Charcoal Transferring

There are a lot of methods out there for transferring small graphics, be it newspapers, tracing paper or pressing really hard with a pen/pencil, but I have been using this method, and it hasn’t failed me yet.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Scrap paper
  • Charcoal (found at any art/craft store … or Walmart I’m sure)
  • Scissors (to cut out your design)
  • Pencil (to draw and trace over your design)
  • Tape (not pictured; to hold your design steady)

The first thing that you need to do is decide on a design and draw it on your scrap paper.

Then coat the back of the design with charcoal.

Here is where you can cut out the design to make it compact, and then tape it down to hold it steady. For this tutorial, I just placed my design on top of another piece of paper.

After the design is where you want it, trace over the lines with a pencil (if it’s mechanical, the lead doesn’t have to be out). And then … voila!

This method works really well on pumpkins, especially since the charcoal wipes away easily. It also works great on walls, cardboard, almost anything.


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