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Art Techniques


Tracing Art Technique

Use this tracing art technique and embark on a creative voyage. The fun comes when you color in your trace-marks, using imagination and wild designs.

You can trace any picture without tracing paper. Pick a picture from a magazine that you want to trace, and cut it out -- ask for permission first.

What You'll Need:

  • Old magazines
  • Blunt scissors
  • Lightweight white paper
  • Masking tape
  • Black felt-tip pen
  • Colored pencils or markers

HOW TO DO THE TRACING ART TECHNIQUE:Step 1: Tape a picture with a piece of paper over it on a window. You can see the outline of the picture through the paper.

Step 2: Use a black felt-tip pen to trace the outline of the picture. Take the picture and paper off the window.

Step 3: Now add your own details to the outline, and color them in.

If you traced a picture of a dog, then draw and color in the eyes, a nose, the fur -- or whatever else you want to add.

Continue reading to the next page and find out how to make all sorts of unique shapes with our splatter print painting technique.

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