Painting Templates – Free Traceables

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Painting Templates – 100+ Free Downloadable Traceables


Welcome To My Traceable Library!

Print out these painting template traceables and transfer them to your canvas so you do not have to worry about the drawing aspect of painting! 

Need more information about how to use these traceables? Check out my reference guide here. Click on the title to be directed to the tutorial. 

I recommend you use a sheet of graphite paper to transfer these to your canvas. You can also use a regular pencil, scribble on the back of the paper and then trace it over your canvas.

Try out Rapid Resizer (affiliate link) for resizing traceables to any canvas size. I personally use this software and LOVE it! It is a game changer as far as resizing anything to any canvas size.


This is a very large library of traceables. If you are looking for a particular one, hit “control f” or “command f” on your keyboard and type what you are looking for. Example: “control f” type in “gnome”. If you are on an iPhone, hit the middle “upload button” and hit “find on page”. 




Valentine’s Day Cupcake


Winter Friends (Deer & Cardinal)


New Year Gnomes

Gingerbread Man


Christmas Train



 Polar Bear



Christmas Fireplace



Pumpkin Pie Gnome


Winter Wonderland


Hopeful Snowman



Apple Picking Truck


Halloween Treats

Sugar Skull


Jack O’ Lantern






School Bus


Macaw Parrot






Summer Gnome


Orca Whale

Mason Jar With Sparklers


Mermaid Tail


Elephant Sunset


Mushroom House




Fisherman Silhouette Painting


Rain Boots Painting


St. Patrick’s Day Gnome

Spring Pig Painting


Mardi Gras Lamppost Painting




Wave Painting



Valentine’s Day Gnomes


Country Church


Dragonfly & Lotus


Candy Cane Bubbly


Santa Claus






Snowy Barn

Winter Gnome


Magical Snowman


Halloween Kitty



Stacked Whimsical Coffee Cups

Fall Wheelbarrow


Boo Halloween Letters


Whimsical Pumpkin Topiary


Fall Gnome


Owl On A Lamppost


Quote For Floral Wreath Painting




Four Seasons Tree





Summer Truck


Sunset Lake Pier




Tropical Bird Of Paradise



Owl Always Love You

Palm Tree Hammock




Around The Campfire


Lighthouse Beach


Ladybug Kids Painting


Blue Daisy


Spring Truck






Love Truck


Llama Painting


Koi Fish Painting





Nativity Silhouette


Hot Cocoa Window

Santa Sleigh Silhouette

Cute Rudolph








Autumn Bridge

Haunted House



Bald Eagle


Eiffel Tower






Flip Flops On The Shore & Patriotic Version




Ice Cream

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ computer paper (for 11 x 14 size canvas) or enlarge 50% for larger canvas. 
  • Ice Cream PDF

To The Beach

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ computer paper. Paint the ocean and sky background first. Trace the beach van using gray graphite paper. 
  • Beach Van PDF

Mason Jar For Rustic Daisies

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ computer paper. Paint the background first. Use white graphite paper for the transfer. 
  • Jar PDF

Cactus Painting

“Angelfish” for Under The Sea Painting

  • Directions print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper or larger depending on the size canvas you are using. Transfer to canvas, preferable with white transfer paper since the paint color will be dark. 
  • Download Angelfish PDF


“Butterfly” Painting 


Panda” Painting

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Paint the green background first and then transfer the panda using graphite transfer paper. 
  • Download PDF


Peacock” Painting

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Position the traceable so the peacock is perched on the branch. You will be tracing this after you have painted the background and the branch. See tutorial for further details. 
  • Download PDF


“Love Birds” Painting

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Position the traceable on the bottom right of the canvas (or elsewhere if you want the birds in a different location). Make sure you paint the background first before tracing the birds onto the canvas. 
  • Download PDF for Love Birds Traceable


“Bubbly New Years” Painting

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Position towards the bottom with a little 1/4″ gap on the bottom of the canvas. 
  • Click here to download PDF

“Christmas Cow” Painting

Mommy & Me” Penguin Painting

Gingerbread House

  • Directions: print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Position the house so that it’s slightly above the bottom edge of the canvas (note tutorial will give you more specific directions).  
  • Download PDF

Elf Legs

  • Directions: Print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper (note these dimensions have not been tested on this painting because the original tutorial did not include a traceable. You may have a bit of white space left around the canvas but, for the most part, it should work on 11″ x 14″ canvas). 
  • Download Elf Legs Male PDF
  • Download Elf Legs Female PDF

Christmas Tree Truck

Fall Fox & Birch Trees

  • Directions: Print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Trace on lower right hand corner aligned with canvas. This printable is optimized for an 11″ x 14″ canvas.
  • Download Fox PDF

Halloween Cat from Kids Halloween Cat Tutorial

  • Directions: print both of these out on standard size 8.5″ x 11″ computer paper. Make sure you are printing them “landscape”. Trace each separately on the canvas. The width of the 11″ will line up perfectly for an 11″ x 14″ canvas in portrait mode.
  • Bottom of Cat PDF
  • Top of Cat PDF

Scarecrow from Scare Crow Tutorial (see note below)

  • Directions: print both the traceables on standard size computer paper and trace them separately. This design works best for 11″ x 14″ size canvas. The tutorial will demonstrate how to EASILY draw the overalls. The crow goes on the shoulders.
  • Scarecrow PDF
  • Crow PDF

Witch Feet from Witch Feet Tutorial 

  • Directions: print on a standard 8.5″ x 11″ computer paper for tracing on an 11″ x 14″ canvas.
  • Download Witch PDF

Truck from Vintage Teal Pumpkin Truck Tutorial

  • Directions: print out on standard 8.5″ x 11″ computer paper for 11″ x 14″ canvas.
  • Download Truck PDF

Barn and Windmill From How To Paint A Fall Barn Tutorial

  • Directions: print out on standard size computer paper for 11″ x 14″ canvas. Trace the barn and windmill separately.
  • Barn PDF
  • Windmill PDF

Vintage Camper from How To Paint A Vintage Camper Tutorial

Jar from Mason Jar Lightning BugsTutorial


Pineapple from Pineapple Tutorial

Cross Canvas Painting

Dinosaur Silhouette from This Tutorial


Toucan Traceable from How To Paint A Toucan Tutorial

Flamingo Traceable from How To Paint A Flamingo Tutorial

Cat Traceables From Cat & Moon Tutorial



From Hummingbird Tutorial


From Guitar Tutorial


From Coffee Cup Tutorial

From Mermaid Tutorial 

From Spring Wreath on Black Canvas Tutorial.


From Easter Egg Landscape Tutorial

From the Easter Bunny Silhouette Tutorial

From the Sea Turtle Tutorial 


Lighthouse Sunset Tutorial 

Owl On A Christmas Tree Tutorial


Bear Silhouette Moon Tutorial


From the Unicorn Tutorial


These traceables are copyright protected and not to be used for profit. If interested in licensing the designs for your business, please inquire here.


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132 thoughts on “Painting Templates – Free Traceables”

  1. Thank you for sharing! We are having a remote painting party for my 5 year old’s birthday with cousins. I am able to give each family a variety of pictures to choose from! They will love it!

  2. Thank you for these tutorials and printables. Painting is something I’ve always wanted to try. Our recent snow storms here in North Mississippi kept me inside a week and I’ve done several of yours. So much fun and very relaxing.

  3. Hi, there I hope this finds you doing well and healthy. I am currently going to college, and the person that has been doing our painting will be leaving after the spring term, and she also does them online. I enjoyed watching you do the St. Patricks day Knome. I have found this new hobby to be very relaxing, and it sure helps after a day of classes and after homework to help you destress. I am going to school to be an RN and then want to continue for my BSN. Thank you so much for the tracers. Doing this brings me a lot of joy. Thank you, and I just might be purchasing some other tracers I saw that you had available as well. I am in PA and am going to Reading Area Community College, and I enjoy it, and this is something that I have felt for a while to be an RN. It is hard to explain, but I know it is the right avenue for me. Thanks again. Phil Grim III

  4. Hi, I just wanted to thank you for sharing with us your help in learning how to improve our ability to paint…
    Camille P. ❤️

  5. I am so grateful for your easy step by step paintings and even your traceables! Thank you so much I’m learning so much more and falling even more in love with painting since I’ve come across your website. Again thank you!!


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