Be Open To What Comes Next

March 3, 2019 — 8 Comments

I recently shared my first experiments with Artist Trading Coins.

Todays post revisits that concept and shares a different design.

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This particular ATC uses free stamps from Creative Stamping magazine and those Tim Holtz sentiment stickers that I am so fond off when working on ATCs or, ATCs. Yep, they both abbreviate to the same thing.

Anyhoo, here is this week’s ATC.

Be Open To The Future Artist Trading Coin (1)

A joy to behold and a sentiment to live by.

Here is what was used.

And here is how it was made.

  1. I first cut two 2.5 inch circles from the greyboard and glued them together with the tacky glue.
  2. A coat of white gesso was then applied and allowed to dry.
  3. Water was then spritzed on top and a drop of watercolour ink placed in the middle and allowed to spread and dry.
  4. I then stamped the butterfly onto the ATC.
  5. A layer of Dimensional Magic was applied to the butterfly and allowed to dry.
  6. Water was then spritzed onto the ATC and some of the colour dabbed away with a tissue.
  7. The sentiment stickers were then glued in place and given a layer of Dimensional Magic.
  8. The resin crystals were then glued in place.


Be Open To The Future Artist Trading Coin (2)

Nice, innit?!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Bye for now.

J :)

8 responses to Be Open To What Comes Next


    Love this thank you for instructions. Wondered what size they were. Now I know. Thank you.

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    Margaret McCormack March 4, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Beautiful, butterflies are my favourite and so is the colour blue x

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    Beautiful John, love the blue colours. Thanks for sharing, have a nice Sunday.

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    Diana Reynolds March 3, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Lovely. Want to try it for myself. What weight greyboard did you use, please?

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    Jackie Ashdown March 3, 2019 at 8:53 am

    So beautiful, John. Looking forward to buying this months magazine! ❤ xx

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    PAULINE SIMMONDS March 3, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Beautiful John, thank you x

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    Beautiful John xx Hazel

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