Thursday, 19 January 2017

Seth Apter Launch

Wow, have been waiting for this very special day for ages. I am happy to reveal that I was asked by the legend that is Seth Apter, to help him to launch his new designs!

So, here are the new stamps....which obviously link together.

And something that got my creative juices flowing....Art Bits!

Here are his recently released paint colours.

Followed by new ones. was PLAYTIME!!

First of all I got familiar with all the stamps and worked out exactly what effects could be created and playing with the paints, got myself familiar with all the endless combinations.

I began to stamp lots of the shapes onto different coloured backgrounds and cut them out, so that I could experiment with lots of combinations. 

Next, I created a master board using the first set of paints to chop up for backgrounds.

Lots of layering, stamping and stencilling. Looks very messy. Used it to create a set of samples to show off the versatility of the new range.

And here are the four finished pieces, using chopped up shapes, heat embossing, enamelling and lots of doodling. 

On this next piece, I have used the long, rectangular word stamp as a background. the many cut out stars were useful to tumble across the piece and the Wooden star is the main focal point. 

Next, I created some gelli plate backgrounds.

Onto these, I added some of Seth's stencilled words from my stash of his stuff, cut out shapes, acetate and some of the words from the stamps which I cut out singly. These are more muted but another dimension to the collection.

Because this collection from Seth screams out grunge style, I wanted to combine them with the marvellous Paperartsy Infusions.
Here, I have sprinkled generous amounts of Infusions onto tags and applied bleach to the stamps, successfully removing the powdered ink to reveal the stamp shapes. 
Then, more cut out shapes, some embossed metal, hessian and Art Bits. there is some PA rust on the 3D shapes too.

I can't resist a bit of rusty wire, which I curled around a pencil and threaded through the metal eyelets.

Finally, using the brand new set of 4 paints, I created another master board.

The stars in Smoked Paprika were created by using one of the spaces on the Art Bits board as a stencil.

From this master board I created some rather more 3D creations. 
By combining the wooden shapes I found that the relationships between the shapes created what I perceived as an exciting tension. 
By adding some shiny beads, rusty wire and metal brads, I created some mini art works that made me very excited.

I still want to squeal when I look at this last one. (no hope for me)

As you can see, I have had no problem creating lots of exciting samples using Seth's fabulous new creations. Combined with the already released stamps, stencils, dies etc, there are endless possibilities.
I am going to move onto more 3D, sculptural work and maybe chop up the wooden parts and combine them in different ways.
I hope that you have enjoyed visiting my blog and I do hope that you will leave me a message to say Hi.

Also, I am sure that you will find lots more inspiration by visiting Seth's blog, and also my fellow wingman in this project,Nikki Acton,who has created some delightful pieces. 
Paperartsy are launching many more exciting new products at the moment, so, don't forget to hop over there too.

Finally, thank you for popping over, and a MAJOR THANKYOU to the wonderful SETH APTER for  allowing me to help to launch his new, brilliant collection. Thank you also to Leandra for encouraging me to be a more confident crafter. 

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  1. Think you might be a bit premature with your launch Hazel, they don't officially launch on PA site until tomorrow but thanks for sharing the full stamp plates and your makes xx

  2. Stunning sets of samples Hazel, you have done all of the new products justice.

  3. Wonderful samples Hazel! I particularly love your Infusions pieces, just fab!

  4. Fantastic samples, love the rusty wire and the layering of the wood chips, gorgeous work Hazel. Hugs Ruth xxx

  5. Fabulous work Hazel - my fellow wingy! I know I have seen them before but just wanted to stop by with another WOW! All fab - but just love your infusions samples and the way you have used the wood chips - brilliant! Nikki xxx

  6. Really stunning samples, Hazel - you have shown off the paints, stamps and wood chips to perfection - what an amazing collection.
    Alison x

  7. Hazel I have long admired your amazing work but you really have outdone yourself with these gorgeous samples. They are fabulous in every sense of the word. Lx

  8. Wow love your samples Hazel. You really have done Seth proud. Fabulous work my friend. Hugs Debsxx

  9. Hi Hazel, I think all your samples are amazing! I love them all, but have to say the bleach tag is my favourite! Congrats on creating some fab samples to help Seth with his launch - you lucky thing! Claire xxx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous samples Hazel!!! I NEED all these new stamps!!! xxx

  11. I love these so much, they're just wonderful. Congrats again.

  12. What wonderful, amazing, exciting news for you Hazel! I am over the moon happy for you. You did such an amazing job with these very artsy cool designs, brilliant work! Congratulations - I'm doing the happy dance here. :) Big hugs, Autumn

  13. Wow, Hazel, I´m speechless! Your creations are sooo fabulous!!! Love them all!!
    xx Evelyn