Christmas Wreath Watercolor

Hello and welcome to Watercolor Wednesday! Are you ready for another Christmas project?

This week I created a Christmas wreath that would be perfect to turn into a card with an added sentiment to the center or just pop into a frame.

Wreaths are one of my favorite projects to create. They can be customized for the season or holiday. Add a little image, or two or three, into them to get a whole new look. They are just so much fun!

Here’s how I created this wreath…

These are the stamps that I used for this project. Each stamp that I used is circled but you could easily use different ones from the sets to make this wreath your own.

I stuck with traditional Christmas colors with a tiny bit of African Violet for this wreath as well.

  • No 15 Olive Green
  • No 28 English Red
  • No 89 Persimmon
  • No 86 African Violet
  • No 72 Pine Green
  • No 18 Dark Brown

This painting is created on a 5×5 square of watercolor paper.

Draw a circle in the center of your paper. I traced the outer ring of my mason jar lid.

Begin by inking the pine branch up with pine green.

Press the stamp around the circle all facing the same direction.

Next, ink the vine stamp with olive green and add those throughout the wreath, again all going in the same direction.

Time to add the flowers. Take the flower stamp and ink the flowers with English red. I only inked one flower so I could control the positioning better but you can ink more if you’d like. Add the flowers throughout the wreath.

Ink the branch with Dark Brown and add the branch throughout the wreath. I again only inked part of the branch but ink as much as you’d like.

Time to add some berries. Ink the berries with persimmon and add them throughout the wreath.

Once you get the branches stamped in, it is time to add water. Start with the green and soften all of the green first. Move onto the red flowers then the berries.

Lastly, ink the tiny flowers with African Violet and once the wreath is dry, add them throughout stamping in a small circle three or four times before adding more ink.

Add a touch of water to the flowers, only here and there on the bunches, and your are done!

Add a sentiment or leave as is and you have the perfect holiday wreath.

Join me next week for a whole new Watercolor Wednesday tutorial.

Be sure to watch my video tutorial below to paint along with me.

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