How do you enlarge and transfer a pattern?
I thought I would post here in the sign making sub-forum as lettering is likely be most difficult aspect of pattern enlarging and transferring to the piece to be worked.
Share your methods, YouTube video links, theory etc.
Myself, being a glass etcher, have used the following methods:
Opaque projector (borrowed the use of it, those devices are clunky)
Overhead projector (again borrowed)
Hand sketching (not appropriate for lettering)
I have not used the grid method as the other methods gave me better results.
i have also gone to the sign shop and had either cut vinyl lettering purchased or a pounce pattern made which is much cheaper and reusable.
I have used rub-on transfer lettering - the entire alphabet on a piece of Mylar the shape and size of a film strip. This was illuminated by a photo enlarger enabling my tracing of the letter combination needed (semi-dark conditions)
In the spring and summer of 1989, my main method was bulk rolling my own B&W film, taking closeups, developing the negatives and projecting the resulting image with a slide projector. This worked well when there were many many elements brought in from various sources. Mountains, hills, plane, trees etc. Bad picture attached.
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