Friday, 25 January 2019

ATCoins and storage

Hello Creative Friends..

Not being a big social media user I appear to have missed the 
boat regarding ATCoins. This display unit I received last October 
from That's Crafty! Sadly it remained untouched until recently as the 
very day it arrived my Husband was taken ill and suffered a heart attack.

Now on the road to recovery I thought I better make a start and see what all 
the fuss was about, i'd hate it to go out of fashion before i'd even started.

Here's what I came up with along with some *How to do's*

Simply slotting the coin ledges into the base, securing with glue I painted 
in gesso, added texture paste for detail and coated with crackle glaze.

Aiming for an industrial look where old paint pops and peels I painted over 
the crackle glaze with a light coloured paint, touching up those sandy 
areas with a colour mix whilst watching that crackle appear.

Preparing the ATCoins in the same way as the display I used That's Crafty stamps 
and stencils to create a Botanical theme. Some I painted quite crudely where as 
others were given extra detail. The crackle background gives that vintage feel.

Slots within the ledges hold those ATCoins 
nice and tight... not a sign of a roll.

Don't they look lovely when displayed together...?

I was so impressed with this I ordered one for myself!
This one is currently on it's way to That's Crafty HQ!

I'm altering one for me now to display some of my little projects..

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and 
Thank you as always for stopping by.

Take good care everyone & Stay safe.
Creative Hugs

Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creativity with:
Paint Party Friday ~ Wk 47 Y8
A Vintage Journey ~ Put your Stamp on it
SanDee and amelie's ~ Steampunk/Industrial Challenge


Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous display unit, crackled beautifully and lovely botanicals on the little shelves. Xxx

Clare Lloyd said...

Gorgeous project

sirkkis said...

Beautiful coins and they look fantastic on the display you created. Thanks for showing the process.
Happy PPF and weekend you and yours xx

Jane Elizabeth France said...

What a gorgeous little collection of ATCoins Tracey,I love how you have decorated the shelves, I do love me some crackle. Beautifully co ordinated pieces. So glad to hear your husband is on the mend Tracey. Crafty hugs. Xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project, looks so beautiful all together. I don't even try to join in all the new fads and fancies, it's as much as I can just doing my own thing these days! Have a happy weekend, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

So pleased to hear your hubby is recovering well Tracey. It must have been quite scary last October.
Your coins and their display look amazing, such gorgeous textures, colours, and designs. Laura will love to display it at TC HQ.
Happy Friday to you from the squeaky craftroom (it's piggy feeding time),
Alison xox

froebelsternchen said...

I love those coins and the rack - This coin display looks amazing in this style! I am totally in LOVE with it! Thanks for sharing the process-steps with us as well! Hope the recovery goes on very well ad quickly enough. We know men are unpatient!
Happy weekend dear Tracey! Your projects never cease to amaze !

Hugs, Susi

Redanne said...

Tracey, I just love what you have done with the holder. The crackle looks wonderful (I am working on one of these too!) and your coins are gorgeous - fantastic little pieces of art and such fun to make. I think I need to 'up my game' on the coins I am doing!! Love this beautiful project. Big hugs, have a good weekend, Anne xxx

Redanne said...

PS Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey this month too! xxx

Christine said...

Adorable piece!

Linda Kunsman said...

Wishing your hubby well. Love your botanical coins and they do look fab all together! Love the display too. Happy PPF!

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Tracey,
what a most wonderful and big work, you have done, with Laura`s coins- they are so lovely with the nature stamps, and so love the crackle you created , with the texture of the paste in brown
The coins so beautiful all.
I`m happy for you, it now, seems you can just take a little more time, to create from your heart. Have a great weekend, my friend, -big hugs to you. xoxoxo

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, this is stunning! I'm so glad that you got to play and show us the end result - beautiful 😁. I love how you coloured and distressed everything with the crackle glaze and the vintage flower theme is so pretty! I hope the weather has been ok where you are; it's been cold and frosty here but we missed the snow. Yesterday was sunny so we had a lovely walk, we made sure we were wrapped up warm though 😉. I hope that your hubby is doing ok, my dad will be doing his rehab in the next month or so. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

JFM said...

Absolutely stunning...bravo! You did a fantastic job on this display!
Hope your hubby is doing well~

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Tracey~ These 'coins' are fantastic! Each one looks like fun to create; and beautiful to look at!
I really like the shelf too; you have put a lot of creativity into it! Nice work. I can see how the shelf could hold all kinds of different treasures~ Thanks for the 'idea's' and the how to tips! Happy crafting! Hugs, karen o

DVArtist said...

Hi Tracey, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he and you are doing better. Sending healing light your way. Your are is just gorgeous.

R's Rue said...


Mac Mable said...

So glad DH is on the road to recovery x.
What a stunning project and ever so beautiful. Those ATC coins are so cute and the botanical theme looks amazing. One very creative lady and thank you for the step by step...Love this creation x said...

I must have missed the boat about AT coins too. They do look lovely, I like the crackles.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous project Tracey, the holder looks wonderful and those coins are really beautiful, each one a tiny work of art.
It was good to read that your husband is on the road to recovery, it must have been so worrying for you.
Have a good weekend.
Yvonne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi lovely Tracey, these Art coins are just stunning, I am happy you got to finish them off and display for your followers to view. Gorgeous and I respect your attention to them.
So happy hubby is doing better, a big worry and hope he recovers fully...big hugs.xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Lovely stamps and details - such beautiful pieces and display Tracey - I can imagine making the coins might be very addictive :)
I've not succumbed to these ATC coins yet as having been going through my stamp collection of over 20 years I'm trying to reduce at present and not add to it - it's sooo difficult! :D
So very pleased to hear that your hubby is recovering well.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.... Gill xx

carol l mckenna said...

Lots of healing energy hugs to dear hubby and you ~ And what a creative work of art ~ love the Coins ~ the effect and your lovely painting ~ ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

John R said...

These are lovely. They would look good in any home.

Gillena Cox said...

Good job with those ATCoins. Happy your husband is feeling better. Thanks for dropping by my blog


Sue said...

This is such a beauty Tracey, I really like how you've kept to a theme with the board and the coins, and the peeled paint/crackled look is amazing. I'm so glad your husband is on the mend, and I hope your dog is now too. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Jean said...

This is so pretty! Hope your husband is doing better!

Deb Riddell said...

Wow Tracey, what a gorgeous display, I adore all of the fab texture and your ATCoins look amazing all stamped up with those beautiful botanical stamps. So glad to hear that your hubby is on the road to recovery, sending him healing energy and thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Put Your Stamp On It challenge, Deb xo

peggy gatto said...

Oh, wow, fabulous collection!
Love visiting your place!!

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous Tracey, love your botanical theme on the ATC coins and the storage unit is a great way of displaying them. Hope everything is OK with hubby.
Avril xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Just popping by for my weekly visit... So glad you decided to have a go at those coins!!! The effects you achieved are just amazing and they look totally fantastic on that storage unite! So, so clever, like a beautiful Spring garden in the middle of winter! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Happy Sunday and I really hope your husband will continue to improve!!!!

sarascloset said...

Wow! Just WOW, Tracey! You had me at the gorgeous crackle on the display, but filled with those artful coins, this project just touches my heart! You have done an amazing job painting those flower images, and this must have been so difficult to part with! Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork with us at A Vintage Journey, too!

PS So good to hear your hubby is recovering from his heart attack. I can only imagine how difficult it is to see your loved one struggling with poor health. What a miracle he is moving in a positive direction! Sending hugs!

Julia Aston said...

What a great display of your beautiful ATcoins - lovely florals on each one and the crackle is wonderful! Thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey challenge! xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey that's a great way to display the ATCoins they look really good. Have a great week, Angela xXx

chrissie said...

Such a wonderful way to display your beautiful coins. A treasured piece for sure

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

NatureFootstep said...

wow, this is wonderful. Amazing work and design. Love it.

I have seen once a video describing how to do cracked areas. But of course, I don´t know where :)

Amanda said...

Tracey this collection is stunning, it doesn't matter how late you arrived to the ATC coin party you definitely made an entrance! Hope all is good with you.
Amanda X

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful Tracey, you’re so clever wonderful creations thanks for sharing the steps too.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Cyndi L said...

I've never heard of them either! They do look lovely displayed like that. Wow...I have to stick my head out of my cave from time to time to see what's going on!

Lisabella Russo said...

I'm glad your husband is doing better! The display is quite a lovely array.

klistersøster said...

Hope all is well with your hubby, sends many thoughts. Beautiful display for ATCoins. I think of spring when I see your fine coins. Hugs, Susan

klistersøster said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Hugs, Susan

Di said...

Hi Tracey - wonderful work! I called by to say a huge thank you for your very kind comment - do please come and play with us. It doesn't need to be a card by the way - so long as you use at least one scrap/snippet in the making then it qualifies.


Di xx

butterfly said...

Such lovely floral ATCoins. I've been seeing them around for a while, and got myself some to play with ages ago, but haven't managed to do anything with them yet! I may just have to invest in a stand when I do though, they look amazing all out on display. Glad to hear your husband's doing well.
Alison x

Jackie PN said...

What a fabulous use for that piece!! And your coins are just gorgeous! I love the vintage look and feel to them Tracey- well done! xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm incredibly impressed with your coins AND the display. You have done a fabulous job and I am totally impressed. It's great to read your husband is doing better and you are now able to settle back in to crafting. This shows what a gorgeous set of ATCoins and holder you have created.

Kerstin F. said...

Great idea!! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

Mia said...

I love your beautiful vintage coins, Tracey, and the base is incredible!!!!!!!!!!! What a fab idea!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.