Tuesday 9 October 2018

Halloween Artist Trading Coins

I was inspired to create some Halloween artist trading coins as we are in October.  I had three 2.5" blanks left over from some batch cutting using my Brother Scan N Cut, so grabbed them to get started.  I didn't have a set plan in mind as I started, the coins evolved as I worked on them.
I started by adding some Daler Rowney pearlescent liquid acrylic ink to each of the coins (Galactic Blue).  I blended out the colour with my fingers and gave them a blast with the heat gun.
Next, I added some Azo Orange (276) Amsterdam acrylic paint using the edge of an old store card.
This was followed by stamping one of the stamps from the Chemistry Lab set from IndigoBlu in Cobalt Archival ink.
To create a focal image, I used another stamp from the same set and Antique Linen Distress Oxide onto Sheena's stamping card.
These were coloured using some of my new Van Gogh watercolours from Royal Talens.
Once fussy cut, the flasks were edged with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and added to the coins.  As you can see, I turned the middle coin at this point.
On two of the coins, I added one of the Halloween Paper Dolls by Tim Holtz.  For the third, I watercoloured a pre-stamped image (Count Catula/Stampendous) using the same paints and trimmed the excess once it had been added.
Each coin was finished using one of the stickers from the Small Talk Occasions book (Tim Holtz idea-ology).
I will have to cut another batch of ATCoin blanks ready for the next time I am in the mood for a small project!

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