Tuesday 15 May 2018

Artist Trading Coins: Blue and Yellow!

The latest challenge over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA) involves making Artist Trading Coins, a new phenomenon introduced by Joanne from Craftyhodges.  I shall also be sharing these on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More as they fit the May prompt 'Trade It'.  The colour scheme to be used in the challenge was blue and yellow which I love in combination.
I started by cutting 2.5" circles of card using my Brother Scan N Cut.  These were covered in the top layer of a piece of paper towel mop up / stamp clean up sheet.  The stamps are from the Journaling set by Claritystamp.
Once glued in place, the coins were sealed with matte gel medium, dried thoroughly and a nail file was used to remove the excess.  Cobalt Archival ink was used all round the coins.
To add a splash of yellow, strips of patterned paper of different widths were added to two of the coins.  An embossing pen was used to add gold embossing powder along the sides of each strip and the pieces heat embossed.  On the third coin, a butterfly from my stash (Tim Holtz Flutterby stamps and dies) was added.  It had already been coloured in shades of blue (Royal Talens Ecoline pens), but gold heat embossing was added along the body to tie in with the other two coins.
Some Paper Doll characters from the Christmas and Halloween collections (Tim Holtz idea-ology) were added to the coins with the yellow strips, sealed and dried to create a non porous surface, then Faber Castell Big Brush markers used to add shading around them.
Finally, one of the Big Chat stickers (Tim Holtz idea-ology) was added to each coin, having been edged in Cobalt Archival ink.  The one on the butterfly coin was matted onto some of the patterned yellow paper and heat embossed round the edges to tie in with the strips on the other coins.

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