Guest Blogger: Seth Apter, Collection Introduction

Hi all. I am excited to have recently released my second collection with Spellbinders. My new dies, stamps and stamp & die sets were all designed with flexibility in mind. They are abstract in nature, so that you can truly make them your own. Each of the new items works equally well in mixed media projects, art journals, cards or scrapbooks. And they are all designed to work together and to mix & match with my earlier releases.

I would love to share with you some of my favorites from the collection, along with artwork I have created and some useful tips.

DIES

The new release includes 7 new, etched dies. Here are just a few…

Cross Bars

Hint: Cut two pieces of paper from the same die and layer them together at different angles. Use the “drop-off” to decorate your corners.

Roadmap

Hint: Cut multiple pieces of paper from the same die and stack together. This will create a dimensional object rather than a flat die cut.

Citrus Slice

Hint: Use the same die multiple times on any one piece to create repetition. In this case, both the die cut and the “drop-off” were used and repeated.

Triplex

Hint: Cut the die twice using two different color papers. Back each of the die cuts with the opposite color. Also, use the “drop-off” from your die cuts as decorative elements.

STAMPS

My newest collection has six stamps, made up of three backgrounds and four frames.

FrameUps 4

Hint: Stamp onto a separate piece of paper. Cut out that stamp and adhere to your artwork. Change-up your stamp by cutting off segments of the original impression.

Morse Code

Hint: Use your background stamp to add extra detail and dimension to a painted surface.

STAMP AND DIE SETS

My newest collection includes two die and stamp sets, the first sets that I have designed.

Word Circles 1

Hint: Three is a magic number in art, so use all three of these stamps – nested in their die cut ring – for a powerful impact.

You can check out the rest of my new collection, as well as my original releases from earlier this year, in the Spellbinders online shop. They are shipping now. Hope to see what you create with the new collection soon.

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.

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