Do you keep your extra background papers and projects gone bad? I do! I throw them into a box just in case I can dream up another use for them later. So today, when I wanted to give ATC coins a try, I pulled out a selection of these unused/rejected papers to see if they would work.
In the end, I picked out a background that I had previously made for an Art Journal page (that ended up not working out that day). It was made using acrylic paint, a TCW Stencil with texture paste as well as some Glass Bead Texture gel. The great thing is…this rejected Art Journal background worked out great for these ATC coins!
I simply added a few stamped images over the top (stamped on tissue paper and then adhered with matte medium) and then added some shading with Pitt pens. Tada! Instant ATC coins.
- TCW Mini Ledger Stencil
- ART-C Stamps
- Arcylic paint
- Liquitex Glass Beads Texture Gel
- Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
- Faber-Castelle Artist Pitt Pens
- DecoArt Americana DuraClear Matte Medium
So, keep your rejected stuff! You never know when it will work out for a future project. It’s a great way to reuse, recyle and reward your pocket book.
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