Tracing paper is one of my go-to tools when it comes to sketching floor plan ideas or elevations. Whether you’re working off a floor plan you created, one from your realtor’s website, or something your architect or interior designer drew up – tracing paper is your friend! I’ve prepared a quick video on how to use it, following the steps below.
- Place the tracing paper over your floor plan and tape it to a surface with masking tape or secure it in a clipboard.
- Use a thicker pen and trace the exterior perimeter of the house, including notches to show window and door locations. We recommend the Artline 210 0.6mm.
- If you have a photocopier, now’s a great time to put a few sheets of tracing paper into your printer and take copies. This way, you’ll only need to trace the perimeter once.
- Use a thinner pen or pencil to test out some interior layouts. If you’re using a pen, try the Artline 220 0.2mm.
Tip: For elevations, follow the same process as above. You can test out kitchen and wardrobe layouts, media walls, and anything else that isn’t a plain wall.