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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Methods for transferring patterns from paper to paper

[Carbon paper, Impressions, Light box, Pin points]

Carbon paper:

  • get a piece of carbon paper (if you can find it anywhere!) and place it between the original and the paper on which you wish to copy the image
  • outline the image on the original, using a firm object (like a ball point pen) and a little extra pressure
  • the image should then be transferred onto the desired surface

If you can't find carbon paper, rubbing soft pencil (2B) or crayon on the
back of a piece of paper will often do the trick.

Impressions:

  • place several pieces of paper under the paper on which you wish to have the image transferred
  • place the original on top
  • outline the image on the original, using a firm object (like a ball point pen) and a little extra pressure
  • an impression of the image should then be visible on the desired surface

Lightbox:

  • put the original on top of a light box
  • put the paper on which you wish to have the image transferred on top of the original
  • trace the image
If you don't have access to a light box, you can hold the paper up against a
window during daylight hours.



Pinpoints:

  • place an old magazine (or several pieces of paper) under the paper on which you wish to have the image transferred
  • place the original on top
  • use a push-pin, needle or compass point into select areas outlining the image to be copied
  • you should then be able to "connect the dots" on your page to recreate the desired pattern

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