Hey Crafters! This is Jehan from JeCrafts back again live on the PPS blog for this month’s project. We are back with our theme “Anything Goes”. So this post is step by a step photo tutorial for a simple watercolor floral and we’ll incorporate a simple yet strong quote with it.
We begin with sketching out roughly the size of the wreath. And we also sketch out the main flowers of the floral wreath.
Then we begin with painting the flowers. Every artist has their own way of painting out different florals. This is one of the simplest methods I use. The color used here is ROSE from the Prima Watercolor Confections Pastel Dreams palette. First, we start with a very light coat. Allow it to dry and then we apply the same coat a little darker to various parts of the petal. Take a plain wet brush and blend the darker and lighter portions.
Then we start with the leaves. The color used for the small leaves is AVACADO – YELLOW GREEN from the Prima Watercolor Confections Tropicals palette. Paint out your leaves with that same color but in various shades. This gives a more natural look to your wreath.
Then we move on to the bigger leaves. The color I chose for them is PHTHALO GREEN DARK from the Prima Watercolor Confections Tropicals palette.
We add more elements to make the wreath a little more interesting. The color used is PURPLE from the Prima Watercolor Confections Tropicals palette.
Now that the florals have dried up completely we will add some more color to it. Using the same purple or any darker color paint the center. Then take a wet brush with no color and pull out the color at the center towards the petal. As you move up blend the color with the color of the petal.
We paint the wooden part of the wreath with BROWN from the Prima Watercolor Confections Tropicals palette.
Then we letter out the quote inside the wreath. The quote I chose is “Be Stronger than your Strongest Excuse”. I lettered using Sakura Pigma MB and Sakura Micron 08.
Finally, the watercolor wreath along with the hand-lettered quote is ready.
Hope you guys enjoyed this month’s project of mine. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please feel free to share your queries and feedback in the comments section below.
Until next time happy lettering!