Friday, August 10, 2018

Artist Trading Coins

Hi Everyone,
Jess here today.
Have you jumped on the Artist Trading Coin bandwagon yet? They are super fun and quick to make.  Today I will show you how I made a bunch of coins using a single sheet of cardstock.  

Blank Page Muse Stamps Used:

Other Supplies:
Jet Black Archival Ink
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers
Gel Pens
Circle Punches

Start by stamping your largest images on a sheet of white cardstock. Using masks, made from post it notes, add your smaller images until you have filled the entire sheet.  
Using the two and a half inch punch(this is the ATC size) randomly punch out circles.  
Once you have punched as many circles out as you can go back with smaller circle punches and punch out more.  Use as much of the paper as possible.  
Here's an example of the different size circle punches I used to create the coins.  
Use Distress Ink to add color to your coin.  Flick water to create drips and splatters. 
Don't forget to ink your edges!
Layer your circles together and glue them down.  Don't feel you have to use the entire circle.  Experiment with your layers.  Trim the circles up if you like.  
Add word stickers and highlight areas using gel pens. 

I hope you enjoy and share your coins with us in the fan group.

1 comment:

  1. These look so cool! I love the idea of layering up the circles!


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I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.