Monday, August 26, 2013

Thoughts about BLOGGING on Genuine Major!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Surprise!! Look who's got a new...


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I bet you didn't see this one coming! Yep, I've been brewing up a whole new website/blog for the whole summer with the awesome and fabulous Kara Haupt, who designed the amazing logo above and Genuine Major's blog layout. Click on each image to see where it takes you! But what brought all this on, you ask? Go to the new blog and find out!


P.S. So are you wondering what's going to happen to this little space of the internet? Well, I'm probably going to close this down eventually, maybe in about a month or so. Don't worry, the entire archive from this site has been moved over to the new site, so all your favorite tutorials and posts are safe and sound (and easy to search!). Click on the Genuine Major logo above and check out the new and organized navigation system! See you over there!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer of Love 2013 Journal (Part I.5)

Yep, still recording my summer in the Summer of Love journal, and still loving it. I was planning on showing you guys tons and tons of new pages, but the light was not cooperating, so I was only able to salvage a couple of pictures. It'll tide you over till next time, right?

Summer Notes
I Don't Like...
Packaging Tape Transfer (in the corner) Tutorial here.
This last page with the photo was a pleasant surprise. I was trying to get a good picture of my Starbucks Store, but my co-worker Emily jumped in front and glamorously photo bombed it. I'm so in love with the result. She's the greatest.

Summer is almost over, but I'm going to cling onto it until the pool is closed. Which I STILL haven't jumped into yet. This needs to happen...soon.


Friday, August 9, 2013

What's in my Scrap Box - II

Scrap Box 2

When you gather up scraps, you can't keep everything, but you can sure as hell try. Don't underestimate what can or can't be a good addition to the scrap box. But remember, a scrap box is like a closet. Go through it and take out what you know doesn't inspire or intrigue you.

Also have this mindset when you're looking at things like magazines, cutting up scrapbook paper, or leftover supplies that you think is trash.

I know, I know, that's a very hoarder thing to do. But really, it doesn't have to be. Think of it more like rummaging through someone's trash. You know, the whole 'One man's trash is another man's treasure,' deal.

Pick out the treasure and throw out the trash. Then you'll have a full box full of inspiration.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Art Journal - C'mon.

(Materials: Martha Stewart Crafts Satin "Wild Salmon" acrylic paint, magazine image from JCREW, Pigma Brush Pen, Pentel Hybrid Technica .03 ballpoint pen)

When combining a sudden urge to paint (an inspiration surge, to say the least), listening to a certain song over and over again and browsing at Andy Warhol-esque paintings, you come out with random journal pages. The quote is random, the paint is random, and the picture is random. But hey, art is art. At least I did something creative yesterday! *thumbs up*