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Jess Meyer: Simple Greenery Wreath

Jess Meyer Watercolour Greenery Wreath

You will need:

  • Watercolour paper (hot or cold press)
  • Round object to trace
  • Watercolour paint
  • Palette
  • Round brush (size 8 pictured)
  • Water

Colours you’ll need:

  • A green
  • A yellow
  • A brown
  • A black


  • Step 1: Start by tracing out your circle lightly with a pencil on the middle of your page.
  • Step 2: For this easy wreath, all you need to is mix three green tones for the leaves.
  • Step 3: Mid-tone leaf – Mix a deep green with a touch of brown to make it more olive.
  • Step 4: Highlight leaf – Take your mid-town green add water to it and add yellow to freshen it slightly. If you have a sap green you can use that on its own.
  • Step 5: Shadow leaf – Mix your deep green with more brown and add black to get a darker contrast.
  • Step 6: Start with your highlight green and place simple leaf shapes on alternating sides of the pencil line all the way around the wreath.
  • Step 7: Then with your mid-tone green place alternating strokes on each side of the first layer of leaves.
  • Step 8: Finally, with your shadow/contrast, green place leaves along the pencil line between the other leaf layers.

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