Under the Sea-ATCoins-Creative Embellishments August 2020 Challenge

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Today I’m bringing you an ATC Coin set I created for the August 2020 Creative Embellishments Challenge.


I have a quick process video to go along with this project, if you’d like to see how I put these together.

Process Video (potentially still uploading):

Here is the inspiration graphic from Creative Embellishments. I saw the challenge on the first of the month, and I just remembered “Mermaids” until I was finally able to get a project together! I love all things fantasy, so I knew I had to participate this month!


All-in-all I had about two hours of “work” put into the making of these (not including any air dry time), and I am very happy with how they came out!

I layered some gilding flakes on top of some homemade texture paste using Ranger’s Sticky Embossing Powder, added the “Mermaid Artist Trading Coins” to the base, glued down some shells, used some of Finnabair’s wonderful waxes, and added some 13 @rts microspheres as a finishing touch.

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To me my Artist Trading Coins looked like they very well could have been coins sitting on the ocean floor!

Thank you for joining me in my little corner for this rather quick project! I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll see you again soon!

Stay Crafty!


Creative Embellishments Artist Trading Coins, Mermaid Artist Trading Coins, & Seaweed Stencil, 13 @rts “Old Gold” XS Microspheres, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, “Burnt Sienna” Liquid Acrylic Paint, “Ancient Coin” Metallique Paint, “Yellow-Blue” Opal Magic Paint, “Bronze Age” Metallique Wax, and “Patina Blue” & “Patina Green” Matte Wax, Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, Tonic-Nuvo Gilding Flakes “Radient Gold,” “Silved Bullion,” and “Sunkissed Copper,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Gloss Gel & Gloss Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Heat It Craft Tool, Decor Sand & Shells,

*The texture paste I used was made quite a few months ago and has a lot of different products in it.

Mermaids Welcome (Shadow Box)

“Mermaids Welcome” Shadowbox! Created for the “Paradise In August” Collaboration between ReneaBoquets & Crafty City!

Process Video:



  • ReneaBouquets
  • [From] Treasure Box #1
  • Chunky Glitter Glass
  • Diamond
  • Beautiful Beads
    • Unicorn Candy
  • Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard
    • Small Ocean Orchid Mermaid
    • Tiny Sunkissed Mermaid
  • Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard
    • Small Mermaids Welcome Sign
    • Small Seashell Frame
  • Beautiful Board (From Stash)
    • Small Nautical Anchor
  • craftycity
    • Mintay
    • Paradise
  • Fabrika Decoru
    • Shadow Box
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Vignette Hardware
    • Corked Domes
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Pen
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Oxide
    • Cracked Pistachio
  • Emerald Creek
    • Seth Apter
    • Baked Texture
    • Dirty Sand
    • Chunky Rust
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Metallique Wax
    • Rose Gold
  • Texture Paste
    • Anemone & Coral Set
    • Blue Green
    • Fire Orange
    • Taupe Rose
  • US Shell Inc.
    • Hobby Shells
    • Cholla Pieces
  • Jacquard
    • Gum Arabic
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • E6000
  • Beacon
    • FabriTac
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Sand
    • Pebbles
    • Texture Pebbles
    • Seashells
    • Sand Dollars
    • Starfish
    • Glass Decor Pebbles
    • Gold-ish Beads (I received them from Brandy M. in a swap!)
    • Clear & White Pearls/Beads
    • Clear Microbeads
    • Chain
    • Spoon
    • Burlap Ribbon
    • Glass Micro Beads (they are intended for fingernail art, so they are super micro!)
    • Sand
    • Gold
  • Glass Vials