Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The Bird Family Artist Trading Coins ~ Inspired by a Vera Lane Studio collage sheet

Hi everyone! I am a huge fan of the Vera Lane Studio collage sheets because they give me an awesome head start when creating. The images are beautifully pre-coloured and come in a wonderful variety of sizes so there is great choice for all kinds of projects. The collage sheet I used today is called For The Birds and actually comes with two pages so that there are larger images for cards and art journal pages. All you have to do is fussy cut! I also added a hat to each one because the birds requested them. The party hat comes from the Boutique Hats set, the derby from Quirky Men, and the lampshade from the Housewives set.

I always have scraps left over from other projects and usually have a stack of potential backgrounds cut for both artist trading cards and coins. I also have chipboard backings cut from recycled packaging to adhere to the coin or card fronts to strengthen them. Combined with the collage sheets, it makes for a quick project.

I added a little stamping with Distress Oxide inks and a VLV grid stamp in colours close to the backgrounds. Then I added some tiny numbers with another VLV stamp and Jet Black Archival.

To finish the coins, the outside edges were edged with the same Distress Oxide Inks used for the stamping, and a border was added to each with a black pen. Black Big Brush Pen was used to darken the edges of the circles and Glossy Accents was added to the birds eyes to add shine and dimension.

Thanks for joining us today. We appreciate that. Be sure to check out the other amazing collage sheets as well as the huge selection of images to colour in the Vera Lane Studio shop. There is a wealth of inspiration there!

Life is good; so is art.

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