PHOTO TRANSFER GREETING CARD – Pattern, Colour, Contrast

Students use watercolour pencil techniques, patterns and a photo transfer to create a small greeting card.

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PHOTO TRANSFER GREETING CARD – Pattern, Colour, Contrast


  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 15.2 cm x 22.9 cm (6" x 9")
  • Crayola Paint Brushes - Small Round
  • Crayola Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Watercolour Pencils
  • Green Painters Tape
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • Water Containers
  • Water Basin
  • Paper Towels
  • Cotton Dish Towel


Step 1
  1. Fold the paper in half short end to short end.
  2. Tape all 4 sides down on a smooth piece of cardboard such as Bristol board or a piece of cereal box.
  3. Be careful how you place the tape. It will make a white border around your finished design.
Step 2
  1. Make sure you know where the top of your card is.
  2. Place the paper with the top facing up.
  3. Use the patterns guide to create your own design. (Downloads - CreatingPatterns.pdf)
Step 3
  1. Draw lines and shapes with the watercolour pencil.
  2. Paint a small amount of water into the lines and shapes.
  3. Colour a large area with several colours of watercolour pencils.
  4. Paint water into it to blend the colours together.
  5. Set the paper aside to dry.
Step 4
  1. Select the photo you want to use.
  2. Follow the instructions to make a photo transfer. (Downloads - PhotoTransfer.pdf)
Step 5
  1. Gently remove the tape from the dry painting.
  2. Use a glue stick to glue your photo transfer to your painting.
  3. Make sure it is smooth and flat.
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