Morning friends!  Today I have another GSL DT post and this time, it’s this little set of seaside ATC Coins.  As the title says, I do like to be beside the seaside and I wish I could be there more often!  But meanwhile, I can look at these ATC coins and dream about the day when I can go live near the sea!


Getting Started

First of all prep your ATC coins by giving them a coat or two of white gesso on both sides and also around the edge of each coin.  I only need four coins but I prepped an extra one just in case.

I am also using these coin covers that have a seaside/nautical vibe and they need to be prepped in the same way.

Once they were dry, I got started on the next step.

Ocean Backgrounds

To make the backgrounds, simply drip some alcohol inks onto the gessoed ATC coins.  I used a few different ocean/sea colours of blues and turquoises.

To get the alcohol ink to move around and mix, use a cotton bud (Q tip) to drip some surgical spirit (aka rubbing alcohol in the US) on to the inks and let them do their thing.  You can also add more ink on top until you are happy with the result.  Leave them to dry – they dry very quickly.

Heat Embossing

Now it was time to work on the covers.  I used an embossing ink pad and white embossing powder to cover the ATC coin covers, and then melt the EP with a heat gun.


Once everything is dry, use some PVA glue to adhere the covers to each ATC coin. Use something heavy to hold them in place while they dry.

Finishing Touches

Once your covers and coins are complete, you might want to paint around the outside edge to hide any unpainted chipboard or do any touch ups.  Or you can also heat emboss the edge using the same white embossing powder.

And that’s the finished coins ready for use!  Thanks for making it all the way to the end. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Project Recipe:

ATC Coins D81M
ATC covers Beach C10S
white gesso, white embossing powder, embossing ink, alcohol inks, surgical spirit, PVA glue, cotton buds, heatgun

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July 21, 2021 4:17 pm

Very pretty, love the blue dear

Erika N
July 20, 2021 11:59 am

Super coins Elle. These will be great additions to a journal page!

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