Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #392 - Make An ATC (Artist Trading Coin)

Hello, Crafty Makers!
The challenge this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash is "Make An ATC".  Now, I don't make ATC(s), (Artist Trading Coins/Cards) because I am not very good at creating them.  I am unsure of their purpose and exactly what I am supposed to do with them when they are done.  I am sure that for the real "artists" out there all of these questions are moot.  Anyway, I decided to just add this to my 2019 personal challenge and take another step out of my little box.  Here goes!
For some odd reason, the rub on "attitude is everything" started peeling off.  It may be because of the ink...IDK.  I decided to just go with it because I wasn't about to start over.  My grandson likes this and asked if he could have it. "Oh Yes, you can!"
Stuff I used


Paper Napkin ATC
Well, once I got started, I just couldn't stop there.  So, I thought about using a cocktail napkin.  I once went napkin crazy! Now I need to use them
Napkin Coin 1
Napkin Coin 2
Using my Tim Holtz® Stamp Platform, I stamped my image using Staz~On Black ink.  I cut a piece of white card stock in half and applied Mod Podge to one.  I allowed the glue to dry and then I placed the napkin on top, I then covered it with a piece of parchment paper and ironed the sheet to adhere the napkin to the CS.   Once the napkin adhered, I placed it back on my stamp platform and using Versa Mark® Embossing Ink stamped the image a second time but slightly offset.  I embossed the image using white embossing powder.  In real life, the white embossing has a shimmery look...very pretty.
On a 6"x6" piece of white card stock, I used my Heidi Swap Mini Stencil to create a patterned background.  Using Distress Oxide Inks, I colored each circle.  I stamped a floral image in embossing ink and then embossed it with white EP.  I added a stamped sentiment and stenciled on an eye on one and a flourish on the other.  After I die cut my coins, I added a little extra color and distressed the edges.

I must admit, this was a really fun way to learn a new mixed media skill and reduce my napkin hoard.  I hope to see your creative coins in our challenge!