Friday 11 May 2018

Artist Trading Coins on a Journal Page

The prompt for this month over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More is Trade It.  For the first week Nina introduced Joanne's (Crafty Hodges) idea of Artist Trading Coins, similar to the traditional ATC but on a 2.5" circle base.  She was inspired by .  As I am still trying to produce a weekly art journal page, I decided to make some and use them as focal points for my page.  I actually created eight, but only used five on the page.
I started by cutting out 2.5" circles out of Sheena's stamping card using my Brother Scan N Cut, as I don't have a punch of the correct size.  These were covered with some card received in Happy Mail in shades of purples and pinks then trimmed.  Finally, the edges of 7 of the coins were edged with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide; the last coin was edged with Blueprint Sketch.

I then used small offcuts of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap (Melange and Postale) to cover two -thirds of each coin; all except the odd one out, which was over stamped using the script stamp from the journaling set by Claritystamp in Cobalt Blue Archival ink.

Having decided which five coins that I wanted to use on my page, I added Paper Dolls (Tim Holtz) to three of them.  Once sealed and dried, one of them was colour tinted using Faber Castell Big Brush markers.
For the background, I worked on a piece of mixed media card trimmed to 19.5cm x 18.5cm.  First I blended Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick in areas, then went over the whole page with Tattered Rose to ensure an even blend.  Finally, the whole page was given a light spritz with water and dried.
To match the coins, I went round the page with Seed less Preserves Distress Oxide.
Finally I stamped over the whole page using the Ledger Script stamps (Stamper's Anonymous / Tim Holtz) in Rose Madder and Vibrant Fuchsia Archival inks.
Before adding the coins, I added a green circle mat (offset) behind the colour tinted coin with the different edge colour.
The sentiment from the Linda's Peacock Feathers stamp set (Claritystamp) was stamped and heat embossed using Versamark ink and Ancient Copper Detail embossing powder.
I didn't feel that it stood out enough, so stamped and heat embossed it again onto white card, trimmed it close and edged the plaque with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide to tie in with the rest of the page.
As I felt that the page wasn't quite finished, I added three of the Big Chat stickers (Tim Holtz idea-ology), again edged with the Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide.

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