Friday, 9 September 2016

New journal Seth Apter style

New Ideas Create Changes

I had a fabulous day on Sunday at a Seth Apter workshop where he focussed on layers for journalling. Those of you who know Seth's work will have seen some of his wonderful art including assemblage, painting, mixed media, amazing book making, collage and journalling and he has also designed a range of products including stamps, stencils and dies which all work together beautifully. I will show you the binder I made next week as part of my CVC project blog contributions but here is the first page in a new journal - Seth Style -working on black.


I just went for it and played with layers of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints and only thought to take one proocess photo when I had already completed about 5 or 6 layers and before I added the final one.


I used Seth's stamps and one of Andy Skinner's stencils, cutting out the stamped parts and adding the letter s from a second stamp ......


... I stencilled with the paints to create the clock and used a black pen to draw in the details. The centre is another of Seth's stamps cut to fit in the middle and on which I added some words to complete the message I wanted to convey.


I added additional background stamping and stencilling, splattered with a white posca pen, drew in some dots and details and inked the edges.


I love my first page which will always be a reminder of the fabulous day I had with Seth and with Susan, Nikki and Gabrielle from Country View Crafts.

New ideas and a fresh look at things always gets my creative juices working and stirs my creativity into action, thanks Seth for sharing your amazing art, your expertise and ideas and making it a day to remember.

I hope everybody's week is going well, mine is from a project point of view but I had to say goodbye to a very dear friend on Wednesday who died of cancer whilst we were away in America a few weeks ago. That was soooo hard and so sad.

Take care of yourselves and live life as much as you can.

hugs Brenda xxx




21 comments:

Helen said...

Sorry to hear about your friend..
Love your journal page ( just posted my own Seth inspired page; it must be something in the water!)

Kathyk said...

Loving your work here, saw the pix on the PA blog, looked like such a brilliant workshop too.

I'm sorry to read of the death of your friend, always so sad when you don't get the chance to say goodbye too.

All the best

Kathyk

Nikki Acton said...

Ah wonderful Brenda.... Great Seth style background. Love how you have used the stamps and additional stencilling. I am drawn to the centre of the clock with the little words and the 4 sections. Xx

Gina said...

Well I never thought to use black as a base...even though I regularly paint white paper black lol...now I need to start a new journal.
Heaing love and light XXX

Kaz Hall said...

Brends I love this!! Im such a fan of Seth, so glad you had a fantastic workshop! So sorry for the loss of your friend, Ive just lost a family member to cancer and it sucks..... thinking of you xx

kaz xx

Kaz Hall said...

Sorry Brenda, just read that back and realised the typo with your name!! Oops! sorry!!

Meggymay said...

Awesome layers of paint for the background, its a fantastic page with the clock stencil and words you used.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

So sorry for your loss. Time is precious. Wonderful pages you've created.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Ohhh your Seth style piece looks fab. Glad you guys enjoyed the class, Seth is such a sharing teacher it's impossible not to appreciate him. Was lovely to see you all again! So very sorry for your recent loss Brenda. X

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love all the fabulous layers of paint, very effective. The lettering works so well. Tracy x

Angela Radford said...

Love the journal page and I love Seth Apter! though I have never met him he is so appreciative of other people's style of work using his products and is happy to say so. I find this so refreshing. I would love to have the chance to do a workshop with him. You are very lucky and I bet it was a great experience. Look forward to more gorgeous projects. Happy crafting, Angela x

Barbara Schiassi said...

Seth is one of my favourite Designer! i love so much his stamps and dies! love your use of them! this page is wonderful! Barbara

A Pink said...

Fantastic! Brenda. Been a fan of Seth's work since I started my creative journey. I would love to do one of his workshops.

So sorry to hear about your friend.
big hugs x

Jackie P Neal said...

Fabulous page Brenda and love your palette!! You did Seth proud! I have been fortunate to take a workshop with him as well- he is pretty awesome, is he not?!

In other thoughts,sorry to hear of your loss, sending you healing thoughts and hugs Jackie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous looking journal Brenda and such great colours!! I love Seth's work and his products, and you certainly have used them brilliantly here! Was that the workshop at Paper Artsy you attended? I watched Leandra's periscopes but never saw you.... Oh and meant to say I love the fact that Susan at CVC now stocks so many of his products!

Hazel Agnew said...

Wonderful pages Brenda. What a wonderful teacher and person he is too. Hope that you are feeling much better and many congratulations on the cover of Craft Stamper.....so well deserved! Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

So fabulous. I would have loved to be there !
Corrie x

butterfly said...

Great layers - clearly the class was very inspiring. So sorry to hear about your friend.
Hugs,
Alison x

sally said...

Such a fun course by the looks of things, I love all the detailed photos you've shared Brenda! Sorry to hear about your friend, the positive side is that she's no longer suffering. Hugs.

Sally x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Spectacular layers. It's amazing how many layers of paint it takes to get a desired effect. It's kind of like our lives, isn't it? Gorgeous colors. Love the outlines in black and your added "new ideas". Again, so sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs. Mary Elizabeth

Team Clark said...

Unbelievable, I know you are learning so much with working for DecoArts. I'm so sorry for being away and not getting to visit, and as a reward today I am overwhelmed with your amazing creativity and want to call in sick to work! Ha! I'm trying desperately to keep up, so thanks for your patience and friendship. Big Hugs, Autumn