I wanted something handmade to add to my daughter’s birthday gifts this year. She’s fascinated with learning Japanese and someday going to Japan, so I made a sign for her room with her full name (hidden in photo) and one of the nicknames I use for her when we’re studying together.
(「素敵な娘」(suteki na musume) means “wonderful daughter”. And I’m not sure I’m doing right by the language omitting the “na” in the big characters, but it looks prettier without.)
Fairly simple cut: cherry hardwood with a deep engrave, Inventables iridescent acrylic for both the big kanji inlay and the back/outline layer. (The back layer is the same piece the big kanji are cut out of. )