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Summer Butterflies – Artist Trading Coins

Hey, Katie Lamb here. I have recently started making artist trading coins and I wanted to make something that used warm sunny colours to match the current summer season.

I wanted to build up stamped layers on the background making it a little bit grungy but then soften the project down by using the butterfly imagery – fluttering and free.

Materials used for the Artist Trading Coins:
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist –
Baby Girl Pink
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist – ValenciaFirefly
Canvas Corp Spring Showers Butterflies on Ivory Paper
7gypsies Gypsy Moments 8×8 Paper Pad – phrases from the Express Yourself sheet

Cut out a set of three 2. 5 inch circles and paint them with gesso.

Spray over with Firefly Chalkboard mist spray.

Spray over the top of the first layer with Valencia.

Lastly, spray on Baby Girl Pink.

I used Glimmer Glaze to colour in the butterflies and wings.

I stamped over the backgrounds with mini texture stamps and used a mix of red and orange permanent ink so that each layer would show through.

I inked the edges using a makeup sponge to create a soft border.

I placed each piece on to the coin and once I was happy with the arrangement, I glued them down and added a mini peg for the body.

I cut up the tiny words from the Gypsy Moments 8×8 pad and glued them on to the coins.
I then added gems to finish off the coins.

Will you have a go at making your Artist Trading Coins?

Katie Lamb
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'Summer Butterflies – Artist Trading Coins' has 1 comment

  1. July 30, 2018 @ 12:12 pm Christine Kiehl

    Wow! These turned out so cool! Never thought about doing ATC coins to swap! Thank you for sharing!


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