Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Stamps from Seth Apter

Seth Apter is a mixed media artist, 
author, teacher and art community maker/gatherer.
He is just releasing a new line of stamps, 
and sent me the set 'Pattern Play' to have fun with.

The set includes - 'Mosaic Tile'

'Bar Code'

and 'Birch Bark'

I played in my usual style of stamping onto a variety of papers


Which I proceeded to rip into tiny pieces and glue together.

My 'Patterned Play' stamped bits became
 a patterned landscape that my trees grew from. 

Here you can see the backside of my accordion book
decorated with a long strip of 'Birch Bark' decorated tea bag.

After completing this creation, 
I still had pieces of stamped paper sitting on my desk

So created some little houses with the little bits.
And then stamped a bigger background piece 
to put behind them.

The little bits of paper were getting smaller, 
but I thought they would look beautiful
decorating a paper pulp bowl
 that was waiting patiently on my art desk.

I love the lines that each of these stamps create, 
and know that they will be showing up in a variety of my creations.  

As I write this I haven't seen the other stamps or creations that other people have created, but am excited to check out the following links!

Seth Apter

Mary Beth Shaw 

Marjie Kemper 

Linda Kain 

Pam Carriker

Brian Kasstle

The full line of stamps can be viewed or purchased from

 Impression Obsession




  1. THESE look GREAT!!!!
    NICE work, Kim and Seth's Stamps look FUN!

  2. Fabulous job and a wonderful post!

  3. I love these stamps and I'm going to have to get them all.

  4. Kim!! Your work is beautiful, I love the way you used Seth's stamps, especially your use of different papers and colors. The accordion book has my heart!

  5. Your experiments with Seth's stamps are fantastic! I especially love that accordion book. This is my favorite set of his stamps, too.

  6. Wow. Really, WOW. Your work is gorgeous, Kim. I love how you took Seth's stamps and made them your own. I gotta get those stamps!

  7. Wonderful works! Loved seeing what the stamps look like on a variety of surfaces.

  8. These stamps are great Kim and your work with them is just so beautiful ......inspiring!!

  9. Thanks a million Kim. Your creative use of these stamps really blows me away!

    1. Thanks Seth. I had a wonderful time playing with them, and have used them some more in a recent collage demonstration I was involved in the past couple of days.

  10. Nice to meet you via Seth, Karen. I love what you've done with the stamps and how many ways you used the "bits."

  11. Oh my goodness!!! The accordian book took my breathe away!!! Now I need these stamps, too!

  12. Kim, Absolutely outstanding pieces you have created!! Your showcase of Seth's stamps, sure sold me!! I love your art! ")

  13. This is gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing.

  14. How lovely these stamps are - and how lovely are your creations with them. I always so enjoy your colour palette ...

  15. could I have not found your blog for such a long time? I LOVE your work! Have a great and inspirational Sunday - Irma

  16. Wow do I ever love your style! So intricate yet the details are sublime and inviting. I also enjoyed your multi media approach with Seth's varied stamps. Great job! Sanna

  17. All of your work is wonderful and the stamps are great! What a wonderful demonstration!