Saturday 5 September 2015

2015 #16 Round One. {by Seth Apter}

Topic 16: Circles

Hi PaperArtsy people! Seth Apter here and I am back on the blog today with a project all about circles. I was so excited that this topic is being highlighted as circles are one of my most favorite shapes to use in art. In fact, I decided to do more than simply add circles to my project but rather actually make it a circle. 

I started with a sheet of 90lb watercolor paper that I painted loosely with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints in Space Cadet, Hyde Park, Claret and Yellow Submarine. Thinking outside the (square) box, I decided at this point to cut my paper into the form of a circle with a 10 inch diameter.

Using the script stamp from the Hot Picks rubber stamp set HP1304, I added a bit of additional design and dimension to the background. I chose the script stamp as its curvy nature reminded me of circular fragments. And speaking of script, I followed this with the addition of an expression that I thought was perfect for a circle project: What Goes Around Comes Around. This was completed using black rub-on letters outlined with a white gel pen.


At this point in the project, the fun really began. I started with rubber stamps and added several circular designs using several stamps from PaperArtsy Hot Picks rubber stamp set HPXT01 and my own line of rubber stamps from Impression Obsession. Then I used markers and pencils to add detailed surface design. The finishing touch was some light paint splatter using PaperAtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints in both Inky Pool and Vanilla


Until my time on the PaperArtsy blog comes around again...happy creating! 
Come take a class with Seth HERE , 13th,14th,15th November. There are still spaces available so book your place. 

Thanks Seth. I just love this background, watching it build up in layers. The background is such an important part, get that right and the rest seems to happen naturally. Your backgrounds are always superb, great colour combinations and stamp choices. ~Darcy

Did you know that you can play along with us on the PaperArtsy blog to share and explore with us how you interpret the current theme. The current topic is Circles, and if you are inspired by any of our contributors on the blog this fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Circles challenge link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Sept 6th, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

love the circle, Seth and a great idea to make a round project - fabulous background.

craftytrog said...

Love all those layers of paint and stamping, wonderful project!

Lauren Hatwell said...

A great idea to make your project round and I love all those layers. Always so interesting and informative to see your process. Lx

Karenliz Henderson said...

Love your project Seth. The colors and all those layers.

Kirsten said...

This is great, love how you see something different each time.

Darlene K Campbell said...

This reminds me how I used to make round books as a child. Need to do that again. Always infatuated with your layering skills. Cheers-Darlene