What you'll need:
*Large sheet of watercolor paper (I purchased a roll with a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby and total was $19.00)
*small cup of water about 1 inch of water
*crayola fat tip markers for big flowers and leafs and some skinny ones for the small details
I started by laying down the wooden bowl prop and making a light pencil circle around the bowl to measure the circumference of the wreath design. I made the circle of wreath a little larger than the original circle of the bowl so the wreath can be seen when photographed. I then lightly drew with pencil the little berries, leafs, twigs, flowers, etc all around the circle. I tried to do this quickly, so that I would not obsess about perfection. This took about 10 minutes of thought and drawing. I then erased the "circle line" as seen in the image above.
Now is the time to color...I selected the color markers used and colored a few flowers at a time. For instance, I chose 3 different markers...peach, pink, and dark pink for the roses . The different shades of pink created the depth of the flowers. I colored all of the roses at one time. Then with the shallow cup of water, I dipped the paint brush and added a little water to the marker on the paper. Start with a little bit at a time to "melt" the ink to look like watercolor. Even the leafs and berries each had 2-4 color tones for each petal or berry. The painting process took about 25 minutes. The watercolor paper roll needs to be weighted down when creating and photographing because it will curl.
And here is the final backdrop in use.
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