Step 1: Prepping the Stencil and Cutting the Wood.
The 2x4 wood was cut to 17 inches in length. Four stacked is roughly 14 inches. They are attached by two metal brackets. Place the brackets close to the two ends to keep from hitting the screws when carving the relief.
Step 2: Prep the Wood, Glue the Stencil and Cut.
The black strokes will be carved out. I used a Dremel. I cut straight down about half an inch. The crest will have a recessed relief look to it. BE CAREFUL WITH THE TEETH!
Step 3: Carving the Relief.
Step 4: Add Black Paint to Create Shadow.
Step 5: Sand Down and Stain.
I have not yet added this to the fence. I plan to cut the fencing out and set it into the fence rather than having it attached onto the fence.
You can use any stencil you want to make your own. I thought it would be helpful to show you how I was able to make mine.