Clever Colored Pencils

Are you looking for a quick way to add to your envelope designs? Colored pencils can be an excellent way to do so. To show you just how easy it can be, I’ve developed a quick example using the Koh-I-Noor Tri-Tone pencils. These are wonderful colored pencils because each one contains either three shades of a color or three complementary colors. With the popularity of watercolor designs, I decided to use the Finesse Color Blender as well to show how you can take an ordinary colored pencil and give it a watercolor effect.


First, use the Tri-Tones to draw a design of your choice. Here you see a rough flower sketch created with the Ember, Earthtones, Blush, Maddigold, and Forest pencils.

Next, I used the Tri-Tone Blender just to see how well it would blend the colors. It did work somewhat, but it wasn’t as intense as I had hoped it would be. 20151021_122940~2

From there, I went over the entire image with the Finesse Color Blender to show what a difference it can make. As you can see, it nicely blends the colors together and creates a watercolor type effect on the drawing. It has two ends, so the larger end can be used for bigger areas, and the smaller bullet point can be used for the more detailed parts of the drawing. 20151021_125149-1~2

Finally, I decided to just show the effect on color laid down with the pencils. Here I used Ember again and Summer Sky. Next, I went over it with the thicker end of the Finesse Blender. I particularly loved how well it shows the three colors of the Ember pencil!



Of course this technique can be used in a variety of formats, but it is a great way to add a little illustration to your envelopes. We would love to see what you come up with using these fun tools!


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