Today’s post is all about how to make a watercolor wreath. Now, please do not let this scare you off. I promise and pinky-heart-swear that I have never been an artist. Other than painting walls and furniture I had never put an artists paint brush to canvas or paper. A little over a year ago I wanted to recreate a watercolor feather that I had fallen in love with. Lo and behold I watched a tutorial and I was able to paint it all by myself. Feeling encouraged, I painted feathers in a different color palette for my house. To date these blue watercolor feathers are one of our most popular posts. Here are other watercolor feathers.
I wanted to create these watercolor wreaths as thank you cards for our recent chalk paint class participants.
I feel confident that if you follow this tutorial, you will be able to make a watercolor wreath too! (Affiliate links are provided for your convenience). There are only a few supplies and they are very affordable. Here’s what you need:
- Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper – THIS is the paper we use
- Watercolor Palette with Brush – we really like THIS set or THIS one
- Cup of Water
Using your pencil, draw a circle shape onto your paper. It does not need to be perfect by any means.
Dip your paintbrush into the water and “paint” the pencil circle with the water.
Lightly dip your brush onto the water and then into the dark green color of your palette. Paint a green circle on top of your water circle. You may need to dip into the water and paint again.
Start making leaf shapes inside and outside of the green circle. Keep all of the leaves moving up in the same direction. Leave a small amount of whitespace in some of the leaves for added dimension.
Fill in the whitespace with a light paint color of green.
Add vine curls to the wreath. You can use gray, brown or other earthy colors.
Add berries to the vine in any color of your choosing.
Being that this artwork was created as thank you cards, a letter monogram initial was added for each person.
Here are other examples of color combinations.
Please, I am begging you to give watercolor painting a try. You might just surprise yourself with how great and creative you are!
Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you again on Monday!