Junk Mail Book

Sophia is going through a very difficult time right now. She and her father need our prayers. While she is away, Heather at Rose Hill Designs  is hosting Sunday Sketches.

I’m showing off the Junk Mail Book that I made in Carla Sonheim’s Summer Camp. I really loved the puzzle like aspect of this book; how each picture that overlapped a page had to  morph into something else on another page. I hope you have time to click for enlargements to see how it all works together.

See how the mouse on the cover morphs into the winged creature on the next spread? And the head of the creature at the top becomes a sea creature, then a submarine and later a little house.

The horns of the cow become the ears of the own and part of the cows nose becomes a wing tip.

Those fish tails will become lizard feet and one leg of the starfish will become an insect and then a rabbit ear.

The goblins hair came from the cow. The ziggy guy is drawn partially on the clear envelope plastic so he shows on both sides of the page.

One of those trees will become a bird’s beak and the bald guy will become a rabbit!

I really loved working on this and I know I’ll do more this way. The junk mail is covered in gesso and then watercolor and the pictures are drawn in permanent marker. Happy Sunday Sketches!

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17 thoughts on “Junk Mail Book

  1. Carol

    Oh these are so awesome and enlarged are even better ~ very creative ~ thanks for being you! So creative!~ namaste, Carol ~ (Share the Creative Journey)

  2. Lenorita

    Oh i love this – reminds me of a great childrens book my kids had when they were much younger! Thanks for showing us all or so many pages! It is wonderful work!

  3. Niina

    Wow! These sketches are amazing. Idea is very clever to have animals and thing changing.
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog
    Greetings from Finland

  4. Joanne Osband

    Ditto……..creative and amazing! When I first looked I thought…..Picasso qualities. Love the idea of using junk mail and connecting each piece. Your details and lines are fabulous!

  5. June

    This is an amazing idea, and so whimsical! Can’t help but think how connected we all our: ie, one person’s trash is another’s treasure (one person’s tail is another’s fin!). Thanks for sharing!

  6. Zorana

    So imaginative, creative…. a real treasure! I think that it should be published as a book so that we all can hold it and turn the pages back and front…


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