Society of Decorative Painters


Experience the world of the Society of Decorative painters with this free download of 6 projects, plus how-to-start information, and membership incentives. Projects are complete with pattern, supply list and step-by-step instructions.

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Design to Surface Transfer Photos by Vicki Alley tda S K I L L B U I L D E R T Painter's Checklist S U R FA C E Basecoated surface S U P P L I E S Graphite paper Mechanical pencil or pen Painter's tape Photocopy of design Stylus Tracing paper S O U R C E S Projects from The Decorative Painter; or ransferring an accurate design to any surface is easy. Most projects require that the surface is basecoated prior to applying the design. Begin by photocopying or printing the design to the ac- tual size needed for the painting surface. Lay the design on a fat surface, such as a table. Some artists fnd it helpful to use a light box or a window. Tape all four edges of the design to the fat surface so that it will not move during the tracing process. During the painting process, it may be necessary to re- trace lines lost under paint. Simply realign the pattern over the surface, tape it down, insert the graphite paper, and with the stylus retrace the necessary lines. Design to Surface Transfer Design to Surface Design to Surface Transfer SDP_ebook_2014.indd 34 3/24/14 3:16 PM

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