Coins, Coins and a Holder by Anne Redfern


Hello everyone!

My Guest project this week is a That's Crafty! Artist Trading Coin holder and lots of ATCoins.

That's Crafty! Artist Trading Coin holders are large - 15" tall by 7.3/4" wide, so there is lots of space to show off the coins.

Here's how I made the holder and coins:

1)  Take three colours of acrylic paint (I used Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint) and apply randomly to the base and both sides of the shelves, with a brayer.
Tip: leave the little wooden shelf slot pieces in place when you apply the paint, the shelves will then fit perfectly in place.
2)  Add some splatters in the same three colours and some marks using an old credit card. 
3)  Mix Embossing Paste with some coloured ink or paint to match your brayered background and apply the paste through a stencil.

4)  Glue in the shelves and set aside whilst you make your coins.

5)  Using a Dnky stencil draw through with a fine marker pen, remove the stencil and colour the image in your chosen colours (I used watercolour paints throughout).
6)  Paint the scooters
7)  Apply embossing ink to the coins and the scooters and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Do the coin bases once and the scooters twice to give a lovely gloss finish.

8)  Stamp the images and colour with your chosen medium(s).
9)  Emboss in the same way as the previous coins.

10)  For the last set of coins, use different colours of Distress Inks to colour the base of the coins.
11)  Apply Ultra Thick Gel Medium through your chosen stencil(s) and leave to dry.
12)  Apply Black Soot Distress Ink over the whole of the coins and wipe off the Ink from the embossed areas.  This is a technique I learned from Design Team Member, Amanda Southern, it is a great technique, thank you Amanda!

13)  Stamp sentiments and add to the coins.

If you enjoy making Artist Trading Coins, That's Crafty! Stamp Set 11 has an ATC backing included in the set, which is the perfect size for the standard 2.1/2" coins, along with lots of single words to make up your own sentiments - such a time saver!

Products I used:

Wycinanka chipboard - I purchased the scooters from That's Crafty! on Hochanda
but you can see more in the range HERE.

Thanks so much for your visit, I'll see you again next week!

Crafty wishes,  Anne xx

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  1. This is absolutely awesome! The holder itself is fabulous - gorgeous colours and design. The coins themselves are individual miniature works of art! Lots of colour, lots of pure cool and lots of techniques too! Love, love, love it all! xxx

  2. I love this Anne! The holder is fabulous and I love how you coloured it .. looks amazing! Your coins are just stunning! I love the bright, happy colours and the amazing designs! Stunning pieces of art!! hugs xx

  3. Wow!! What an amazing project!! I love each of the beautiful coins, and the holder is so creative and fabulous!! The colors and details are spectacular!! Love, love these!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wonderful Anne - Your are sooooo creative!
    Sandy xx

  5. Gorgeous work Anne - I adore the shelf unit and each of those coins are brilliant! Fabulous!!! Hugs rachel xx

  6. Oh yes! loving these. Big hugs, Angela xxx

  7. Absolutely stunning artwork Anne. The holder looks fabulous with the painty effects and stencilling and those coins are just amazing.
    Fliss xx

  8. Looks fabulous Anne from you painty holder to that wonderful collection of coins
    Amanda X

  9. This is fabulous Anne, a super way to display those amazing coins and techniques. The scooters are so sweet.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  10. Anne - those are so much fun! And I love the holder, too!

  11. This looks amazing Anne ..... the display holder looks fab, love the colours and all those AT coins are so much fun. Love the cute little scooters! And I think I'm going to have to try the technique with the Gel Medium and the Black Soot ink ..... your coins look stunning! xx

  12. Fabulous project, Anne! I love the details on all of your coins, and what a great way to display them! Thank you for sharing your process and inspiration! Hugs!

  13. A terrific project, Anne full of wonderful creativity. Love how you have 'paired' your ATcoins and each pairing there own persoanlity . Tfs x

  14. Your coins look wonderful displayed here! Chrisx


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