Transferring the Design

Transferring the Design - may be preferable If using a...

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Transferring the Design Just before transferring your design, smooth uneven places on the plaster with ball of hand covered with tracing paper. Traditionally, the drawing is transferred to the plaster by means of a perforated cartoon, through which is sifted powdered paint or charcoal dust. I used this method in all of my murals and to create the perforations in the cartoon, I used a dressmaker's wheel. Today, there are more options to choose from when transferring your design to the wall; overhead projectors or slide projectors work well and are quite acceptable. Orozco used this method, instead of the cartoon. Actually, although I did not have an opportunity to try these methods, I believe that in terms of the longevity of the painting, using a modern method
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Unformatted text preview: may be preferable. If using a cartoon begin when the plaster coat no longer gives to the index finger trace. Press in contours of cartoon with brush handle or pounce. Another way to judge the readiness of wet plaster is that it can bear the pressure of the pounce pad, which is made from a bag of cheesecloth filled with charcoal dust. Sometimes I needed help to hold the paper pattern in place as I dusted the charcoal thorough the tiny holes in the paper formed by running a dressmaker's tracing wheel along the drawing lines. The most meager amount of line that the artist can get along with is used, for the artist wants to be free to improvise on this line, and too many guidelines now would limit one....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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