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Watercolor Christmas Projects: Create Wreaths and Holiday Cards

teacher avatar Joly Poa, Watercolor Artist

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Lessons in This Class

24 Lessons (2h 28m)
    • 1. Introduction Video

    • 2. Class Overview

    • 3. Supplies for the Class

    • 4. Pine

    • 5. Cedar

    • 6. Holly

    • 7. Mistletoe

    • 8. Fillers

    • 9. Cotton

    • 10. Pine Cones

    • 11. Poinsettia

    • 12. Twigs

    • 13. Ribbon

    • 14. How to Paint Small Wreath

    • 15. How to Paint Border Wreath

    • 16. How to Paint Christmas Ball Glass

    • 17. How to Paint Christmas Ball Twigs

    • 18. Class Project: Christmas Wreath Part 1

    • 19. Class Project: Christmas Wreath Part 2

    • 20. Class Project: Winter Wreath Part 1

    • 21. Class Project: Winter Wreath Part 2

    • 22. Christmas Gift Ideas Part 1

    • 23. Christmas Gift Ideas Part 2

    • 24. Final Thoughts of the Class

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About This Class

Christmas Season is HERE! I am sure that you are looking for gifts to give to your family or friends. Well, you have come to the right class. :) Handmade gifts are great because it is unique and made with love! In this class, we will learn how to paint holiday themed wreaths and cards for beginners.

We will learn 10 botanical elements which are the following:

  • Pine, Cedar, Mistletoe, Holly, Fillers, Pine Cones, Poinsettia, Ribbon, Cotton and Twigs

This class is filled with projects that you can choose from. Here are the wonderful projects in this class:

  1. Mini Wreath
  2. Border Wreath
  3. Christmas Wreath Big 
  4. Winter Wreath
  5. Christmas Ball Glass
  6. Christmas Ball Twig
  7. Cutout Holiday Card

The wreath paintings can be framed and given as a gift. Write down the favorite quote of your friend in the middle of the wreath to make it more special. You will also learn how to form your own wreath.

A simple gift that you can learn in this class is a card. You will learn a special trick about how to fold your card properly to make it look more professional. :)

Everything looks so fun to make! Let's start making our gifts! 

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Joly Poa

Watercolor Artist



Hi everyone! 

My name is Joly and I am a watercolorist based in the Philippines. I discovered painting with watercolor back in 2013. I started out as newbie and learned to paint better through making mistakes and learning from other amazing artists. I just love how we can express ourselves through painting, creating wonderful watercolor florals using our artistic interpretation. It makes each painting really unique! 

My instagram account (@jolypoa)  serves as my art journal where I post my progress in the form of timelapse videos, real-time videos and photos of my paintings. My goal was also to be able to share what I have learned in watercolor. I hope to be able to do the same here on Skillshare! :)

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1. Introduction Video: he says. Season to be jolly. Oh, that's my name is Johnny. And yes, that is my real name and every watercolor artist space in the Philippines, And I'm also known as Johnny Boa on Instagram. I love painting flowers, so that's where opposed for those off paintings. And also great process with you is just like this. Anything about whether color is my instagram, he said. This here and then pretty sure that you're looking for gifts to give to your friends or to your family, and you have come to the right place because today you're going to learn how to create some simple and easy watercolor Cosmas projects. Start the class. You will talk about the materials that you need to get started, and then you will earn nine botanical elements, which are the following. Where are many project? We're going to paint a men Yuri's and a War diaries. You also be painting some record that Christmas falls, and this is actually one of my favorite projects in this class. Ask them, really all those kills in this class. You can paid your own reefs like this one or a win. Theories that have been put in a frame to give as a gift. Aside from frame paintings, I will also be teaching you guys how to fold a card property so that it looks like it's professionally made. And I'm also going to share with you this really fun holiday card. And this is a greeting card with some cut out watercolor paintings that you guys can also make. This class can be both enjoyed by beginners and also season artists, as I will guide you step by step on how to pay these Christmas elements. The goal of this last is for you to learn the basic watercolor Christmas elements and eventually create your old unique Reese or holiday card. So let's start painting. 2. Class Overview: thing is just a class overview. Essentially, you're going to start with the materials first, and then we'll talk about on thes bo technical elements. So, as you can see, I painted everything in actually just one sheet, and you can also do This s well because I think that it looks good as a painting can frame this one and then we'll talk about how to pay a poinsettia. And, um, I find it difficult to pay points at this because they have, ah, lot off layers but in this class and going to simplify how to paint a point, Sathya and you can easily follow this painting. So after nearly all of the botanical elements, I wanted some sort of a warm up for you guys. So I decided to go into a mini reef like this one. And also this border leave so thes will be composed off mostly leaves and killers and some Berries so that it's just easy to paint. But at the same time, you'll be able to create a small project. And, of course, once you're comfortable already with painting a wreath because he paid a small one, we can never see to painting a bigger one and more complicated the grease, but it's still easy to paint. So this one just has points that, uh, with, um, some cotton and pine cones and some of the other Florida elements that we have practice. And you can also paint your own win the reef or those of you who doesn't want a warm wreath , and you wanted something a bit cooler, bit more blue. You can also paint this one. So that's the reason why I've included this and the class just to give variety and to give you more ideas on what you can pain. That's in case you're wondering thes air, actually, all the same floral elements for botanical elements that we have painted. I just turned them into blue, and you can also do that. You can change so off the colors, make it purple or being if you want. I've also added, Ah five petal flower over here after beating the review, and I'm going to paint some Christmas balls that are decorative Christmas balls. So it looks like this one, and this is actually one of my favorite projects. So I made this into blue so that it will look like it's glass, and then it's filled with a lot off pan cones and some Berries and pines. And this is such a simple project with its so pretty. And I've included a gold string over here that I just painted using a metallic paint. Um, after learning how to paint this, you can turn it into a Christmas card. So I made one over here, so I won't be doing a demo off this Christmas card anymore. Since it's pretty much the same as the other Christmas ball that we painted. I just made it a little smaller. So this is just one of the I. D. S, which I will be discussing towards the end of the class of Don't worry about that and also , um, another Christmas card that I wanted to show you. So this is just, ah, border grief, but it's a different style, and I will discuss that more later. So another idea that you need to check out or it's the end of the classes this'll Christmas card with some cut out what time called elements over here. So I will show you how I prepared this, and also I will be teaching you like what they said in the introduction video. We're going to discuss how you can fold your paper for your card properly so that you get really nice and clean edge. This glasses really filled with a lot of ideas, the lot off tips and really excited for you guys to try out the paintings that I will teach you, and so let's start. 3. Supplies for the Class: Wait. So let's talk about the materials and great to start with the brush. So I am going to use this black velvet brush. So this is in a size six and it's called a round brush, and I will mostly be using size six. But you can also use size eight. So when you're choosing a round brush, make sure that you'd use a brush that IHS pointy. And I love this brush because even if I load this with a lot of water, um, it still keeps its point for the pain. I'm going to use the shame on, you know, you see, and this is agree in Marty skate pain and it comes in tubes like this. So I just squeeze it out on the pants and another Brad it I can recommend, um, face he our philosophy, um, other core confections. When you buy this, it already comes in the caf buttons like this. So for the colors, your other colors Dad, you abusing in this class, so going to be using permanent red crimson leg sap, green olive, green, hooker screen burnt sienna burn number, see, Pia Indigo oppression view. And they're Iulian do so This is also another pain that I will be using. But this is optional. If you don't have this, it's okay. This is the art philosophy. Metallic accents. I wanted to use some metallic pains for my greeting cards, and it just gives life to a painting. But of course it is optional, so you can choose not to use metallic paint, and we will also be using a white wash. So this is the hoping wash. So it comes in a to and going to show you. But it looks like inside, and this is quite opaque. And they love using this, um, to paint some snow so I would recommend buying this white wash. Another material that we need is this white pan. So this is the universal signal broad, and you can also use a different brand. Um, this just produces a really opaque white stroke, and I have that it's so convenient and that it comes in a pen, so I don't need to wash anything. If I wanted to use this'll, I'll just throw some details and that's it. So you'll see me use this a lot in this class. We also need a mixing palette. So this is just the lid off my paint box. You can also use a ceramic palette or even just plain ceramic plate, and you'll need a glass jar for our water and off course. I'm tissue to blot out the excess pain in our brush for the paper I'm going to use on this water Ford and this iss cold pressed. And I think this is 300 GSM. Um, I love you seeing cold pressed paper for loose florals. If you want to paint realistic floor us go for the hot press because the heart press paper has a really smooth texture and this paper comes in a block form. I'm just going to show you. So all the sites are blue except for one high grade here. So one block, this one has 20 sheets of paper and you have a species here where you can just slide your cutter or a pilot knife right here to take out one sheet off paper after you've painted. So the reason why people use blocks is because keeps your paper in place and it prevents your paper from war being are being too wrinkly. When the paper, a super wet. But of course, you can also use weakened by a large sheet off, um, other color paper and just cut it into smaller pieces because usually neither blocks like this it's more expensive compared to buying, um, one large sheet off watercolor paper seeing a pencil. So use any pencil that you have. You have to be a special pensive, Um, because we're just going to use this to draw some guides for our painting to date. You also need this masking tape. This is just regular masking pave. So thickness is about half a inch, but you can use other sizes. You can just cut it and you're going. You're going to use this for our border. Reese, you know the one with the materials for the painting part. But if you will be doing the Christmas card that I wish are you at the end of the class, you'll need paper. So try to choose thick paper for the Christmas card. This is Serafini around 200 G s. M. And can use your card stock if you have one. And then we'll need this, um, double sided tape that has foam also needs some scissors and also a ruler. So that's it. For though materials let's move on to the next video 4. Pine: for our first botanical element. You're going to paint this pine. And to start with this belief, we're going to prepare some Brent number. You can also use burnt Sana, so we are just going to pay the center first and going to pain, just a thin line. And then let's just grab some sap green. You're going to paint thin lines, so I'm just going to use the tip of my brush. And I'm just going to paint some quick strokes and they will look like, um, needles so we can paint it in different directions, and I usually like starting from the center going outward. The thin strokes can be easily achieve when you paint really fast. Just makes him quick strokes and you'll be able to create these expressive, thin lines. All right, so let's go on with the second layer. I'm going to just grab some indigo and then mix it with my sap green to create a deeper color, and we are just going to paint another layer off those needles. So I'm just painting on top off the first layer that we did. And again, I'm just painting it in different directions because that will look more natural and also adding that, um, darker shade of green. It just gives this pine more depth. All right, so we're almost done. This is a good and e c warm up exercise for you guys. And I love the Christmassy. Feel that this pine gives to a reason or a floral arrangement. Let's move on to the next video. 5. Cedar: right next to the pine ISS, Cem Cdr that we're going to paint and I'm just going to grab my sap green and it's pain. The center again. I'm going to paint the stem and it starts with a sin stroke, and then you're going to paint some branch like strokes. So I'm going to be in some tiny leaves using sap green. But there's too much pain in my brush and then getting those bottles. So I'm just going to dab my brush in my tissue paper just to take out the excess moisture. So let's start painting these tiny leaves. I'm just stamping my brush. I am using just the tip off the brush to stamp some strokes that will look like small leaves. So for me, this is a no first leave. It's very easy to paint. You just need to just stab your brush lightly on the paper just to create thes small strokes. And you can paint in these individually or sometimes again combined some off the tiny leaves, and it will still look pretty. That's crab, some olive green. And I just wanted to change the green color in this, either. So whenever I paint leaves. I usually love changing the shades of green to make it look more interesting. I love house either looks like a spray off tiny leaves, so I'm just going to continuously dab my brush lightly. And as they go up towards the tip off the leave, I am making smaller branches. That's at another line in the center to make it thicker. Right now, it feels like this Seether looks a little empty, so I am just going to add a few more small branches so you can also add some indigo to our sap green and just eight ah, deeper shade of green. That's add one more branch over there, and it's nice to use a pointy brush for this Seether. A pointy brush just makes it easier to create thin strokes and also small leaves like this . So this is the last batch is I'm going to add here, and we don't need to make us look so perfect. Asi can see. I'm also painting the tiny leaves in different sizes. Some are actually smaller somewhere. There's a bit baker and that will make it look more interesting. So we're done 6. Holly: So Holly's are very popular Christmas ornaments, and you're going to paint them today and we're going to start with the Berries and I'm going to grab some permanent grad. Let's just pain, um, a cluster of Berries and going to paid some round shapes, so analysis add a deeper shade of red. I'm going to add Crimson Lake, and I'm doing this so that the Berries won't look flat. So I'm just going to add more Berries. And I'm also leaving some whites basis so that the Berries will be defined and they won't look like one big, um, clump off Berries. You can also just take our brush in the water jar and just have the access paid out so that you can get ah, lighter shade of red, and you can let the Berries kind of bleed into each other. All right, let's move onto the leaves, and I have here some hooker screen. I'm going to teach you different race to pay the leaves. One way to paint the leaves is to start with this shape. This is a regular shape leave that's pointy on two ends, and I am also allowing it to bleed into the Berries that are so wet. So now let's add some scallop shaped on the sides, and I'm kind of just drawing these shapes, and I will fill them in later. And this is just one way to pay the scallop shaped holly leaves. I think this is one of the easier ways to paint this type off leave. It could be because we had a guide. In the beginning, we had the shape off unordinary leave, and we just added some jagged edges on the side, so they almost look like thorns on the sides off this leave. So another way to pay this leave ISS, too. I'm just draw the outline and I'm using sap green here. So we're going to, um, draw the scallop shaped. And after painting the outline, we're going to fill this end with color. So I'm still you saying sap green here. While the leave is the wet, I am just fixing the shape and extending some off the points. Let's pay one last leave, and I'm going to use the first method. So again, that's paint our base. And then just add those callup edges so you can also try to draw the shape using pencil and just fill it in with color. If that makes it easier for you. While this is the wet, I'm just going to drop in some indigo to add some shadow and deaf. This is a technique that you can also apply through different leaves or even florals. Now that I'm done, I'm just going to let this dry and we're going to add more details. So I'm just Jackie and this seems to be dry and I'm using my white pen. This is the uni ball. Seeing no white pen, I'm having some highlights to the Berries. The syndicate look more interesting. Does adding thes small details just makes your painting look more alive? So let's move on to the next video. 7. Mistletoe: and this with year, we are going to pay mistletoe like this, and I will be layering the leaves so that we can see the white Berries on top off the leaves, and I will show you how to do that that start with some sap green. Mix it and ego, and we are going to paint a stem first. So the mistletoe have leaves that are long and slender and they're slightly curved. That's just being a thin line. Asked this damn! And then it's been a loop for the leave. I'm just going to paint out war and go back in to where I started, and that was just an outline. So I just filled in some color for the leaf. Let's do it one more time on the other side, so that's just pay the outline, and it doesn't really have to be just one stroke. You can paint small strokes until you form that leaf that sweet, another pair of knees at the top off this them all right. Then there's too much paint on this leave, so I'm just going to let my brush soak up all the excess paint. So when you're doing that make sure that your brush is quite dry so that it can absorb the extra paint on the paper. Let's extend this them. That's add one more pair off leaves, and I'm still using the same sap green and indigo mixture. Off course. We can go back and just fix the shape off the leaf. So let's just wait for this first layer to dry. And when this is already drive, you're going to add another layer off leaves for the second layer. I'm going to me except Green with a little bit of Prussian blue. Let's add the second layoff leaves, and it's going to be the same procedure as the first. A few leaves that he painted on the first layer. So we're just going to create a loop and it can be just on outline and we can leave their own. Just fit it in with Kohler, just like what they did. As I'm adding the second layer, I'm also making sure that there's enough overlapping space where, and I can draw the white Berries later and you're done with the second pair. Let's move on to the last pair off leaves so it might yell it Don t d used to create these loop shaped leaves, but the effects are their assault. This really, really nice. After bending the second layer, we're just going to let this dry. Now that this is already dry, we're just going to use a white pen. This is the you nibble Seenu, um, white pan, and I am going to paint or draw these small Berries. I noticed that with this pan, you need to hold it at an almost operate angle so that the ink flows better. You can also use good wash or poster paint to pay these white Berries. What I just love using this pen because it's so convenient and I don't need to wash anything anymore. And it's just easier to pay round shapes. And these white Berries will look very good on a dark background. We will finish the look off the mistletoe. I'm just going to grab some very pigmented indigo or black paint and just paint a small thought on each berry. All right, so we are done 8. Fillers: Let's paint Berries like this and fillers are actually very important when you're painting res or floral arrangements because they just fill in those small gaps. It just makes the reef or four arrangement look fuller. So I just started with a permanent red color, and you're just going to paint some round shapes, and I've decided that the stem will be also read. You can, of course, um, you change the colors off the Barry's, depending on the reason that you're painting. So I'm just going to rinse my brush and tap the excess water out so that I can paint a later shade of red. And in doing that to make this, um, filler look more interesting and just give it more death by adding different shades off the color so you can paint. Ah must much Barry says you want. It also depends on how big been cap that you want to fill in. Let's paint some simple leaves, and right here I'm just mixing Sir Julian Blue and sap green. So this is a type of filler that looks good for some winter floral arrangements or a winter floral wreath. So I think, even add a little bit more blue. I want the overall Look off this failure to be Ah, cool. It looks wintry. All right, so we are done. That's the last leaf. Now let's try to pay another filler. This is just a more pigmented Sir William Blue that start with a fence them And I'm just going to lightly Eastham my brush onto paper. The crazies. Small leaves. Sometimes we can add fillers that are darker just to provide more contrast to your res or through your floral arrangement. I'll let's paint a round tip leave. So this looks a little bit similar to the mistletoe. But I wanted to create a fat the relief. And here I'm you saying, just sap green. When you're adding this filler, you can also change. The color can add a little bit of blue, or you can even add a little bit. All file it. I'm just going to let this dry, and we're going to add some details. I'm using my uni ball signal pen, and I'm going to paint some veins using this white pen, so I think this method makes it the more interesting. But of course, you can also use a darker shade of green for Devine's. Okay, so we are done with the fillers 9. Cotton: and this with here we are going to pay this fluffy cotton to start and going to grab some C p a. And I'm going to dilute as it weighs a lot off water. This is the mixture that I will use to pay the white parts off this cotton. So I'm just going to Pete four separate, um, round shapes that resembles my reference, which is on the upper right. And that is just an artificial cotton because I couldn't find hinder you one in our country . So I just got on artificial one. So I'm going to leave a white space and the center of this cotton. And while this is the wet began, of course go back in and just fix the shape to give life to this cotton. I am going to add a very diluted Sir William Blue. By doing this, it will give a lift to this cotton plan that I am painting. So I'm just beating on top off the very do you did see Pia. Now let's grab some very pigmented seep yet, and I don't want them brush to be too wet, so I'm just gonna dab it on the tissue and we're going to paint this on the center off this cotton land that we painted and I wanted to control how this paint spreads. That's why I wanted it to be a little on the dry side. That's sweet for a little while for this first year to dry, and I'm just going to mix up some C P A and Brent number. All right, so let's paint the CEPAL. So I'm just copying from my reference, and it's very helpful to have a live reference. It could be a real plan or an artificial one, so I'm just creating these like pointy strokes. So I'm just going to rinse my brush to achieve a leather shade of brown and going to pay these curved strokes. I'm going to rinse my brush and tap the excess water out, and it started Faith E strokes just one side off this stroke. By doing this, we are defining the four separate cotton balls. You can see that it's now more defined. You can also spread some off those brown colors, but make sure that it's very diluted so that you don't end up with a brown cotton. Okay, so while the sister wet. We can go in and add a very diluted cerulean blue. And I really loved a pop off blue on those cotton balls. And that's too much blue right there. So we're just going to absorb it. Using tissue? No. All right, so we are done. 10. Pine Cones: Let's Pete's, um, pint corns and they want my ankle into its No, let's grab some bran Sienna and I'm just Did you take it with water? That's just tamp our brush. We're going to start at the top off the pine cone, so I'm going to paint one stroke over there. And then let's paint some, um, you shape strokes. Let's try to zoom in a little bit. So I am just gliding my brush. I'm holding it at, ah, 45 degree angle, so I'm just letting it glide on the paper to create those you strokes and also painting quickly, leaving some white spaces to make those strokes more defined. The first layer off our pine cone should not be that pigmented, because we're going to create a second layer, which will give more definition and depth to our pine cone. So let me show you how to paint it one more time and then painting slowly right now. But from my experience, it looks a lot better when you're painting quickly. These are just short, small strokes, so they kind of look like the folds in a pine cone. You can also go back to some of the parts in the pint going to fix some areas that doesn't look good. I'm going to let the first leaguer dry. And when this is already dry, we can add the second layer that will give this point cold, more death. Let's just grab some Brent number and I am going to pay the same strokes. But I'm also leaving the white species white. I'm not painting on top off all the white species, and I'm also leaving some off the brains and on the first layer as ISS. So the second layer will look like shadows. Arm off the folds on a pine cone. Just continue painting the U strokes, and they don't have to be in a uniform shape. So some you strokes can be wider. Some can be narrow were some can be bigger or smaller. And if you want more defined, painful and we can also grab some See Pia, this is a really, really dark brown color, and I love adding this, um, towards the bottom off a pine cone. So I'm adding this while the second layer is still a little wet so that they will sort off blend with each other all right, so we're done with that, and we are now going to add the snow. But first I had to let this dry. Make sure that the pie ankles or dry before you add the white wash that will serve us hours . No. The reason why you want the painting to be dry. It's because you don't want the wash or wet wash to mix with the brown color on the pine cone. And we want to really, really defined white paint on the pine cones. So I am just mixing this squash with a little bit off water, and we're just going toe tab this lightly on some areas off the pine cones. So I'm just adding it randomly and not making any pattern. So it's like stippling your brush, just having these tiny strokes that looked like snow. You're done with the 1st 1 that's do it again on the second pine cone. We can also use, um, poster pain, or if you want to use the white pen, you can also do that. But when it comes to painting of larger area, I do prefer using white wash over the white pen, all right, so we are done and I think it see it was really quick and very easy 11. Poinsettia: in this video. We're going to paint this point set. Yeah, and this is just an artificial points idea. And let's just start with the center. I'm going to make it pretty simple. Let's grab some sap green, and I'm just going to pain, um, four oval shapes in the center. We're going to paid a simply find the first run off a point center today. You can also abuse pencil to sketch the shape off the battles. Just like what I did here. Um, I used it as a guide for painting. This points at you and I just grab some permanent red using my size six round brush. I'm just going to gently press my brush and create half off the petal, and I'll go back in going down wars and I will fit in the other half. So as a guide, we will start with five petals, so we will repeat the same battle. So that's just drag or brush and then just slowly press it to create a broader stroke in us . I'm ending this stroke. I'm also lifting my brush to create a pointy tip, the great a lighter shade of red. I'm just going to dip my brush in the water just to get rid of the access color. So you're just going to play around with the colors here, and it doesn't have to be all in permanent red. You can also use other colors. So points at us have different, um, colors. I've seen them in white and also in pink, so you can also use the size eight brush so that the strokes will be picker. All right, so we're done with the 1st 5 petals, and now we're going to pain in between those petals. So that's pain. The petals in between. I'm just going to crack my brush in like an s motion. And this, um, petal can overlap with the first layer that we did, or you can also leave white space. Is it really just depends on you. And with the points at your flower, we can vary the shapes off the petals and that will actually look more organic, more natural. We had some petals. I'm also curling the tips. Says he can see some off the tips or a slightly curled. I'm just gonna grab more permanent red, and you're going to pain on that part. And as you can see, I've changed the shades off red. So some are a bit like there somewhere darker. And that will look very, very nice at the end off the painting. If you have any imperfections, don't worry about it, because we are going to layer another one later. So you will most likely Kovar that imperfection. So I'm just going to let this dry and we assure you a finished product that I did, and you will be painting this in a while. We're going to add those smaller petals this already dry and you're going to add the smaller petals. You seeing, um, permanent red for the smaller petals. I'm going to create five petals whenever I'm painting five petals. Um, I use a star as a guide, So I'm thinking off the five points off a star so we can also add a little bit of crimson toe are permanent grant just to change the color a little bit and make it look more interesting. If you wanted to create a Winther reef can actually use my a point. Satya just change. The color can make it blue or a little bit purple, so just have fun with painting this flower. So you're done with the flour, and right now I'm going to let this one dry. We're going to add some veins, you say white pen and also darker shade off red. I'm using the uni ball signal white pen again, and you're just going to add veins to some off the battles. I usually just start with the center and then I add those small branches on the side and you're going to add this random Me. I have decided to put, um, thes veins on the 1st 3 petals, the smaller petals. So I'm going to grab a more pigmented red, and we can also add V's using this fail. So I'm using my size six round brush. If you don't have a white pan, you can you use this technique for, um, the petals off this point said there. Another fun idea would be to use ah, gold pen. If you have one or a gold paint to create the veins, you can also add some litters. Or, if you have a little glue, you can use that as well to add veins to the petals and for some of the petals were just going to leave them blank just so that it doesn't look so cluttered here on the last battle . Okay, so we are done. 12. Twigs: Let's talk about how to pay the twigs in a wreath. So I'm just grabbing some burnt sienna, and this just makes it on their palate. That's pain. Some short and quick strokes, it will look like I am breaking the strokes. Doing this technique will give us, Ah, on effect where in it looks like the branches are intertwining. I rest my brush. Great, a lighter shade of brown. So, as you can see, I'm also pulling some off the colors from the first few strokes that we made to. It's like bleeding into the lighter brown color. We can also lay your darker brows. I'm using birth number here, a more pigmented mixture, so we can also add an even darker color, which is sepia. So I'm just creating all of these strokes that look like many branches. You can also pain something, strokes that will look like twigs sticking out just to blend in all of those strokes going to rinse my brush and I'm going to paint with water. So I'm painting on top off all the strokes that we painted a while ago, so I just want some off the color so bleed into each other just so that it looks more cohesive. So that's it 13. Ribbon: Let's paint a reborn just like this. So we are going to use that for a Christmas ball later. I'm right now. I just catch the shape off a ribbon and I'm going to paint on top off it. I am just you saying permanent dread, and you're going to paint the center first. So this one looks like, um, looks like a square with a rounded corners. And then let's try to paint the right part off this river. And so I'm just beating some strokes, and these are like thin strokes and then just slowly building the shape. So we want to leave some white spaces that we'll look like the highlights, or it will also look like the fools or pleats off the ribbon. So that's through the other side again. I'm just speeding these, um, thin lines, and I'm just going to slow the form the shape off this ribbon so you can also paint the outline first before you fill in the color inside. And while the ribbon is still wet, we can go back in to fix some areas that are on even so we can proceed to painting the tail . So I'm just going to try to paint the outlying first and then going to fill that in with color. You can also paint to parallel strokes like this. They look like s shapes, and then you can just create a letter V at the bottom and then just felt this in with color . Let's grab some crimson leg, and I'm just going to add this as a shadow through this ribbon just so that it doesn't look too flat. So I like adding this near the not off the ribbon. You can also add the complementary color, which is green. So you mix that into your crimson lake or red color, and it will create a deeper shade of red. Okay, so I'm just going to let this one dry and you add more details. So I'm going to use my white bento add details. I'm going to try to add some strokes over there. I'm in the center, just two separated from the sides, So let's add some more strokes. I want to add more lines near the folds off this reborn. It will give this illusion that there are fools are pleads in this area, and you can also add some white lines on the tail and that's it. So we're done 14. How to Paint Small Wreath: combining all the botanical elements. You're not going to paint a smaller Reese. Use any round shaped object and just trace it so that you have a guide. I just use an ordinary pencil and you're going to paint a small reef like this. I'm going to start with some sap green and let's paint some oval shaped leaves so you're going to be a quick and e C many wreath. Now let's add a little bit off Prussian blue through the sap green, and let's paint one more leave so we can layer this later. Once it's already dry, I'm going to rinse my brush and we do get some permanent dread. Let's just paint some Berries. We can also paint, so I'm colony and I'm just going to paint the base first. Once we are done with the base, you can paint this column at just and you can continue. Snee. Just fix the shape while it is still wet. I'm going to rinse my brush to create a lighter shade of green, so I'm going to start again with my base leave. Then let's just add some scallops again. All right, let's move on to painting some pine and I have here just prints, and I'm going to paint the center. And then you can grab some sap green, and I'm going to paint some needle strokes, just paying quickly to create these fin strokes. If it's your first time to paint a wreath, what you can do is to make a pattern. So just construes, maybe three botanical elements. For example, you can start with mistletoe and then holy and in pine, and they start with the mistletoe again and holly and pine and so on. And this will just help you create a really nice wreath to start with. Um, eventually, you can create a wreath with more elements, but I would suggest to start just a few once and right here recited the reef at the bottom , and I'm going clockwise, so that can also be a guide for you by the force. It still depends on your preference. Let's add some Berries again and amusing, just permanent red. Let's makes our for sap green with some Prussian blue and going to paint some oval shaped leaves again so the sleeves can also be just fillers. In the things we can add, one more near the pine. All right, so let's start with some holly again. I'm just painting the base shape. Then it's on some scalloped edges again. So I'm just sort off growing thes scalloped edges using a brush. So that's not with another one, but this time with a leather shade off green. We are now four minutes and do this pain. They and you're about 2/3 off the first layer. Let's change the color of the Berries, and I'm going to use Crimson Lake, and you can add a smudge Berries as you want. I'm going back through the pine and it just grab some Brits Hannah So I can paint the base off this pine and they just being the do thin strokes. So now I'm just grabbing some sap green, and it's just quickly paint those needle strokes and can layer these needle strokes with a darker shade of queen so we can add some indigo tora sap green in case I'm grabbing some sap green and you're going to paint. I'm another set off over leaves. All right, so we can close the first layer off this reef. Now I'm just going to make some sap green and add some random leaves on this reef. So I'm going to sort off layer it and it all adding olive green to my reef because it's it's a color that just makes the reason look brighter and happier. Now the over these are already dry. So I have here a mixture of sap, green and indigo, and you're just going to layer on top off the first over leaves that we painted. So when you layer the leaves, it just gives more volume to the reef. So I am just filling in those, um, white caps. All right, so on the left side, I will add one more over shape, then one more on the lower right. So I'm just going to keep on adding some random leaves, and you can put some veins on the holly, some with a grab some permanent red, and I think we can add a few more Barry's. So, aside from the leaves, we can also layer some Berries. So here comes more of my favorite parts. Somebody used my white pen, and I'm going to pay the mistletoe. So we are going to pain some round shapes using this pan of course, you can also use, um, gua sh and also post their pain. So I'm painting the white Berries on top off the over shaped leaves, and they will look really good on a dark background. It just makes them look more pop up. So I think anything these wife varies just makes this reef look more interesting. And it looks more festive, and it just feels more like Christmas. You can also add some veins on the leaves. You saying this white pen? Um, this is such a nice technique that you can also apply to other florals, even if it's not a holiday themed floral. So where the very pigmented indigo? I'm just putting some white thoughts on those fairies and even on the red Berries. I think one of the keys to creating a really nice reef is to add some contrast and also to add, um, small details that will make a huge difference. So I think we'll need to add some, um, darker leaves. So I've just makes some sap green and indigo, and you're going to paint some extra leaves on this reef. So I've made the tiny reds much on the upper right off this trees. Um, so one of the Berries waas still wet. So just be careful when you're being theories so that this won't happen to you. And, um, you can block off that reds much. Or what I did was that I just painted white wash on top of it. So I am just adding more layers of leaves. As you can see, we have more volume now because we're adding more laters. And in this way, our Reese doesn't look off. Lacked. So that's it. That's our many wreaths. And I hope that you enjoyed painting this so you can rise. Ah, merry Christmas below the reef. Or, if you can fit it inside the reef, that would be good as well. And then just cut this paper out and stick it on a blank, um, Christmas card so that this will be your cover 15. How to Paint Border Wreath: in this video, you're going to create a border reef. So I just have, um, some masking tape here, and I just taped them into a rectangular shape. These are four strips off masking tape, and I just got thes from the office supply section, so it's not really any special tape. You're going to paint some botanical elements that you learn a while ago, so this video will be slightly sped up because we're just meeting the same elements as the ones that we painted in the re small res. But this time we are just going to change the shape and you're going to paint this floral border, and later on you're going to peel the masking tape, and that will reveal a very clean edged armor tangle er shape. So there will be a white space inda mental. It will be surrounded with beautiful Christmas elements and the middle you can ride my crest moss were happy holidays or any message that you want. I started painting the pine first and then now impeding some oval shaped leaves, so it's OK to paint on top off the masking tape. Once we peel that off, you won't see any painting underneath, so I will be adding some winter Phillies. I'm going to add some cerulean blue to my pain. I'm going to paint some leaves. You can make some off the leaves a little bit light there, or some can be more pigmented and just play around with it. Now let's add some Berries, and I'm going to let it lead into some off the leaves. Now that's been some Holly, and I'm using just Hooker's green. Another relief that we learned today is a cedar. Everything's happened green. I'm going to paint the center first, which is a thin stem, and then this ad, the small branches and just going to stamp my brush. So I'm just grabbing the tip of my brush and and creating these tiny, tiny leaves. I am also renting my brush to create a life there shade of green. So when you're painting something like this, the one, um, don't overthink just keep on adding these, um, Christmas elements, and eventually they will all come together. As long us you have figured out the color seemed that you will use for your floral border or Yuri's. So when you add some pine over there. Painting pine just gives a wreath or this for a border. Some volume, and you can also change the shape off some of the leaves. I'm going to just paint some oval shaped leaves, and you add another layer in a while once this is already dry. So let's add a pop off color. I'm going to add some permanent red. You can also use Crimson leg and let's just add some Berries and let it bleed with some off the leaves. So I think we can add some Win three leaves over here. Um, I'm just going to use some very diluted through in blue, and as you can see, I allowed it to bleed into those Berries, and the Berries look like they just faded away. I think it's nice to see some happy accidents, so just allow yourself to have fun while painting this border reef. If you feel like there's too much paint on your baby Burgess grabbing fairly dry brush and let that brush absorbed excess paint on the paper just like what I did. So it's no time to add some layers, just adding a see there on the left side, just create a spray off tiny leaves. Candide want a more pigmented I'm cerulean blue, so I'm going to paint thes fillers. I like adding pillars that are a bit more pigmented. I guess it just gives more contrast through the reef or the border. The oval shaped leaves are not dry, and I'm going to grab some sap green and just paint on top off it. I just grab some very diluted cerulean blue and going to layer my winter, really so that it looks fluffy. So on the upper left part, I feel like we need to add more Berries, more red on that side when Bt a floral composition and tried to just stop and look at your painting from afar and then just observed, if you need to add some more elements on one side of or if you need to add, ah, different color because it's nice to see things from like a different perspective. So I have shared us in my previous classes that sometimes I do take photos off my painting , and then I just look at the photo and check if I need to add some more leaves or flowers. So the bottom part looks a little pale, so I'm just going to grab a more pigmented color and just add some fillers. So it's no time to add the mistletoe. And I'm just using this white pen. Like I mentioned in the previous projects, you can use a quash or poster paint so you can also use your metallic paint. If you have gold, you can add some, um, cold mistletoe just to make it look a little different. Our Adam gold lease or maybe a metallic blue wintry leaves that would also look good. Now that's just add some finishing touches on the Berries is adding a very dark indigo thought on the Berries. You can also grab a darker shade of green and just add some veins. Or just use your wife bento. Add some veins as well. I think that adding white veins on the leaves. It just gives this Christmassy and holiday feel all right. Celeste. A suite for this, the dry. And here comes the big reveal. You're going to peel off the masking tape. This is one of my favorite parts because once you peel it, you'll see a very clean edge, and this is just such a simple technique, and yet it gives such a huge effect on this board agrees, and I'm pretty sure that you can use this project for your Christmas cars or even ask a painting that you can put in the free and and really excited to see what you can do. 16. How to Paint Christmas Ball Glass: Let's paint a different kind off Christmas ball. So this one look like glass, and we'll also add some Christmas elements on the Christmas ball. Do start. We need to draw a circle, so I just used my makeup, but you can use any round shape. It can be a tape or a glass jar. Let's make the inside off the circle with just water. We are going to do a wet on wet technique for this part, and then let's grab some cerulean blue. I'm just going to dilute it with a lot off water, and then it's just drop it in the circle and you're just going to spread it. So I used the wet on wet technique because he wanted it to look, um, quite soft, and I wanted to add another color in the center, which I will show you in a while. So for the bottom part of this Christmas ball, I'm going to add a slightly more pigmented cerulean blue just so that it looks like there's a shadow. While this Christmas was still wet, I'm going to grab us a tiny, tiny, bit off sap green, just going to mix it with a little bit of cerulean blue, and they're gonna drop it in the center. So I'm just going to mix this'll and let it blend in with the other colors. Okay, I think we can add more, um, Sarah Logan boo at the bottom part, unless just wait for this to dry. You can also use a hair dryer to speed things up. Let's now that read this Christmas wall. So I'm just gonna grab some burnt Sienna and I want to start with a pine cone. We can start at the top off the pine cone, and so I just likely press may brush. And then we can just paint the use drugs. So I'm a sort off wiggling my brush and just letting the tip of the brush move. So that's being another one on the left side, and I'm just going to start with the base first and then we'll just go back in later to add more details. Let's want adding very this is just a 1,000,000 Credit is going to add some Berries, and between the two pine courts he's on, some of them might lead out into the web, so we can also says very top off the pine cone. What's nice about this mini project is that you can fully customize this project. So you just need to bathe based Christmas ball, which looks like more. Then you can add any ornaments, have some metallic. So I'm gonna go paint something signs off the Christmas ball glass. All right, so we cannot paint some pine, and I'm just going to paint like the skeleton off the pine. So you're just going to paint somethin strokes? And this is just ah, Britain Sienna. So I'm using this as my guide as to where the leaves you'll go. Sometimes I prefer doing this instead of using arm a pencil because with pencils wants you paint on top off the pencil stroke. Ah, you can't really erase it anymore. So with ah, the sap green color, I'm just spending some needle strokes. So these air, just very thin and quick strokes using the tip off the brush, tried to also change the direction off the strokes. Did they have my mixture off sap green and indigo just to give more death through these leaves and we can start layering the pine. So I tried to use different shades of green just so it looks more interesting. You can also add a little bit of brown to our green to create Ah, more earthy type of green. So I think I'm gonna add a little bit more at the top. So that's just being somethin. Lines. And then I'm going to pay the need those strokes again. So just try to spread out all the pines on this Christmas ball. I actually love layering leaves. And one of my favorite, um, combinations is sap green and ago, which I've used here a lot. I feel like adding a darker shade of green just makes the entire look off the painting. Um, more interesting. It just gives more depth through your leaves. All right, so I'm gonna add some Berries over there, so I'm just going to spread out the Berries. And don't forget to add the stem later. So I'm just painting the ground chiefs right now, and then I'm going to add the stamps in a while. So it's now time to add the second layer off the pine cones. I just have your print number, and I'm painting the same strokes that I painted on the first layer. But this time I'm just going to leave a little bit off the light brown color underneath and also some off the white spaces. Now, to add some depth through the pine cones, I'm going to add sepia. So this is a really dark brown color, and this will just give that extra character to your pine cones while you're reading for this to dry, I'm just going to grab a pencil, and then I'm going to draw a handle or like a string attached to this Christmas bowl. So that's just grab our gold paint. This is from the brand art philosophy we can use any gold paint brand that you have, and they wanted this Christmas ball to look really extra special. That's why I'm using gold. If you don't have gold, you can use any other color in your palate. So now that everything is dry, we're going to add some snow effect, and I just have here my whole being white wash, and I'm still using my size six round brush. So I just alluded Meg Wash with a little bit off water and then just going to lightly dabbed my brush on the paper. I am you seeing just the tip off the brush. And I'm just sort of stippling my brush creating these tiny strokes. Let's do one more. And this is such an easy technique, and it just gives so much life to what you're painting. It just makes it more wintry. You can add some snow on some of the elements here, so I'm gonna add some, um, white snow on the Berries. Okay. So I think we can also add some snowy effect on the pines. And I'm just painting some white wash on top off the needle strokes that we painted. All right, so we are done. 17. How to Paint Christmas Ball Twigs: that's paint a more rustic looking on Christmas ball. So right here I just drew a circle, and I use just a round object to trace that shape. And it's mixed some Brandt Sienna with water. Let's start by painting some broken lines, so we use a brown color so that it will resemble some twigs. And I'm also painting, um, in different directions. So the go with these strokes is that it should look like we've wrapped around some twigs in a round object. So I just painted with some Brent number. And then right now I'm painting, which is water from a brush. I just wanted some of the colors to bleed into the water. We can also grab some CPS. Oh, this is a really dark brown color, and what I'm doing is I'm adding different shades of brown. So doing this work eight more depth through this Christmas ball. You can also add a now outline on the outer part off this Christmas ball. But later on, we might need to add some twigs sticking out so that it doesn't look so perfect because you want this to look a little rustic, so I just makes me burnt number and see Pia. Just gonna add a few more dark brown strokes. First, you can see em painting in on a different directions. It will look like the Twix are intertwining with each other. I'm going to grab some clean water and paint some strokes using just clean water. So I'm just going to drag some off the colors. And this will help out in breaking down some off the strokes that look too harsh so we can try to add some tricks from seeking out on the sides off the Christmas ball. Just paints, um, the tiny strokes. Now let's wait for this to dry, and once it is dry, we can try to add the ribbon on top, and I am just using my permanent red. So let's start with the center and then I'm going to paint the right part off this river, and so I will just paint some thin strokes, so making some quick strokes to make it look a bit more expressive, and then we can draw the shape right now, Um, and then you can just fit it in with color. So don't worry about the shape, because we can go back to fix it later, I'm going to paint the other side. So I'm making some small strokes. Um, and also leaving white spaces. I am making this sort off on outline. First off, three bond. Um, so that it's easier for me to visualize the entire look off the ribbon without fully committing yet so that I can adjust the shape later on. But of course, you can sketch the ribbon using a pencil if that's feels more comfortable for you. Okay, so I've just got some Crimson Lake and I think sort of foreshadow on this ribbon just so that it doesn't look flat. And I'm also trying to fix the shape now and try to fix the shape while the ribbon is still wet. That's paint the tail. So I'm making, um, sort of two parallel s shapes. And then let's just fill this in with color and towards the end off the tail, you can, um, paint a letter V to create some pointy tips. Right now, I make single is a bit of indigo into my permanent red just to add some more shadow on this ribbon. But this is optional 80 But the shadow near from the knock or the center off the ribbon and also near where the tail comes from. All right, So I just waited for the entire Christmas ball to dry. And right now I have my white pen and you're just going to draw some white details that will look like, um, highlights. So I usually love adding the white details under reborn just to separate some off the details such as the center off the ribbon where did not iss. Okay, so we're almost done. And I just drew, um ah, string at the top off this Christmas ball using a pen until just as a guide. Okay, so I'm just grabbing some metallic gold paint and we are going to pay the string using this cold paint. I really think that this was spruced up the Christmas ball that you pain did. So this is one way to spruce up the Christmas ball that you painted instead of using um, irregular black paint for the string, you can use metallic pains. I think that adding metallic pains just brings a more festive look through your Christmas ornaments. And right now I'm just adding some white lines on the Christmas Bowl twig. You can also use some white wash and add some white details that will look like snow. You can also add some different Christmas or in the men's. Besides or on top off the ribbon. I'm really excited to see what you can do with this Christmas ball idea. 18. Class Project: Christmas Wreath Part 1: This is one of the major class projects in this class and to Dave. You're going to paint a Christmas trees. So I just threw a circle as a guide. I just used my pencil and they also, um, drew a Ruff's catch off the point set. Yeah, which will be my main, um, botanical element in this Reese. So the size of this paper is nine inches by nine inches with, of course, you can use any size that you prefer, so I'm going to start with painting the point Sathya. So this will be the highlight off our res. One of the ways to prepare beating a breeze is to draw a rough sketch so it can be just a small sketch on a scratch paper. So much going to issue can paint the size off the wreath so it could be just one circle and then add more, um, circles in the grease. So I'm just going to try to draw on this paper, so this is what you can do. So for the mean flower, I drew a bigger circle. That's the red one, and then you'll probably need medium size flowers, which I drew in the orange color. And then I grew some pink circles, which is smaller than the orange one. So it just means that we are going to paint a smaller on flower in that circle. Or it could also be, um, some leaves or fillers, so I hope that had been sense. Um, what you can do is also to create a pattern so you can create, um, one big circle and then one small, another big, and in another small one. So when you translate that into a painting, you'll have ah pattern for Yuri's, so you'll probably paint like a big rows and then beside it. You will paint a small if I battle sour and then another big groups. So I'm just discussing this because I know a lot of you are also confused as to how you can create your own res. So for me, it's just mixing up the shapes and sizes off the elements that you will put in a wreath. For example, in this Christmas, Reese, I'm going to paint a really big points that you're and then I'm gonna mix it up with some small pint goals and some green leaves, so it will just look more interesting compared to painting, Um, all of the elements in the same size. Okay, so I'm not done with the points at Yeah, um, after that, we're just going to pay the Banco. And so I just grabbed so more three burnt sienna. So I'm going to just paints a mu strokes to create the folds in a pine cone. Let's spend some fluffy quote in here, so I just have your a very diluted CPR and I'm painting for Called on Bulls Here. Let's gap Hours a 1,000,000 blue. And I'm going to dilute that with a lot off water. And you're going to drop that in on the cotton, and it just gives that half of that luminous glow. Okay, so I will just grab a very pigmented sepia and drop that in the center of this cotton plant while you're ready for the cotton. Did try and also the pine cone. I'm going to pain Holly just beside the cotton, and I will start with the Barry's and then let's just grab some hooker screen and let's pay the leaves part. So us a guide. I'm going to you pain on ordinary shape leave just like this, and then he are going to draw the scallop shapes on the side and just fill that in. I just rinse my brush to create a lighter shade of green. As you can see, the Berries have bled into the Cotton Bowl, but we can take that out in a while, can blot out that red part in the Cotton Bowl. Okay, so let's paint one last leave over there. It takes a lot of patients to paint these scalloped edge leaves. All right, so I'm just going to try and that this part, so that I can live off some off the red paint have just makes my sap green and indigo. And let's move on to painting some over shaped leaves and you're going to layer these leaves once it is straight. Once the first layer off the point, Ceta is already dry. We can start adding another layer off battles. I'm going to pay just five small battles. If you want a deeper shade off red, just add a little bit of green, or you can also add a tiny bit off violent. Now let's move on to adding layers on this panko And so I just have year some Brent number and I'm just paintings Amu strokes. And then I'm going to add some C p A. And just intensify those shadows moving on to the cotton. I'm going to grab some burn number, just makes you the tiny bit off sepia. So I'm going to paint the set balls. And then that's just our brush in the water jar, just to add more water in my brush and create the lighter shade of proud And right here. I just painted some curve strokes just to separate all the court on balls. And I'm just fading away one side off that stroke to create more definition. And I believe the other side as ISS. So I'm not going to fade it because I want one side to be very defined in the other side to be quite faded, so we can also add a drop off the looted cerulean blue 19. Class Project: Christmas Wreath Part 2: Okay, so this is already dry. As you can see, I have a little smudge over there, and we're just going to cover it with another layer off leaf. So that's a the bread there. If ever you have painted, um, a floral element or just leave that doesn't really look that good, but you can erase it anymore. What you can do is just to layer another leaf or there something else on top off it just to cover Thean imperfections. Let's start painting the pine, and I just use sprints Young Ah, for the center you can use, bring on Brera swell, and I'm just going to start painting the needle strokes. You saying sap green, Impeding this in different directions. To make it look more natural, use the tip off your brush and lightly touched it on the paper and move from the center off the pine, going outward to add more death. Begin Just mix your sap green and some indigo to create a deeper shade off green and just add more strokes. Okay, so let's add another one near the point Sathya, and you can also slightly curve the center stroke off this pine just so that it will have a different orientation. It's nice to change the angle off the leaves to make it look more natural. This holly is already dry, so I'm going to just add a cedar on top off it. I painted the skeleton off this, see their first, and then write that. I'm slowly adding those tiny and cute leaves on the stem, so just lightly stamp your brush on the paper, and you can also try to wiggle your brush a little. Okay, so I have decided to add more tiny leaves have added two more branches to make it look further during mixing, um, sap green and little bit off indigo. Let's just add two more over shaped leaves and one more leave over there, which has a pointy tip. I think we can now add some blue Phil Harris. So this is just a really in blue, and I'm going to paint some leaves. I have diluted this early and blew through that. It just looks softer, so that's just paid another pair off over leaves. As you can see, I started painting the main elements in this wreath, and then I'm just slowly filling it in with more fenders and leaves. So I'm just looking at the white gaps in between the main elements. So that's Ah, where I'm going to put the fillers and the leaves and always try to vary the leaves and feathers that you will put in a wreath so that it would look more interesting. So I have here a more pigmented civilian blue, and I'm just going to make thes tiny strokes that will look like small leaves. Okay, lets as a blue leaf there. But that's too blue. I'm going to add a little bit off sap green just to tone it down a little bit. So I'm just using all the greens and blues in my mixing palette, and I'm just mixing them together. So you're not going to let the colors on the palette go two ways, and that's add another leave over there. Okay, so while we're waiting for some off the leaves to dry, I am going to add some details. I have my white Ben again, and I'm just going to add some veins on this point, Sathya and again, we don't really need to advance to all the petals you can try alternating the details so some will be blank. Some will have some white V aids. A good idea is to use some metallic gold pain and use that asked the veins for this point. Sathya instead of using a white pen and right, though I'm just using a more pigment than red more veins. So you're almost done with the details on this point set? Yeah, and then we are going to proceed to adding some, um, white Berries so they will look like mistletoe. So this is one of my be rid, um, details in this Christmas class, So I'm just checking if it's already dry. And if it iss we can start painting. Some white Berries I have here is on Branson not in my brush, and you're going to paint the twigs. So I'm going to paint some the broken lines and I don't want the line to be super straight . So I'm making it a little crooked because it looks more natural. And I'm also varying the pressure in my brush to create a more expressive stroke. I've already introduced some Brit number strokes Right now, I just have clean water in my brush and and creating the same strokes for the twigs. So I'm just pulling some off the colors that are still wet. So this technique will give you a softer Um, look for the some off the twigs, and then we can add some See pia and add more depth to this Reese. So I'm just continues to the painting the same strokes and painting it in different, um, directions. Our reasons almost done, but against the add some fillers and leaves to make this wreath look fuller. Seriously, though, I had some simple pointy leaves you see sap green. Then you can add a little bit off SARU and blue to our green. Then you can also create some overall shape leaves. At this point, just feel free to add more. These and fillers add a pop of color that's add some Berries, and I'm just spreading it in different parts off the reef so that it just looks more balanced. The red car of the Berries have bled into this leave, but that's okay. Not going to sing it up anymore. Um, I think that's a happy accident. If you want to cover it up, you can layer it with another filler or leave. Just wait for this one too dry for us. I'm going to grab my white pen again. And this just adds, um, veins toe the leaves, so I'm just going toe alternated some leaves will have veins some want just so that it doesn't look too crowded just to add some finishing touches to the Berries. I have a very pigmented indigo and just going to put some thoughts on the Barry's. You can also use just a plain pen with a slightly darker shade of green. I'm just going to paint some veins on the leaves. So this one actually looks interesting because some off the veins are white and some of them are a dark green. And then you can add more, um, fillers. I have here some white quash. I'm just going to add some snow on this pine corn, and then you can also add some snowy effect on the twigs. After adding some snow, I think we can add a little bit more volume on the twigs part off this wreath. So I'm just gonna grab some burnt sienna and burnt umber and just add more texture. All right, so we are Don, Congratulations on your class project. 20. Class Project: Winter Wreath Part 1: Okay, so this is the second major class project. So I wanted to introduce a wreath that it's sort off the opposite off what we painted earlier, which is a more under rustic and warm colors. In this video, we're going to use mostly the blue color so that it just feels cool when you look at it and it gives you that when three revive. So I'm going to start by painting some cotton, and they have here just a very diluted CPR. Um, what I'm going to do is I'm going to paid maybe three pieces off cotton on this, uh, breathe. And right now, while the c p. A. Is still wet, I've just added a little bit off diluted, Sir William Blue. And then I'm going to drop in a very pigment at CPR in the center. So it's not, Add the other Katan, and this one will be at the top. And I'm just going to add a little bit off. Sir. Julian blew us well, So for this reason, I'm going to sort off paint in clusters. Okay, so I'm just going to grow some circles, and that will be the placement off the cotton and the Reese. After painting the three highlights off this reef, I am going to fill in the gaps with some leaves and some fillers. The paper that I'm using here is still Saunders Water Ford, and this is nine inches by nine inches. You can, of course, use any size that you prefer, and the brush that I'm using is slightly bigger. This is a size eight black velvet brush. Sometimes I like changing my brush because it breaks my usual habit off Beijing's air than strokes, which means that a new brush can help me discover some new strokes or create you florals. I've just alluded some cerulean blue, and you're going to paint some leaves with a pointy tip. I will be using mostly blue colors in this res just to get that winter vibe. Let's grab some pressure in blue and going to paint some pines. I know that the pine that we painted before it was, ah, mostly sap green, and that is a bit of indigo pod. For this reason, I'm going to change the color. So I'm you saying just prussian blue here and you're painting this pine with the same strokes so the only difference is the color, and you can be creative with this or you can use a different color. You can even use purple if you want. And I'm just going to paint quickly and just drag my stroke and also paid in different directions. I know that we mostly use red or crimson for the Berries, but for this wreath, you're going to change the color. Now let's paint some oval shaped leaves. And what I did was I just makes up green a little bit of violet just to create that moody grayish color. Okay, so it looks a little too grace. I'm gonna add a little bit off cerulean blue, so I want this Reese to be predominantly color blue. Most of the elements here in this wreath were discussed earlier. The only difference is that we're changing the color and making it color blue. And again, I'm going to add more blue to this leaf because it looks a little too gray. Then a scrap, some truly in blue, and you're just going to paint some leaves with pointy tips. I'm introducing some sap green to my cerulean blue to create a greenish blue color. Let's get back to painting some more pine, and these are in a blue shade. As you can see, I move from the left side to the right side off this res, and I think that this looks more organized. If you have seen my previous classes, you would have learn how to paint the five petal flower. So right here going to add that Marie's and I'm just eluting something Julian blue and making sure that it's quite light. So I'm just painting five battles. Some of them can overlap with Colton beside it When beating this fight. Battle flower. Just make sure that you create some expressive strokes and that it you'll feel as if you're dancing with your brush because you're swinging your brush and creating different strokes and varying the pressure. So now I'm going to add a darker shade off blue, which is in the goal. And while the petals off this new flower or so wet you can go on and fix the shape and extends off the petals, we have just one more small gap and going to add some Berries over there. If the Berries are not sufficient toe over the white cap. You can add some blue leaves just like this. We're almost done with the first part off this window reef, and let's head on to the second video after this. 21. Class Project: Winter Wreath Part 2: Now this layer is already dry, and I'm going to add more details. So let's just pain the samples first for the cotton ball. And then I'm going to paint some curves strokes just to separate the cotton balls. And I'm using a size six round brush to fade away, one side off the stroke. So feeding ISS one off the techniques that I thought in my last culture class. Ah, which was about using a quill brush. You can also use the feeding technique on other floral, so you can use this to separate some off the petals. So I'm just going to fade one side, but the other side I will leave it as is, which means that it will have a more defined edge. All right, so I'm also adding a little bit off diluted cerulean blue because I want this cotton ball to have a tinge off blue color just to blend end with this wreath and that's had gone to the last Golden ball. If you have accidentally faded the entire stroke, they just go ahead and paint another one on top off it. So let me just grab something. We were glue and some sap green. And let's start layering the leaves for the leery off the sleeves. Immediate, quite translucent. Ege means that my mixture isn't too pigmented. So as I'm painting the leaves, you can still see the leaves underneath. Now let's grab a diluted Sir Julian Blue and add some layering off lease over there. I'm also adding it in different directions. Okay, so now let's just continuously add some leaves, um, in the white gaps. So we're going to start filling in this Rees and make it look fluffy. Then I'm going to grab some indigo, and I will just add more depth through the pines. We're adding a darker color so that this pine won't look too flat. And we can also add some stems just a darker stem to make it more defined with a Prussian blue color in my brush and going to add more Berries on this side just to balance it out and create like a triangle shape here. So the top left looks lacking in Barry's. I'm gonna add a few more. Okay, so for the five battle flowers, it feels like we have lost some details, so I'm just going to grab some very diluted, serially and blue and just paint some wispy strokes. And I'm doing this so that I can separate the petals. And then I'm adding Zoff indigo and the center just too deep in this color because I want the center to be quite bold in color, we can start adding some oval shaped leaves. This is just indigo with sap green and a lot off water. I think that the shade looks really great. It looks almost like sage green, and it's just blending in with all the blue elements in this reef. Ask pillars. We can also paying some wispy strokes like this just to make it look like they are next, empts sticking out. And that's a nice filler. If you have ah, white gap and you don't know what to add any more. Now it's mix more pigmented, sir. We in blue and gonna paint some tiny buds, and this will give more court trust in some areas off the reef, and you're just that be our brush, creating those tiny strokes. So I think I want the cotton to be a bit more blue, so I'm just going to paint another layer off, sir. Julian Boo on top off it. But of course, this is optional. You can keep the cotton, um, whiter than what I'm doing now. And I will just add a few more blue leaves and I'm adding this one near the five petal flower just to make the flower look more defined. If you have a light colored flower, you can just add a more pigmented um, leaf beside it to make that flower pop up. So adding just more leaves to make this entire Reese look fluffy and just add more value. So and this brief ISS already dry, what you can do is we can grab a darker shade of blue, which is indigo, and I'm just going to paint some random leaves. Yes, you can see this is above leering. Sometimes we're just painting some simple leaves, but when you layer it, it just gives that extra character to the res or to a floral arrangement. It's now time to add more details, and I just have here my wife, Ben again, and you're going to add some white veins. Just add this all throughout the reef, but don't add veins on all the leaves so that it doesn't look too crowded. Are you excited? Well, this reef is almost done, and these are just some finishing touches. You can also add some metallic paints so you can use gold. Or if you have a metallic blue paid, you can paint some metallic leaves. Um, I think gold will also look good here, so you can add some gold varies if you want. I'm going to add some white lines on the pines. A swell just to separate some off the strokes that we did. And then he can add some highlights on the blue colored Berries. Okay, so we can add some white buries us Well, because this will look good on a blue background. This is also over hook way to cover up some imperfections in some off the leaves. So if you're not happy, mean some off the leaves, just add some white, very sick over it. Grabs of indigo, and you're going to paint some stamps for the white Berries just being somethin lines and attached to bury to the Reese. Okay, so, looking at this reef, I think we can add a few more white Berries at the top, and then it's add some stems. Well, that's it. Congratulations for finishing your wind through East 22. Christmas Gift Ideas Part 1: in this video, you're going to talk about some I d s that you can do after painting their projects. So this is our Christmas leaf, and what you can do is you can write something in the middle or just actually leave it. Ask ISS and just put this in a frame so you can give it as a gift. And it's the same with this winter, Arif. So you can just write down some message in the middle or a cold or just simple happy holidays and then for the smaller predates that he did. So he also made this small reef. As you can see, I haven't cut this yet, but if you were to make this into a card, it would look like this so you can just write the message over here or also in the middle of. And this is the other painting that we did. So this is our border hurry. And so we I left a white space in the middle so that you can write the message or agree thing right here. Another idea is to paint this on the paper and just cut out the outline, and then you can stick this on another, um, greeting card. Another painting that we did was this Christmas full. And this is actually one of my favorite paintings in the class. Um, what you can do is you can have a space right here. So this is where you can write. Um, your greeting. So I did put a marking right here, So I just wrote Merry Christmas using pencil, and then I can just use a different like brush pan on top off the pencil market. They did. Oh, I'm just not so good with brush lettering, but I'm sure that you guys can do a really good job. Um, And then you also have another Christmas ball right here and again. You can write your greeting for you can just cut out up to here and just put this in a frame. And that will also be a really good Christmas gift. So here are more ideas for you, and this is ah, watercolor paper that I've caught into a seven inch by 10 inch size. So if you fall did the size will be five by seven. Anything. It's a really good size. So I just painted some leaves as a border. I didn't use the masking tape because I didn't want a clean edge right here. I just wanted it to look really the news. Inorganic. So I painted one day off knees and then I painted another set off leaves on top off it. So I just figured it. And I also use my gold pain right here, if you can see it. And it looks really pretty. So this is another idea for you guys. I'm just going to show you the other bordering that I made. But this is this one has some pain adjust. But this one doesn't. It's with it side by side. Well, they so both look pretty. It just depends on your preference and going to just wanted to show you off different ways to apply all the techniques that we have learned today. And they also use my white pens against. He added my Berries and some wife veins, and I'm going to show you how to fold your cars Well, because you don't want some wrinkles on the side. Usually that happens when the card or the paper is quite faked and going to show you a techniques on how to fold it this property. But before that, I wanted to discuss with you guys that when you're painting a card, um, don't afford the card right away. So try to paint first like this before you fold your card because you want to paint on a flat surface. And of course, if you try to paint on a folded card, for example, like this, it just bounces, and it will be difficult to paint. So you want to paint on the flat surface. So let me show you how you can fold your your card property and have here my car going to discuss the front page later. But I just drew a line in the middle, and what you want to do is you want to start off, create Iscar on the paper so we don't want to tear the paper apart, but you want to put pressure on the line, and the best way is a bone folder. But I don't have that right now, so I'm just gonna use the back off the sisters. I'm gonna use the less pointy part or the back off the blade. You can also use a credit card or something sharp, but not too sharp that it will tear the paper. So let's start. I'm just gonna press my scissors over here. This is not the sharp Ah, side. I'm just going to make a dent on the paper, but I am not tearing it apart. Okay? So in this way, your paper will have a better um, but they're looking forward on the outside. Okay, I think we already So we already when we feel that there's less tension than you're trying to fold the paper key and also make doing this, I feel like, uh, this edge feels sad there. Okay? Anything also used our, um, ruler to sort of come past it. Que so, as you can see, we have a beautiful full and wrinkle. Keita, zoom it in. Okay, so we have Ah, really nice. Full. We don't have those wrinkly parts. It's very nice. And even if this ISS 300 g s m, it's a thick paper, you were able to fold it well and it looks clean. And Chris So that's how you make the card 23. Christmas Gift Ideas Part 2: And now let's talk about the sign of a mean here. So this is just a Christmas ball that we learned a while ago and I just painted three Christmas small. So this is quite small. So for this one, I just painted some pine cold and then some kinds and varies. And then right here I painted a ribbon and then just added some believes and because it felt a little blank, I added some dots. You're saying gold paint. So this is a gold pain that we have a metallic blue paint over here. I just added some gold strings and then at the bottom, I tried my best. I just I I wrote this merry Christmas here, so I'm pretty sure you can do a way better job than me. Um And then, of course, on the inside you can write your message and another iniesta also pain at the back for campaign. Just a small detail that's related to the decide in front. So it can be, um, some pine, these or some pine codes, um, or a Christmas ball right here. Just one. So that's another idea for you guys. Well, that's it for this part. So for the last idea that they want to share with you guys is to cut out your pain days. And he knows it kind of sounds painful to cut your paintings, but I think that sometimes we have some practice, um, watercolor ornaments, and instead of just leaving them on the paper, you can just cut it out, and then we can arrange our own floral arrangement on a greeting card. So I have here the point said yah and I also have different elements right here, and they all look so cute. He really wanted to share this idea because I think it's a great way to this. Sign your own Christmas card and we just need some tape like this. This one has form. So I just stick some double sided tape at the back, and we're going to stick all of these elements on this reading card. So I wanted to use this'll, um, form type off, double sided tape because I wanted to look like it's floating. So it looks a little bit like the three D effect and also 11 Good thing about this is that before you stick all the elements on the greeting card. You can arrange it first. Like this, just so you can see if it looks good or not. And just take a photo before you stick everything in. Okay? So I'm gonna try to do this and eventual you with. Ah, final piece. Okay. I'm almost done with this, um, card. So I'm just gonna take out this being part. Didn't we just need to stick it onto paper? But this is actually quite fun. Um, it's also unique. And 11 idea is to kind of curl some off the petals off the plane set. Yeah, so that it just looks more three d. And look, you say I think I have two more leaves to stick on this paper so we can also try to look for some of the INGE's. So just looking at the camera, if this one looks good. All right. So we have one last piece. I just think the curl, this one little bit key and I have, like, um, adding this leaf. So I think I'd like to I had to sleep over here. Um okay, let's just try to just I think this is good. So I want. You kind of want some of the elements to go beyond the edge off the card. But of course, that this does a preference, and it really just depends on how you want to arrange your floor. Els. Now, they're really excited to see what you can do with this idea, because it's so fun. All right. And then they have one more over here, which I think we can put over here. All right, so I just wanted to show you guys what it looks like then on the side. It looks like this if you wanted more that Paul, stop. Um, just put two pieces off the phone together so that it will be higher. That's also another way to do this. That's what they think. That this is really, really nice. So I hope that you enjoyed all the ideas that I showed you today, and I really hope that we can pave some greeting cards. Um, Winter reefs. Yeah. So that's it for this review 24. Final Thoughts of the Class: I think the class. Thank you so much for watching and congratulations for finishing the class. Um, this is such a fun class because you don't need to learn the basics off how to paint some Christmas elements. Then afterwards, you'll be able to create your own unique water calorie or holiday cars. So my typist for you guys to incorporate your own style in your paintings. And you can also add some decorative elements. Like If you have on old Christmas Stecher that you don't need any more, you can just cut it out, cut some of the off the leaves or maybe Berries, and then just stick it on the holiday card that he painted so that it will have a different texture. And it will look really, really nice. Former tip is to write down the favorite coat off the person that will receive your gift. So if you have your rethink kiss, so write down the favorite coat of that person, and I'm pretty sure that he or she will like the gift that you give and work with what you have. Your materials do not need to be expensive. I think that anything that's handmade it's made with love, and I'm pretty sure that the recipient of your gift will appreciate your handmade greeting card or painting. So if you were able to try painting some off the projects in this class to upload it in the project calorie off this class or if you're going to upload it on instagram, don't forget to use this hashtag so that I can see your works. And don't forget to follow me on skill share. So it as you will be notified everything. There's a new class, so that's it for the class. Thank you again for watching, and they're really excited to see all your pain things and to you in my next class Happy holidays.