Thursday, 15 November 2018

We're heading home .......

Happy Thursday ......

What's this .... no tag?
No, I've got something a little different today ...... Artist Trading Coins.
If you're not familiar with these, they're just like ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) except they're circles.  Two and half inches in diameter and, as with ATC's, they can have any design on them or be any theme, and they are mean't to be swapped.

I recently became a member of an ATC/AT Coin group on group on Facebook, started up by the lovely Kylie (Addicted to Stamps and More).  There's quite a few of us on there now, from all over the world, and the idea is we swap our little works of art with each other. 

There's a swap going on for November, we have to create a set of three Coins with a Christmas theme.  This particular set will be winging its way to Australia very soon!

These coins are made from MDF, which is a great surface to work on.  They can be made from card though ..... perfect if you have a 2.5 inch punch.

I gave the coins a quick coat of white gesso then painted them with a PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint. The stamping has been done using a brown Archival ink.

Santa ......

Rudolph ...... (just look at those eyes!!!)

and I had to give him a shiny nose .......

and finally the poinsettia, which has been stamped in Versamark ink, and then heat embossed in copper, and coloured using one of the paints again

If you're on FB and fancy joining in, check out the group .... we're a very friendly bunch!
You'll find all you need to know about making AT Coins and ATC's and how to get involved in the swaps etc.
I will warn you though .... they are very addictive, and so much fun to make.

I've gotta dash ... we're heading back home today, on the afternoon ferry.  Fingers crossed it's a little calmer on the water than it was when we came over.  Although, it sounds like its a little windy out there so maybe not!

We've still lots to do this morning though, including the packing! I'd better get a move on.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day and I'll see you on the other side.

EDITED ........ to link up to this month's Country View Crafts Blog Challenge which is all about Artist Trading Coins.

Cheerio until next time ....


  1. Linda, I love these and can't wait to add them to my collection :) Thanks for letting us know how you prepared your mdf circles. I will have to give that process a go because for my first try, I glued my circle to the mdf. I think it is still fine but I really love how yours look xx

  2. Intrigued by these ATC coins. Still have all my ATC's from swaps all those years ago when we were on DC. Might have to check out the group Lindy now that I have a bit more spare time on my hands.
    Australia recipient will be very happy I think!

  3. Oh wow Linda, your coins are gorgeous - especially the fabulous Santa and that gorgeous poinsettia! I have some of these coins on order, I do miss the old ATCs but these have such a lovely area to work on. Love these! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun!!!!! your coins are just so beautiful!!!!

  5. I love your festive coins! Especially Rudolph as he is so cute, even with his red nose! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  6. Fabulous ATCoins!!! Great stamping and colouring!!! I love Rudolph's blue eyes and his shiny red nose!!! The poinsettia looks fabulous with the embossing!!! Thank you for joining the November challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  7. Fabulous coins and very festive. Love Rudolph’s eyes too Thanks for playing along with us at Country view Crafts, hugs Debsxx


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