Tuesday 24 July 2018

ATCoins on a Journal Page

One of the third challenges to celebrate 5000 members over on Junk journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA) is to create 5 ATCoins and use them on another project.  I had previously made a journal page with 5 ATCoins on it (see HERE), but as it had to be a new project this time,  I came up with another page. 
My first thought when thinking of 5 ATCoins was the five senses.  I had some ATCoin blanks which I had cut from Sheena's stamping card using the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge on my Cricut machine.  I usually cut a whole page at a time of 2.5" circles.  Each of them had Distress Oxides blended over them (Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Mermaid Lagoon).  They were given a light spritz of water and dried.
Four of the coins were finished using the same method: first they were over stamped with various Journaling stamps (Claritystamp) in coordinating Archival inks.

Then a suitable image to fit the sense was stamped and heat embossed onto the coin.  The only stamp that I used that wasn't from Claritystamp is the eye from the Where Dreams Take You by Visible Image.
Wee Folk 1

Wee Folk 6

Wee Three Kings

Visible Image Where Dreams Take You
Finally, each of the coins had a label added; printed in a medium font on my Dymo Letratag and trimmed down.

For the final coin, I added the top layer of a piece of paper towel that had been used to stamp off Archival ink from one of the Daisy & Friends triple overlay stamps by Claritystamp.  This was sealed, dried and trimmed.
I outlined the image using a fine liner pen as I didn't want the outer circle which is part of the outline stamp in the set.
Finally the label was added; I later went round the label using a fine, black Posca pen as I had for the others.
For the background, I blended Distress Oxides over a piece of mixed media card (18.5cm x 19.5cm).  I like trying out new colour combinations so used Iced Spruce and Hickory Smoke for the first layer, then blended Shaded Lilac over the top.  I wanted to keep the background muted so that the coins would stand out.  A spritz with water to activate the inks, then the page was thoroughly dried with a heat tool.
To decorate the background, I used stamps from the Brilliant Work of Art stamp set by Claritystamp.  First I stamped the large quote in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in detail silver EP.
Then I created a stamped border using the four smallest stamps in Onyx Black Versafine ink.  I also added a drop shadow to the large quote using the same fine, black Posca pen as before.
To add further interest to the background before adding the coins,  I stamped each of the four smaller stamps randomly in the same ink as before.
It only remained to glue the finished ATCoins into place.

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