Monday, September 24, 2018

What's the buzz...Artist Trading Coins

 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
 Jackie ")

Product List:
Retro Cafe Art~Trading Coins,Stencils,Fairy Box Kit
Finnibair's Art Alchemy Impasto Paints
Posca Markers

Images and graphics from:
Tumblefish Studio-Marsha Jorgenson
Miles Beyond The Moon
One CrabApple
Paper Whimsy

Diamond Glaze~Judikins 

Entering in:

  Just wanted to share the links of where you can find these Artist Trading Coins,if you care not to make you own

Retro Art Cafe Gallery


Altered Pages


Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Omggg! I love these! Where are you trading? Is there a group? The sari scrap/trim looks awesome and the holder is fantabulous. Time
To make me some coinsssssss

Tumble Fish Studio said...

These are gorgeous and so fun! Love that box too! Beautiful work, Jackie. Each one so different. ♥

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

These are fantastic Jackie, your use of colour and colour combinations are fantastic. Not forgotten about the garden pictures, we are just having some work done at the moment lol. Tracy ❤️❤️❤️😘

Karenliz Henderson said...

Ohhh Jackie, they are gorgeous. Love the holder.

ArtyDiva said...

Omgosh Jackie I love them all! The holder too, how creative! Xo

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jackie, first just have to say thank you so much for all the lovely comments you've left me. I don't get many visitors so I really appreciate every word. Right! coins.... I love ATCs but hung fire on the coins now have to say you are tempting me, everyone is full of colour and joy. I love your sari scrap one and the box is just brilliant but then I love them all. Now what about a trade!!!! Have a fabulous week my lovely crafty friend. Big hugs, Angela xXx

Redanne said...

Jackie, your ATCoins are beautiful, I love each one, they are little works of art! The box is fabulous too, what a wonderful place to keep them. I have caught the 'bug' too and have been making a few myself - they really are fun to do aren't they?! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jackie these are fabulous and I just adore the amazing way you store them!!! I have caught the bug too. I am going to be away from home until the end of October, but once I am back I would love to swap with you, your s are so inspiring, Love them!!

June Walker said...

What a wonderful coins. First I've heard of them. Your first batch looks just marvellous! Creative and elegant.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Wonderful Jackie!!
What a very cool idea, ATCoins; who's ever it was! : )
Yours are soo beautiful! Great bright colors and nice mix of media~
And the storage box is insanely cool! What a happy place to 'live.'
Hugs, karen o

Sanda Reynolds said...

OMG Jackie, these ATCoins are simply out of this world! I absolutely loooove them, the colours, the texture, each and every detail is amazing! Now I really need to try some! Big hugs to you, dear friend xoxo

Julie Ann Lee said...

These are little gems, Jackie! Every one is a perfect little piece of art, so vivid and rich. I love how you created such a gorgeous piece of storage for them too. Your work always brightens up my day and gladdens my heart with it colour and energy. I did smile that your enthusiasm was so great you forgot to leave space for trading info! That's just the sort of thing I would do! Well, it gives you a great excuse to create some more. Happy creating. xxx

Marfi-topia said...

how adorable!! such gorgeous rich colors and the designs on them are too cool:)
The little box is also incredibly cute!

froebelsternchen said...

I am thrilled about all your beautiful Artist Trading Coins dear Jackie - so many lovely techniques and ideas on them! And the beautiful , unique house to store them is fantastic for them. They fit so well! What a fantastic project and this all while being so busy! You rock!
Thank you for your lovely get well wishes for me! I feel completely recovered, but my muse is elsewhere...

Big hugs,


denthe said...

Oooh Jackie, these are so gorgeous! I saw these art coins for the first time last week on someone else's blog, and I liked them right away. And now seeing yours has given me even more desire to try them out and make my own. And that little box you store them in is perfect for them! I'm going to have a look whether I can find it here somewhere. Looking forward to seeing a step-by-step on your blog soon ;-) Have a great week ♥ ♥ ♥

Janet Ghio said...

Just fabulous!!!!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

These are so incredible and wildly fun Jackie! The holder is super cool and they look amazing all together. Thanks so much for the inspiration this morning. Hugs,

Dorthe said...

Dear sweet Jackie, they are gorgeous, and so wonderful. Love the home you created for them, too- they are such tiny art pieces, filled with life and wonderment .
Hugs to you, xoxo, Dorthe

Sandee Setliff said...

STOP making them look so fabulous, I am trying hard to resist this new trend since I have so many regular ATC cards, lol BTW, that box holder is FABULOUS!

Win Dinn said...

These are beyond luscious, Jackie - your coins are outstanding, and I suspect that I will have to beg you to trade one with me. Love, love, LOVE your extraordinarily inspiring creativity, my friend. xo

Ann Barnes said...

My dear friend Jackie, you have totally blown me away with your incredibly gorgeous art coins, to say these are stunning is an understatement! Wow, the colors and designs, and even the bling, they are all just oh so fabulous! Inspiring indeed! Love and hugs to you, creative soul! xxx

butterfly said...

I've been dying to try out some ATCoins - just never seem to have the time to get away from deadline creating at the moment, in between other things. I adore your vivid, vibrant collection - full of fabulous images and life. I love the tiny houses on the storage box too - what a wonderful way to display the set.
Alison x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Seems I'm always running late to the party. I have been seeing these coins on my internet friends who live in the UK and Europe. They are BIG there, and are just now catching on here. Yours are out of this world. When I voted in my primary in August, I didn't get a lovely sticker like yours. You put yours to excellent use. I'm in love with your coins. They are all so colorful, so classy. Each is truly a genuine piece of great art.

Gio said...

Ok, I am drooling over these beauty. Love love to bits, these are so your style, colorful, messy and meaningful. And I am so in love with the box!!!

Diana Taylor said...

Hi Jackie,
Thanks so much for the visit to mine. The coins are fabulous and I am loving your beautiful vibrant style of art.
Diana x

Kim Collister said...

Jackie! I just love and adore your coins and your box is a treasure! Very clever and original! We must trade!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Jackie, these are so fun! I love all the bright colors and details on them!
It sounds like you have been very busy! I love this time of year, especially since this past summer was so awful with the heat. Thanks for asking about Tucker, he is such a little mischief maker right now...he is 10 months and I guess from now til 12 months he is going thru his teenage phases! He also has been naughty thinking 5:20 am is time for everyone to wake up! LOL It's a good thing he has a sweet side and snuggles so nice in bed at night. I really do love him sooooo much! <3

Lys Scrap said...

Fabulous set of ATCs here! I love how you decorated each one, and the vivid colours and designs. Joyful!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

These are incredible and so inspiring, Jackie! What a feast for the eyes - I'm totally in love with your coins and the holder with the houses as well! They look fantastic together! I'll go check if I have a 2.5" die to cut some to try! Thank you for the inspiration! :)))

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Jackie
As I read about your canning I'm thinking it can't be that far away before we are doing the same and today we just planted our pumpkin seeds!
I love your little coins so beautifully, and inspirationally coloured. Each one is different and unique and I love that you made the gorgeous box to house them all.
Well done girl!
I'm so happy that you can even do all this artwork now having been so handicapped some months ago. Makes us feel to blessed that these problems can be healed.
Sending love and hugs to you,
Suzy xox

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I'm so digging the art coin rage! Didn't know about them until this year. LOVE LOVE LOVE your bright and artsy makes, just eye catchingly fabulous! LOVE the box too! WOW.

Gio said...

Hello dear Jackie I answer to your commment on my blog here :
That santos stamp is by Linne Perrella for PaperArtsy, and you can see how I made the tag with separate glitter in this video , from 2.26 minute
Hope it helps :-)

Michele said...

don't mind me i'm just over here drooling! everything you make is so full of beauty and color, i love it all! xo

Michele said...

hey Jackie, thanks for your visit and thanks for the tip to add the "follow by email" gadget. i just did it! and i'm following you that way too now! xoxo

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello Jackie, thanks for popping in to say Hello today! I adore all your mixed media creations! My mind is so structured that I just figure this stuff out and I totally admire the artist in you-Amazing! ♥ Sue Kment

Sue from Oregon said...

Sorry Jackie I guess it wasnt you that left the comment, but so glad I clicked to wrong link-got to enjoy your pretties LOL-Sue

Kate Yetter said...

Somehow I missed this post but I am glad I found it! Wow, girl! These coins and their little home are AMAZING! I haven't gotten into the craze as I am slow at catching onto trends. haha, that goes for clothes too.
Each one of your coins is truly a work of art.I am amazed that you can fit so much detail onto such a small space. Am I right in thinking that these are not actual money coins? I assume you are altering a chipboard coin or something similar. I am very much looking forward to seeing your tutorial on how you make these.
PS. Did you ever find a good Apple Kuchen recipe?

Little Artbee said...

Oh Jackie your coins are looking amazing, each one a little Artwork. The box you made for them is also wonderful designed. This new round format is a new challenge for us creative girls.
I like that much and next time I will try it myself too.
Dear Greetings and a happy weekend.

Lynda Shoup said...

How did I miss this post? So gorgeous! I love every single one and the display box as well. You are mega talented my Tribe Sister. I want to do this. So awesome!