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Artist Trading Cards with Texture

Artist trading cardsMy favorite alternative to art texture plates is plastic embroidery mesh from the fabric store.

If you buy them large and cut them up, they are pretty cheap.


• White cards that measure 2.5″ x 3.5″
• Plastic Embroidery mesh
• Black Sharpie marker
• Crayons
• Trading card sleeves

1. Challenge is to think of things that come with a grid-like texture and draw nine of them in pencil.
2. The drawings are traced with a black Sharpie marker.
3. With the mesh below the cards, students color the desired areas with a texture, and the rest without.
4. The finished cards are placed in a trading card sleeve.