- Tracing paper - for tracing from a book
- Printer and paper - for printing a piece you found online
- A good pencil
- Scissors (optional)
Plus, of course, whatever your canvas is. Either a rock, plaster cast item or other canvas.
Tracing from a book.Trace the image you wish to recreate onto your paper.Printing from online.Download and print the item you need.Trim around the edges
Before you start transferring the image, ensure it is placed, right side up, where you need it to be.
Hold the image steady or gently fix.
With your pencil, retrace your image pressing firmly.
Do not throw this away when finished! Keep it for the details when painting or colouring later. you can also keep it for another project because it can be used again. Just refresh the pencil on the reverse and away you go!
6. Make your image permanent with paint pens, paint or other medium.
This project was fixed on a small jam jar using some white tack ready for the varnish. I promise that's not a piece of gum lol
Because this project will be used as a coaster for a nice cuppa, I placed the jar on paper an poured the varnish over the piece. Obviously, quick drying doesn't mean that quick when poured so I left it overnight.
Only when 100% dry, I added a disk of non-slip felt backing to the coaster.
For this project, I'll be leaving it on a radiator for some time before it's used!