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.
So....it 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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