Monday 30 December 2019

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Seth Apter {January 2020}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Seth Apter}
January 2020 New Product Announcement

Seth has had a crazy year teaching all over the world it seems, and has plenty of exciting plans for the year ahead too! We are thrilled to bring you another 8 mini stamps, which have proved so popular since he started up with this credit card size, and he has 4 gorgeous paint colours to add to his collection, bringing him up to 24 colours - with more in the pipeline too! I'll hand over to him to share his ideas with the newest babies in the house, they are gorgeous soft tones, and tie in beautifully with other shades and I know you are going to love it all!

~ Leandra

Hello PaperArtsy people, Seth Apter here.

I am thrilled to be able to finally share with you my newest release for PaperArtsy: 8 all new Mini Stamps and 4 new Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint colors. Let the creativity begin!

With this new release, I now have a collection with PaperArtsy of 24 Mini Stamps and 24 paint colors - 20 of my own and 4 that I adopted from the core collection to save them from a premature retirement. But of course I love them, all equally. You can see them all below.

My paint colors were chosen to broaden my color range - and to add a grouping of softer shades to the mix. The designs for my stamps were chosen to provide a combination of background stamps and abstract focal points. Blank spaces were created so you would have the option to color inside (or outside) the lines. And of course, there are circles -- my favorite shape. 

Let's check out my newest additions, along with a sample artwork from each Mini Stamp. 

  New Mini Stamps
Price: RRP £4 +VAT
Size: credit card
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.


New Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics
Price: RRP £3.62 +VAT
Size: 50 ml
A multi-surface chalk paint that can be applied to any surface without an undercoat, can be used indoor or outdoor, dries fast and is available in 150 matte colours (a mix of opaque, translucent and semi-opaque). It's a great paint for use in your journals, on canvas and fabrics, with stencils, on wooden substrates and much, much more!

Seth Apter now has a range of 24 colours including these new 4

Here are some examples of how the stamps can be used. 

Eclectica Mini 49 (EM49)

Like most of my work, this piece was made with a lot of different supplies and I love how Mini 49 fits right in. On the left side, running from top to bottom, Mini 49 was stamped 2 1/2 times and embossed to provide a strong focal point in a very abstract piece. I also stamped the image using ink in several other places (bottom center and right) to use the stamp for background detail and visual texture. I love how the design looks a bit like a maze or path, guiding the viewer through the artwork.

Eclectica Mini 50 (EM50)

Circles. I cannot get enough circles. So for Mini 50, I used small circles, thin loops, thick loops, and a few small random splatters to create a larger design. In this piece, Mini 50 was stamped in several ways: using the stamp as a whole, creating a larger design by stamping repeatedly and adjacently, and using just a few of the circles from the design off the side to add strength to the border. The stamp can also be used more soft way as a background detail.

Eclectica Mini 51 (EM51)

I also love grids but we have already established that I love circles most of all. So what could be better than both together! Mini 51 is a grid of multiple, distressed lines varying in width. Set behind are a series of grungy loops and circles. The contrast of curves and linearity really appeals to me and I think this stamp captures it well. In this piece, Mini 51 was stamped three times and serves as a bright, contrasting focal point. As can be seen, the way the design was drawn, it is easy to connect adjacent, multiple impressions of the stamp no matter in what direction it is placed. 

Eclectica Mini 52 (EM52)

The design of Mini 52 is a series of concentric circles with an extension of grungy lines, both straight and curvy, and splatters. It is meant to be abstract but I can totally see this stamp being used as a whimsical tree, a lollipop, a holiday ornament, and so much more. In this piece it was stamped multiple times to become the main design element. I used watercolor markers to fill the concentric circles in with color. Both the circle and the segment can be used on their own for a different look as well. 

Eclectica Mini 53 (EM53)

Mini 53 was used as a frame in this piece to highlight the text. But it can be used in many other ways as well, for example as a journaling block in a journal page or scrapbook, a door or window by cutting out the inside, or - when partially used - as a border or corner (as can be seen in the lower left hand corner).  

Eclectica Mini 54 (EM54)

I may have been inspired a bit by the season for this one, as I think in the end the design looks a bit like an subtract version of a holiday tree with (just a few) ornaments. It also looks to me like a row of stitches as well. In this piece I connected several impressions to create a stronger focal weigh that runs from top to bottom. They can also be laid side by side for a very different look. Any way it is used, I love the zig and the zag of these lines. 

Eclectica Mini 55 (EM55)

Stamp 55 might be familiar to some fans of PaperArtsy, as this design was originally included in my stamp Set 08, but in a larger size. I love the design so much, I wanted to get into into more creative hands by making it a Mini. In this piece, I repeatedly used the stamp to emboss a background that filled the entire surface. I also often use portions of it to add just a bit of design and visual texture to my backgrounds as well.

Eclectica Mini 56 (EM56)

Okay longtime PaperArtsy fans. Does this look familiar? Stamp 56 was originally included in my stamp Set 02, but also in a larger size. Hands down this stamp has become one of my most used stamps for background detail. Here it is used with embossing powder and fills about half the surface. Often I use just bits of the design to add interest to the background. It is one of those stamps I use over and over again.

 New Fresco Paints
Price: RRP £3.62 +VAT
Size: 50 ml

Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints are a matte finish paint, with opacity varying from translucent, semi-opaque or opaque (see the hand-painted chevron on each bottle).

These paints are low VOC, UV resistant, clean up in water and suitable for indoor and outdoor use, as well as perfect for all manner of surfaces: fabric, wood, card, paper, chipboard, leather and more.

They do not require an undercoat, these are chalk based, therefore every option is like a coloured gesso; the opacity determines the level of coverage. Thin with any PaperArtsy glaze to increase the translucency to your preference.

In October 2019, Seth's paint collection became this gorgeous rainbow of colour....


And he has 4 more lovely soft shades to add to this collection...
This takes Seth to 24 colours now offering a wide variety of gorgeous colour options.

A million thanks to all of you for having a look at my new products - and for all your support of my prior releases. I still get a thrill every time I see how each of you creative souls use my products in your own, unique ways. Equally thrilled to see how you use these new stamps and paint colors.

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Teaching Schedule:

I start the year debuting my new collections at the Creativation Trade Show:

16 January, 2020, Creativation Trade Show - Phoenix, AZ
W102, (Vintage Chic) 11:00 - 13:30, Registration

18 January, 2020, Creativation - Phoenix, AZ
Demo on the PaperArtsy Booth (#2250) 15:00 - 17:00

19 January, 2020, Creativation - Phoenix, AZ
Make 'n' Take on the PaperArtsy Booth (#2250) 13:30 - 16:30 

Here is the full education programme for all the PaperArtsy Designers at Creativation:

 Here is the full booth Make 'n' Take and Demo programme for all the PaperArtsy Designers at Creativation

Teaching at the Creativation Trade Show... 

25-28 January, 2020, Creativeworld Trade show, Frankfurt, Germany
I will be at the show demoing for all my partner companies who are exhibiting there
Demo from 12 noon on the PaperArtsy Booth (4.2 F31) Both Sun 26th & Mon 27th

Here is the full education/demo programme for all the PaperArtsy Designers at Creativation:

You can head to my workshop page to see the workshops that have been already posted for the rest of 2020, with more to be added soon. I will be teaching all over the USA and in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England, France, and the Netherlands.

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Helen said...

Love the new colours, especially Gold Rush and of course the stamp designs!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Seth, I love the new stamps and paints.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Really excited by the new minis and paints, Seth, gorgeous! X

A Pink said...

Congratulations ! Seth on another fantastic set of stamp designs and paint colours. You nailed it ! Love them all. x

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous new minis, Seth, and stunning samples. Love the new soft colours - definitely looking forward to trying those out soon.
Alison x