Category Archives: Artist Trading Coins

Bits and pieces Artist Trading Coins

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.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Bird themed coins

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.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Coins for my swap group

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
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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.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Coins for the UK stampers forum swap

Another set of butterfly coins, this time for UK stampers forum.This time I chose papers from the Making Cards magazine scraps from the desk and added them to the wooden coins. Then I added washi tape across each and a diecut border in a different colour for each which I got as a gift in a swap.Next I heat embossed the coffee stain stamp onto each and then added some more texture across the bottom using another Timeless Textures stamp.I edged each with worn lipstick distress ink and added a little stamping too.Next on another piece of the patterned paper I stamped the Watercolour Wings butterflies in similar colours and cut them out.I added some gems to each.And then using shrink plastic I added the sentiment Fly using a Paperartsy Hot Picks stamp.Love how these came out. Really love the Watercolour Wings stamps… so lovely to work with and come up with different colour combos.Happy crafting!Catherine

Butterfly Artist Trading Coins

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!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Shiny black coins

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.

Happy crafting!

Catherine