Friday, October 12, 2007

Some New Fun Backgrounds...


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.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shari,
Your backgrounds are gorgeous! Can you let us know what you did to make them????
By the way, LOVE your blog!

SHARI said...

Hello Anonymous....
I wish I knew who you are so I could thank you personally for leaving a nice comment on my blog. Thank you for the compliments. As I mentioned in my original post, this technique comes from Belinda Schneider http://belindaschneider.wordpress.com/ who uses this technique (which was published in the August/September issue of Rubber Stamper Magazine) often. If you would email me privately at luvs2design@aol.com, I will gladly share about this technique. Even though it looks very complicated, it is not too difficult to produce lovely backgrounds. Looking forward to hearing from you.
-shari :)

Hermine said...

AWESOME!!!!

ute said...

Hi shari
your blog is sooo wonderful,
your artwork so lovely, thank you for your work
LG ute

belinda said...

shari, you're simply too much!! ;) your backgrounds are just fantastic. aren't acrylics fun? look forward to see shari's acrylic backgrounds :)

Jamie said...

Ok. Can I just say that I am in LOVE with your art? Not in a wierd stalker way, but an admiring way. LOL! Your houses for the House Yahoo group are AMAZING!!!! Each one it's own work of art. I am so glad you visited me today or I might not have found you. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts. Love, Jamie

DymphieM said...

You make some wonderful art! Love this acrylic backgrounds you made, really amazing!

Jacky said...

Hi Shari, I'm with you.... I love Belinda Schneiders art! So vibrant and individual (and such a lovely person).
I think I am going to have to try and source that magazine here in Australia.
Your backgrounds are amazing and beautiful, cant wait to see the art you create using them!

Angela Hoffmann said...

ooh your backgrounds are gorgeous..so glad you found me on flickr..and I see already a few friends we have in common...Joanne and Vale for two..so far....
yur artwork is lovely....it has such a soft and serene and very peaceful look to it...wonderful to come view!~
I can't wait to see what you make with all of your backgrounds!

Kim said...

Well shoot! Wish I'd read this back in October! You're backgrounds look fabulous , I would have gotten that magazine too. :)
While I'm here - your skinny book pages in the following post are wonderful - love the work and the choice of images , too.