Artist Trading Coins

Hi y'all,

I'm back!  Did you miss me?  I missed you!  I was neck deep in Art Journal Summer School and then actual school began.  I'm starting to feel things are normal.  I just hope I didn't just jinx myself!  I'm hoping to share my Art Journal Summer School pieces in the next week or two.

But this week it's all about Artist Trading Coins.  I follow Paper Artsy Blog because it's full of whimsical and beautiful art, and we are always invited to play along.  This month's topic is Artist Trading Coins.  Like Artist Trading Cards they are small bits of art to share, just in a round form.  To find out more, click here.
bonus image of my well loved craft sheet :)

I begain my coins, by choosing a mono print. Mono prints are a great way to add instant color and texture.  They are ready made backgrounds. Then using my 2 1/2 circle punch, I popped out six colorful circles.  I went around the outside of the circles with a black Pitt Big Brush Marker.

I have one cherished Paper Artsy stamp set called ETS02.  I used the smaller stamps to add these small circles on my paper circles.  They are so cool! I added details with black and white markers.  Perfect.

Next I chose some Doodle Blossoms from my Doodle Blossoms Stamp set and stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored them with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting them, I arranged the blooms on the circles.  When they were arranged to my liking, I adhered them with matte medium.  When they were dry I added details with black and white markers. A few Nuvo drops finished off the blossom details.

For the finishing details I added some stickers from my Paper Poetry and Paper Faith collections.  I used a Stabilo pencil to outline the stickers.  
Artist Trading Coins
These coins are quick and fun to make.  They are great to trade with crafty buddies or even to add to a project.  You gotta try them!



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  1. Thanks Carolyn for joining in and sharing your Trading Coins! I LOVE them!!! Leandra

  2. Leandra! Wow! Thanks for those kind words. I'm a real fan of Paper Artsy Products, and I've just purchased some adorable Christmas ones that I'm playing with now.