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