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Are you looking for a fun and easy project to do this weekend? Why not try your hand at creating a watercolor wreath! It might be intimidating even to think of trying watercolor but give it a go. This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful wreath using simple watercolors. You can use this project to decorate your home or as a gift for a friend. Or a teacher. I love to give handpainted notes to friends. They are always a big hit.
At the end of this post, you can also download this pretty watercolor wreath to dress up your desktop or phone screen for June.:-)
Let’s get started!
It is summer, and flowers are blooming everywhere. What better way to celebrate the season than by creating a floral wreath?
This watercolor wreath tutorial is perfect for beginners.
You will need:
- watercolor paper
- a round plate (to stencil the shape)
- I like to use a paper towel to drain the excess paint off my brushes.
I have a short video of how I created this piece of artwork. Enjoy!:-)
I use a plate to stencil out a round shape onto my watercolor paper. You can freehand this or use a compass if you want a perfect circle. Once your ring is drawn, start painting!
I also like to choose a color scheme before I start painting. I used some bold colors for the flowers that would stand out on the wreath for this watercolor wreath, but color choices are up to you!
Start painting the stem of the wreath, then add petals and florals. I add florals randomly—kind of going by spacing them out along the wreath. Usually, I’m not too fond of a symmetrical look, but going with a balanced look can be an easy way to position the flowers. After adding the flowers, I go back in and fill the wreath with leaves and greens.
Negative space is your friend when creating watercolor paintings. To add interest to your artwork, try leaving some white space between your flowers and leaves.
Tip: Don’t worry about being perfect – part of the beauty of watercolors is that they are imperfect.
Once you’re happy with your painting, let it dry completely, and then cut out your wreath shape, or you can display your artwork in a frame on a wall or door using tape or Command Strips.
And before you head on to start on this beautiful watercolor wreath painting yourself, you can DOWNLOAD the artwork, set it up as a screensaver on your desktop, laptop, or phone.
Watercolor wreath DOWNLOAD here.
Thanks for following along. I hope you enjoyed this watercolor wreath tutorial. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. Happy painting!