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HOW TO TRACE
AND ENLARGE DESIGNS

(Without the use of software)

If you want to
transfer a design from a magazine, picture or
book there are several ways this can be done.

METHOD 1:

a: Place a thin
piece of paper over the image and trace (i.e.
copy by following lines seen through the sheet of paper)

b: Place a
piece of carbon paper over the surface or paper
on which you would like to transfer the image
and put the tracing on top of the carbon paper.

c:  Retrace the image using a hard pencil or
ballpoint pen.

d:  Remove tracing and carbon paper
and the image should have been transferred.

hand holding pen

METHOD 2:

a:  Another method
is to trace the image as above.

b:  Then turn this
tracing over and, using a very soft lead pencil,
scribble over the traced line ensuring it is
well covered.

c:  Turn the sheet back again and
place onto the surface onto which you wish to
transfer the image.

d:  Now retrace the outline
using a hard pencil or ballpoint pen.

Hey
presto! This works better on paper than harder
surfaces.

 

TO ENLARGE
PATTERNS

a:  Trace as above then
divide the image into grids i.e. vertical and
horizontal lines equal distance apart.

b:  Draw
another grid using the same number, but larger squares
(horizontally and vertically) onto the new
surface.

As an example, if the original image was
10 cms x 6 cms you could draw a line at one
centimetre increments making a grid of 10 x 6
(60 1cm squares in all). If you wish to enlarge
this design to 100 cms x 60 cms you still draw a
grid of 60 squares but this time each square
would now measure 10cms instead of 1 cm.

c:  You look at the
original image to see the contents of each
individual square and replicate this into each
individual square on the new grid.