Guest Blogger: Seth Apter, Die Cut Layering

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Hi gang. Seth Apter here, sharing another guest post on the Spellbinders blog. Today it is all about layers, the core component of all my mixed media artwork. Layers give a piece depth, interest, dimension, texture, and excitement. Die cuts are the perfect element for layering and, by doing so, you are guaranteed to create a unique project that is different from any other.

The base of this piece started with a vintage, leather book cover and from there, the stacking began. The additional layers, adhered one on top of the other, included vintage paper that I texturized using my Gridiron Embossing Folder, a vintage book page that has been covered with acrylic paint and inked with my French Text rubber stamp, and a smaller, heavily distressed vintage, leather book cover.

The focal point of the artwork is an abstract, layered die cut assemblage. Four dies were used to cut a variety of hand painted papers: Cross Bars, Splatter Proof, Drip Drop, and Classic Squares. The use of multiple, different dies allows you to create a 3 dimensional creation that will make your art different from anybody else’s.

As a final touch, a bit of fabric, a few pieces of vintage paper embossed with my Gridiron Embossing Folder, an embellishment, and a the stamped phrase “Time After Time” were added. Little details such as these add interest and texture, elevate your work, and provide an endless amount of layer love.

Thanks for spending some of your time here with me today. You can head to my website to see more of my work and always feel free to share with me any work that you create using my products.

Spellbinders Products Used in this Project

Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Tool ‘N One

Gridiron Embossing Folder

French Text Rubber Stamp

Cross Bars Etched Die

Splatter Proof Die Set

Drip Drop Die Set

Classic Squares Die Set

Other Products Used in this Project

Book covers, vintage paper, acrylic paint, paint brush, ink pads, adhesive, rubber stamps, fabric scrap, embellishments

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6 Comments

  1. It is always exciting to see what you create Seth. Those textures and layers are quite amazing but the creativity behind each and every project…endless, timeless and very “you”-nique. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow this is great! I must give the layered look a go. Funny cause I ordered one of those dies today! Love it

    1. What nice timing Karen. And I second that — give that layered look a go!

  3. I keep looking at this one 🙂

  4. Thanks so much Debi. I do love textures and layers!

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