Monday 26 September 2022

NEW PaperArtsy Products: Seth Apter {Sept 2022}

A note from Leandra:
Another interesting release from Seth for you today - it's a doozy! So many wonderful samples for your enjoyment! We all recognise how much texture and layering are non-negotiables in Seth's design style, but it is also nice to see a set that has a bit more of a label vibe, allowing you to add some other interesting words and elements to your projects.
Seth will be along to share his new designs and thoughts on this release with you LIVE in our Facebook Community 'PaperArtsy People' shortly after this post publishes. I hope you can drop by, or try to catch the replay. It's so nice to hear direct from the designer about their new releases, put the face to the name and understand a bit more about what makes them tick and inspires them creatively!
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Hi gang. Seth here with you today back with another PaperArtsy release. This time it is all about stamps. I am excited to introduce you to sets ESA31, ESA32 and ESA33. Now being in my 30s (the stamp sets...not me LOL), I approach designing by trying to balance staying true to my style while at the same time offering something new. Ironically my innovation is something that is pretty standard for most designers: a theme. Keep on reading to see what I mean...

Price: RRP €23.00 +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 Series: Seth Apter Set 31 (ESA31)

This set of 8 stamps was created with art journaling in mind. But the designs also lend themselves to book arts, scrapbooking, memory keeping, planners and bullet journals, and, yes, even mixed media. They were designed as labels but can be used in so many ways.

First off, have a look at the alphabet wheel - the largest stamp in the set. While this can be used as is, two simple words allow you to change it up big time: die cut. Using circle dies, a variety of background papers and some dimensional glue dots, you can layer and layer to create your own look.

By simply stacking the circles, using an awl to punch a center holes, and adding a brad in the middle, you can get a unique element where all the circles spin.

You can also stack the negative off cuts and get a completely different look.

And with the quick addition of a washi tape hinge, you can turn this into a small book cover. The open center even allows you to add a small dimensional object.

The other stamps in the set are the perfect additions to your journals and planners. They can be used as labels for your covers or titles on your pages. I have used them below to create a series of mini journals, each measuring about 3.25 x 4.75 inches.

You can mix and match the 7 label stamps from the set to add design to your cover. Framing out the labels adds a traditional effect.

Many of the stamps from my other two sets can be used to add details, as can be seen in the book on the left side of the photo above and both books in the following two images.

Eclectica³ Series: Seth Apter Set 32 (ESA32)

Unlike the themed set ESA31, ESA32 can be filed under what you have come to expect from a stamp set from Seth: grungy background stamps that can be used as abstract focal points along with text stamps.

Although I typically use a muted color palette, I really do love all the colors. This new set includes a stamp with color names and I cannot wait to see somebody out there pair each color name with its actual color.

This color name stamp pairs really well with my ALL THE COLORS stamp from set ESA 24. 

I love this stamp so much I used it in a different way in another piece of art.

This piece also uses 3 of the other background stamps in this set to add dimension and design detail.

Several of these stamps were used in a different way in several of the mini journals shown I created to highlight ESA31 above.

One of the stamps in set ESA32 was inspired by my travels in New Mexico. It was drawn from my imagination based on the adobe building and churches I have seen in New Mexico.

I specifically designed it to be abstract enough to be used in parts to add small, linear details to your artwork.

And of course it wouldn't be a Seth Apter release without at least a few circles.

The addition of a little color and some hand-drawn lines enables you to make these all your own.

Eclectica³ Series: Seth Apter Set 33 (ESA33)

The last set in the trio also has a similar style and approach as the majority of my PaperArtsy stamp sets. Grungy designs that can serve as background details or abstract focal elements are paired with text stamps. Guess I will always be true to myself as a designer.

The ALWAYS BE YOURSELF stamp was used to create a focal point for this piece and one of the design stamps was broken up and used on the opposite side of the artwork for balance.

It is all about art and I thought a grungy, drippy, graffiti-like version of the word Art would be a good addition.

I used another design stamp from the set as a background for the word, which I also outlined with a journal pen for a finished look.

When artwork is abstract in nature, it becomes possible to use a grungy background stamp as the star of the show.

This scratchy, linear design stamps in black contrasts with the lighter background and serves to frame out the text. Looking closely at the surface reveals the use of another design stamp in this set used to add subtle details to the background.

I love the concept that not being perfect is just fine and decided it was a time for a stamp that said so too.

If you look closely at the background, you will see that several other stamps from this set were also used to add detail and interest.

Props to you all who have made it all the way through this post. Hope you have been inspired and may even find yourself using some - or all - of these stamps. If you do, I cannot wait to see how you have put your own spin on my designs. Cause that is what it is all about! 

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Time To

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Clipper Street Scrapbook Company, Langley, BC.
Paper Art Creations Inc, Leduc, Alberta,
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
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Heidin Korttipaja, Istunmaki,
Piia Paper, Kittilä

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,
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Piccole Passioni, Siena,

La Wadao, Odawara, Kanagawa,
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De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden,
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,

Cien por Cien Manualidades, Barcelona,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona,

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
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Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
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Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk 
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
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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,
Joggles, Coventry, Rhode Island,
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
Qingquing's Stamp Shop, Portland, Oregon
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina

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Helen said...

great new release, Seth!

Words and Pictures said...

An absolutely cracking new trio, Seth, and marvellous samples. Love all the wordiness, and the energy of the mark-making stamps. Big round of applause from here!
Alison x