I have given my class the assignment to complete the Jerry's Artarama Junk Mail Challenge that the art supply company has issued in recent months. This is my solution to the assignment.
This is a 4x6 inch postcard with a layer of one-inch squares collaged together to make the background. Each square was cut from a piece of junk mail that I have received in recent months. I then put a layer of gesso (sparrow shaped) on top of the card and drew a sparrow with a Pitt Micron pen. The last step was to watercolor the image. This was an interesting endeavor since the watercolor did not soak into the gesso as it would on watercolor paper. I am happy with the results and want to try it again.