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Freitag, 9. November 2018

Artist Trading Coins II for Country View Challenges

Hello everybody!
We have a wonderful theme this month at Country View Challenges, chosen by the lovely Debs - Artist Traiding Coins!

These little cuties are really addictive, they are so versatile to create and really fun. If you didn´t try to make some of them, you really should! And if you do some, why not link the result of your play to our challenge? We really would love to see them, and you have the chance to win a 20 £ voucher to spend in the shop!

Here is my second row of ATCoins

And this is how I made them:

Recently I found a recipe on how to make your own Gelli plate - so I gave it a try and once the home made plate was ready to use, I had a play.

This paper is the ghost print of a page and I loved the look of it.

I cut out some coins (2 1/2" diameter), glued them on some cardboard to make them sturdier and distressed them with some Distress Oxides in walnut stain.

I used the new Visible Image Stamps "you are not alone", which you can find in the shop here, and stamped the hands on specialty stamping paper with Archival Ink in Jet Black. When dry, I colored them with Faber Castell Polycromos, fuzzy cut them.
Next I took another stamp set from Visible Image called "Ahead of our time", which you can also find in the shop here. I took the stamp platform and stamped the little girl and man on specialty stamping paper. I stamped two times with Archival Ink Jet Black to make sure, the little figures are really black inked. When dry I fuzzy cut them too.

Now I arranged the pieces on my ATCoins, surrounded the little figures with a white Gelpen and added words from Tim Holtz´s Small Talk Stickers. On the back of the coins I glued some light weight brown cardstock and framed them on the edges with a black brush marker.

Here are my coins one after the other:

Now I hope you liked them and I´m looking forward to seeing your little cuties!
Thank you for your visit today and have a good time!

Donnerstag, 1. November 2018

Artist Trading Coins for Country View Challenges

Hello dear visitors and a special welcome to my 100th follower! I am very happy to see you here!

November already and time for a new challenge over at Country View Challenges.
This month the theme is: Artist Trading Coins!

I love to make this little treasure coins, they are so cute and a great opportunity to use your scraps or parts of a not very well accomplished backgroundpaper.

Here are my ATCoins:

And this is what I did:

I used this paper, on which I cleaned my brayer 
and tried some new stamps.
Well - never throw away something! 😉

I punched out some 2 1/2" circles.

I matted them with cardboard to make them sturdier....

sealed the surface with transparent Gesso...

 on some parts I brushed crackle glaze for more interest.
 I took some stencils and Distress Oxides in matching colors to add some texture, ...

 and framed the coins with black soot Distress Oxide.
 I wanted to have some white space, so I took white acrylic paint and spreaded it with my fingers.
 I tinted tiny distressed pieces of cloth, ...

...gathered some small and tiny flowers...

and glued them down

Next I mixed Mini Art Stones with golden splash paint and added some white glue before I decorated the coins.

Now I sprinkled some glitter on top and when everything was dry, I added word stickers and some white highlights with a gelpen here and there.
Last step was to glue some scrap paer in black to the back and stamp the date.

Well, I fear I have overdone them a little bit - but, it is what it is.

Here are the coins one after another:

That´s it for today!
I hope, you will jump in to the fun and show us your little Artist Trading Coins! You know, you can win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful day!