Whimsical Floral Wreaths: Painting Handmade Greeting Cards in Watercolor

——   Created by Lisa Hetrick

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1h 28m
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More about this course

In this class, you will learn how to paint whimsical floral wreaths to make handmade greeting cards. We’ll take a deeper dive into painting florals, leaves, and twigs to create the wreath composition. I'll be sharing tips on how to build a color palette using mood boards and inspiration to paint more intuitively. You will select watercolor based on how you want your project to feel: warm or cool. 

Together, we will create a handmade card with 3D elements and glowing finish details. There's also a BONUS envelope project included.

In the class you will learn how to:

  1. Choose Your Color Palette to Paint More Intuitively 
  2. Get Inspired by Mood Boards
  3. Assemble Basic Supplies 
  4. Use the Practice Handout 
  5. Paint Flowers, Leaves + Twigs
  6. Paint Four Petaled Flowers
  7. Paint Brush Stroke Flowers
  8. Paint Four Petal Angled Flowers
  9. Paint Brush Stroke Leaves
  10. Paint Long Oval Leaves
  11. Paint Nested Leaves + Dots
  12. Paint Eucalyptus Like Fillers
  13. Paint Jagged Edged Leaves
  14. Paint Leaves with Detail
  15. Paint Twigs, Berries + Buds
  16. Create a 3D Banner Element 
  17. Create 3D Floral Elements
  18. Learn Basic Card + Envelope Assembly
  19. Add Extra Details with Gouache Paint and Iridescent Medium
  20. Add Splatter Detail for Texture + Dimension
  21. Put it all Together to Create a Whimsical Floral Wreath Handmade Card

The course project

Together, we will walk through all of the techniques and create the final wreath card project together.

Don't Forget to Download the Class Handouts and Supply List in the COURSE FILES section:

Upload and Share:

Please consider uploading your work to the class project gallery at any/all stages of the project. I would love to see what you create and I'm here to help you if you have questions along the way.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help make this project a joyful one!

Thank you so much for joining me in this class. I'm so grateful!

Closed Facebook Group to Support Students:

I have created a secret, private Facebook Group to support you and all of the students who take courses with me live, here on my website. In this group, I will be sharing additional watercolor tutorials, findings, extras and more. This is a safe, private space to share, pause and enjoy the learning. I've created this group as a way for you to share your work as well, tag me with questions, etc. so that I can help you. If you are interested in the Craft Your Joy Artists, Crafters + Enthusiasts Facebook Group, request permission through this LINK. This is totally optional!

You can find me in all the places below. Let’s get started and have some fun!

Website   |   Instagram   |   Facebook   |   YouTube 

9 Lessons

0:02:40
Introduction
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0:07:12
Gathering Your Supplies
0:01:53
Practice Handouts
0:18:01
Painting the Flowers
0:15:32
Painting the Leaves, Twigs + Berries
0:04:48
Color Palettes + Mood Board Inspiration
0:26:09
Painting the Wreath
0:12:02
3D Elements, Assembling the Card + Final Details
0:00:26
Final Thoughts and Thank YOU!
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 1h 28m of on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable files
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About the instructor

Hi, my name is Lisa Hetrick, the owner of Indigojade Art. I'm so grateful you've stopped by. I paint. I teach. I make things with my hands. I use my creative spirit to bring more JOY and positivity into life. I'm a watercolor artist, surface pattern designer and papercrafter focused on …

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