The swap theme for this month’s swap is bits and pieces and I decided to just go with stuff that was on the desk to make three coins…
This resulted in an eclectic mix of coins.
This has a fabric background that I sewed before cutting to size and then some random bits from the stash.
This has a decent amount of beads and glitter and lots of resin flowers from Artful Days Goodie boxes.
This is a scrap of painted paper and another painted paper die cut and then a wooden laser cut word I added black gesso to it.
Love how these came together easily and using just bits and pieces off the desk.
Hello! Have another set of coins to share today where I used the time theme.
This time some distress ink backgrounds which I then added some glass bead gel through a stencil. I then added the stamped image and then added a stamped word.
Some fun dimension for these.
Today I have four coins I made for a swap where the theme was Birds.
I decided to paper piece my birds using some fun papers I had on my desk. The stamp was from a magazine freebie. I stamped the image onto the coins I die cut from mountboard and then again onto four papers twice. Then I had fun cutting them out and piecing them together.
I then stamped the branches and leaves around the birds and gave them feet where they could be seen. I then took some word stamps and stamped them onto the patterned paper and cut them out. I edged each coin and also gave each bird a bit of a shade border.
I also coated each birds head and wings with some Wink of Stella to give them some shimmer.
Love the modern and fun look these coins have.
I’m a little later in the month than usual for blogging these coins but here are the coins I’ve made for the swap group I run on Facebook. The theme this month is to interpret this quote…
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Marthe Troly-Curtin
So here is what I made…
I used Paperartsy fresco finish paints to created the background wih Indigo Blu stamps and then added the stamped dragonfly wings using white embossing. Next I added the clocks which I had stamped on the paper I had wiped off paint and then coated with clear embossing.
I added some treasure gold around the edges of both the coin and the clockfaces.
Once adhered into place I added some sprinkles from an Artful Days Goodie box on one side of the clock, and the dripped copper acrylic ink on the other side. Once that was dry I added drips of the black gesso and some splashes and then the sentiment.
Love how these came out.
Yesterday I revealed the theme for the swap in my Artist Trading Coins UK swaps group over on Facebook… Butterflies.
I figured it would be an easy theme for people to join in with as there are so many butterfly themed crafting things around and not the hardest things to draw or paint either!
I decided to use a lot of supplies that were hanging around on my desk to make mine.I chose papers from Making Cards magazine kit that I had never got round to putting away for covering the coins and then added another layer of a partially die cut wall (Tim Holtz dies). Then I die cut book print using the leaf die from Petals and More. Then took a shiny leaf from the stash, copper thread and some little flower embellishments.
Then for the butterfly…. Butterfly basics little text butterfly which I white heat embossed on some bronze cardstock and stuck it down. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto shrink plastic and heat it so it became a cute embellishment.Absolutely love these textural and layered coins with fun embellishments.
Hopefully the eventual recipients do too!
Some more coins and more Black ones. This time the background also had the metallic splats from the Gorgeous grunge set.
I then added the embossing from the Handcarved stamp and black powder to add more texture.
Then I stamped and embossed the plane image from a magazine freebie set and added some detail to the images using the sparks paint. Finally I added the sentiment stamped and embossed in white and a bit of gel pen doodling.
Love the shine and the texture on these coins but kept them so they could be quite masculine too… would make a fab coin topper for a male card.