Wednesday 7 October 2020

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Eclectica³ Seth Apter {October 2020}

 Eclectica³ Collection {Seth Apter}
October 2020 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
With Seth's last release we made a few changes in how we are pulling the stamps on the plate together, and it seems to be working for you too with a few more stamps on the plates and greater variety of shapes! There is a subtle nod to winter season these stamps too, so perhaps you will be able to hunker down and create more of those delicious Seth-inspired layers as you keep your crafty selves cosy.

Hi gang. Seth Apter here and I am so very excited to be back with my all new release with PaperArtsy: three new stamp sets: ESA16, ESA17 and ESA18. 

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year like no other and the world has changed as a result. As challenging as the events of this year have been, I have been constantly amazed by and impressed with how our art community has responded. We have strengthened our bonds and supported each other throughout. There has been a pause in our usual routine and this has given many of us a chance to reflect on what is truly important. Many of these stamps were designed with that in mind. With a focus on the positives, words like Unity, Believe and Magic make an appearance. As does the phrase, Be the Change. But it wouldn't be a Seth Apter collection without some grungy, mixed-media. So have no fear. That is represented too!

Now let's take a look at these sets and some art I created using many of the stamps. 

    NEW  Seth Apter Stamps
Price: RRP €21.92 +VAT
 Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a sealed bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 16 (ESA16)

Set ESA16 includes what just might be my favorite design from this release. It is an abstracted butterfly which, to me, is a symbol of life, beauty, hope and change. You all know I do not typically release image-based stamps but I got away with it this time because of of the abstract nature of the design. I have also included the long, grungy-dot stamp on the strip below the word soar. I know I will be using this one often for background detail.

I use text in my art all the time. Both the message within the words and the beauty of the shapes appeal to me greatly. All three of my sets include text. In this piece, the Unity stamp takes front and center and sends the message loud and clear. The extra lines and symbols and distressed font give it that mixed-media look. 

I think this stamp says it all: BE THE CHANGE. And it says it often! I added these wonky circles in the middle of the stamp simply I think of the circle as symbolizing unity and completion. But I made them wonky because those goals are not achieved via a smooth path...and because they look cooler that way.

Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 17 (ESA17)

Many of the stamps in these sets use text in an unconventional way. In the stamp highlighted in this piece, the word magic lays on top of a grungy background. No surprise there. But if you look closely, you will see that this grunge is made up of overlapping, random letters. Also note that the stamped image at the bottom of this piece uses only a portion of the actual stamp design. I always say that one way to make a commercial product your own is by only using sections.   

Most of the pieces I am showing here highlight text but I consider my bread and butter to be grungy background stamps. So my focus for this piece was using the three stamps from ESA17 without words or numbers in a collage. All of these stamps were designed based on marks I had made in my journal. They all have gaps to allow the background to show through and they make it easy to add your own marks to the stamped image to once again allow you to make these designs your very own.

Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 18 (ESA18)

When I release stamps sets with PaperArtsy, I often think about creating sets that include enough designs to allow you to create both a background and a focal image. In other words, a one-and-done stamp set. so for ESA18, I used 5 of the 6 stamps in the set to create this piece. The grungy symbol stamps were used to build-up the background and the word BELIEVE became the focal point. The one stamp I did not use here was the circle stamp. Given how much I like circles, you will be seeing a lot of that image in the coming days. 

 Fresco Paints
Price: RRP €4.58 +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 January 2020, Seth's paint collection became this gorgeous rainbow of colour.Here is a reminder of all the colours available in his line. We had more planned but the pandemic and the PaperArtsy HQ relocation to France has tripped up those plans...keep your eyes peeled for 2021!


A million thanks for your continued support. It is always such a thrill to see how my stamp designs are used by other creatives and I look forward to seeing your makes online soon. 


Teaching Schedule:
You can find all my online classes here.

Below is a list of the retailers who have already got these new releases in stock ready for you to buy NOW!
PaperArtsy Stockist List

Many of our stockists worldwide have their physical stores impacted in different ways due to COVID-19. Please contact a stockist direct to find out if you can visit them. Many are also using FB Live Streams to share with you new product arrivals, and also offering a personal shopping service via video calls.

Here at PaperArtsy, we have recently relocated our business from England to the South-West of France. Our stockists are your go-to  source for all PaperArtsy products, and we suggest that you also use the PaperArtsy People Facebook group to find a stockist. Many are members and are share links to their online stores.

Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland,
Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Memories on the Murray, Murray Bridge, SA
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
Scrapbook Superstore & More South Penrith, NSW
The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box, Swansea,NSW
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth
The Scrapbook Store, North Perth,WA 
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,
Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

Clipper Street Scrapbook Company, Langley, BC.
Paper Art Creations Inc, Leduc, Alberta,
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta 
Scrapbooking Fairies, Drayton Valley, Alberta
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta
The Scrap Yard, Calgary, Alberta, 

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle,
Scrap by Nini,  Uzerche, Limousin 
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

Paperbasics, Hessen,
Stempelbar, Berlin,
Stempeloase Munich, Munich
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi),
Marte Savona, Savona,
Pezze E Colori, Lissone, 
Piccole Passioni, Siena,
Scrap it Easy, Rome,

Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
Hobbykunst, Rasta,
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe

Arts & Crafts, Barcelona,
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Pampalona, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,
Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 

South Africa
Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,
HC Design, Svedala,

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
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Crafts at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
Hixxysoft, Frome, Somerset,
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
That's Crafty
, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Crafty Cafe, 
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs,
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin

Annie G Studio, Chula Vista, CA
Art Anthology, Huntington Beach, CA
Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island,
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
Paper Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
Scrapbook N Memories, Harrisonville, Missouri,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR,
The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX
The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN,
The Ink Pad, New York,
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Stamp Fever, Orange, California
Valley Stamp & Scrap LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin,

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Miriam said...

Congratulations Seth, I adore these and have just been and placed my order at Country View Crafts! Now to have a glass of wine, read your post thoroughly and wait for the live!

Steven said...

Congratulations Seth, another must have collection!! Must say you had me flummoxed for a head is in French mode and I read BEUEVE instead of Believe... I was scratching my head thinking oups Seth's got it wrong, why is he doing French now, and he's got it wrong!!! hehhehe. Susan at Country view will be getting a few orders. Will watch the live when I can...brilliant as usual

Helen said...

well done Seth, these sets are just fabulous!

James D (Stampers Grove) said...

Congratulations Seth on a wonderful release. ♥️

Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful, deeply felt collections. These are wonderful, Seth.
Alison x