ColoredPencil/LeafDance 4×6

This is a little card I designed in Prismacolor, the very brightest colored pencils available.  I love the transparency and luminosity made possible in this medium.  The work is done on a watercolor card produced by Strathmore.  To get the white lines, I incised them with an embossing tool over my pattern drawn on tracing paper.  The pattern then becomes visible as I layer color over the indentations in the paper.  Colored pencil is very labor-intensive and this little study took me about 8 hours to complete.  I taped the margins to get a clean edge and coated the whole card with gloss medium to make it smudge-free. Notice  the design on the envelop flap, as well

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