Friday, December 13, 2013

Get in Gear


Among my most favorite die sets from Spellbinders are Cogs and Sprightly Sprockets. I have used the dies in these sets in many of my art pieces, often matched up with Standard Circles Small and Large


As with most of the products from Spellbinders, I integrate them as one of many supplies I use in my mixed media art. I often use metal and/or foil with these dies and they pair up perfectly with my stash of hardware that I get from one of my favorite places to visit: the hardware store. 

These particular dies have become a big part of my Gears series.

My first piece in this series was actually the first artwork I made as part of the Spellbinders Blog Team.


I am happy to share that the second piece in this series was just published in the Winter 2014 issue of Scrapbooking & Beyond.



My most recent piece in this series was a large triptych. I was lucky enough to receive the following picture from the person who purchased the work. It is rare that I get a chance to see my art hanging in its home so I was extra pleased to see this.



And now after putting this post together, I am gearing up to make the next piece in the series! Until then, you can see all my Spellbinders' tutorials at this link.

9 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

boah - this looks sooo good.. stylish with the interieur as well...

amazing!

sharon young said...

What a fabulous piece, I love your work with the gear cogs, I had no idea you could buy such amazing shapes.
I love your blog, have just gravitated her from Ro's lovely blog.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Very cool!!! Now I'm wondering if those dies would work on my Vintag Big Kick and where I could purchase them locally. Sigh! Not always an easy task!!

I love the photo they sent you!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool!

Jo Murray said...

Wow! You are turning up everywhere....congratulations! Soon you'll be known as "the ubiquitous Mr Apter" (Good title for a book....any writers out there?)

Nan G said...

Congrats on being published and successfully crossing over to the scrapbook ing world.

Mickie said...

Love it Seth!

die amelie said...

Wow, I just love your play with those gears, Seth!

I am so glad that I bought your book "The Pulse of Mixed Media" only recently and now have found my way here. Being an arts teacher your words in your book and the way you present the artists in all their vulnarability touch my very soul!

And it seems I will have to pop in here more often to browse your wonderful artwork too :)

Greetings from Vienna,

Claudia x

john said...

Truly wonderful new pieces.