Today I would like to share with you how I paint my watercolor florals using Double-ended Watercolour Brush Pens from Staedtler. Follow my step by step guide below.


  • 225gsm or greater watercolour paper
  • Staedtler Double-ended Watercolor Brush Pens
  • Princeton Watercolor paint brush Size 6
  • Gelly roll pen (white)
  • Staedtler pigment liner 0.3 (black)
  • HB pencil
  • Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip (black)

Step 1:

Lightly draw a oval shape with a HB / grey lead pencil. If you wish to achieve a perfect circle you can use a coaster/plate to use as a stencil. Alternatively you can also use a compass or protractor.

Step 2:

  • Draw roses with the watercolour brush markers.
  • There are several ways to draw roses, for this painting I drew several sized cloud shapes, starting with a small inner cloud in the centre
  • Draw larger clouds surrounding the smaller cloud shapes
  • Wet your paintbrush with water and spread the ink till the cloud shapes are combined
  • Hint #1: Limit the water placed on the ink as you do not want a puddle of water
  • Hint #2: For multi coloured/textured florals use 2 colours and draw cloud shapes with alternating colours
  • Hint #3: Draw 1 flower at a time and wait till the ink dries before starting the other neighbouring flower. This is to prevent 2 florals from merging together.

Step 3:

  • Use another colour and outline oval shapes next to the florals
  • Wet your paintbrush and fill in the gaps

Step 4:

  • Use the fine tip end of the watercolour brush pen and draw the botanical stems
  • Wet your paintbrush and add in leaves to the botanical and paint in the small florals
  • Continue to add botanicals on the other side of the wreath

Step 5:

  • Keep building the floral wreath with pink/red roses and smaller yellow flowers on either side
  • Ensure each side is balanced for a well rounded look

Step 6

  • Add in extra floral and leaves with a fine line black pen
  • Use the white Gelly Roll ink pen to add in finer details to the roses and leaves

Step 7:

Use the brush pen to hand letter your favourite quote. Here is my personal favourite “Yes I can”

You are now complete! I would love to see your version upload in the comments below 🙂