Gouache Hand Painted Wreath

I’ve been experimenting with gouache paint. I posted a few cards with gouache painted backgrounds early last month and now I have a painted wreath to share. The Foiled Fox kindly sent me the set of gouache and I have been practising colour mixing and painting very simple shapes and patterns. You can find me on the Foiled Fox blog today with more tips and tricks about this card.

Even though I am still a gouache newbie I decided to film the process for painting a simple wreath. I only used four different gouache colours, a green, a yellow, a red and white along with one pearlescent paint. In the video you will see the process and all the colours listed by name.

You certainly don’t have to use gouache on a black background but it does really pop! I think my next path of experimentation might be to use watercolour and gouache in the same project. On a slight side note, I don’t set out to do such tiny details; I can’t help myself. My art teachers in high school and college always told me to use bigger, bolder strokes!


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7 Comments on “Gouache Hand Painted Wreath”

  1. Liane Cavanagh says:

    What a great tutorial and video. I am looking forward to trying this. I am hoping to learn brush techniques and with you as my guide this is a friendly and safe place to start.
    Beautiful and elegant end product.
    Thank you for making another technique so accessible.

  2. nancystiz says:

    This is so beautifully done. I have no talent in drawing or painting but love seeing your work! Love the brilliant colors on black. It really makes them pop!

  3. Loll says:

    Gorgeous hand-painted wreath, Heather. LOVE the look of gouache paints on black. I have some of these paints but have only tried them once. Need to pull them out. Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  4. Pat says:

    The gouache paints look fantastic on the black card Heather and love the different colours and shapes of the flowers and leaves..such a beautiful finished result. x

  5. Bonnie says:

    Thanks so much for the insight into gouache paints, Heather! Your hand painted wreath is gorgeous! A true inspiration to giving these paints a try.

  6. So striking on the black card. Wonderful painted wreath. Take care. xxx

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