Friday, July 27, 2018

Stamped & Watercolor Artist Trading Coins

Artist Trading Coins are a fun new twist on the Artist Trading Card.  Instead of making the shape a rectangle, it is a circle.  The side to side dimension or diameter is still the same as a regular ATC so it can still fit into an ATC holder, but really you can make then as small or large as you want!  The fun part of an ATC (the coin still has the acronym), is that you can make into anything you want, that is the freedom of the ATC.  I made 3 coins for my first try, all with the same techniques, but in different colors.


Check out the video below to see how fun these are to make!!






I first stamped the image in a black pigment ink onto the Derwent Academy Watercolour Pad and then colored the spaces in with the Derwent Academy Watercolour Pencil Tin in various colors.  The first circle was done with hues of blue and purples.




After coloring in the section I used the Derwent Academy Assorted Brushes with water to brush the color into a watercolor effect.  It was wonderful!




After coloring in the sections with the watercolor pencils I cut it out into the circle shape with a die cut and inked the edges.  This one was done in colors are in reds yellows, and oranges.  



I just love this pairing of colors, they blended wonderfully!




I then printed out the phrase "Creativity Takes Courage" on my printer in a fun script font and cut out each word and inked them.  I used the Xyron 1.5 in Sticker Maker to turn each little word into a sticker to place on to the ATC.  This last one is shades of green.



For a little added flair I added in some staples and some gem rhinestones.


Using the Xyron 1.5 in Sticker Maker made the application of each of these tiny words so much easier and they stick wonderfully!


So if you are looking for a fun new twist on a creative little project, try out doing a little Artist Trading Coin, something about making it a circle is super fun!!


Supplies Used

Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.

Shareasale
Shareasale
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Rita Barakat Products
Rita Barakat Products
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Tailwind
Tailwind
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Swingline Stapler, Retro
Swingline Stapler, Retro
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Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Xyron Create-a-Sticker
Xyron Create-a-Sticker
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Font Bundles
Font Bundles
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Paint Puck
Paint Puck
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Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug
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Cuttlebug Plate C
Cuttlebug Plate C
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Umbrella Inks
Umbrella Inks
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Cardstock 8.5x11 Card Paper
Cardstock 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Epson Printer
Epson Printer
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Non Stick Craft mat
Non Stick Craft mat
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Cirlce Nested Dies
Cirlce Nested Dies
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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Derwent Watercolor Pencils
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Derwent Brushes
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Derwent Watercolor Pad
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1 comment:

  1. I love that Rita Barakat stamp, so versatile. Thanks for the video and crafting idea Erin.

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