Yep, ArtCoins are something else that I love to make & collect. Created in the same way as ATCs, but circular obviously! They are 2 1\2 inches in circumference & traded, but never sold.Here are just a few that I have made in the last 6 months
The coffee pots were created on MDF bases, water colour paper that a coloured using Distress Oxides spray in Pickled Raspberry, Seedless Preserve & Walnut Stain, splashed with water to help it fade, before stamping on the pots using Walnut Stain ink. Sorry, but I don't know the name of the stamp I used, I was a thank you gift kindly popped into one of my many craft purchased 🙂 I think the words are from a Tim Holtz set, but not sure?!
The travel ArtCoins below are on MDF bases, which I gesso'd in white. When completely dry, I heat embossed each one using a few pots of WOW Embossing Powders, that had arrived just that morning to try them out, as you do! The colours are Sunburst, Lavaburst & Greengage. I experimented with them, because I was in a playful mood 🙂 on the train, I used some sequin waste as a stencil & patted the WOW Embossing it through it, giving it that honeycomb effect. I did the same with the truck one, but the effect was a little different, it actually resembles a snake skin effect. The balloon one I decided to sprinkle the powder directly on to the coin. Sunburnt & Lavaburst are mixed & the Greengage is metalline! The stamps are from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous range, sorry I don't know the name of the set that these are part of.
The next set of ArtCoins, were again on an MDF base & covered with had coloured backing paper. This time using Brusho paint pigment, when dry I stamped them using the free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine. I then dabbed all over each coin with WOW embossing ink & sprinkled with Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals by Cosmic Shimmer, then melted it with my heat gun. This not only gave them a clear glassy finish, but it also enhanced the beautiful Autumnal colours.
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