What is a cartouche you ask? Google tells us that a cartouche is "a carved tablet or drawing representing a scroll with rolled-up ends, used ornamentally or bearing an inscription."

Historically you can find these carved in wood and stone adding decoration to furniture or buildings. When used as an architectural element many carry an inscription or date and they may also have other decorative elements added to them to add more interest or to tell a story.

The cartouche in this project would be the perfect place to start if you were looking to add an interesting bit of design to a headboard, piece of furniture, elegant looking house number plaque or as a powerful starting point to build a coat of arms around. Not to mention that the 2 shields in this project, with a bit of added VCarving, would make for a nice memorial plaque or monogrammed accent to the top of a keepsake box. The individual elements can also easily be repeated and overlapped to create decoration for carved molding or frames.

Perfect layout for a mantel.

Perfect layout for a mantel.

We have designed a few neat features into this project that will make it even easier to use and reuse.  These features include:
- Shield No.7 has a flat bottom so it can easily accept VCarving or the addition of other models. 
- The leaf and flower flourishes have been modeled to easily merge together to create a more complex design.

One possible  combination

Another possible combination


This project includes models that were previously available on VectorArt3D.  Be sure to check your library of VectorArt3D model purchases, by logging into your VectorArt3D account,  to be sure you are aware if you have already purchased any of these models.

57960 Flourish 179E
57961 Flourish 179F
57962 Flourish 179G
57963 Flourish 179H

57956 Flourish 179A
57957 Flourish 179B
57958 Flourish 179C
57959 Flourish 179D

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The "Winston Coat of Arms" was created using models from the following projects:

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The Cartouche No.1 project contains the following models and project sheet.


To get you started on your next weekend project we have included this assembled layout.

Project Sheet - Click to enlarge.

Food for thought.
Ideas for other combinations of this project.

In case you need...

The vector outlines for all of the models in this project you can download them from this link:

DXF - Outlines

In case you wanted to know... 

Font used in the renderings is called - 

  • Monotype Corsiva

Font used in the Project Sheet for this project is called - 

  • Old English



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This project was created to add an historical level of design to your next project!