Butterfly Stamps | Artist Trading Coins

Hi there! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with some fabulous Artist Trading Coins featuring our awesome grungy butterfly stamps…

It is time for my Monday Visible Design team inspiration and today I am sharing something that has become a huge pleasure to me over the last few months.. making artist trading coins. I am a member of a Facebook group where we swap our makes. It is such fun seeing other people’s art and sharing mine. A lot of crafters find the idea of making these rather intimidating, so I hope to show in this post that they are quick and fun to make. For those who are not aware of them, artist trading coins are the coin version of artist trading cards (ATCs). Cards are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and coins are 2 1/2 ” in diameter. They are made to be swapped, never sold, and can be made in limited editions. I tend to make 3 in my editions.

For my coins today I used the gorgeous Wings of Change stamp set:

I used some acrylic inks to make a background and die cut several 2 1/2″ circles. I used 3 of them.
I stamped on the word “transform”first.

I  added glossy accents to some medium butterflies I had stamped onto some left over Brushos inky mop up card.

Once they were dry I cut them out.

I also stamped 2 tiny butterflies directly onto each coin and filled some of the circles on the sentiment with Glossy Accents.

I then stuck on my medium sized butterflies and added a little wilted violet distress ink to finish them off.

Here they are:

coin 1/3

Coin 2/3

and coin 3/3

Here they are together..

and 1 last photo..

Thanks so much for stopping by. I really hope you might feel confident in making and swapping your own artist trading coins.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x

We love these coins Jane.. they are so summery and gorgeous! Thank you ♡

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