Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spellbinders CHA Roundup - Day #5

BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY

Every year in December, craft and art companies across the globe begin to share details about their new product lines that will officially be unveiled at the annual Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Conference and Trade Show in January. Soon after, the products are available to all to buy and use.

This year is a very special year for me as I have teamed up with Spellbinders Paper Arts to create my very own collection of products to be released at CHA that are designed for artists, crafters, journalers, scrapbookers, cardmakers, and all other creatives too. In other words, for everybody.

The idea for this line began nearly two years ago and I couldn't be more excited that the first of my many planned releases is nearly here. This week, Spellbinders has hosted a blog hop where all their amazing designers have revealed one or more items from their new collections and shared creative tutorials with you as well. Today, the last day of the hop, is my turn. If you missed the earlier posts, you can find them here:

Seth Apter (you are here)

This blog hop is just the beginning. There will be other events and giveaways prior to, during and after the January CHA Show. You can sign up for updates and find all the details and dates here.

Read on for the first of many upcoming product reveals. Details on how to join today's giveaway can be found at the end of this post

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MEMORY KEEPER

The inspiration for this project began with my new Spellbinders Drip Drop die. This set consists of two dies but I chose to only include one, which I ran through the Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. The paper I used to cut the shape was my own hand painted paper from my stash.


I wanted to add depth to this die cut and make it dimensional. Using Drip Drop and teal cardstock, I cut nine more of the same shapes.


I stacked and glued them together, placing the die cut from my hand painted paper on top.


This gave me the dimension that I wanted and shifted the die cut from a piece of paper to more of an actual object.


I decided to create an embellishment to place within the circle of Drip Drop. I chose a hand painted paper and die cut the correct sized circle using the Standard Circles Small die set. I highlighted the circular shape by stamping with two of my new rubber stamps, one from the Turnarounds 1 set and the other from Turnarounds 2.


My next step was to create a background to highlight the die cut stack and stamped circle. I chose a piece of simply painted paper and ran it through the Platinum Machine along with my new Gridiron Embossing Folder. I rubbed an ink pad over the raised surfaces and further highlighted the texture by shading the embossed circles with a gel pen.


As the pieces were coming together I decided to place these elements on a larger surface to create a more substantial artwork. I took two cradled wood panels (8" x 10" x .75") and painted the outside surfaces and the insides.


I then attached the two panels together using hinges and a clasp. 



This created a book-like container that opened and closed.


At this point, I went hunting through my drawers, boxes and table tops to find a grouping of embellishments, found objects, hardware to alter, and other random doohickies and thingamajibs to complete the piece. 


In the end, I created an artwork that combines some of my new Spellbinders products with both commercial embellishments as well as altered and found objects. In other words...mixed media!

MEMORY KEEPER











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Supply List

Spellbinders Paper Art Supplies:

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
S4-116 Spellbinders® NestabilitiesTM Standard Circles Small
S4-621 Spellbinders® Drip Drop Die Set
SEL-002 Spellbinders® Gridiron Embossing Folder
SBS-032 Spellbinders® Turnarounds Set 1 Cling Rubber Stamps
SBS-033 Spellbinders® Turnarounds Set 2 Cling Rubber Stamps

Preferred Partners: 

Imagine Crafts StazOn midi ink pads, Sakura gel pens

Other: 

Cradled wood panels, metal hinges, metal clasp, screws, acrylic paint, gesso, gilders paste, paint brush, hand painted paper, adhesive, scissors, tin snips, embellishments, found objects, vintage book covers, rub-on letters, beads, needle, thread

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GIVEAWAY 

Spellbinders is giving away the die set and embossing folder used in this artwork. You are of course more than welcome to leave a comment on this post but in order to be eligible for the giveaway, you must click the link below and follow the directions there within 48 hours of this posting. 

For Giveaway Entry, click HERE.

For official contest details, click HERE.

I am just one of many artists participating in this sneak peek.  For another chance to win, make sure to check out the work of Teresa Horner who is also posting in the Blog Hop today.  

Questions? Email ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us  (no entries will be accepted at this email address)

75 comments:

Donna Salazar said...

Congrats on your new line Seth!!! <3

Margie Higuchi said...

Congratulations on your wonderful new collection with Spellbinders!! I so enjoyed your post - full of wonderful ideas and inspiration. Here's to a fabulous 2016 :)

Teresa said...

You make such amazing things!! Love this so much :)

Viki Banaszak said...

These look like a lot of fun to play with. Wonderful graphic fun!

ThriftyCrafterMale said...

Hello Seth, congrat's on your new collection. always exciting when I see a male crafter.. tfs

TracyM #6773 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your COOL & CREATIVE collection Seth - LOVE IT!!!
LOVE your MAGNIFICENT Memory Keeper, it is a WONDERFUL way to showcase these CRAFTY DELIGHTS, especially the AWESOMENESS of Drip Drop - WOW!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Paul Browning said...

So good to hear that two years planning is finally seeing the light of day!!! You know already that I had my eye on the drop die lol Wonderful to see it in full. Next year's going to be a great year for making art and emptying my bank lol. Seriously though, I love what I've seen already. Cant wait for more reveals. P xx

Becca Feeken said...

Amazing eye candy, Seth!! Congrats on you new line(s) - all swoonworthy!! All the elements are absolutely delightful and your talent pulls it all together masterfully!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations, Seth! So wonderful to see this peek at your new line and The Memory Keeper is fantastic!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great new products Seth and this is a wonderful project. Can't wait to see what you put on the inside. thanks for sharing.

Barb Housner

D.Ann C said...

Congrats! That drip is terrific as is the embossing folder!! I love how you layered the pieces to make it and object!

Kathleen Harrington said...

Congratulations and thank you for your new dies, stamps, and embossing folders! I've been drooling over the teaser pictures you've posted before the blog hop. I've been wondering how you made the cool, dimensional dripping thing, and now I know. You've put so much into this piece, your love of creativity and art-making shine through. Of course, I, along with numerous others, simply have to have the Drip Drop die.

Kay Wallace said...

With only limited time, I have just been lurking but find I cannot leave today without leaving the comment that I am so proud of you and what you are accomplishing and sharing with others. Your new die, embossing folder, and stamps are just the tip of your own personal iceberg. May your art continue to flourish and may you continue to empower others as you journey! Mwah!

Sassy said...

Congratulations on your new line of products with Spellbinders!
Sandra Smith

Sandra's Inspirational Spot said...

Love your products!

Maryann Laursen said...

Some truly amazing products here Seth, that is just fantastic for Mixed Media, which I´ve just recently started to make, so these are really amazing, and I absolut love your project here too, sooo beautiful and well made.

sharon l-s said...

Congrats on your 1st Spellbinders collection. Love the Drip Drop die and the rest of the collection. What an awesome project!!!! thanks for sharing.

Julie A. Shearer said...

So cool!!! Love this piece! Congratulations on your new products!

Anonymous said...

This art piece has a WOW factor. Talk about mixed media! pat q

JackieP Neal said...

OMG! Seth!! Too cool!!! Off to the site to check out more!! I love the die Seth!! hugs

Maryanne said...

I love this piece! I like the idea of stacking multiple pieces of the die cut for dimension. I can't wait to see the other dies! Your new stamps are fantastic!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Awesome piece. Great layers and love the textures!

barbara macaskill said...

I LOVE the Drip Drop set!!! I can think of tons of ideas on using this die!!!! Your piece is gorgeous!! TFS!

Susana Magenheimer said...

Congrats!!! Loveeeee what've seen! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Frances said...

Oh my Seth! Thanks for the great project and a chance to win. All the best with your launch at CHA.

Youka said...

Very different dies, I like it because it brings us out of a comfort zone!

KVencel said...

Oh my gosh, this is so totally amazing! Love the dies (gush) and the design! Can't wait to see more of the new products.

PocketSize said...

This is so awesome! I love that Drip Drop die. So cool. Though you definitely have waaaaay more patience than I have, to glue all those little layers together so cleanly.

Liz H. said...

OOOOOOOOOO ! I am at a loss for words. THANK YOU !!! These are FABULOUS !!!
Thank you so much for that Drip Drop die. I absolutely am "dieing" for these.

Karen S said...

Fantastic piece. Love the layers and textures.

Larina Miller said...

Congratulations on the new product line! Wonderful memory box!

JPScraps said...

Congrats and WOW! Awesome piece!

graham Brand said...

Amazing new products. Love them individually but together they are AWESOME.

Loretta Lock said...

DANG! Seth, that is an amazing project!

Nancy Vondra said...

WOW! That is out of this world COOL!

SHartl said...

I love this artsy project with all that texture! The drip die is awesome.

Jessica Salinas said...

WOW! That's so awesome, I love how you stacked many many dicuts on top of each other to create the "object".

Penny Walker said...

Congratulations on your new line, I'm sure it is already a big hit.

Barbara Cobb said...

Love the Memory Keeper and your new dies....

Bill said...

Yep, I want to be just like you when I grow up! I've probably said that before, but I'm still fighting the growing up part. Awesome work!

Carolyn said...

Welcome, Seth, to the Spellbinders talented team. I love the round paint trip die and how you added dimension but cutting several and gluing them together. Your entire mixed media piece is fantastic with the background, circle stamps and the wood panels that you put together to form a box. BRAVO!

Juanita Braun said...

Love your new line. I really like the memory box and hope to try to make one also. Thanks for sharing,

Deb said...

Love your new embossing folder! Love ones that can be kinda generic like that! :-))

Lori said...

Congratulations on your release! Your artwork is amazingly!!

Joni said...

Welcome to the Spellbinders Team...like the new drip circle die and the turnaround stamps...looking forward to using them and the gridiron EF in my own projects down the road! Thanks for sharing your project!

Diana Caho said...

Those are to die for! Congrats on your new line. Can't wait to get my hands on them.

Rijacki Ledum said...

Congratulations on your new line with Spellbinders! I hope you're on their team for a long time to come. Your work is interesting and so very different which is a good thing. I like the way you added depth and substantiality to the cut paper transporting it beyond just paper.

Ann said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW LINE! AWESOME PRODUCTS AND COMPANY.
Mstgane
Ann Robbins

Robin B. said...

Wow, the texture and embellishments on this are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

snowbear said...

Great look to the new line!!!

Caitiumom said...

You make mixed media so interesting.

StarrDust Creations said...


Love the project that you made with you drippy die. Love how you layered the paper one on top of another to make the embellishment have a more "3D" look. I have been interested in doing the same such thing and now will do this now that I have seen how well it makes a project look. Thank you for sharing such an interesting project and I also LOVE how you used metal objects for embellishments as well. ;-)

Lagene said...

Amazing project! I love it!

BethW said...

I said "Oh wow" right out loud. So my style. I am so thrilled to see your new line and to find you.
I tend to be rather narrow in my vision as in I can do Halloween all year long. The minute I saw the Drip my brain was off and racing. I like to layer die cuts to give them depth also. Love your Memory Keeper. I several canvases and all the hardware I need to make one. Brilliant inspiration. Really looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

Jen said...

I'm a first time visitor to your blog. Amazing creation. Thank you for sharing.

Jackiekg said...

Very impressive - amazing how much is put into such a great creation. I was very impressed by the way you used the Drip Drop die - a method I would like to use in the future, Thank you for your tutorial.

Margery C said...

Love your amazing mix media project! So much attention to detail and creativity. It's so interesting to look at.

Karen L K said...

Wow pretty darn cool! So much texture and layers.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Hi Seth,
LOOKS very cool!
Thanks for sharing = )

Kris said...

Pretty amazing work you've done here!

Michele Mathews said...

Like your work! Looking forward to seeing more of it!!

Dawn S. said...

Congratulations on your new line of products! Thanks for the step by step tutorial!

Cheryl W said...

I a so impressed with the artistry of your creation. It is such a personal expression that is beautiful and useful. Wonderful project!

Janis said...

Great new line. I really like the stacked look of your die cuts.
<3 J

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Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

this is very cool

Jo Murray said...

WOW! LOVE that gridiron...and your other designs. You've made magic with them.

Angela said...

Oh my goodness, so excited to see your new product line! I love the way you use elements in unexpected ways. Thank you for your inspiration :D

Sophie said...

Congratulation on the new line. I live the grunge look, so will be watching out for all these items,

Janice Brummett said...

Congratulations on your new line. Like the grunge look for my masculine cards.

Dorina D said...

Congrats on your new line. The Drip Drop Set is fabulous and I love how you crated a 3D embellishment. Great job.

Pam B said...

Wow, thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent!

valerie breingan said...

Phenomenal new line Seth.Congrats๐Ÿ˜Š

Kathi said...

Congrats on your new line with Spellbinders! So exciting!

I love the piece of art you created with your new die set, the embossing folder, and your new stamps (plus all the thingamajigs and dealiebobs).

Lynda said...

Congratulations, Seth, on your new die release ... Love them and your artwork ... Thank you for sharing your awesome talent!

Gaye Miller said...

What a lot of awesomeness! Oh, the possibilities!