tracing and tracing paper

tracing and tracing paper
   Making a drawing by referring to an image visible underneath it. Tracing paper is made translucent for this purpose. While artists sometimes use tracing simply as a means of copying another image, and often their own image, they use it best to improve upon images.

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  • Tracing paper — is a type of translucent paper. It is made by immersing unsized and unloaded paper of good quality in sulfuric acid for a few seconds. The acid converts some of the cellulose into amyloid form having a gelatinous and impermeable character. When… …   Wikipedia

  • Tracing paper — Tracing Tra cing, n. 1. The act of one who traces; especially, the act of copying by marking on thin paper, or other transparent substance, the lines of a pattern placed beneath; also, the copy thus producted. [1913 Webster] 2. A regular path or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tracing paper — noun a semitransparent paper that is used for tracing drawings • Hypernyms: ↑paper * * * noun, pl ⋯ pers [count, noncount] : a very thin kind of paper that you can see through and use to trace a design, picture, etc. * * * ˈtracing paper [tracing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colour tracing paper — A roll of yellow tracing paper. Colour tracing paper or coloured translucent paper is tracing paper with some colours different from basic, smooth translucent paper. Colour tracing paper also made by immersing unsized and unloaded paper of good… …   Wikipedia

  • Tracing — may refer to:* Tracing (law), a process by which a one demonstrates the ownership of property, with the intent to be awarded a claim based on this information * Tracing (criminology), a subject concerning setting up traces of occurrence of… …   Wikipedia

  • Tracing — Tra cing, n. 1. The act of one who traces; especially, the act of copying by marking on thin paper, or other transparent substance, the lines of a pattern placed beneath; also, the copy thus producted. [1913 Webster] 2. A regular path or track; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tracing cloth — Tracing Tra cing, n. 1. The act of one who traces; especially, the act of copying by marking on thin paper, or other transparent substance, the lines of a pattern placed beneath; also, the copy thus producted. [1913 Webster] 2. A regular path or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tracing — n. 1 a copy of a drawing etc. made by tracing. 2 = TRACE(1) n. 3. 3 the act or an instance of tracing. Phrases and idioms: tracing paper translucent paper used for making tracings …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper — Synonyms and related words: Bible paper, CD, IOU, India paper, MO, MS, Manila paper, acceptance, acceptance bill, alabaster, analysis, archives, art paper, article, assignment, autograph, bank acceptance, bank check, baryta paper, bill, bill of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Tracing wheel — A tracing wheel is an instrument with serrated teeth on a wheel attached to a handle. Used to transfer markings from patterns onto fabric with or without tracing paper, this sewing tool also makes slotted perforations. Such markings might include …   Wikipedia

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