Saturday, January 21, 2012

Show Me Saturday: Paper Tracing

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I am SO excited for my first Show Me Saturday! Today, I am sharing a project from one of my closest friends. Not only is she a wonderful friend; she's also a great supporter and reader of the blog! Last weekend, Tana needed to duplicate a picture she had. Not having a printer with a copier, she needed to come up with a way to replicate this picture. She thought back to when she was a kid and used to use sunlight and a window. Has anyone else done that? I know used to all the time. Unfortunately it was dark so that option was out. How could she recreate the sunlight and window idea? And then it her. She could use a clear plastic container and a small lamp. While working on this project, she knew it would be something I was interested in, so she took some work in progress pictures and sent me all the info so I could share this with all of you!

Thank you Tana for this fantastic tip and project!

Materials Needed

Paper or artwork that you want to duplicate
Light or small light
Pen or pencil
Clear box

1.   Place your light under your clear container and turn it on.

2.   Place your original on top of the box. You could tape it down if it's detailed or you're worried about it moving.

3.   Place your blank piece of paper on top. Again, you can tape down the paper if you're worried about it moving.

4.   TRACE!

5.  Done!!! And now you have a duplicate!

This is especially great even if you have a printer but your picture is to large to copy on your printer.

Do you have an idea or project you would like me to share? Share it with me. You can upload your pics and links (if you have a site) via email, the Flickr group, or on my Facebook page and you could end up on Show Me Saturday!


  1. Thanks for all the awesome credit! You did an amazing job explaining the process:)

  2. Thank you for sharing! It's such a fantastic idea!


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