Transfer Images Without Carbon Paper





Introduction: Transfer Images Without Carbon Paper

If you cannot find carbon paper or something similar to use to transfer images to almost any surface, you can take a regular sheet of paper and use it instead. Here's how:

Step 1: First Find/draw/print Off an Image

Step 2: Use a Graphite Pencil on the Back of the Image

Step 3: Have an Object You Want to Transfer the Image To

This is a cup I purchased at the dollar store.

Step 4: Tape Image to the Surface

Step 5: Use a Pencil or Pen to Trace Over Your Entire Image

Step 6: Pull Off the Tape and Volia!

Now you can transfer an image to any surface!

Step 7: Here's What I Used the Image On:


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Questions & Answers


With the use of indigo is not it better? It is for such things done.

Thank you so much for your tip on transferring using pencil. I had a sign I was working on and could not fit the word I need on the top. I used your method and it came out great. Here is the sign and hopefuly I can show how it was used.

Any Tips on making the transfer lines in color?Crayon,colored pencil,chalk etc?

Cool Instructable.

Great 'ible! How did you get the transfer to appear as a dark bold line that's in your first image?

That's actually the image after I've gone over it with a paint pen. Pencil is quite light but I believe if you use a darker graphite pencil (maybe a 8B) it could potentially transfer darker. I'll give this idea a test and get back to you when I do!

So useful! Thanks for sharing!

I'm glad you found my tutorial useful!