Monday 22 February 2021

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Eclectica³ Seth Apter {February 2021}

  Eclectica³ Collection {Seth Apter}

February 2021 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra: 
Wow! Well I don;t think you will have any issues using these designs for your mixed media backgrounds and much more! They totally reflect all that is good about Seth and his creative style.
Don't forget we have Seth sharing these stamps and his samples live in PaperArtsy People shortly after this post publishes. It's nice to meet the designer and hear direct from them about this new release, so I hope you can catch him, either LIVE or on the replay.
Remember, these stamps are available EXCLUSIVELY from our approved stockists for the next 3-4 months. With freight prices soaring due to fewer flights worldwide, it makes sense to buy local within your country, see the list and links at the bottom of this blog post. 

I hope you really enjoy checking out these new products today, don't forget to leave a comment for the designer at the foot of the post.
Hi PaperArtsy People, it's Seth Apter here.

I am thrilled to share my newest release for PaperArtsy: three all new stamp sets. 

These stamp sets were designed with the concept of creative flexibility and the needs of the mixed media artist in mind. Across the three sets you will find stamps perfect for creating grungy backgrounds, mark making, building abstract focal points, and self expression through text. All three sets work well together and you can create your own, individual stamp designs by using different stamps together or individual stamps in repeating patterns. Examples of this are shown below.

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

  Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 19 (ESA19)

Dream is the first of several samples were a single stamp is used repeatedly to create a larger, stronger focal point for the artwork. In this case, the triangle grid stamp seen in the upper right hand corner of the stamp set was used 5 times to develop a unique design that dominates the piece. By using the stamp this way, you will be able to come up with a unique pattern every time. The word DREAM was created using my new alphabet, ESA21, highlighted below. 
This photo shows the detail of the grid, made up of triangles, diamonds, lines, and a few mixed media splatters for more personality.
Now or Never is another example of a single stamp, in this case the large grid of overlapping ovals, being used repeatedly to create a unique and larger design. In addition, the smaller stamp of overlapping ovals was also used and this design adds more flexibility to build your own unique abstract design. Once again, the alphabet from ESA21 was used to create the text.

This detail shows how the design allows for the background to show through as well as enabling you to add elements within each oval, in this case numbers and hand made marks. These options all enhance layer making in mixed media art.

Fragile uses two stamps from ESA19: the FRAGILE and the HANDLE WITH CARE designs. In this piece, they reference the eggs in the collage in a tongue in cheek way. But they are perfect to use in journaling, perhaps to represent what many of us have felt during this past year. And they are ready-made for mail art as well.

The phrase HANDLE WITH CARE also offers you a great deal of variety. With some simple masking, you can use the stamp to spell HAND and CARE quite easily.

123 uses two of the stamps from ESA19: the numbered ovals as well as the diamond grid. Both of these stamps can be used on their own but can also be matched with the two oval grid stamps and the triangle grid stamp respectively. This gives you even more flexibility to create in your own unique style.

This detail shows  all the imperfections purposely designed for the diamond grid to add authenticity and interest to your artwork. After all, imperfect is the new perfect.

Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 20 (ESA20)

FIND YOUR FIRE is a phrase that I have thought about many times this past year as challenge after challenge were placed in our paths. What better use of a text stamp than to express ones feelings? It serves as the focal point of this piece. Three other design stamps from the same set were used to add supporting details, all which lead the viewers eye to the main phrase.

The detail shot shows the different uses of the grungy design stamps - placing the same stamp in both horizontal and vertical positions, using only portions of a a stamp coming off the edge of the artwork, overlapping multiple stamps, and stamping a single stamp repeatedly to extend the design.

HOPE uses a single stamp from ESA20 in multiple ways. The overlapping circles border stamp was used with a light ink color and repeatedly pressed on the painted background to add subtle dimension and perceived texture. The same stamp was used to create five parallel images that form the major design feature of the artwork. Letters from set ESA21 spell out the word HOPE. 

The design detail in blue ink is the letter i from my alphabet set ESA21.

The largest stamp in set ESA20 is the grid of rectangles. This is one of my favorite stamps of the set as I can imagine using it in so many ways. Here it is used as the visual for a color chart, with rub-on letters spelling out a single color in each of the rectangles, with spots of color in each as well. Letters from set ESA21 were embossed to spell out COLOR CHART.

It is all in the details and the design of this stamp includes random lines, swirls, spots, and overlapping boxes.

Eclectica³ Seth Apter Set 21 (ESA21)
I am a sucker for an alphabet. I use letters, words and phrases in my journal and in the majority of artwork. Not only can you express your emotions via text and add a title to a work, but you can use letters as design elements to enhance the look of your work. I created this set line by line, scratch by scratch, coming up with a unique grungy font that includes slices within the body of each letter to allow the background to glance through. Examples of ways to use these letters are evident in many of the images already pictured in this post.

Finally, here's a reminder of my paint colours that I have with PaperArtsy, we will be adding to these in the coming months, and I can't wait to share the next 4 colours with you in an upcoming release!

 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....


This takes Seth to 24 colours now offering a wide variety of gorgeous colour options.

Thank you so much for reading through this post and seeing what this release offers. I am hoping you are inspired and have some ideas of how you would use these stamps. If you do, please post in social media and tag me. I would love to see what the artist in you creates!


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 or offer a personal shopping service via video calls.
Our stockists are your go-to  source for all PaperArtsy products, and we suggest that you also use the PaperArtsy People Facebook group to source a stockist in your country. Many are members and will happily 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
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

Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Pampalona, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
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,
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
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 Forget me not Kraft Kabin

Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island,
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
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,
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Valley Stamp & Scrap LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin,

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PaperArtsy said...

LOVE these seth! I’ve been using them like a woman possessed and they are fab!!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Seth.... inadore these stamps....and the inspiration is as amazing as always. ...I have also just popped to country view crafts to buy!

James D (Stampers Grove) said...

Congratulations Seth - love them ­čÖé

Words and Pictures said...

Just fabulous, Seth - so much great grungy texture for mixed media layers and oh, those scratchy alphabet letters! Congratulations!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Yet another fantastic new stamp release with PaperArtsy., Seth . You guys are a 'winning team'!!
LOVE all 3 sets and your samples are all fabulous. Love how they demonstrate the versatility of the stamps and how they can be used in their unique way.

Big Congratulations x

Etsuko said...

Absolutely wonderful stamps and beautiful samples!!