Wednesday 10 July 2019

NEW: Seth Apter Minis {by Christine Dark}

July 2019 New Products
Eclectica³ Collection {Seth Apter}

Chris has done a wonderful job of bringing so many products together in this post, stamps (of course) but also Frescos and infusions pair together along with numerous colours of ink. Its a veritable feast for our creative eyes! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Chris with you today to share my projects with Seth's new mini's EM41-48.  I very much admire Seth's art which is all about layering and his new mini's are perfect for making that easy and enjoyable as they all go together so well.

You can create depth and textural interest with the stamps by stamping in different colours and overlaying with black and further down the post you can see how I created my base layers with very quick and easy techniques. 

My first make is a large Birthday Tag. I stamped with all of the stamps over my base layer in various coloured inks and finally with black. 

Outlining some of the stamped images in white pen helps to bring them forward and add interest. Glossy dimensional glue has been added to the die cut letters and on the circles on the focal star from Seth's stamp set ESA03 for extra shine.

I used a couple of Seth's embossing powders to create yet more texture on the die cut scalloped frame and on the wood star embellishments. 

I cut a smaller tag from the same base layer outlined in white and also die cut some stars to add to the painted and glossed wood stars. I cut out the word 'create' from EM42 and used it for my sentiment.

I love the grunginess of some of the mini's in this collection. Stamp EM47 has those lovely grungy lines and will be hard to put down!

Similar to the tag above and using the text 'your story' from MA46.

For this tag, I used the stamps with a gel plate print and the bolder design mini's work particularly well with the gel plate. The words are taken from MA46.

I love the texture you get with mono prints, I used thin brayered layers of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics for this tag.

I like the more feminine colour scheme from the part of the mono print I used for this card, colours tend to get mixed on the gel plate so you can end up with quite a variety of colour schemes which is perfect for batches of tags or cards as they will all be slightly different to each other.

The die cut heart is covered in glossy dimensional glue which I used to highlight areas of most of the samples.

Another card from a mono print.

All the ribbons I added were dyed with Infusions; damp the seam binding ribbon, sprinkle with Infusions powders and dry off. 

I started off with a master board base layer adding various complimentary colours of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics with a large brush, a few sprinklings of Infusions and finish with a lighter colour or two on top to bring it all together. This is a nice base for stamping all over with all of the stamps in various colours of ink.

The final touches are stamping in black and some outlining in with fine liner pens.

My second substrate is an easy splatter and squish method! Spatter watered down Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints Blue Lagoon, Terracotta and Claret on to two sheets of Heavy Weight Smoothy cardstock, smoosh them together paint sides facing, pull apart then allow to dry.

Repeat the process using Infusions in Slime, Royal Blood, Violetta and Olive Tree diluted in water. I stamped in black over these pieces and used for some of my layers and die cuts.

I usually keep a few paints in this little wood crate on my desk, it's patiently been waiting for some colour and pattern and the Mini's are lovely for creating random abstract patterns

I didn't mount the stamps on a block just dabbed on Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics and randomly stamped around the box, overlapping and not thinking about it too much.

As you can see, I enjoyed creating from my substrate pieces and decorating my paint crate which is the beauty of these mini's, they're going to be useful for so many projects and they work together perfectly due to the mix of solid and more delicate images, there are even words in there that can be accentuated or cut out.   

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a creative week.

Chris x

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Helen said...

what awesome projects i love them! can't wait to get my hands on these stamps!

Miriam said...

What fantastic projects Christine. They show case Seth's new stamps perfectly.

Nikki Acton said...

Great job Christine!

Words and Pictures said...

Scrumptious layers and colours on every project - I particularly love the paint storage box and that amazing layered birthday card. Brilliant work with Seth's new minis, Chris.
Alison x

Celia Low said...

I love the way you’ve used all the bright colours together to produce all the grungy and interesting layers!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous samples, Chris. I love the bright and feminine colour palette,

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love, love, LOVE! Lx

A Pink said...

Fabulous range of samples , Chris . Your projects show off the versatility of Seths fab new minis so well . Tfs x