1.04.2019

My new invention...

...Acrylic Trading Coins (ATCs)!

I got some acrylic discs and had some fun creating these steampunk-inspired beauties!


The lady is stamp embossed on the underside with her fancy, dangly hair embellishment on the top. The edge is also embossed.



The Aristocratique gentleman is stamp embossed on top and the edge and has a fancy metal doo-dad on top.



The last one has a typewriter and clocks with pewter studs.



I just love these discs! They're thick - about 1/8" like commemorative coins, notbpaper-thin punches paper. The trick is using minimal media to create something that still packs a punch - you want that acrylic to be an integral part! I look forward to experimenting with other media on these discs. Yes, acrylic discs aren't new. Using them as ATCs isn't something I've seen advertised or in the mainstream art world, at least in US circles I frequent. For me, it's a new invention and something totally different and challenging!

I'm entering these stamped beauties at A Vintage Journey, The Craft Stamper, and SanDee & Amelie's!



20 comments:

  1. Love them but they are hardly a new invention Cathy...as lots of groups are doing them as swaps now!!

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    1. I meant that they're acrylic discs - not seen those!

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    3. I've not seen them here in the US used as Trading Coins. A lot of folks are surprised to see them! Flat punched discs are everywhere, including crafting plastic. So for me (and alot of folks) - it's new!

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    4. No I was talking about proper acrylic pieces, you can get them in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and if you want something different you can ask to have it cut for you, there is no way you could punch it, it's far to thick. But I'm really happy that you're enjoying yourself with the acrylic it's a lovely surface to eork with.

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    5. Oh I am for sure! I like how clean they look!

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  2. These are gorgeous, I do love steampunk.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Love the idea of the acrylic disks.... where can I get some?

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  4. I love the look of stamping on acrylic and you have made a beautiful job of these Cathy! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this month at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  5. Very cool ATC's, Cathy! Such a unique substrate for your inky designs! Love them and very inspired! I see from Ann's comment above you've entered these into A Vintage Journey's challenge, so while I'm here, I'll thank you for sharing them with us there. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah - I always appreciate your comments!

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  6. LOVE your coins a lot, Cathy! Working on acrylic surfaces can be really tricky, but you have absolutely mastered it! Beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing these with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xxx

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    1. Thank you, Claudia! It was a fun project to work on!

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  7. Oh, these AT coins are so fun on the acrylic! love the stamps you used and the special pieces you added to each one! thanks for sharing with us at AVJ!

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  8. Fabulous, love your great idea! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

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  9. Very clever your acrylic coins. Thank you for your participation at SASPC.

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