions of this project are approximately 7.5" (190mm) wide x 25” (635mm) tall x 1.25" (38mm) thick.

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which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 8.5+ of the software

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