This was a commission for a plaque featuring a verse from the letter of Paul to the Romans (Romans 12:1).
It started with a design laid out on the computer using the Inkscape application.
This design file was then used to engrave the image on a piece of poplar with a laser engraver.
Then the wood was cut to size and the border carved.
I sealed the carving with four coats of Enduro-Var water based urethane.
After that, I used a Shaker Maple stain to accent the lettering and corner designs.
I hope you enjoyed this summary of what went into making this piece. Please let me know if you have any questions about the process.