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Vintage Ladies – Artist Trading Coins

 Hello dears, you may have noticed, that Artist Trading Coins getting very popular recently. So I thought, I would join this trend and try it out. And what shall I say – I love to make this little coins!

Today I want to show you one way to make a set of three artist trading coins (more to come soon).
I wanted to make my own background paper, so I took my Tattered Angels Mists and started to make my own master board.

Materials I used for my project:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Patina, Iridescent Gold

Tattered Angels Simply Sheer: Fresh Orange
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist: Jade
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist: Water, Leaf
7gypsies: 8×8 Architextures Paper Pad Collection #1, Ordre du Jour 8×8 Paper Padwater color paper, white Gesso, Archival Inks, Fixative Spray, , embossing ink and embossing powder black, Posca Pen black and white, cardboard, gluestick, Brushmarker black, Creative Expressions Rubber Stamp Set Portraits, Spellbinders circle die, Big shot,  Woodware Stencil Numbers & Letters, Tim Holtz Stencil Numeric

As you can see, I used different mists – Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard Mist, Baseboard Mist and Simply Sheer Mist. Well, I think this is a good time to look at the little differences between the Mists. I spritzed the different kinds of mists on a prestamped paper, so you can see the differing looks.

Glimmer Mist: Glimmer Mist is a sheer mist paint with fine mica inside. It has a watercolor look and the mica adds a wonderful, delicate shimmer in the fitting color.

Chalkboard Mist: This is a semi opaque mist paint with mica. It is the same base like the Baseboard Mist, only with Glimmer. As you can see, the paint is way less translucent than Glimmer Mist, but it has the same wonderful shimmer. The milky paint dries with a matte finish, but with this gorgeous shimmer from the mica on top.

Baseboard Mist: It is a semi opaque mist paint without mica. the same base like Chalkboard Mist. It dries matte and adds a strong color – the more you add, the more opaque it will get.

Simply Sheer: Simply Sheer is like Glimmer Mist, but – as it is named – only the color, without Glimmer. It is pretty translucent and can be used very delicate.

So you can choose the mist, which is best for your project, belonging to what finish you are looking for. But the best of all: they all work wonderfully together and the colors are matching perfectly!

If you want to know even more about the Tattered Angels paints and mists, you can find very interesting informations here.

But now back to my Artist Trading Coins:

I made a step x step video, so if you want to see how I made the Artist Trading Coins, sit back and enjoy watching!

  • First I made my master board with all the pretty mists, using a stencil for texture. I also added some white Gesso through a stencil.
  • Then I cut out my coins with a circle die (2 1/2″). You can also use a punch or even cut them out free hand.
  • Now I stamped and embossed my images, added some stamped leaves and did some doodeling with black and white posca pens.
  • To finish the coins I added some words, I cut out from the 8×8 Architexture Paper Pad and adhered them to the coins.
  • To make the coins sturdier, I backed them with diecut cardboard and patterened paper from the 8×8″ Ordre du Jour Paper Pad.

Here are my finished coins:

I hope, you feel inspired to make some Artist Trading Coins by yourself – it is so much fun!

Have a lovely day!

Evelyn Walter
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'Vintage Ladies – Artist Trading Coins' has 1 comment

  1. August 15, 2018 @ 11:44 pm Debbie Baez

    Thanks Evelyn, that was fun! I’m going to make some myself and I think I’ll use flowers! What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!


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