Vigorously drag pigment from the vase and stems outward into the background area using several fingers. Dragging pastel across the edges of the collage paper emphasizes the form of the underlying collage, which then contributes to the composition.
Use the gray-green pastel to color the ash green leaves. Create a surface behind the leaves, and soften the harsh white of the paper, by using your fingertip to drag some color across the leaf outlines into the background.
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