Tuesday, August 14, 2018

STAMPlorations inspiration #182

Back with another inspiration post from the inspiration DT. We've got something a little different for you today. The Inspiration DT is trying their hand at Artist Trading Coins. In case you haven't run into these yet, here's a great video from the gal who came up with the idea.

Since this trendy form of Artist Trading Card also tends to go down the mixed media/artsy fartsy path, I decided to work with two artsy sets - the older Life in Full Color and the newest Art Expressions.

The deets, briefly. 2 1/2" in diameter. Two layers of cardboard with a PP piece on the reverse and a collaged piece on the front. You can personalize the reverse if you're trading them.

Great thing about these puppies, you can use up your scraps. I used an acrylic paint gelli print for my BG to collage on. Added some black and white splatters to it. Stamped. Added washi. Added die cuts. Added some pops of color with a red Sharpie. Fun, fun, fun. TIP: Prep your coin. Create your collage on the BG and as the last step, die cut the finished circle from the BG and adhere it to the coin (I used a glue stick). Much easier than working directly on the round coin.

Here are the coins individually.

StazOn inks


Whaddyathink? Have you made these? Might you?

A reminder that during the STAMP summer break, every Tuesday all stamps, dies and stencils in the shop are 15% off. Use my code STAMPGIRLMARIA to get an additional 20% off. One random commenter will win a $10 GC this month too.

I'm going over to:
Creative Artiste - #41
Stamps and Stencils - Industrial Grungy
MFT Color Challenge - #99


Lucy E. said...

These look so fun!
I love your designs!
I don’t know if I’ll ever make any,
as free time is not in my life much
right now, between work, chores, family, etc.

Ruth said...

I've seen these and I really like the idea - like the trading cards, but quirkier and smaller, like you say perfect for scraps. I LOVE the colours and it's brilliant for those gelli prints. I have quite a few lying around! xx

nancy littrell said...

Fun and Fabulous way to use scraps and mixed media products. I LOVE all your Artist Trading Coins, Maria. Such fun projects. You have me inspired, my friend. Hugs..

Andree said...

Fantastic little coins. Great colours, stamps a die-cuts.
Thank you for joining in with our August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Ruth said...

Fabulous artist trading coins, so bright and funky, thanks so much for joining us at stamps and stencils x

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