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Vibrant Fish Greeting Card

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This striking fish greeting card has interesting textures and vibrant colours. It's ideal to send to someone special on their birthday. We used Eric Carle's technique of painting on tissue paper and using rough textile scraps to print interesting paint patterns.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials
Plain card
Two sheets tissue paper
Small piece of backing paper for the fish
Foam roller
Feather
Piece of rough textile (e.g. hessian scrap or square of old carpet)
Blue, green, white, yellow, red paint
Glue
Small piece of white paper
Black felt tip pen

Method
Use a roller to paint blue and green paint onto a sheet of tissue paper. Aim for a patchy effect with different shades of blue and green in different areas



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Dip a feather into white paint and gently print onto the sea in a few areas



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The feather added nice movement to the water


Dip your rough fabric (we used a scrap of hessian) into blue and green paint and dab it over the tissue to give a dappled effect.



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We used a scrap of hessian but you could also use a piece of old carpet or other rough textile




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Set the sheet of tissue paper to the side to dry
When dry, stick it onto the front of the blank card with a glue stick or glue spray, then trim round the edge of the card



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We used glue spray to stick on the tissue paper


Use a roller to paint red and yellow paint onto a second sheet of tissue paper. We used a yellow piece of tissue paper. Aim for a patchy effect with different shades of red and yellow in different areas.



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When dry, stick onto a piece of backing paper (we used a piece of red paper)



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Draw three fish and cut out
Cut a contrasting shade from a different area of your red/yellow tissue paper and stick on to the head area of each fish.



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Cut small circles out of white paper and stick on for eyes, adding a black dot in the middle with a felt tip pen.
Stick your fish onto the sea



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Your card is now ready to send. You might even want to frame your picture instead and hang in a bathroom.

Why not make your own envelope to go with the card?

Categories
#Greeting card
#Birthday Card
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Fish
#Under The Sea
#Roller
#Tissue paper
#Medium
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