Art Journal ~ Follow Your Dreams

I am so thrilled for my friend Seth Apter who has just released a whole new line of beautiful background stamps through Impression Obsession, which are manufactured right here in the USA. Seth is not only extremely talented, but also one of the nicest guys and generous teachers I’ve ever met. If you ever have the chance to take a class with him (and he travels a lot, so chances are you may)… do not hesitate! Along with me on this ride are the following artists, who’ve each created something using some of Seth’s new stamps:

Mary Beth Shaw

Pam Carriker

Linda Cain

Brian Kasstle

Kim Henkel

I made an art journal page in my a big book that measures 9″ X 12.”

Marjie Kemper art journal 07162015

Seth sent me the Faded Fragments set and I chose to use these two from that set:

Seth Apter New Stamp Release

The one on the left is called Screen Print and the one on the right is called Broken Tile.  I decided to use them both in the background of my page, but also to highlight my large letters with the Screen Print stamp.  First I painted the page with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and did a lot of stamping and stenciling.

Marjie Kemper art journal 07162015B

Next, I painted my chipboard letters and stamped Seth’s Screen Print image on them in black ink, which I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut a second set of letters out of black card stock to shadow the embossed ones, and added some strips below the word ‘dreams’ to ground it. I also fashioned a little hanging sign from a Sizzix die and some strips of black paper.

Marjie Kemper art journal 07162015A

The lady is stamped on a piece of clear acrylic packaging, which gives the effect of her looking out a window when you turn the page just so.

I’m off to check out what the other artists made who are using Seth’s new stamps. Be sure to visit them (links up top) and also visit Seth’s blog to give him a high five on his exciting new endeavor.

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. stephanie says:

    great spread, love the colors

  2. awesome design Marjie. I especially LOVE how you jazzed up the letters with the screen print

  3. these stamps look great… especially love how you used them on the lettering.

  4. Gigi Black says:

    I like, I like! Great job and I love the Screen Print stamp. It’s so versatile.

  5. The stamps look to be amazing which is exactly what your page is.

  6. Oh, these stamps are fun!! They look exactly like their descriptions and you’ve used them wonderfully here on this AJ page, Marjie!! I love how you’ve stamped the letters with the screen print image!! Totally Cool!! 🙂 🙂 XOXO-Shari

  7. The face on the packaging looks fabulous Marjie and I love the stamped letters too. I saw Seth’s new range of stamps on FB, they do look incredibly useful ones to have! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Gorgeous piece , love he background stamps and the face stamped on packaging. Tracy x x

  9. Jackie Neal says:

    Gorgeous page Marjie!! You really highlighted Seth’s stamps so nicely!!

  10. AMAZING – love the lettering with the stamping. . .

  11. I am a big fan of your work and this art journal page using Seth’s new stamps is no exception. . . .

  12. Amazing work Marjie. Thank you. I am in love with the way you used the stencil to add the design to the letters.

  13. Wonderful! Love your colors. These stamps are so fun on the letters.

  14. Oooh, beautiful page with so much depth. His stamps look like they’ll be making their way into my stash!

  15. Love what you did with his new stamps! Can’t wait to try them out.

  16. This is a beautiful page Marjie, I just love Seth’s new background stamps and you used them perfectly here.

  17. Denise Spillane says:

    Thanks for your post. Tour piece is great. I love the new stamps from Seth, such great texture. Blog hops are always fun too.

  18. Love this page – great colors! Best part is the lady on the clear acrylic with her roaming eyes! Great idea and so fun Marjie. j.

  19. April Lopez says:


  20. This is STUNNING!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and those stamps you used are fabulous!!!!

  21. Amazing looking stamps and I absolutely LOVE what you did with them! What you did with those letters looks so cool, fabulous spread!!

  22. Great job, always love your colors!!!

  23. Beautiful Marjie, love how you’ve used the screen print stamp on the letters!

  24. Glenda Hoagland says:

    I thought I was in love with the circle stamp, now I see the ones you used….I am still swooning. Oh my, I am going to have to build a stamp a month into my budget. Your style of art really enhances these stamps. So powerful. my email address is

  25. Wow, Marjie, I love seeing the cool letters!! That screen print image is awesome.