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Art question
« on: December 05, 2011, 10:15:59 PM »
I am looking for something that I can use to transfer a design drawn on the computer to a piece of wood.  I'm thinking either some sort of 'carbon' paper that I can print on and then trace over (pressure transfer) or light-iron over (heat transfer). 

The end result is going to be used as a guide for wood burning, so I can't simply secure the paper in place and work 'through' it.

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Re: Art question
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 10:17:32 PM »
I'd suggest carbon paper and a print out as you've mentioned.

Print onto white paper, put it ontop of a carbon piece and draw your design on. ;D Probably your easiest method, unless you have a projector on hand.

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Re: Art question
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 10:46:33 PM »
*nods*  That was one of the fallbacks - I was hoping there was a one-piece solution, but that sounds like it will work (and the original printout can probably be used multiple times.)

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Re: Art question
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 11:14:09 PM »
You don't even really need the carbon paper.  Just cover the lines of the image on the wrong side of the paper with soft graphite (like a 6 or 9B pencil), flip over and trace the lines with a pen or pencil, and the graphite will be transferred.  There's also artist's carbon paper that is graphite on sheets rather than ink. 

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Re: Art question
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 02:05:40 AM »
With the current plans, I'd go through soft graphite way too fast.  I need to be able to have certain things able to be reproduced relatively quickly - outlines and 'stock items'

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Re: Art question
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 08:45:43 AM »
I agree. Carbon paper is probably the best method for what you have in mind. :-)

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Re: Art question
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 11:58:39 AM »
With the current plans, I'd go through soft graphite way too fast.  I need to be able to have certain things able to be reproduced relatively quickly - outlines and 'stock items'

I can usually get multiple reproductions out of the graphite method, but you have to choose what works best for you ;).  I donn't care for carbon paper because it's ink, very smeary, and not really eraseable, so it doesn't work for what I'm doing. 

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Re: Art question
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 12:12:23 PM »
Yeah - as I said, the lines are going to be used as guides for wood burning, so some amount of smearing shouldn't be a problem.  Erasing won't be an issue regardless.