Monday, April 8, 2019

Artist Trading Coins - Round 3 By Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Ink

Happy Spring, everyone! I hope you are up for another round of Artist Trading Coins. I sure am! These  2.5” circles are a good way to use up pieces of gel prints, patterned cardstock, and other printed papers. 
For today’s tutorial, I doodled my way around and on top of the printed designs on a batch of circles, finding flowers and animals as well as embracing the original shapes and patterns. 
  1. Allow the existing printed designs to guide your eye. Experiment and be playful!
  2. Don’t be afraid to throw away the ATCoins that aren’t successful, or cut them into small strips and glue some of the pieces onto circles in contrasting colors and patterns.
  3. Add small stickers, gems, or other low-relief embellishments for mixed media collage.
  4. Use small scale rubber stamps or stencils to further enhance the patterns.
  5. Make 2-sided Coins.
  6. Back the Coins with a chipboard circle for added durability.
  7. Be sure to sign and date your creations!

Here’s what the circles looked like prior to doodling on them:

  • Assorted pens (Sakura of America) - Gelly Roll 10 in White; Pigma Micron with various nib sizes; Pen-touch in Gold
  • 2.5” Circle die, punch, or template
  • Patterned cardstock, scrapbook paper, gel prints

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