I don’t think flower wreaths are going out of fashion any time soon.They are gorgeous,can make brilliant logos and look awesome on wedding invitations.Follow this tutorial on how to make watercolor flower wreaths.

make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck StudioNot only are flower wreaths simple to make but oh-so fun.I love how you can improvise as you progress leaving room for a lot of spontaneity.In this tutorial I’m going to show how to create watercolor flower wreaths in three different ways.Easy,Intermediate and Difficult.

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Materials you will need to make watercolor flower wreaths are

  1. Watercolor paper
  2. Circle master(optional)
  3. Pencil
  4. Watercolor paints
  5. Watercolor brushes
  6. Water

The “Easy-Peasy” flower wreath

Step 1: Draw a circle with a pencil on paper.You may use a circle master or a compass for this purpose.If you don’t have any of these,a jar lid from your cupboard will do.This wreath is fairly simple and perfect for the beginner in watercolor painting.I used a nice shade of blue for this painting instead of the regular green.By following the guideline,start painting leaves alternately.The guideline acts as your main stem from which the leaves emerge.

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create watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

create watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

Step 2: Continue the same way by alternating the leaves.Keep connecting them until you reach the starting point.And you have just created a beautiful wreath with as little effort as possible.

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The “In-between” flower wreath

Step 1:Let’s make things a little more complicated.Draw a circle.This will act as your guideline.Start painting tiny leaves from it.In this case, the guideline is not the main stem.What you need to do is paint vine like stems surrounding the guideline.These vines hold the different leaves.(See second image below for reference)

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make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

Step 2:Now would be a fairly good time to paint a flower.You can paint any kind of flower-peony,rose,ranunculus etc. I decided to paint a small yellow rose.It doesn’t need to be realistic but there is no harm in making it so.

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Step 3:Continue overlapping the different leaves and vines around the guideline. Keep changing the shade of green for the leaves.Add in small rose buds and more flowers.Continue till you reach the starting point.And viola, you’ve created a beautiful floral wreath.

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The “Complicated” flower wreath

Step 1:This wreath  is going to be thicker in width the previous two.Draw a circular guideline using a pencil.Draw bunches of leaves without their stem overlapping each other.Paint flowers in between as you progress.

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Step 2:Continue painting leaves of different shades.Make sure to add in flowers at regular intervals.Complete the wreath.

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make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

make watercolor flower wreath-Inkstruck Studio

And these are three ways in which you can make watercolor flower wreaths. There are many different other ways you can try as well.You can make watercolor flower wreaths symmetrical or change the shape.All this and more will be explained in the continuing parts of this tutorial.

SEE WATERCOLOR FLOWER WREATHS PART II HERE

What do you think?

What is your favorite of the above paintings?Personally I love the simple one.Have a go at trying one of these types of flower wreaths.And don’t forget to share them with me.Hashtag with #makeinstruck on Instagram or send me an e-mail at [email protected]. I would love to see !