Monday, September 26, 2016

StencilGirl & Impression Obsession Giveaway

What is better than a blog hop? A blog hop hosted by TWO of the coolest companies out there.

StencilGirl Products & Impression Obsession 

What is even better than a blog hop with a giveaway? A blog hop with TWO giveaways.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for giveaway details

I was extremely excited to be a part of this bog hop as I am a designer for both companies and have an opportunity to share ways in which my StencilGirl stencils and my Impression Obsession stamps were designed to work together. In fact, all my product lines were designed to coordinate so I decided to include my dies from Spellbinders and my paint from PaperArtsy as well.

Fly By

This piece is all about layering. Starting with a 9x12" sheet of watercolor paper, I slathered on layers of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics. I knew I would eventually be making marks on the painted surface and these paints accept every pen I have ever thrown at them. I randomly stamped the surface with Impression Obsession stamps to add extra design and dimension.


I love text and decided to start this piece by pouncing several colors of paint and ink through my 6x6" You Got This stencil. There is also a newly released 4x4" mini version of this stencil as well. The main color used was Mahogany - one of the four colors in my own limited edition set of PaperArtsy paints.


After this, I got to layering. I started by pouncing Midnight, a second color in my PaperArtsy paint set, through the circle stencil that is part of my large, Urban Outsiders stencil. Forgot to take a picture of this, but here is the stencil used on another background. 


Within and around these stenciled circles, I layered both hand painted paper circles stamped with a number of my circular Impression Obsession stamps and hand painted loops and circles, die cut using an assortment of my circular dies from Spellbinders. I also added die cut stars as well. I used black and white gel pens to add outlines and marks to the layers.







As a finishing touch, I added more marks to the surface and edges of the watercolor paper using gel and paint pens.




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Products Used

StencilGirl Products



Impression Obsession












Spellbinders




PaperArtsy


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Giveaway

The blog hop takes place from 9/26 to 9/28. StencilGirl Products and Impression Obsession are each giving away two $25 gift certificates. To be eligible to win one of these four prizes, leave a comment on any post in the blog hop. If you visit every participant and comment on each blog, you will have more chances to win! Giveaway closes on 9/30 at 11:59pm Central Time. Winners will be announced 10/2 on StencilGirl's Facebook page.

Visit all the blog hoppers and be sure to leave a comment. Make a note to visit StencilGirl Talk over the course of the next two days to see the links for the other participants. Good luck!

September 26
Seth Apter (you are here)

134 comments:

Gilly Welch said...

Wow...your attention to detail is amazing!! Such fabulous colour combinations..

Denise Spillane said...

Hi Seth, I just added your new little stencils to my SG wish list and your paints are on my payday list. So I keep adding and loving. Yes I need more of your stamps too. I love blog hops because I learn so much to inspire me. Thanks for doing them.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had no idea you had so many Impression Obsession stamps. They are lovely and so is yo8ur blog hop inspiration entry.

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Love to see the process. Great selection of stencils and stamps! Love your collection :-)

Mary Thoma said...

Like the color palate in these examples, most of all I like how all your designs knit together in a cohesive outcome regardless of media: paint, stamps, dye cuts or stencils.

Sabrina said...

I love your mixed media project!! It turned out so cool and totally amazing!!

Hope Malott said...

The stamps and stencils work so well together! Your color combinations are amazing!

Amy said...

This isvamazing--love all the layers and the colors. Thanks also for sharing your process. And now I need your stamps! I already have some of your stencils.

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Bevs3 said...

Love, love your work. You never fail to surprise how many layers you can get in one piece of art work!!!!!! A-ma-zing. Mahogany is my favourite colour in your new set 😍

Sparrow said...

Missed out on your Art from the Heart workshops here in the UK, so this blog hop is one way to make up for this disappointment. Stencil layers and circles - can't go wrong - very inspirational.

sindyworld(at)tinyworld.co.uk

Lisa said...

I love how your entire line of stamps and stencils are so cohesive. Great piece!

Late Blooming said...

My goodness....love the colors and your layout.

Julie Forest said...

Talk about luscious layers...WOW!!! I am fascinated by the variation of colors you achieve in you work. And the texture, too!! {swoon}

mcsuetx said...

Your stamps are amazing and so are your dies. I already love your stencils. mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)

normajean said...

Have enjoyed working with your stencils...stamps are next!

McStamper said...

What a fantastic project. Love the stamps and stencils.

Pauline Lewis said...

I love this work of art. I love your stencils and have purchased several. I am going to try doing something similar.

Tina said...

I love your work!! I am impatiently waiting for your new mini stencils to come in the mail. Now I have to wait for your paints!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wow! You knocked this out of the park, Seth! Thanks so much for participating! Those are my kind of colors, and I love the way you combined so many of your products! They really do complement each other!

Sherry Canino said...

Wow I Just love all of your work! I have most of your stencils and some of your stamps. Now I see more that I need haha. You were the reason I joined StencilClub when I saw your set of exclusive stencils come out back in November I had to have them :)

Carol Baxter said...

Now I need your Solar Eclipse stamp! I think the color details in your piece are fabulous!

Theresa Gonzales said...

My style is so different than yours that I'm intrigued at what I can create mixing my favorite stamps, stencils, and dies with your products. My heads sorta spinning.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow! Color, textures and depth, amazing! I have the stencil....the paints just arrived, I need to play! Amazed at how the mahogony is lighter than it looks in the bottle. Thanks for the art!

Gwen Lafleur said...

Love this! So fun to see all of your different products work together in this piece... thanks so much for hopping with us this week!

An Zeelmaekers said...

I love the way you make layers and layers and more layers. I hope someday you will come over to Belgium for one of your great workshops. I have one stencil from your collection and it is one of my favorite...

Sally Malec said...

Love all of the layers and the colors you used!

Lori Schoen said...

Amazing, fun, Love your art.

M. Austen said...

I love working in layers and love your stencils & stamps!!

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant Seth, love it! Great layers and loving your choice of colours. Happy crafting, Angela x

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love how all the products coordinate together, even across brand lines. Wish more designers would do that!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful techniques. The colors are fabulous. I am glad you included some closeups so we could see how beautiful your project is.

marilyn sandau said...

Hi,Seth, wow, all those wonderful supplies. I especially love all the circle stencils. You may remember I have a "thing" about circles!

Arlene Rose said...

What a great use of stencils!!!

Jean said...

Such amazing inspiration! Love the stencils and seeing them used!!

Roz M. said...

Fantastic to see the stencils and stamps in combination: they work so well together!

anna said...

What fun you create with all those elements! Inspiring! customscrapbooksbyanna(at)gmail(dot)com.

Michele said...

BRILLIANT SETH!! WOW! I love how each component stands on it's own and also fit together SO smoothly! Your "you got this" stencil is particularly special to me as I used it when it first came out to make a Red White and Blue page for a Disabled combat vet that was dealing with some health issues. It meant so much to him and I am so thankful that you designed it!

karens crafty corner said...

Such beautiful layers! You are a true inspiration Seth

Helen said...

stunning piece of art, and thrilled to have the chance to win some some amazing products. I can't wait to get those small stencils!

marian said...

The complexity you achieve with relatively simple tools is remarkable!

Oxana said...

Wow!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jo Murray said...

Awesome layering Setho! You are really out there aren't you.

Lori said...

Beautiful!
61lori(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the great ideas!

Carolyn Morgan said...

Thanks for sharing your process. I love the solar eclipse stencil!!!

Elaine Taylor said...

I love the colours & textures of this!! I was lucky enough to use some of your products on the Paper Artsy stand at Alexandra Palace a couple of weekends ago, I love them!!

Monica said...

Fabulous how all of your products work together! I love them!
garciacoach(at)gmail(dot)com

Birthing Your Creative Fire said...

Another amazing piece! Love what you do with all the great paints, stencils, stamps, and dies. Thanks for making such cool tools for us to work with. What's next, markers? (lol)

Kathleen Harrington

Helen Markee said...

Thanks for the inspiration!! loved the close up shots!!

Jeri Gale said...

Your stencils are very unique! LOVE the Urban Outsiders and the Secret Code.

Bibliofil said...

Hi Seth!
Lovely project, lovely colours and I so would want your stamps.....so COOL!!!

Barbara Baxter said...

Seth, this is absolutely fabulous! I also love the photos showing the progression of your art piece. It was fascinating to see how many different steps you took to get to the end. I love the colors, the shapes, the cohesiveness of the piece. Thanks so much for sharing!

Beverley said...

Wow, All these layers which just make it soooo brilliant. love this piece and the colours.
Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot) com

Vicki Sopcak said...

I really like how you document each step of your creative process. It really gets my creative juices flowing. I also, like the color combination you chose. Two thumbs up from me!!!

Reticula said...

I just found your blog. I love the depth of color and texture in this piece. And I'd love to win a gift certificate to buy some of your great stencils and stamps.

Ginnie Hebert said...

Wow! Lots of great stencils and stamps!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful - always love all the layers you can achieve and the wonderful colors
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Jill McDowell said...

Seth I just love your products and how they work together so well! You rock....

Glenda Hoagland said...

Seth your stencils are so exciting and give such great texture. I would love to get some of your stamps. Thanks for sharing

Shona said...

The layers are fabulous, and the mix of colours is luscious!

Aimee said...

Love it!

Claire said...

Fabulous colors and work!

suzieq23 said...

I have been a big fan of IO for years, Seth's stamps and dies and Stencil Girl stencils and now using these products is just so much fun!! I already know how I will spend my gift certificate. Thank you. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

suzieq23 said...

I just wanted to also comment on your page above. The colors are just fabulous. On the 7th page how did you get such beautiful colors? I am totally addicted to your techniques. Thank you.

Kathy Adams said...

Love your products. Have several and they are well used. Gotta have the new small words!

Dottie Acosta said...

Nice card😊

Terri Ayers said...

I love the colors that you used in your project! I just got your stencils today from StencilGirl!

Sue D said...

Very cool. I like how you built this up.

Kaye jones said...

Yummy.. Love this page...

Cindy said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
Cindy cndycab@yahoo.com

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Dog-Ma said...

Really loving the color palette and textures. The way everything fits together is amazing!
Jensaz@msn.com

Nicky Baker said...

Looking forward to using my spellbinders dies, these blogs are just the inspiration I need!

Sue said...

Fabulous paint, stencils, dies, and stamps, and I love the way they all work together! xx

Squiddy said...

Yippee, you've a real knack for creating tools that interact so well togther.

kai said...

You are still my favourite!

Miranda said...

I am a great fan of your designs and happy to see that your work is to admire here! I sure will join the party!

Pamela Levingston said...

Layers and layers to love!

CraftyPaws said...

So many great visual layers and I love the look of the white accents that make everything pop. Phenomenal!

Bill said...

As always, your work is wonderful! I would love a chance to win, too.

Patti said...

Your work is inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Marion said...

These stencils are my favorites because they are "street"

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this great color! This is such a fun, eclectic look! I love it!

Arlene said...

I look forward to seeing your work. I enjoy this blog.

Claret Belle said...

Glad to find out aboaut your limited edition paints. Love the stencils!

Ain't No Ninny said...

I really love all the layers and colors in your piece! I have several of your stencils but now want to check out your stamps and paints. Wonderful!
deardeniseh (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the beautiful colours!
( Annie )

Kathi said...

Absolutely gorgeous with incredible texture, layers of color, and contrast.

Wow.

Neil said...

I love the way your page works on so many levels. Gorgeous details and the layering adds great depth.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love this, great to see all the close-ups.

Caz said...

Amazing....love the close ups....and more stamps now that I *need*
xx

Dijitize said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Jeannette v.D. said...

Wauw, absolutely LOVE your work. And what a Great giveaway. Sure hope to win something .... πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

Sheryl Jonas said...

Your work is amazing. Love your work.

Kathy S said...

Thanks for the opportunity - great product - have a few of your stencils and stamps.

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Seth the visual textures, the colour tones and amazing imagery is wonderful, I love how your products co-ordinate and work so well together, just brilliant xxx

Rita Montgomery said...

Love to see the process. Great selection of stencils and stamps! Thanks for sharing.

Catherine Lenoci said...

Seth, I love your products and your projects!

Anne Marie Fowler said...

I'm kind of digging on the raindrops stencil, Seth! Teach at Ephemera Paducah again so I can come and create with you!

lorhen82 said...

I love all the circle stencils!

mbrshort40 said...

Aye yi yi. Such a popular guy!!! I would love to win!! Yes I would!

Kathy Krug said...

Thanks for the step by step on how you created this fabulous project.

Barbara said...

This is such a great project. I love all the layering with the stencils and stamps!

rajee pandi said...

love your inspiration of colors

Steven said...

ooh lots of wonderful inspiration!! Love those colours. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mogsy said...

love this page and those stencils. I too have 'spoiled' pens trying them out on my textured pages - not easy finding pens that will accept texture! The colours and the composition are super crazy - just how I like it!

Lovely Linda said...

Love this post Setho and seeing you use all of your wonderful products - love seeing the process too - trying to learn all I can from the 'Maestro!' You are one amazing artist my friend! <3

Katie said...

The colors in this piece are just awesome, I love them! And I love the inside and outside nature of the you've got this stencil, very cool! :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Renee said...

I love not only the way your products mesh together but also the way your art makes me feel. Love the color choices too. Keep on creating!

kittenkohl said...

Hi. I luv your art but had never seen your blog until today. Thank goodness for "hops". I like how you used darker colors but there is still light in your art.

lamepaw said...

Nice work...great use of the stencils. Love you color choices. Thanks for the giveaways.

Carol w said...

You are the best at depth and color. Just a wonderful piece. Love those new stamps and the paper arts paints!

Cheri said...

Love your stamps, stencils, and your work!

Karen Lynn said...

I love the layers, which I could do this.

Andrea Boone said...

Such talent, so amazing.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome project! Love all the dimension.

Cynthia Cole said...

What an awesome project! Love all the dimension.

donna joy said...

Great project~your textures are always fabulous~

Mary Holshouser said...

You definitely got this.
There is so much dimension and movement
Fantastic that you can marry up several
company's products to make such a wonderful
project.
thanks for sharing. Keep on Keeping on.

Judy said...

All your layers come together so well. Thanks for the step-by-step guide. I haven't done much layering and it actually rather scared me but your description of the different techniques and materials have alleviated that fear. Thanks.
weaverclarke (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephanie said...

Great project Seth! Thanks for the chance to win.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome colors and textures! Love the colors and details~!

Nana711 said...

Great projects.

Diane said...

Wow, what a lot of stenciling you did, beautiful colors, too!

kittykat3308 said...

Wonderful project

Kathleen

Karen D. said...

love the colour combos and all the textures...so beautiful.

Lydia said...

The sharp edges of dies always makes the random wonderfulness of printing even better.

Jana said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! The world of stencils and stamps... too much fun! Makes me want to play all day!!

Lori Schoen said...

Man, you are so good! Love your work/play! Thank you!

Laurie B. said...

Brilliant! Love the layers/textures and the blended colors.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Stunning mixed media with all those rich vibrant colors and textures!

Jackie P Neal said...

Well, I totally missed the blog hop due to WAY too much happening in my life!
But I am happy I stopped in to see the pieces here you created Seth!
Your work always inspires me and never ceases to amaze me at what you can do with color and die cuts!! So, I ordered myself,some Seth stuff(wish I could have ordered more) and I'm going to have a play!!
I'll post when I'm done!
Have a great week Seth!
hugs,Jackie