Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Coins, coins and more coins (plus another freebee)

Hello friends, it's been awhile,  as life has taken me different places, but today I have a little something to share. A few days ago I spent a wonderful day with my friends, Annie and her lovely mum Rita and we had a great day making Artist Trading Coins and a little booklet to hold them.
I posted about these coins and booklets in a previous post. They are so much fun. Here are the three little booklets I have made so far:
And below some of the latest coins I have made, the one in the middle at the bottom is the one that Annie made in exchange for a couple of mine.

Below a few close ups, -  a link to how to make the booklets I posted in my previous post, check it out if you are interested.
This one uses some paper dolls and a little vintage flower image cut with one of the Tim Holtz postage stamp thinlets dies, plus a few scraps of washi tape and one of Tim's word stickers.
This one was collaged with bits and pieces from the Stamperia Time is an Illusion paper collection. This paper is just perfect for this and for making coins too! The text is from Tim's Snarky comments stickers.
Here are a couple of mixed media coins, using die-cuts, a few chipboard scraps, texture paste and gold foiling.
These three use different backgrounds, the left distress inks and infusions plus a stamped image from Tim's  Mr Bones stamp set. The middle one was done with Oxides, infusions, a bird stamp (sorry don't know who made it), some foiling and washi etc. The one on the right finally was made with the same Stamperia paper I used for the album and some paper dolls.
Here finally is a close up of Annie gorgeous coin, I just love it. She also used the Stamperia paper/

The words both she and I used on our coins, came mostly from a word sheet I made and will share as a freebie below. Just print out on white thin card and use as you want. I made up phrases and sized it so it would fit the 2.5" coins (printed on A4 card) But you can of course use them for whatever you want. Enjoy.
I tried to print it on black card as I thought that might save on ink, but it did not work, just to warn you.....

Well that's it from me for today. Tomorrow I am off to Australia for 4 weeks to be with my lovely family there, so it will be very quiet here indeed, but I will try and visit at least sometimes.
Thanks for your visit here like always







21 comments:

brenda said...

A real feast for the eyes Astird and each one unique in it's own way.

B x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous selection of books Astrid. They all have wonderful detail.
Have a safe trip and enjoy the time with your family.
Yvonne xx

Bev. Wilson said...

Lovely coins and books. :)

Thank you, Astrid!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your coins are wonderful, and I love those adorable booklets, they look sooooo good. Thanks, too, for the freebie sheet, sentiments are always so useful when crafting. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gosh Astrid you are hooked ! I really love your latest coins and the books are just fabulous. Have a wonderful time with your family in Australia, safe travels. Jennie x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Astrid this is a lovely post, full of everything I love and adore. The booklets and AT Coins are amazing. Such an inspiration to me and a constant reminder that I really must get off my butt and finish some coins, maybe we can swap when you get back from your time away.
Wishing you a safe trip and happy times with the family.
Big Hugs Tracey xx
P.S Thank you as always for your creative support xx

Matilde said...

Oh, I love these coins!!!!

My name is Erika. said...

These are amazing Astrid. You are on a roll. These books are beautiful. I had a blast finally making some trading coins. I can see why people are making them. BUT I can't find your address, not sure where that email went. It doesn't even show up in a search. If you could email me that I would appreciate it as I have a little package to drop in the mail. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

Patty O'Malley said...

Fabulous projects, Astrid! Enjoy your trip!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! An absolute feast of amazing creations Astrid!! So love the ATCoins, they are showing up all over the place now! Yours are stunning and I adore the books you have created to house them! So beautiful!! Have a wonderful and safe trip to Aus and I hope the weather stays nice for you! hugs xx

Dorthe said...

Such a very beautiful post Astrid, I so love your booklets and coins, many have a time-worn feeling to them, which I so love. Thank you for showing ,-my family left for home, now, so I am back to blog , again. <3 Hugs, Dorthe

butterfly said...

Golly - you really are on an ATCoins spree! All three of the albums are lovely - I particularly like the snarky cover, with that eye peeping out, and the fabulous little heart. So happy you had some crafting time with Annie and Rita before setting off - and I hope you travel safely and well. Have a wonderful time with your family.
Alison xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Your passion for these coins and storage books shows through in these glorious makes and swaps! These tiny pieces are full of huge talent, and so beautiful Astrid. I love them all!

Corrie Herriman said...

Love the books and the coins too !
Corrie x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, such stunning ATCoins and booklets! I am always amazed with all the beautiful detail you create - perfect 😁. Happy travels and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

Kate Yetter said...

I am amazed as always at the amount of detail on those small coins. Beautiful work! And those booklets are a feast for the eyes. Lovely, Astrid!
Kate

Annie said...

Fabulous albums for your coins Astrid and Those stamperia papers are perfect xx Love the details on your coins and of course we had a swap xx It was a lovely day and one to cherish xx

Sending much love
Annie xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Dear Astrid, So glad you were able to get together and have art time with your friend Anni!
How much fun ! and the coins you gals made are gorgeous!
I do love making these as well and am getting ready to start on my second batch!
I had sent you an email in regards to trading coins with you, but was not sure if you received it. There seems to be an issue with my Kampysgirl Gmail account.
So again, yes I would love to trade with you when you return, please respond to me via this email ( artbarnartist ) (at) (gmail) (dot) (com)
Let me know when you are home and how many you would like to trade!

Have a wonderful trip with your family!
hugs and love,Jackie

Adrianne Moort said...

When we talk about art we think about the variety of colors and textures that can be experienced in the world of the arts, fantastically it can be created with only thought, for this endless materials and tools are used in several areas: Design, painting , sculpture, architecture, even in literature. Do you know Gabino Amaya Cacho? He is a great painter from Spain, he is one of those who has inspired me to devote myself to art, to oil painting. If anyone knows tricks to improve the technique would be grateful to be informed.

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pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous art coins and those super little books are not just a great idea they are beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

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