Fearless Friday, Holiday Wreaths

Let’s continue creating Christmas spirit

and paint holiday wreaths and holly ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

These are easy peasy,

and no fancy art skills required!

You can use watercolor or markers

and make cards, tags or gift wrap

Supplies:

watercolor paint, colored markers

card stock, heavy watercolor paper

blank cards suitable for watercolor or marker

white bags or butcher paper {for gift wrapping}

Let’s start with holly

Load a large round brush with green watercolor

Paint some abstract loose leaf shapes

Add some red berries with small round shapes

When the paint is dry,

use a fine liner pen and loosely draw the leaf and berry outlines

and a few swirly lines~

that’s it!

Make a gift tag or a card

or paint a bag or piece of butcher paper

with scattered holly sprigs and use it to wrap a gift

You can also create a festive wreath with markers

Start with a word or message

Then make a circle around it with short green strokes

Curve the strokes in the same direction all around the message,

forming a circle

I used a dark green marker first,

then added more branches with a lighter shade of green

Then lime

Add red dots for berries and to decorate the center

You can outline “merry” with a black fine liner pen

for a final touch if desired

This is the same wreath in watercolor

With a red bow to finish

The next watercolor version uses abstract shapes and dots

I indicated leaves with dabs of my brush,

just randomly putting down different size shapes,

fast and loose, not over thinking it

I used what I call “scribble technique” for the final touch,

outlining some of the shapes with a black fine liner pen

and basically scribbling over the leaves

I made some collages of these tutorials

in case you want to pin them for reference

Holiday Wreath is also available in my Society 6 Shop

on many different items!

There are huge pre-Christmas sales going on right now

You can shop here

I just added children’s t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies to my shop too

and can’t wait to get some for my grands

Many styles and colors, you can see a sampling here

I hope you have fun trying these wreath and holly designs,

I would love to see photos of your creations!

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 Whatโ€™s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

  Karinโ€™s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

Comments
22 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Holiday Wreaths”
  1. I love painting wreaths! Yours are wonderful and I love them all but that last one really wins a spot in my heart. I love the color blends and the “scribble technique” works like a charm here!

  2. You are so talented, and make it look like anyone can paint, but I know better, LOL! Your design sense so natural and flows from your paintbrush with ease.

  3. I like the look of the black liner pen filled in with color. It looks so creative and interesting. Even if I don’t have time to paint or do a project, I feel just as relaxed looking at your work! Virtual creativity at its best!

  4. lulu says:

    I wish I had your talent when it comes to painting.

  5. NikiLEOwife says:

    These are so good!

  6. Jenna, you make it look so easy. You are an amazing talent!

  7. lghiggins says:

    These wreaths are so different but so appealing. Who doesn’t love a Christmas wreath?

  8. Very, very festive!

  9. I always love how you take us step by step and make it look so easy. So beautiful

  10. Julie says:

    Jenna, thank you for sharing this tutorial on making holiday wreaths. They will make nice Christmas cards or to be framed.
    I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving Jenna.

  11. Kim says:

    Love all the different wreathes and techniques you have showed here. Beautiful! You are so talented Jenna! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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