Artist Trading Coins, Distress oxide ink, Distress resist spray, Eclectic Expressions, Masks/Stencils, Sheet Music

Three more Artist Trading coins

UK Stampers forum have joined in with the new craze of Artist Trading Coins … and this month there is an anything goes swap where we make three coins for a swap partner. I decided to make mine into a set that were similar themes…

I started with this background using distress oxides, distress resist spray and some stamping.

Then I die cut three circles (and an ATC) from it…

Next I stamped and embossed the images I wanted to use from an Art deco set I got a few years ago from Creative Stamping Magazine. After heat embossing them I added colour using the same distress oxides and cut them out and added them to the coins.

Next I added sentiments and a little shading using a big brush pen. I decided they needed some more white so I also added the faux stitching using the white paint pen.

For a finishing touch they all got some wink of Stella on the main feature and then lots of dots of enamel accents which I think added some drama and tied in the black embossing and black sentiments.

Hopefully the recipient will like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Brushos, Eclectic Expressions

Eclectic Expressions duo

I got these stanps a while ago but not really had time to play with them… so I made two cards…

Firstly I stamped pretty much all the stamps to create an interesting border on this card.

I went over the larger circle with wink of Stella to add shimmer and soften the stamping little and added the glimmer gems.

Next I chose a few colours of brusho and used the brusho to stamp technique for this.

The small dots were stamped onto the damp card so there was some bleeding too. Again wink of Stella and glimmer gems were added to bring out some sparkle. Love the effect of the brushos to create a modern abstract feature.

So there you go… fun with the Eclectic Expressions stamp set!

I’m entering these into the Happy Birthday challenge at All Sorts.

Happy crafting!

Catherine