Friday 19 January 2018

NEW PaperArtsy Products {Seth Apter} Jan 2018

NEW Eclectica³ {Seth Apter} Jan 2018

Our favourite gentleman designer is here to share some new additions to his collection. Seth's popular collages, represented as stamps, reflect imagery from some of his own carefully layered creations.

And of course, we needed some new paint to play with too, as you can see with his own range of 16 paints, Seth has really rounded out the colour selection opening new doors and colourways to explore!

Hi gang, Seth Apter here. I am thrilled to be able to share my 2 new stamp sets and 2 new paint sets, all designed exclusively for PaperArtsy. After waiting for months for the big reveal, they are finally hot off the (rubber) press and ready for ink, and the paints are out of the can, ready for your paint brush, fingers or any other tools of your choice!. Here are the new 8 kids on the block...

So in total I now have 16 paints! The first 8, released in 2017, are now available as open stock, so you can purchase them from stockists as individual bottles. The 2 new sets will be boxed up, each as sets of 4 paints. Here's how all 16 look together...

I love making art and I love designing stamps. For this release, I blended the two activities and designed two new sets of stamps that are based on mashups of some of the favorite artwork that I have made. A little bit from this piece, a little bit from that piece, and even a little bit of completely new. The stamps themselves are very varied, with some perfect for focal image, some for grungy backgrounds, and, of course, some words.

Today there are 2 blog posts to enjoy, from myself and one from Glenda Miles. I don't remember when Glenda and I first crossed paths, but from that moment - and ever since - she has proven to be a talented artist and remarkable person. I am so excited that she will be sharing her work with my new releases today too. Our blog posts will publish within 30 minutes of each other, so the links will be active once published.

Today I am sharing with you a variety of ways in which to use these stamps.

 Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 7 (ESA07)

Lost and Found

I created Lost and Found using 4 of the 8 stamps from ESA07. My goal was to use sections of different stamps to create unique elements. The large, focal stamp was stamped  and/or cut out, providing the yellow lost and found detail in the bottom right corner, the word found in the upper left corner and the background in the upper right. I designed it as a focal stamp but there are literally a gazillion ways to break it up.  

I created the background for the center diamond by stamping one of the detail stamps from the set side by side a number of times. Interestingly, the image that this stamp was created from was originally a metal band. 

I wanted to use one of the circle stamps as a focal but it was too small on this piece. I decided to stack several of my PaperArtsy Wood Chips as a base so that the scale of the small circle detail would work. And I love the added dimension on the Wood Chips too.

Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 8 (ESA08)


There are 6 stamps in this set and I used 5 of the 6. While you can absolutely use any one of these stamps on their own. I love the fact that every artist can create a completely unique artwork by picking and choosing which stamps to use and how to use them together.

PaperArtsy stamps are so deeply etched that the smallest detail shows clearly. As can be seen in the close-up detail, this provides such a rich, dimensional feel to your stamping. 

Although I decided to keep the soft, vintage feel to this piece, I could have easily gone in with markers, watercolor paints, or translucent Fresco Acrylics and added a range of color to the focal stamping. 

Of course, you do not have to use each of these sets separately. The mashup of my original art that was behind these designs can continue if you choose to mashup stamps from both of these sets in the same piece.


This piece uses 2 stamps from ESA07 and 4 stamps from ESA08. And it also shows how you can make these stamps even more unique by only using portions. The piece with the words Discover, Explore and Invent is a small portion of the large focal stamp from ESA08. The small, vertical design detail on the bottom right is the center section from another stamp in the same set.

I doubled up and embossed for extra texture one of my favorite stamps from set ESA08 to create the detailed, center background.

Many thanks to you all for taking the time to explore my new stamps. I am very excited to see the ways in which each of you uses these sets to create your own unique art.

If you would like to learn more about me or see more of my work, you can find me online at:


Thanks a million and enjoy all the amazing PaperArtsy releases yet to come, Seth

New 2018 Products are only available from the approved PaperArtsy stockists listed below, they will not be available to purchase directly from PaperArtsy until mid 2018.
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:

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Kreative Koncepts Pty Ltd. Burrum Heads, Queensland
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle
Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince Georg, BC

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
Papir Ulven, Lejre

 Piia Takalo, Kittila,

Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle, 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

Paperbasics, Hessen,
Stempelbar, Berlin,
Stempeloase Munich
Stempelfee Shop

Marte Savona, Savona,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), 
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Creafine, Papendrecht
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant,
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest,
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk

New Zealand
The Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty,

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,

Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Barcelona, Catalunya,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk,
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex,
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk
Crafts @themalthose, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,

Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter

Kay Carley
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent,
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
Paperstory, Norfolk
Poppycraft, Wallingford,

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall,

Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent
That's Crafty, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs

The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Clay with Me, Colorado
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Old Lyme, Connecticut,
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Seth Apter, New York
Stamp Fever, Orange, California
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas,

We do not supply chains, TV channels or discounters. Our brand is only available from established stockists who are VAT/ GST/ sales tax registered and for whom product education is a core principle. These retailers appreciate that PaperArtsy products are produced to the highest standards possible, and that we will not compromise quality for quantity. We would rather supply a few hand selected stockists, than the greater masses. If you would like to apply to be a stockist, you can find our more about our supply criteria here

PaperArtsy Links


Helen said...

The stamps are great, but OH, those paints!! Fabulous samples, Seth and look forward to seeing Glenda's soon

heARTistry said...

Fabulous as always Seth

craftimamma said...

I'm in love with the paints too especially the greys! I'm liking the stamps too.....a lot! Wonderful samples to showcase them.

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

Congrats, Seth! I love the new paint colours and the stamps are fantastic, as are your gorgeous samples, they show off the stamps perfectly.

Keren Baker said...

Gorgeous colours and fab textural stamps!! x

Miriam said...

I love your stamps and paints Seth.... and those samples - wow!

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous !
Corrie x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely brilliant!LG

Words and Pictures said...

These intricate new images atr really stunning, Seth, and the paint colours are scrumptious! Congratulations on another great release.
Alison x

Words and Pictures said...

ARE really stunning... stupid iphone! X

Nikki Acton said...

Love these new stamps ... Some amazing designs! And wow to the paints ... Great collections ..xx

geezercrafter said...

Loving the new paints and stamps, Spanish Mulberry is amazing!!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Oh my, Seth, my friend. What fabulous possibilities we have with these stamps. New paints look fantastic.
Looking forward to having a play with all of them. X

A Pink said...

Terrific new release stampsets and paints , Seth . Fantastic samples showcasing them superbly x

pearshapedcrafting said...

These all look brilliant!

SewPaperPaint said...

A fabulous release Seth! Way to rock it. I am drooling over this completed color palette. The stamps are incredible and I can't wait to dissect each image and have a play. Well done!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful, love those pajnrs, Seth!

Lucy x