Sunday, May 9, 2021

ARTISTS' TRADING (ROUND) COINS - Postmark by June 1st


Collaged ATC's by hhc

Here's another deviation from post card art.  Artists' Trading Coins are 2+1/2" in diameter and can be decorated on two sides.  (Or not)

Participants, make 1 - 4 Artist Trading Coins, any technique or subject, to be exchanged with your designated swap partners. 

Alcohol Inks designs by hhc on semi-gloss thin cardboard

NOTE:  Some people use thin cardboard instead of cardstock as a sturdy base for collage .  Please include a little extra postage with your enclosed return business- or greeting card- envelope in case I might send you some heavier/thicker/stiffer collaged art in the exchange.  
(Cereal box cardboard + collage = thick art...)

Rubber stamped ATC's by hhc

* Hint #1: If you wrap your finished coins individually in waxed paper or cellophane sleeves and connect them side-by-side with Washi tape or Scotch tape so they won't shift/bunch up in the mail, your mailing will be thinner = requiring less postage for you.  

When I prepare your art to send out, I put each of  your exchanged coins in a plastic sleeve and then tape them side-by-side with Washi tape to keep them flat.  The longer business envelope works better than a greeting card envelope.  But either is fine.

* HINT #2:  If you want to streamline your art backgrounds, decorate a full sheet of paper or cardstock and then cut into individual circles, finishing each one differently.  Same background colors/patterns, different details.  (See below example)

*Rubber stamped series ATC's by hhc

You can also use dots or stripes to finish off the edges, or scuff edges with black inkpad or use black, white, gold marker, etc. 

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