all artists, architects, photographers, and hobby enthusiasts: Have you ever found it difficult to trace over artwork, photos, or other media?
Have you ever worked on an art piece and found tracing paper to be inconvenient, ineffective, or just too messy?
Well, now you can create your own light tracing box in under 15 minutes with just some simple materials you can find around the house!
What you'll need:
1. An old (or new) picture frame of around 18 by 24 inches or some other similar size.
2. An old (or new) cardboard box (try looking for a decent sized ones, usually from mid-sized appliances) that is slightly smaller than the picture frame in opening size and will fit under it. My box was found in the attic and used to contain a Canon laser printer.
3. A old (or new...) lamp that can give off a decent amount of light.
4. A razor-blade cutting tool
5. Around 6-8 pieces of 8.5" x 11" copy paper
Congratulations, you're all set to go!
Step 1: Let's make sure we're ready to start
Make sure to prepare all your materials according to the photos in the introduction page. Quickly make sure the following are done:
1. The lamp dimmer/head is taken off (usually unscrewed by hand)
2. The cardboard box's flaps are tucked neatly inside the box, as shown in the photo.
3. The photo frame's back side (the rigid cardboard side) is taken off so that only the outer frame and glass remain.
So far so good! :D