It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, so I thought it would be fun to make a clover wreath in Procreate. This tutorial uses clover brushes that are available for free in our Resource Library, or you can make your own clover stamp brushes by following a similar method to the one described here. You can also download the free finished clover wreath PNG file and fill it with your own quote.
Let’s make the wreath!
What You’ll Need:
iPad (I used a 12.9 inch iPad Pro)
Procreate (Version 4.2.5)
Apple Pencil (recommended)
Clover brush stamps (you can get them from our Resource Library or make your own)
Create a new canvas
Open Procreate and tap the plus sign to create a new canvas. Choose the preset Square.
Create a circle of clovers
Choose a color
Tap on the color icon and choose a shade of green. If you want the color I used, tap Value and enter the Hexadecimal #35822b
Choose a brush
Tap on the brush icon, tap the Clovers brush set, and choose the Four Leaf No Stem clover brush.
Set the size
Change the size of your clover brush using the top slider on the side of the screen. I made mine 12%.
Draw a circle
Draw a circle with the Four Leaf No Stem clover brush making it almost as big as the canvas. When you finish drawing the circle, keep holding down your pencil or finger until Edit Shape appears at the top of the screen.
Tap on it and choose Circle.
If circle isn’t an option, you may have to redraw your circle so that it’s closer to a circle shape.
If you don’t like the way your circle looks, try changing the size of your clovers using the top slider and redraw it. Another option is to tap on the brush itself, tap Stroke and change the Spacing so the clovers are closer together or farther apart.
If the circle isn’t centered, select it using the arrow tool and move it so it’s centered on the screen.
Add another clover
Tap on the brush icon. Choose the Shamrock brush from the Clovers set
Tap on the color icon. Choose a lighter green. I chose Hexadecimal #2acb33
Use the top slider located on the side of the screen to make this clover slightly bigger than the first one. I made mine 17%.
Tap your pencil between two of the original clovers to place a shamrock there. It’s okay if it overlaps them. Continue to place shamrocks between the rest of the original clovers. Your graphic should now look something like this.
Fill in any spaces
Tap on the brush icon and choose Four Leaf with Stem.
Choose another green color. I used a lighter green, Hexadecimal #91ed78. Use the top slider to make this clover smaller than the other two. I made mine 8%.
Tap on the screen to add a clover wherever you see a gap in the wreath. You can also add it wherever you want a bit of extra decoration. Try to make it fairly even around the wreath.
After this, you can add more clovers of varying sizes and colors to add more interest. I used the Four Leaf with Stem again. I made the size 6% and the Hexadecimal #035b03 and added a few smaller clovers to the wreath.
You can leave the wreath as is, or add some texture. Tap on the layers icon. Tap Layer 1 and then Alpha Lock.
Tap on the color icon. Tap Value. Enter the Hexadecimal #ffffff to get white.
Tap on the brush icon to access the Brush Library. Tap Spraypaints and choose the Flicks brush.
Use the top slider on the side of the screen to make the flicks bigger or smaller. I chose 5%. Use the bottom slider to make the flicks more transparent. I made mine 64%.
Use your Apple Pencil to paint over the clover wreath. If you use more pressure and paint over the same area for a longer period of time, the flicks of paint will become darker. If you want them less obvious, use less pressure and don’t paint over it as much.
Add some words
Add some words inside your wreath such as a quote or saying.
Tap on the layers icon. Tap the plus sign to create a new layer.
In the Brush Library find a brush you want to use for your lettering. You could use a brush from the Calligraphy set of brushes or make your own. To learn how to make your own, click here.
Use the green colors that were used in the wreath. I chose Hexadecimal #35822b and Hexadecimal #2acb33. Then write something inside the wreath.
After writing your quote or saying, you may choose to Alpha Lock the layer that your words are located on and then add white spray paint flicks on top of your quote using the same method as was used above on the wreath.
Want the resources used in this tutorial? Download them for free!
That’s it! If you want the stamp brushes or the finished wreath file, they’re available for download in our free Resource Library.
If you are already a member of our site, click here and use the password that was emailed to you to access the Resource Library. Once in the Resource Library, tap on the file, tap the “…“, Export, and then Copy to Procreate or Add to Procreate to open the brushes or the wreath in Procreate.
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