Spellbinders Designer Days Feature (Day 5) Seth Apter

Designer Days with Seth Apter, Countdown to Creativation

We are counting down the days to Creativation 2017 (Craft & Hobby Assoc. Trade Show) here in Phoenix Arizona! Not everyone can make the event so why not bring some of it to you. This week, we are featuring Designer Days to introduce our licensed designers for 2017 – some whom you know and some who are new, so stay tuned! Today, we continue with one of our licensed designer who joined Spellbinders® last year, Seth Apter!

Describe {Seth Apter} in three words.

Layered, dimensional and textured…just like my art.

What were some influences that helped shape the collection?

My new collection was influenced by sights that I have seen on my recent travels and by my home in New York City. Both urban and more organic visual elements that caught my eye were abstracted, drawn by hand, and turned into dies. Because the resulting die cuts are abstract in nature, they can lend themselves to many, varied uses.

Where is your favorite place to create or get inspired?

I am constantly inspired by and in awe of New York City. Right out my door is an endless treasure trove of inspiration that never fails to ignite my creativity. The energy, the architecture, the shop windows, the galleries and museums, the people – and more – always give me ideas.

What are your favorite, ‘must have’ pieces in your upcoming collection?

My first favorite piece in my collection is my die set Ray of Light. The shape of the main die is both organic and soft as well as grungy and edgy. Whether seen as a series of abstract shapes, a bright sun with rays, or anything else, I believe the die cut can be used as a unique and powerful focal image. My second favorite is my Broken Maze die. Could be a maze, a labyrinth, a path, etc. and can be seen as playful, strong, broken, etc. Again, a die cut that lends itself to many projects and interpretations.

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Seth Apter
Seth Apter is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. His artwork has been displayed in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books and national magazines. He is the voice behind The Pulse, a series of international, collaborative projects that are the basis of his two books, The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed-Media Artist. He has also produced two workshop DVDs: Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques and Easy Mixed Media Techniques for the Art Journal. SHOP NOW
  • Barb Macaskill

    LOVELOVELOVE Seth’s products and his creations are totally amazing!! <3

  • Steven Macari

    More original designs from Seth, great stuff. Luuuuurv

  • Anne Squire

    Gotta get the broken maze for sure!

    • Thanks Anne. Would love to see what you do with it.

      • Anne Squire

        LOL – you have my address still? Busy glueing splashes together at the moment.

  • Anita Braddock

    Awesome I could get them all.

  • D.Ann C

    Love that openwork gear that looks like a maze!

  • Laura Peddicord

    Stamping is new to me so I haven’t even ventured into the mixed media area, but love what Is shown. Your work shows that thinking outside the box is a major part of the beautiful work you do. I can easily see why Spellbinders keeps you as one of their designers. Thank you for sharing your gift.

    • So very nice of you Laura. Thanks a million.

  • Beverly Jordan

    Congratulations Seth for being chosen as one of SB’s wonderful designers!! Love your stamps and would love to try your dies as well!

  • karenladd

    Seth’s projects and designs add a wonderful variety to the DT and I love the haze die, wow!

  • Jean Marmo

    Seth’s projects are always so inspiring and creative!