Seth Apter Stamps!!!

When my friend Seth Apter asked if he could send me a couple of stamps from his new stamp line with Impression Obsession  to try out I of course said YES!!!

They do not disappoint! The thing that I love about Seth’s stamps and stencils are that they can be used ‘in’ work. They don’t have to be the final image but can be incorporated mixed media style right into your journal page or artwork. They add structure, line and shape, building blocks for creating.


Here is a journal spread I did using two of his new stamps, “Net Work’ and “Inter Net”. Love those names too!!


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Be sure to visit Seth’s BLOG for even more details and to see the whole line of stamps! And check out the links below to see more creations using his new stamps!!
Mary Beth Shaw
Marjie Kemper
Linda Cain 
Brian Kasstle
Kim Henkel 

Stampington Blog Hop

This week it’s Seth Apter’s turn to use my new stamps and boy did he create a cool piece of art with them!
Seth Apter Stamp Piece


I have to admit I wasn’t surprised that he chose the Column of Dots and Sketched Background stamps but when he used the I Will Soar wings, I was! But look how he made these images his own in this piece. So much a ‘Seth’ piece of art, I just love it!

Sketched Background

Sketched Background


Columns of Dots

Columns of Dots

If you missed the start of this blog hop it’s not too late to join in! HERE is the original post on the Stampington & Co blog.

*STAY TUNED: Every Thursday, a new artist will be posting his/her own project using my new stamp line (on their blog), and I will include the link here! Come back to discover these new projects and learn how to recreate them yourself:

Seth ApterTraci BautistaJen CushmanDina WakleyMary Beth Shaw, and Stampington’s very own Director of Publishing,Christen Olivarez.

Thursday Sept 5thSeth Apter

Thursday Sept 12thJen Cushman

Thursday Sept 19thMary Beth Shaw

Thursday Sept 26thDina Wakley

Thursday Oct 3rdTraci Bautista

Thursday Oct 10thChristen Olivarez

Call to participate: Have you created your own artwork using my new stamp designs? If so, please post your project in a blog post titled “Blog Hop: Mixed-Media with Guest Artist Pam Carriker’s New Stamp Designs” and link back to THIS page to jump aboard the blog hop bandwagon. We can’t wait to see what our creative readers come up with!

More Relief

Artists all over are trying to find ways to help with Relief for Hurricane Sandy victims. Seth Apter  is generously offering a copy of his book that many contributors, including myself have signed, along with the following pieces of art some of which were featured in his book. Please repost this LINK,  on facebook or your blog and bid if you can to not only have a chance to win some amazing pieces of art and Seth’s book, but more importantly to help those in great need.

Head Above Water-Eric Adama

Self Portrait Introspection-Joanna Pierotti

Windswept-Seth Apter

Morning Light-Pam Carriker

Creative Mojo

Wednesday March 28
Join Seth Apter and some of the contributors to his new book, The Pulse of Mixed Media at 3pm EST on Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski, for a live internet radio podcast. Mark is dedicating the entire show to The Pulse of Mixed Media and Seth will be his co-host for all two hours. He will be talking about the book and interviewing live five contributors: Michelle Ward,  Angela Cartwright, Julie Prichard, Lisa Hoffman, and myself. This is a call-in show, so please be ready with questions if you like. And if you cannot listen live, the show can be found archived at any time.

The Pulse of Mixed Media Blog Book Tour

I’m thrilled to be one of the 31 spotlight artists in Seth Apter’s new book! It’s hot off the press and full, FULL, of over a hundred mixed media artists answering many questions about the mixed media community at large. I have asked Seth to answer one of his own questions for us so we can see a bit more of the man behind this book~

So Seth, What is your biggest pet peeve in terms of art?

My pet peeve relates to an issue, sometimes spoken and often unspoken, within the art’s community: negative judgment based on the relative value placed on a person’s chosen media. As an example, artists who take more traditional approaches to art viewing mixed media work as somehow of less value. Or mixed media artists who look down on the scrapbook community. I say let’s dismiss the discrimination and celebrate the fact that people are being creative in any way, shape or form that works for them!
I spend a lot of time in galleries and museums looking at art. One of my biggest pet peeves is when photography is not allowed. For me, part of the viewing experience is being able to take photos to refer to later and to include on my online sites. Somehow the process feels incomplete when I cannot do this.

Here is a peek at my self portrait from the book. No, it doesn’t look like me particularly, but the layers of under journaling are from my heart and allow me to put myself into my work.

I was thrilled to get a quick peek at Seth’s book at CHA in January!

And to meet Seth in person last October at Art Is! If you haven’t visited his blog The Altered Page, you’re in for a treat! I hope you’ll take a moment to stop by and wish him congratulations on his amazing accomplishment.

You can find this book HERE

Well done Seth and many, many congratulations!