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How To Strengthen Tracing Paper Sketches


Ibrahim_UK

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Tracing Paper Backing Support

I found myself being very careful "as one should" when handing, sketches that are on tracing paper.
At the same time, due to them being translucent, you don't get to fully enjoy the artwork drawn.
So I started to add a backing support that strengthened and improved the viewing of the pieces.
Hope you find this guide helpful.

Step 1: Supplies
Transparent Photo Corners - You could get these in white, but I think the transparent ones are best.
Heavy High GSM Archival Paper Acid Free - I went for 200 GSM but anything around 100+ should be thick enough

Supplies

 

Step 3: Locate tracing paper sketch
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Step 4: Place sketch on the Archival paper and mark the corners
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Step 5: Place Corner Stickers On
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Step 6: Check to see if everything fits correctly
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Step 7: Mark where the cut will be, remove artwork and cut the paper to size.
I found using a sharp blade and metal ruler worked really well.
The cut was very clean and straight.

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Step 8: Inspect to see if everything is correctly aligned,
make adjustments or repeat process if cut was not neat.

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Step 9: Place sketch in and enjoy the added support and clarity.
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Step 10 "OPTIONAL" : This large sketch was falling out, due to it being folded in half.
The following steps will show how to remedy this.

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Step 11: Adding more support to large pieces

ADMIRE !
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