For a very long time now, I have envied the wonderful Acrylic Backgrounds created by my very talented fellow artist (the other Schneider!!) Belinda Schneider---see her blog "Bel's Nook" at http://belindaschneider.wordpress.com/ . She does all this fabulous artwork on these very complicated looking backgrounds and I love each and every piece she creates! I own two pieces of her art---an ATC that she sent to me some time ago so I could see an example of her backgrounds and a fabulous Gothic Arch page that I received recently as part of a Gothic Arch Collaborative project that I participated in with her and 12 other women. So, to make a long story short, I was at my favorite Barnes and Nobles several weeks ago doing what I like to do best---drinking a Starbuck's Latte and browsing the new magazines. I sat down with my stack of magazines and my latte and started to flip through the new Rubber Stamper Magazine. The first thing that caught my eye (on page 22 of the August/September issue) was an article titled "Fun With Acrylic Backgrounds" by the talented Belinda Schneider of Luxumbourg, Luxembourg!!! I don't usually purchase (I just take a peek at it while I am at the bookstore) this particular magazine anymore since Rubber Stamping is no longer the focus of my art, BUT I HAD TO HAVE THIS ONE!!!! Her article is an exceptionally well written one with lots of pictures and EASY to follow directions!!! So there you have it!! I am now fascinated with and busy making Acrylic Backgrounds to use in some of my ongoing projects!! I have quite a few more drying in my kitchen. I will post more later. I will also post some of my completed projects once they are done.
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