Happy Monday and welcome to Fall~like it or not!
We have been busy putting up things for the season and finishing up my canning of tomatoes and grapes,and picking gourds,Indian corn and pumpkins and putting those all out for sale.
In between all of that,I have managed to find some studio time to play with the latest craze
Artist Trading Coins!
Have you heard about them? I never knew until I saw my art sister,Kim Collister post hers on Facebook and I was completely smitten! Kim's are fabulous,as is all of her art!
Well,I knew right away,I had to have some of these as well to make my own little pieces of artwork to share!So here they are...
I did take time out to vote in the primaries-and look at the sticker they gave us,Honoring 100 years of Women's right to vote!
You go girls!
Exercise that right!
back to the coins,
You see these are Artist"Trading"Coins. The key word here being Trading. I was so excited making these that I worked both sides of the coins.My Riley asked me where do you put your name? I said,oops!no room for name or other sharing info! I guess I'll keep these and make another batch! LOL
I bought these from Kristen over at Retro Cafe Art,but you can also get them at Joggles,or even make your own!
The size is 2.5" diameter and can be cut from any substrate,like chipboard,watercolor or mixed media paper.
The neat thing about when I bought them from Retro Cafe Art Gallery is they also sell stencils to use to add more design to your mini art works.
More pictures,and close ups...
for a few of the coins,I photocopied some of my own art work and printed them out small,but large enough to cover one side of the coin.
A bit of crackling on this one
The possibilities are endless!
The other great thing about these is they are so small,it takes no time to make fun,mini artworks!
The little box I house these in is something else I bought from RCA years ago and just now decided to use!Came in handy for a sweet little holder of my coins!(the ones for keeping,not trading) LOL
Anyway,I love these coins and have just received my second order and when I sit to create on these,I will do a step out for you,so stay tuned!
Hoping your week is full of creativity!
Peace & Love
Retro Cafe Art~Trading Coins,Stencils,Fairy Box Kit
Finnibair's Art Alchemy Impasto Paints
Images and graphics from:
Tumblefish Studio-Marsha Jorgenson
Miles Beyond The Moon
Retro Art Cafe Gallery