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Title: Tracing Technique
Post by: liz on November 05, 2019, 12:34:40 AM

I took the photo on my dining table so you could see through to my dining table for the first outline.


I tried tracing a picture from off my iPad with tracing paper and I could barely see the outline of the lily flower.  Then I remembered what I had used before  that was the perfect solution! 


The top photo shows a clear plastic sheet protector I use for my music sheets.  I have used clear plastic sheets like the rigid old style overhead projector sheets that teachers of phonics and spelling used in elementary school (I did anyway).  I taped the clear sheet to my computer screen and used a water color or white board pen.  Then I taped my traced outline it to the window; I taped a sheet of copy paper over it and traced away.  Works all the time, esp. when you need a good outline!  ~Liz


Title: Re: Tracing Technique
Post by: nolan on November 05, 2019, 08:38:43 AM
the window does make a fabulous lightbox O0
Title: Re: Tracing Technique
Post by: liz on November 12, 2019, 05:52:25 AM
 :thankyou: NOLAN for that great tip of tracing over the window glass! Lucky me I have these large plate glass windows in my dining and living room! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: -Liz
Title: Re: Tracing Technique
Post by: nolan on November 12, 2019, 07:19:02 PM
 :heeha: nice O0
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