Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Artist Trading Coins: Three Amigos

A short while back I participated in an international swap of artist trading coins. ATCoins have become really popular lately; ATCoins are just like artist trading cards but circular, with diameter of 2.5 inches.

These were my very first ATCoins, and I ended up creating two identical sets of three coins; three of them I sent to my swapee, and three I kept to myself.

Here's how my 'Three Amigos' ATCoins looked like:

They were really fun and easy to make:

I started with die-cutting the circles from white cardstock (one of the nesting Sizzix circle dies has a diameter of 2.5 inches!). For coloring the coin backgrounds I used a purple Distress Ink, then splashed the inked surface with water, and dried with my heat gun. For the finishing touch I used a VLVS! pattern stamp ('Doodle Dots', my favorite!).

I stamped the main images on white cardstock, colored with Promarkers, and cut out. Lady Grey and the cute fox (which I colored like it was a raccoon, lol!) had some fine details that could not be fuzzy cut, so instead of trying to cut out the fox whiskers or Lady Grey's hair I stamped the complete images on the purple background, and glued the simplified fuzzy cut images on top. Worked well!

I love the shape and size of the ATCoins. They were so fun to create, and I'm sure I'll make many more!
Have you created ATCoins already?

For my ATCoins I used the following VLVS! stamps:

Wishing you a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Susan Jane said...

I've been looking for monotone background texture ideas and this is perfect! I was making notes in my digital "sketchbook" trying to describe your technique when grape soda popped into my head! How about orange? strawberry? cactus cooler? On my low creative days I do backgrounds while I watch t.v. This technique is now on my list! ......Dr. Pepper! Kind of reddish, very dark carmel! On the list, too!