HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE WATERCOLOR FEATHER WREATH

Dainty feathers in a wreath form? What could be better? After creating post on how to paint simple watercolor feathers, this had to follow suit. Learn how to make a watercolor feather wreath in today’s post!

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

I love how versatile wreaths can be. You can create pretty greeting cards with a lovely message in the centre or put it up as wall art as it is. They look gorgeous in any form. It’s common to paint floral wreaths. You may have seen my floral watercolor wreath tutorials where I talk about them in detail. If not, you can check them out below

Floral watercolor wreaths – Part 1

Floral watercolor wreaths – Part 2

Before learning to paint a watercolor feather wreath, I suggest you go back a few posts to my “Watercolor feather tutorial” post where I explain how to paint different feathers in detail. If you’ve already done that, let’s get going with this post.

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

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Materials required for  craeting a watercolor feather wreath:-


Step 1: Draw a circle very lightly using a pencil.Use anything really. I used a screw top from one of the jars in my kitchen. Unlike watercolor florals, I spaced the feathers apart. I also tried to keep the colors muted and stuck to browns and blues.

The feather on the left is a typical single color feather where the outer edges are frayed to make it look fluffy. The one on the right was created by painting the black texture when the beige under-layer was still wet. You can read about these techniques in detail here.

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

Step 2: The feather before the first feather is similar to it but a little less fluffy with a bit more frayed edges.

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

This spotty leaf shown on the right again is explained in detail in my previous watercolor feather post.

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

Continue adding feathers. I also changed the colors to a lovely blue for the next few.

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

Step 3:Using white acrylic ink or white gouache add a few details like spots and lines after the feathers dry. This step is optional.

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

Step 4: Join the white spaces in between the feathers by painting thin twigs.

Learn to make a watercolor feather wreath in this detailed tutorial post - Zakkiya Hamza | Inkstruck Studio

And that’s how easy it is to paint a watercolor feather wreath. Down below are examples of how you can incorporate lettering with it.

These are available as tangible goods in my Society6 shop. There are plenty of home decor elements to choose from.

What do you think?

Don’t you think this makes a nice change from the usual flower wreaths? What would you do if you created one of these? What lovely quote/word would you include? Don’t forgot to tag me with #makeinkstruck on Instagram if you give this a go!

Cheers!

 

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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.

8 thoughts on “HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE WATERCOLOR FEATHER WREATH

    1. Aw that is such a sweet thing to say. I’m sure you’re Grandpa is going to be super thrilled to receive something that he’s passionate about. And that again from his lovely granddaughter. Such a sweet thing to do. 🙂

  1. I love, love, love your art and I appreciate all you do to share your talents with your followers!! I am going to try these feathers today!!

    1. Please do! And I would love to see the finished illustration. I get so excited when my lovely readers share their art with me. It’s such a fun way to communicate. Thank you so much for making my day with your lovely words. Appreciate it 🙂

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