6 Sept 2022

My wish for you is every good thing

Hello, how are you? Today I am playing with a new stamp which I received as a birthday gift from a friend - MFT Fairy Best Friend Stamp. It is a lovely set with little fairies and flowers, and the most lovely sentiment. As they are small I immediately thought of using them on artist trading coins, as I make a lot of coins to swap. 

If anyone is new to the coins, I thought I would write the details on how to make them, or at least how I make them!

Artist trading coins are always a 2.5 inch circle. You can choose what to cut it from, a lot of people recycle  food packaging which is a wonderful idea. I usually like to watercolour mine so I cut them from watercolour  paper. I am hopeless at keeping the backs clean so I use regular card to cut another circle to go on the back. 

On the back of the stamps you write your name, date, the title of your coin and the number of how many you have made. If you made 3 you would write 1 of 3, 2 of 3 etc. There are several stamps available which are made especially to stamp on the back of coins, but you can easily write all the information  yourself.

I began by water colouring a background, but of course you could use any medium. I love the sentiment “My Wish For You Is Every Good Thing” I stamped and then embossed it. 

I then stamped some of the flowers from the set around the edges of the coin, and used glitter gelly pens to colour them. 

After stamping and water colouring, I fussy cut the cute fairies, not forgetting to add magical glitter their wings. I adhered them to the coins using  3D sticky pads.You can use any theme to create your coins, the possibilities are endless. 

They are now all ready for me to swap, I have made some inchies using this stamp set too.

I hope these little details have been helpful to anyone new to making coins. 
Thank you so much for visiitng. Take care and stay safe xx

I would like to enter my My Wish For You is Every Good Things into the following challenges. 

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