Saturday, 26 May 2018

Artist trading Coins: Using my Initial

There was a recent timed challenge over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA).  It was to make some Artist Trading Coins using our own initials as inspiration.  I was too tired at the time to take part in the challenge, but couldn't resist having a go later on.
I have a stash of 2.5" circles cut out using my Brother Scan N Cut.  I grabbed three colours of Distress Paint at random from my trolley and added them to the circles, using a brayer to smooth out the paint (Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber and Forest Moss).
I decided to use stencils to add the 'S' images, so used DecoArt modelling paste through the In Orbit stencil from That Special Touch, through the mini nautilus stencil by TCW and through the Skulls mini stencil (THMS064) by Tim Holtz.
Once the modelling paste was dry and the stencils had been cleaned, I replaced them onto the coins and blended Iridescent Copper Studio Dyna acrylic paint by Pebeo over the raised images.
I used my Dymo Letratag to print off the labels, trimmed them close to the words and added them to the appropriate coin.
Finally, the black Sakura Everyday Micron pen was used to add 'stitched' detail to each coin and round the edge of the labels.  As there is this detail on all the coins, I am also entering them into the Stitch In Time challenge over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog

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