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.

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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!

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Sketched Background

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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!

New Stamp Line-Blog Hop Kick Off!

 

 

 

 

 

Boy, it’s been awhile since I posted; the end of the summer was a flurry of activity!! I’m very excited that one of those happenings was the release of my new stamp line by Stampington & Co!Product Logo

 

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These are stamps designed for Art Journaling at the Speed of Life; because I know just how busy life can get! I asked some of my good art friends to try out my stamps and I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with! Below is a new journal page spread I did with my new stamps and a couple of my Stencils

 

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Click on the above journal spread that I created for a FREE stepped out tutorial on how it was created!

 

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

Thursday Sept 5thSeth Apter − Link coming soon!

Thursday Sept 12thJen Cushman − Link coming soon!

Thursday Sept 19thMary Beth Shaw − Link coming soon!

Thursday Sept 26thDina Wakley − Link coming soon!

Thursday Oct 3rdTraci Bautista − Link coming soon!

Thursday Oct 10thChristen Olivarez − Link coming soon!

 

 

New Stamp Line Unveiled!

Like many of you I usually have multiple projects in the works and it’s always exciting to finally see them near completion and get released into the world! I’m thrilled to introduce you to my newest line of stamps from Stampington & Co!

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click on the above image to see the complete line

Some of you may recognize these stamps as they are images that I personally had made into stamps for workshop use several years ago. I also have many teaching friends that use them in their workshops as well and now it’s wonderful to be able to offer them to you for your own use.

Many of the images came directly from my journal and sketchbook pages. It’s fun to look through your journals to find marks that you make over and over, or images and words you use often. What I love about these stamps is that they can be layered into your journal pages. Some are for under-journaling and background texture, while others add doodling or word prompts, and still others can create visual focal imagery.

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Here are some past journal pages using these stamps.

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Be sure to open Post Script onTuesday, May 28, for the exclusive opportunity to pre-order these stamps at 10% off!

 

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I was thrilled to have been sent a bunch of Dina Wakley’s super cool stamps from Stampington & C0. My instructions? Play with them!

So I played in a journal that was not finished, a class sample actually for may workshop at Art Unraveled a couple of years ago, “With One Palette” which was based off an article I did for Somerset Studios.

I’m sure many of you can relate to having partially finished pieces leftover from teaching or other art projects. They make a great starting point for journal pages! I keep a basket under my work table to keep all these potential works of art in.

I also keep the negative cutaways from other projects as they make a great and powerful statement on a journal page! I hope you’ll check out more images from this little journal and a little tutorial in this weeks issue of Post Script

If you don’t receive Stampington’s Post Script I hope you’ll sign up, there are always lots of cool projects, products and inspiration as well as up to date information on upcoming publications.

You can sign up HERE

Last Chances

Sad to leave friends Mary Beth Shaw and Joanne Sharpe after Art Unraveled but so glad I’ll be seeing them again soon at Art Is!!!

School is starting and I’m left scratching my head as to where the summer went?! I’m sure a lot of you can totally relate to that feeling.

BFF Nancy Lefko and I met for the first time IRL at Art Is last year after being online buddies for years!

I feel the same way when going to teach at art retreats. There is so much planning (already sending in proposals for next year) and build up before the retreats then you get there and have such an amazing time with art friends that you only once or if you’re lucky a few times a year, and the time is over in a blink.

 

It leaves you looking forward with great eagerness to the next venue when you can see your friends again!

Hamming it up with Kecia Frazee Deveney and Michael DeMeng at Art Is last year

Art Is…You is coming up in October. I’m looking forward to it with both eagerness and a touch of sadness as it’s the last big retreat of 2012 and I know I’m going to have an amazing time there.

On the subject of ‘making’ new friends, I’m really excited to be teaching my Busting Out-Self Portrait Journaling workshop at Art Is. This is the only place I’m offering this fun and personal workshop. Not only will we explore journaling techniques in 3D, we will also learn how to shade portraits in the easiest way possible. All of the face painting techniques can be applied to flat work but working on an actually dimensional face will allow you to see where shadows fall from front, side, and 3/4 views. It’s a great way to learn as we start with some cool long-necked wig forms and build layers similar to that of a journal page and then continue on to paint a portrait with all of the facial features already in place!

There’s still room in this workshop and I hope if you haven’t yet decided which workshop you are going to take, you’ll consider joining me for Busting Out!

 

You’ll also have a travel buddy for the trip home;-)

I’m also teaching Get the Lead Out! with some cool techniques using my Liquid Pencil Sketching Inks. This workshop is loaded with fun products (that you’ll get in your class kits) and fun new techniques to do everything from still life to portraits to journal pages!

 

If you haven’t yet stopped by to leave a comment to win one of my new stamps from my Poetic Portraits line there’s still time! I’m giving away 1 stamp for every 50 comments, giving away 4 so far and I want to give away more so spread the word!

Click HERE to leave a comment

Poetic Portraits Giveaway!

I’ve been wanting to give away some of my new stamps since they came out at the beginning of July, but life got hectic as I finished up the manuscript for my book, traveled to Arizona to teach at Art Unraveled, to Washington twice for family events and I just finished up proposals for some of next years art retreats with only a day to spare before the deadline!

That’s how it is at times and I’m sure you can relate as we all can get so busy. Even our own artwork can take a backseat at times, but I want to encourage you to use your art journaling to fill the void when more complete works of art cannot be created.

I decided to use one of my new stamps to jumpstart a journal page I needed to do for the Sketchbook Challenge theme of ‘Shelter’. This made journaling with limited time doable and fun as I let the page unfold.

I hope you’ll take a minute to click on the above link to see the completed page and check out all of the wonderful inspiration at The Sketchbook Challenge~

Now, for the giveaway…

It’s simple, for every 50 comments I’ll give away a stamp from my new line of Poetic Portraits stamps!! So just take a moment and leave a comment about what creativity you’ve been up to this summer and spread the word because I’d love to give away a lot of stamps!!

For a look at the complete line, you can go HERE

I will draw names on Friday the 17th!!!