Flowery messages

Make a watercolor flower wreath to celebrate spring!

The beautiful spring days are coming so we suggest you learn how to reproduce this pretty spring card! A watercolor wreath and brush lettering are the perfect elements to enhance your messages. Cathy from Ocaium will show you step by step the techniques to make it.

Step 1: Pencil Sketch

Draw a freehand circle (it doesn't have to be a perfect circle) in the middle of the watercolor paper.

Tip: The line should be very light so that you can erase it afterwards.

Step 2: Watercolor background with the blending technique

Use a blending palette to apply the 4 colors of the ABT Dual Brush Pens. Using a brush and water or a reservoir brush, dilute the material on the watercolor paper to fill the circle by alternating colors. The brush must be wet to get a pastel look.

Tip: Don't hesitate to clean your brush on a tissue at each color change to have a nice gradient.

Step 3 : Erasing the sketch

Gently erase the pencil line.

Tip: Wait until the paper is dry so as not to crumble the paper.

Step 4: The flowers

Outline a few flowers of different shapes with the fine tip of the ABT Dual Brush Pens (ABT-925, ABT-993, ABT-743) on one edge of the circle and on the diametrically opposite edge.

Step 5: Fill in the flowers

Roughly color the flowers with the soft tip of the ABT Dual Brush Pen.

Tip: It is possible to add more than one color to a flower in order to create a color gradient.

Step 6: Mixing the colors with watercolors

Dilute the colors inside the flowers with the tank brush.

Step 7: Details

Complete the illustration with leaves using the soft tip of the ABT-126 and then with a few dots of different colors around the flowers using the fine tip of the ABT Dual Brush Pens.

Step 8: Outline and detail with Fudenosuke

Outline the visible parts of the circle twice with a black Fudenosuke. Also add a few dots in the center of the flowers to illustrate the stamens. n.

Step 9: Lettering

Write your message nicely with a fine felt pen like the MONO drawing pen or brush lettering with a black Fudenosuke.

Tip: You can draw a marker with a pencil beforehand if needed.

... and finished:)

Try it out yourself right now and share your Watercoloring Flower Wreath with the Tombow family under#tombowinspiration.



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