Thursday, May 31, 2018

Altered Trading Coins!

Have you heard about a fun new twist on Altered Trading Cards???  Turn them into a 2.5" circle and you have an Altered Trading Coin!!

Recently a friend posted a video she found on YouTube by Craftyhodges sharing her new Altered Trading Coin creations and it's pretty cool! It looked like so much fun I decided to give it a go.

Now I have to admit I keep all sorts of scraps, mistakes, experiments and other bits of paper because they might come in handy someday.  I am so glad I did because I've started putting them to use by making these coins.

These are cut from the DecoArt Acrylic Pouring Medium experiments that I either poured, swiped or dripped onto 110lb cardstock.

These are failed experiments or cards I wasn't satisfied with.

And these are just "clean up" tags or cardstock pieces that I either stamp off my stamps, pick up medium off of my craft mat, or use up extra medium from stencils and other projects. 

They were all cut into 2.5" circles and this is what I made....

My friends....

He's a brave soul...the background is an experiment for a faux leather that I layered on a few different stamps, added the steampunk guy and stamped word.

This background is a piece of cardstock that I poured using DecoArt Pouring Medium & Acrylic Paints. I added some sparkles with a bit of glitter.  Mona is stamped directly on the coin using VersaFine Clair ink.

(Stamps - Lost Coast Designs)

This background was pounced into a puddle of "run off" from an acrylic pouring session recently. The steampunk biker was stamped directly onto the panel then colored using a bit of alcohol markers and white gel pen.

Aren't these guys darling?  I won them from the Crafty Nomad's recently week long blog celebration. They are from Crafty Individuals and they are just so sweet. I love them and couldn't wait to use them.

(Stamps - Bunny - Crafty Individual; 
"Dream" - Lost Coast Designs)

The Dream ATC was made on a piece of cardstock that I used DecoArt Acrylic Pouring Medium and Paint which was swiped onto cardstock using a baby wipe. The bunny was stamped using VersaFine Clair then water colored using new paints from Kuretake.  Of course I added a bit of sparkle on his little crown. 

(Stamps - Background - Joy Clair; Bunny - Crafty Individuals
"Wisdom" - Lost Coast Designs)

And finally this background was a piece of cardstock I used to stamp off extra ink from a recent project. That's why there are several different images and lots of colors. It was just a mish-mash but it looks pretty good I think.  The bunny was water colored using the new Kuretake paints.

So, what do you think?  
Pretty cool huh? 

I'm thinkin' these little gems are a swap waiting to happen - LOL!!


  1. Love all your coins Roni. They are fun aren't they!! Glad the bunnies arrived safely. Hugz

    1. Thanks Gail...yes they were fun to make and those bunnies are just darling!

  2. i wanna swap! I've moved to another state and am ready to play

    1. LOL...well keep watch, we may just have to do this real soon!

  3. These are really fun, this is the first I have heard of them!

  4. Smashing load of coins there! Lots of lovely colours.
    I know them as Artist Trading Coins and have joined several swapping Groups. They are soooo addictive, I just love making these coins!

  5. Smashing load of coins there! Lots of lovely colours.
    I know them as Artist Trading Coins and have joined several swapping Groups. They are soooo addictive, I just love making these coins!

  6. Love these Roni! I think I have to try this! I'll watch for the swap. Do they fit in the protection sheets? What did you use to cut them out?

  7. Roni! I love these! I have been wanting to play with a new idea to get the creative juices flowing and this twist on ATC's is so fun. I really hope that you put together a swap (pretty, pretty please) All work and no play has made me a dull cranky creator ;-) Thank you for being so faithful with your blog, it pulls me through the times that I can't get in my studio as much as I like. Hugs!

  8. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing


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