Monday, July 20, 2015

New Seth Apter Stencils




Hi Stencil Lovers!
We are art hopping with Seth Apter today
featuring his new stencil designs from StencilGirl Products.



I started with the star from the 9x12 Urban Outsiders stencil
and used the Urban Insider Star too.
I used StazOn Ink in Black Cherry and Pumpkin 
with my new Groove Tool ...
Then covered it in Golden Brand Gesso.
I wanted it to be in the background to start with.


I used some Perfect Pigment Acrylics and the Perfect Glaze on top of this.
It gave it beautifully intense colors.
I used a brayer to lay some color down and also to lift some color up.
I played with my background until I was happy with what I had.



Some of the stars needed accentuating at this point....
And some paint splats and drippiness needed happening.


A quote seemed appropriate here.....
First I wrote it in red but realized right away that it needed to be in black.
No worries. It's about playing and trying new things.


The page seemed kind of plain at this point.
I often put a scallop border on some of the edges...
so I looked at Seth's stencils and decided
I could use the long rectangle on his Urban Outsiders Stencil.
The Groove Tool makes it so easy to apply the ink.
This makes a good border, coupled with the texture
 from his 6x6 Transform Stencil.






And of course I used Seth's stencils in my Daily.


I started with the large rectangle again on the Urban Outsiders Stencil.
So now I had a box at the top of my page.....
Hmmm... what to fill it with....
There were some words on the 6x6 Transform Stencil.
Yes. Perfect....
So I shaded colors and played and added texture and drips.




I looked at that Techno Insider Circle
 and knew I had to use it somewhere...
It made a great border for along the top of this spread. 




I loved this Techno Circle Stencil as a border...


It gave me the idea to use the squares as a row...
Making it more like a unit instead of individual squares.
So....in my Gratitude Journal.....


I moved the design around in different directions
so each square was not totally identical to the one next to it...



What fun!
Seth Apter always comes up with unique designs! 
There is a giveaway to one lucky winner...
So go around to all the Artist's in the Hop and 
leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win.
Happy Hopping!





71 comments:

  1. Love the way you used the circle for a border!

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  2. Totally digging Seth's new stencils! Janet, your showcasing of these is fabulous!! Love love love!

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  3. Wonderful pages, Janet!
    Great getting to see your process!

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  4. I like the way you used the squares and circles as borders. I'd love to play with Seth's new stencils.

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  5. Vibrant colors. Love the quote. Is very true.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful journal.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  6. What amazing colors, and I love how you blended them together, with the stencils peeking through.

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  7. Love the way you used the stencils! Very interesting work.

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  8. Love your pages! That Nietzche quote is a favorite of mine and I love how you used it with the stencils to make such an awesome art journal page!

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  9. Both lovely projects, th a 's for sharing that you also adapt and play as you go along.

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  10. I truly appreciate the explanation of how you created this piece with such gorgeous texture. I really like it. Thanks. Now, I have to go check out this "groove tool!"

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  11. Every time I see your journal, a cup of coffee and pens I pretend I'm sitting there with you playing :) As usual wonderful use of the stencils in your journal :)

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  12. Love these and need these. I have most of the Seth stencils and just love using them. Fabulous!

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  13. Love your quote and seeing your process.

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  14. thanks for sharing these lovely projects Janet!! what fun ways to use Seth's stencils!

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  15. Great looks with Seth's new stencils. Thanks for all the ideas. :-)

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  16. Loving all the touches of detail you've incorporated from the stencils- and your gratitude journal art- fabulous!

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  17. I love what you did with Seth's wonderful new release! puffinliz at yahoo dot com

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  18. Now I'm going to have to dig out my cherry Staz-On ink. I forget I have all colors and am forever using the black pad. These Seth stencils are so inspiring. I would love to use them. wnerman@hotmail.com

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  19. The details and colors you've incorporated from the stencils are really complimentary- and your gratitude journal art- fabulous!

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  20. Beautiful colors and you gave me lots of ideas about how to use these stencils -fingers crossed that I get a chance to play with them :)
    lisa(at)horseconsulting(dot com)

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  21. Really really enjoyed this blog entry! Our styles are similar and I'm not with most people so I was very tickled to see your post. Will be following you in the future! Yay!

    So excited to have MORE Seth Apter Stencils from the Urban Outsiders line! Whoohoo!!
    jrholmes (at) Comcast (dot net)

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  22. I love your journal pages, use of the stencils and love the colors too :)
    cynnthea@gmail.com

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  23. whew hew.. like how the various elements popped.. and what the heck is a groove tool? love what you created.

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  24. Wow, your journal pages are fantastic. I adored how you rotated the stencils to make them even more interesting. I adore these new stencils that Seth has created. He does wonderful work. In the event I win, Seth has my e-mail address.

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  25. Love the journal pages and how you used the stencils!

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  26. So vibrant! Really liked how you used the texture components of Seth's stencils.

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  27. Terrific ways to use the
    stencils and different
    materials.
    Carla from Utah

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  28. You made fabulous pages with Seth's new stencils and gave us so many ideas!! Love the geometric lines and beautiful color combos! Perfect sentiments as well!!

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  29. Really like what you did with the stencils-

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  30. What could be better than stencils AND stamps. I love all of them...they look like so much fun! Thank you for your inspiration. suzschultz23@aol.com

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  31. Such happy colours! Love your work :)

    Doreencars@gmail.com

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  32. Wonderful pages. I love how you used the stencil to create the border. Great colors too. Very cool! I really love your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Love what you did with the stencils!

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  34. These stencils are awesome and I love your journal pages.

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  35. Very creative! Now I must research groove tool...

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  36. Love the colors and the use of the stencils. Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  37. Creative idea on turning the stencil design around like you did! I just love to view how everyone uses stencils in their own inventive ways.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Grandman Nancy
    sapps2luv (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I love the way you used these stencils! I am looking forward to getting some for myself.

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  38. I LOVE THE LOOK OF WATERCOLORS, THANK YOU FOR THE TUT, C21CLAUDIA@AOL.COM

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  39. Love the color palette and the use of Seth's stencils. gmarkley (at) cfl.rr (dot com)

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  40. Delicious choice of summery colors.

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  41. Strong colours for strong words, and growing green to transform :)

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  42. Great layers, and I love the choice of words - very powerful.

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  43. I love how you used the stencils as a border

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  44. I love how you used the stencils as a border

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  45. LOVE the borders sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  46. beautiful colors in your journal pages.. great job on both!

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  47. Great tip, adding stencils as a border...

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  48. Love how you used the stencils and all those gorgeous layers. Thanks for the chance to win as my supply of stencils is rather small.
    eternallybroken (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  49. Wow, love the bold colours. Beautiful use of Seth's new stencils.

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  50. I definitely want to play with Seth's stencils! What a contrast in your pages - love them both! Thanks for the chance!

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  51. I love the building and layering these give a piece..Great color too!

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  52. I love the choices you've made here...the colours, and parts of the stencils. Perfect!

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  53. Love the text and those fun stars ... smilynstef at aol dot com

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  54. Wonderful art pieces. First time I have seen the groove tool. Like the way you used the stencils. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. I love the stencils and had never heard of the groove tool.

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  56. enjoyed your use of these new stencils. Colours and powerful words were great.
    soozyb at telus dot net

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  57. Loved the idea of using the stencils as a border! More versatility! WOOT!

    alhrobkin (at) aol (dot com)

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  58. Great job incorporating this quote to go with the stencil-Stencil border very smart

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  59. This is awesome! I love the colors you've chosen too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. Fantastic pages! Love the layout. Great color, too :)
    Thanks so much for a chance to win.
    ~kim
    blueroseblogger (at) gmail (dot com)

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  61. I love the inspiration here...bea

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  62. Love the stencils and the groove tool. Beautiful project.

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