Happy Monday everyone!
R-Chee & I love to color to just relax sometimes! You can color on anything and make a special thought, feeling or character pop to life right before your very eyes!
I love turning junk mail into little canvases to color on.
It is a wonderful way to recycle messages people are offering that would otherwise be thrown away.
He was so FUN & Easy to make!
To create him...
I lightly painted a coat of gesso on a junk mail postcard mailer and let some of the background still show through.
After the gesso dried, I painted a light wash of watercolor over the gesso to add some color and let it pool to form water stained blobs to find a character in to bring out.
After turning the page this way and that to create some interesting shapes, I let it dry and pulled out my pencil and found a little fox to color in!
He started to come to life and I finished his features with a bit of outlining with a black ink permanent marker.
The final step was to get out my old magazines and paste and cut out letters to form a message he was calling out loud and clear!
After our new friend appeared before our eyes & we heard him as he exclaimed...
We LIVE in a...
"World of Wonders"
Wax Crayons, Ink & Collage on paper
Melissa Langer ~ 2015
"World of Wonders!"
What a smart message!
We are all here appreciate everything around us!
What things will you appreciate today?
Clean, Fresh Air?
Please leave us a note and let us know!
We cannot wait to hear all about it!
Melissa & R-Chee