Tuesday 4 July 2017

NEW {Eclectica³ Seth Apter} with Ruth Mescall

Mini envelope journal by Ruth Mescall

In Ruth's post tonight she shows us how to work beautifully with single isolated images in her recognisable minimalist and manner. She creates warm layers with well positioned elements and embellishments. I was so excited to see how Ruth would use these new stamps from Seth, and true to form, she demonstrates her talent to create depth with perfect attention to detail.

Here's a reminder of the new stamps by Seth Apter!

All these new products are available from your PaperArtsy stockists now. See the list at the foot of this post.

~ Leandra

Hi everyone, Ruth here tonight to show you an idea or two with Seth's brand new stamps that he's designed for PaperArtsy

I've really enjoyed using Seth's previous releases and exploring his paint techniques but I squealed with delight when these arrived as they are a wonderful development and addition to his range. The 2 large stamps immediately spoke book covers to me, combined with a current love of Kraft paper and white paint I was creating an envelope journal to showcase the smaller stamps before I knew it. I also couldn't resist an little infusions play and created a quick card.

There's a beautiful etched detail to the larger stamps that needs very little else to showcase them and roughly brayered chalkconcrete, white fire and pewter fresco acrylic paint on Kraft paper gives an instant background to stamp on to. 

The stamps work beautifully with Seth's stencils and I've used a mix of grunge paste and mahogany and terracotta from his set 1 paints to add some detail to the background. 

In my mind I kept referring to this as the washi tape stamp because you can use it in strips and it's already a firm favourite for creating lines or a background grid; stamped in orange blossom and sepia and archival it's reminiscent of rusted metal.

This is another stamp that you can use to create lines or a geometric pattern, perfect to combine with the previous stamp and also contrasts well with the stencilled circle motif.

Speaking of circles, I used a few different techniques with this trio and and they all turned out beautifully, whether it's black embossing on a painted background or archival stamping on smoothy card. One of the things I also noticed was that all the small images are really easy to cut out (I'm not  a big fan of fussy cutting)

Last close up from the journal and this is such a beautiful image, I stamped it on to a crackle effect background (created using crackle glaze) and added a little metallic foil. The circular element can also be trimmed and used on it's own. Little rusted metal embellishments and thread  just help finish the journal pages off.

Black Knight infusions and stamping in paint create the background for this card. I wanted to show how versatile these stamps are and feel the images providing a perfect focal point for this monochromatic CAS card.

I will be posting more pictures of the journal pages on my blog but just want to finish by saying it's been a total joy to work with these beautiful stamps and have so many ideas of how I want to use them in future projects. I hope we've been able to show you the versatility of these stamps and provided some inspiration for you. Happy creating! Ruth x

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PaperArtsy Product Educational Links

New Products will not be available to purchase from PaperArtsy until late 2017. This means the only place you can purchase is from an official PaperArtsy approved stockist. 

We encourage you to support independent retailers; they offer you valuable expertise and a wide range of product choice outside of the big box stores. Buy in-store or online now from the following stockists:

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec www.scrapbookcentrale.ca
(Zinski, JoFY, ESC, EKC, EKD, EEG, ETS, LPC, Infusions, Frescos)

Treasured Memories Scrapbooking, Duncan,BC www.treasuredmemoriesscrapbooking.ca
(Frescos, Infusions, EKC, EEG, ESC)

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia www.facebook.com/ASCbyCrystal
(ETS, Infusions)

Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York, www.facebook.com/artistreeworkshops
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, EEG, ELB, ETS, ESC, Ink and the Dog)

Clay with Me, Colorado www.facebook.com/Claywithmestudio
(ELB, LPC, ESA, JOFY, Infusions, Frescos, EKD, EKC, ESC, EEG)

Creek Bank Creations, Indiana www.creekbankcreations.com
(MN, Zinski, Jofy)

Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky www.ephemerapaducah.com 
(Fresco Chalks, Lynne Perrella, Seth Apter)

Frantic Stamper, Oregon www.franticstamper.com
(Zinski, LPC, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, ESC, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico www.santafe.com
( Frescos, Infusions, LPC, ESA, EEA, Zinski, MN, ETS, HP, Treasure Gold)

Simon Says Stamp, columbus, Ohio www. simonsaysstamp.com
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, EEA, EEG, EKC, ELB, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio www.stamplistic.com
(Hot Picks, LPC, JoFY, ELB, Squiggly Ink)

The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland www.queensink.com
(Infusions, ESA, LPC)

Seth Apter, New York www.sethapter.com
(ESA, Frescos)

Stamp Fever, Orange, California www.stpstamp.com
(Frescos, Jofy, Infusions)

Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEA, EKD, EKC, EEG, ESA, Frescos)

Amelia's Creative Crafts, Spernal Ash Nurseries, Alcester Road, Studley, Warwickshire  www.ameliascreativecrafts.co.uk
(Jofy, EKC, ELB, Frescos)

Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire www.afth.co.uk
(EEA, ETS, ESA,Infusions)

Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex www.birdsinthebarn.blogspot.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Blade Rubber Stamps, London www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
(JoFY, LPC, Frescos)

Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Craft World Scotland, Glasgow www.craftworldonline.co.uk
(EKD, EKC, JoFY, ETS, Zinski, ESA, ELB)

Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex www.craftysnippets.co.uk

Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk www.craftylicious.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, ETS, ESA, ELB)

Dandie Crafts, Caerphilly,www.dandiecrafts.co.uk/
(Fresco Chalks, Kay Carley, Tracy Scott)

Everything Art, Powys, Wales www.everythingart.com
(EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

Keep on Crafting, Burt St Edmunds, Suffolk www.keeponcrafting.co.uk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ESC, ELB, EKD, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, www.loobicrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, Frescos)

LouLouPurple, Gwynedd, Wales www.louloupurple.co.uk

Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk www.papermaze.co.uk
(JoFY, EKC, ESA, ELB, Zinski, Infusions)

Paper Story, Norfolk www.paperstory.bigcartel.com
(Infusions, Treasure Gold)

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire www.rowantreecrafts.co.uk
(Zinski, stencils, ETS)

Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands www.shabbychicstencils.co.uk
(Jofy, EEA, Zinski, ELB, Frescos)

Simply Crafts, Cardiff, www.simplycraft.com
(EEG, ETS, ESA, JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, JoFY)

Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland www.stampersgrove.co.uk 
(Zinski, JOFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Swanstitch, Deal, Kent www.facebook.com/swanstitch

That's Crafty, Romford, essex www.thatscrafty.co.uk 
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EEG, EKD, EKC, ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent www.theartisticstamper.com 
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, ESC, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey www.thecraftbarn.com 
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, EKC, EKD, EEA, ESA, ELB, Fresco Chalks, Infusions)

The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire www.thecraftbox.biz
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ETS, ESA, Fresco Chalks)

The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire www.thecraftden.co.uk
(Zinski, EKC, EEG, EKD Jofy, ETS, Frescos)

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin www.facebook.com/TheForgetMeNotKraftKabin
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, EEG, EKD, Fresco Chalks)

Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside 
(Zinski, JoFY, Fresos, ELB)

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle www.expressionhobby.be
(Frecos, Infusions, Zinskis, EDY, EEG, Jofy)

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso www.hobbyboden.dk
(ESA, Fresco Chalks)

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi www.kerudoccreation.com
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, ETS, ESA)

Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon www.toutencolle.fr
(JoFY, Infusions)

Stempeloase Munich www.stempeloase.de
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, ESC, EKD, EKC, LPC Frescos)

Stempelfee Shop www.stempelfee-shop.de
(Zinski, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ETS, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Creafine, Papendrecht www.creafine.nl
(JoFY, ETS, Infusions)

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
(Zinski, EKD, EEG, EKC, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, Infusions)

Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht www.papillon-hobby.nl
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, ETS, Infusions)

Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek www.scrap-co.nl

Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel www.stampingcorner.nl
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, ESA, Lynne Perrella, Frescos)

The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk www.thestmpingcottage.nl
(Fresco Chalks, LPC, ESA,  Zinski, Hot Picks, ETS, JoFY, ELB, Infusions)

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland www.artandsoulstudio.com.au
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EKD, EEG,  ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA)

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au 
(JoFY, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/ 
(JoFY, EKC, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW www.timetocreate.com.au
(Zinski, ESA, ETS, EKD, EEG, ELB, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Mandy's Card, Taipei www.facebook.com/mandy.card
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

TIny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba www.facebook.com/TinyDots
(JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)


Craftyfield said...

My... the delight is in the detail! Awesome project Ruth, it's all the little touches that make it exceptional. The CAS card is wonderful too!

Miriam said...

Amazing projects Ruth - I love these!

Helen said...

Fantastic project, Ruth - love the card,but oh boy the book is fabulous. Can't wait to get my stamps (any day now!)

Hazel Agnew said...

Oh Ruth. I knew that you and Seth would make a great partnership. These pieces are jawdroppingly gorgeous. Total class. I love everything and look forward to seeing them on the PaperArtsy stand in the near future.
Great combinations of colours and textures, so well balanced and taunting us to buy and try! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely stunning work, Ruth - you have made these new stamps from Seth look incredible. They were already on my list, and you've helped them shoot to the top. Love the subtlety and the natural aged colour palette with hints of metal, gilding and rust. Simply superb!
Alison x

Kirsten said...

Two gorgeous projects!!

Kate Yetter said...

Looks fabulous, Ruth. I love your color scheme and all the natural textures.

Seth said...

Gorgeous creations Ruth. The color palettes are so soft and subtle and really highlight well the detail in the stamps.

Etsuko said...

Wow this is magnificent project Ruth, love how you have used Seth's new stamps and stencils. Beautiful and very elegant.. I love this. xx

Redanne said...

You are such an enabler Ruth, your projects are fabulous, I just love the new Seth stamps!! x

geezercrafter said...

Love the colour schemes, fantastic showcase for Seth's new stamps.

Dorthe said...

they are just fabulous all- I so love the soft nature color tones, the gilded bits ,here and there, and the CAS card is stunning, too.
You are truly such a master , dear friend.
Hugs, Dorthe

SewPaperPaint said...

such a gorgeous use of these stamps Ruth! Love the color palette and beautiful layers you've developed. Hugs, Autumn

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing, Ruth, the effect you have achieved is just incredible,

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

Totally stunning work Ruth which showcases Seth's stamps perfectly. I love the natural shades onto the Kraft card.

Lesley Xx