Does anyone remember the "old-fashioned way" of transferring images? Remember tracing paper? Ok, so maybe I didn't go as far back to the days of tracing paper. Here's a quick tutorial for those still waiting for Santa to bring the modern time-saving tools.
1. Select the image you want to use. Pick from a book, a clipart website, download and print from Google Images (which is where I got this nautical compass/star) or draw one yourself.
2. Flip the image over and trace the reverse image on the back with a dark pencil (#2 or darker).
|The back of the paper after I've traced over it with pencil|
|Tape and retrace on the original side|
When finished, it looks like a hand-painted design! After I finish the rest of the images, and seal the desk, I'll post the finished project.