Thanks for popping in. I got cracking this morning, on my LLOTTA (Long List Of Things To Accomplish). Whilst zipping around, I decided to spend the time expanding my mind listening to a new book. Now you may think this is a bizarre choice, but I went with James Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty”. He was the former FBI Chief, whom Trump fired. Well, when we were in San Francisco a few weeks ago, it was all over the US Headlines. People were ripping him up in the tabloid news from every angle for being a traitor, a liar and a weak link. But quite honestly, whenever I have listened to him in the past, he has always come across as a very fair man, with strong ethics. So I decided to make my own mind up and read the book myself. The first thing which I am happy about is that he is reading me his story personally. The book is narrated by the author himself. That makes a huge difference, because I am able to hear his side of the story uninterrupted, and from him directly, with all the passion and authenticity in his voice .
Well, 4 hours in, I have to say, it makes for fascinating reading/listening! We haven’t even got to the Trump Adminstration yet! We’re still with George W. Bush, when Comey was Deputy Attorney General. Gives the word Corrupt a whole new meaning. In fact, they legally redefined the word Torture, to justify their illegal conduct! That’s like redefining the word Murder. Dead’s dead. Anyway, at that point he quit, because he couldn’t condone what was going on. So I thought I’d stop for a bit too, come and digest everything thus far, and make a bit of American art!
Ready for an inky break with me? I am really enjoying this technique with alcohol ink on a Gel Press plate at the moment….
Spread it gently over the plate with a brayer.
While the ink is still wet place the stencil. There she is!! Blot the ink inside her with a piece of copy paper.
Dab black archival ink through all the cut apertures with a blending tool.
Lift the stencil and place to one side. Allow the alcohol ink to dry on the GelPress plate. Then spread white acrylic paint over the plate with a brayer.
Once the paint has been evenly spread all over the plate, flip the Gel Press on its Mega Mount and plant on a piece of our large cut to fit Stencil Card. Rub the back of the card, then peel your print. Perfect.
Trim the outer edges so that you can mount your art on either a canvas board or an 8×8″ card blank
Now. Big decision. White card blank?
Or black card blank?
I know. It’s a game changer, innit? Black or white card blank… Decisions, decisions, decisions. What do you think?
Fortunately, we cater to the likes of me who suffer from indecision, and have put both black and white in the same pack!
I bet Comey never faced this dilemma! He survived plenty of very colourful chaos though, he really did. The chapter on the Mafia is interesting too…
I’m off to join Jim on his journey during the Obama Administration now. And whilst I know we should never discuss sex, religion or politics – I LOVE OBAMA.
There’s another cool American Style Stencil in our collection: The American Heart
So let’s have a little special offer, and put both stencils together for £8, shall we? I bet we could put a great photo in that heart!
CLICK HERE to investigate…
Just in time for the Royal Wedding, and July 4th is only round the corner too.
Love & Hugs,
PS. Have you seen all the BBC America Ads, where Grace is doing ALL the voiceovers ?!
The Royal Wedding is HUGE over in the States, and Gracie landed the Voice of the Royal Wedding! How amazing is that ?!? Let me see if I can add a link here….
How fantastic is that ?!?!?! Every time she facetimes me, she’s coming out of the BBC America building, having just done another voiceover for them!
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