Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how I made these artist trading coins to bring with me to trade at the Heirloom Stamp Show in W. Springfield MA later this month.
I had so much fun making these and even if you have no desire to make ATCoins you can use these techniques on cards or mixed media projects. They are messy and fun and the perfect way to play with your supplies! Watch the video to see how!
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- Penelope Dee Organic Stamp
- Stamperia Stencil
- Stamperia Stamp (sentiment on back)
- Artist trading coins
- 5″x7″ gel printing plate
- Embossing powder
- Watercolor brush pens
- Distress Oxide inkpads and reinkers
- White Gesso (worlds best gesso, Jerry’s Artarama)
- Chunky clear glitter
- Black archival ink pad
- Beacon 3 in 1 glue
You can make the coin bases yourself if you don’t want to purchase wooden ones. They just need to be 2 1/2″ in diameter. I recommend using a couple layers of cereal box chipboard for this. You can cut it with a die and glue them together so the raw sides are out and gesso it to prep it for paint or stamping. I might make some in this manner since I used up my MDF ones. These are fun and addictive and if you don’t want to trade them they would make a beautiful embellishment for a card or scrapbook page. I hope you try some of these techniques and til next time happy crafting!