Bold Monarch Coin

Bold Monarch Polymer Clay Trading Coin or Pendant

Artist trading coins are the next “big thing” in artist trading projects. Today I’m sharing a quick tutorial for how I created this bold, eye-catching coin.  Not into trading? Add a bale and make it into a pendant! 

Project Materials

Instructions

Condition and roll orange clay to setting #2 in clay machine. 

Place butterflies silkscreen orange side down over orange clay sheet. Silkscreen your choice of images with black paint. Carefully lift silkscreen. Wash silkscreen and squeegee immediately.

Bold Monarch Coin HOW 1
Bold Monarch Coin HOW 1

Condition and roll black clay to setting #2 in clay machine.

Place dots silkscreen orange side down over black clay sheet. Silkscreen your choice of images with orange paint. Carefully lift silkscreen. Wash silkscreen and squeegee immediately.  

Let paint dry on both clay sheets.

Use 2.25” circle cutter to cut around the dots image.

Bold Monarch Coin HOW 2
Bold Monarch Coin HOW 2

Roll additional sheet of orange clay. Use 2.5” circle cutter to cut disc from orange clay sheet.

Bold Monarch Coin HOW 3
Bold Monarch Coin HOW 3

Use craft knife to carefully trim around silkscreened butterfly image.

Mount butterfly centered on black disc. The wings will extend off the sides.

Bold Monarch Coin HOW 4
Bold Monarch Coin HOW 4

Place black silkscreened disc with the butterfly centered on orange disc.

Add black Hot Fix cabochons equally spaced around the outer top edge of the black disc.

Bake according to manufacturer instructions.

Bold Monarch Coin HOW 5
Bold Monarch Coin HOW 5

Designed by Cindi McGee

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