WREATH SERIES - PART 3

OUT OF THE BOX WREATHS!!

 

Happy Friday! Today I'm wrapping up my series with some wreaths that are not very traditional.  It's all about thinking outside the box to come up with something pretty creative!  Have you ever heard the Picasso quote "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them as an artist"? Well we are going to apply that to today's post!  

Before we dive in to some wreaths, this post is going to be a little shorter today unfortunately.  Living in Central Florida, I've spent the last couple of days prepping for Hurricane Irma.  And the next couple of days are going to be full of things like bringing outside things inside, taping windows, prepping food, and insane amounts of laundry. My time this week has been limited. And to be honest, my head is just not where it should be.  We just moved from Maine to Florida in April, so this is our very first experience with dealing with hurricanes, let alone the STRONGEST one ever recorded in the Atlantic! We are all on edge, we're finding ourselves snapping at each other, and feel like we are running around with our heads cut off trying to get supplies. Our emotions are all over the place. Stores are just complete chaos.  There are so many things to think about in this kind of situation. We are praying hard for it to shift east and be out to sea more, and for all those down south who have had to evacuate. I would love for you to pray along with us! Ok, now that I got that off my chest, let's get to some creative wreaths!

WREATH ONE - almost a circle

 Who says wreaths have to be a complete circle??!!

Who says wreaths have to be a complete circle??!!

For this wreath, I drew a full circle in pencil. I started at the bottom and drew leaves. Then as I worked my way towards the top, I drew the leaves a little smaller.  Stop your leaves when you get to the top of the sides of the circle. Then erase your pencil lines.  You can leave it black and white or use color!

WREATH TWO - simple black lines

 Simple black lines are just as pretty!

Simple black lines are just as pretty!

Using my Tombow Mono Drawing Pen 01, I made sort of a curved square, then just kept drawing around it 4-5 times in a different path to create the look of a twig wreath.  

WREATH THREE - arrows

 Think of some objects that could wrap your wreath!

Think of some objects that could wrap your wreath!

 Arrows are pretty straight and can make a cute border!  You can make them as small or as big as you want!

WREATH FOUR - corner wreaths

 Feathers can be so cute!

Feathers can be so cute!

Corner wreaths can be just as much fun! I chose some feathers for this one! Just simply draw a full square or rectangle, draw your objects in the corners, and then erase your pencil lines!

WREATH FIVE - double wreath

 A double wreath can add some amazing detail!

A double wreath can add some amazing detail!

For this wreath I drew a square, then drew another one around it.  I chose a spruce needle look for the inside and leaves for the outside.

Here are a couple of wreaths I did last year that were a little different, and perhaps crazy! 

 A simple wreath with a couple flowers and a few sprigs of berries....

A simple wreath with a couple flowers and a few sprigs of berries....

 

 A crazy one, with some ink splatter!

A crazy one, with some ink splatter!

So there you have it! Some fun and outside of the box wreaths!  I'd love to see your creative wreaths, so tag me on IG at @a_heartened_calling!  I hope you enjoyed this wreath series!

Happy lettering, and till next time,

Mandy