Showing posts with label atc coins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label atc coins. Show all posts

5 Aug 2019

Artist Trading Coins



I have been creating a lot of artist trading coins recently, they can be quite addictive! Artist trading coins are 2.5 “ circles, which are decorated in any way imaginable. They can be made from mdf, chipboard or thick card. I have been using the mdf ones, but I have recently ordered some blank chipboard at coins for a change. You write your usual artist details on the back as you would for the more traditional artist trading cards. You then of course swap them with other  artists.

I thought I would share some of my coins and ideas.

I edged the coins above with pearls.


I heat embossed these Classic Pooh stamps. These stamps were some of the very first stamps I owned.


I edged them with some bead gel.


I heat embossed these flowers, and added little pearls to them, and edged them  in more white pearls.



I created the background for these coins by making a lace design on my gelli plate, and laying the coins down onto it.

I covered these coins with some vintage pages from an Alice In Wonderland book.


Heat embossing various stamps to create a little scene.


Back to Classic Pooh to conclude.Thank you for visiitng xx












9 Mar 2019

ATC coins



Hello, I hope you are having time to enjoy your crafting,  and all is well with you. I have made only one set of ATC coins before, which I enjoyed.  Lost Coast Designs have an ATC Challenge this month so I thought it would be an ideal time to make some more. UK Stampers also have an ATC coin swap every month so I thought I may take part. It is always scary sharing your work with others, fingers crossed they will be liked.

I used distress Oxides for my background and embossed the little hare and tree, and used an embossing pen to draw in a hill. I use WOW embossing powders they always seem to give the best result for me. I added some little glitter dots in pink, blue and white to add some enchanting sparkle. I have ordered an ATC stamp to go on the back of the coin to add all my info to, so when it arrives it will be a challenge to stamp it on accurately! 

I am entering my ATC coins into the   Lost Coast Designs Challenge 

Thank you for stopping by xx

21 Jul 2018

ATC Coins



ATC coins appear to be the latest fun trend in crafting, so I thought I would try my hand at creating some. ATC coins apparently need to be sized at 2.5 inches, and from I have seen they are always flat with no embellishments! Of course no embellishments for me is very difficul.  I decided to heat emboss all of the stamps I would be using, so the coins would not be completely flat.


I used Tando Creative coins, but they could also be cut to size on a die cutting machine if you have one, or you can find 2.5 circle template on google to print out. I decided to begin by adding a layer of gesso onto my 2.5 inch coin.The gesso gives a good base for paints or inks.


For the background I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, which I dabbed onto my splodge mat and then spritzed with water




I laid my coin into the resulting inky puddles, until I was happy with the look. It is best to leave the ink to dry a little before dipping again so the colours don’t become muddy. It is difficult to wait....  




I used a mixture of small stamps to heat emboss onto my coins. The sentiments are by Docrafts  and the lovely little images are by Clarity Stamps.

I enjoyed this new to me project, and I think I will be making some more in the future. 

Thank you for stopping by today xx



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