Free Traceables

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Welcome To My Traceable Library!

You are welcome to use traceables to print and transfer to your canvas so you don’t have to worry about the drawing aspect of painting!

This is becoming a 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 “truck”. 

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. 



Bicycle (coming soon)




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 Traceable From Cat & Moon Tutorial

Paint Party Planner

    Paint Party Planner PDF


From Hummingbird Tutorial


From Guitar Tutorial

    Top Half Of Guitar

    Bottom Half Of Guitar

    Full Guitar (For Smaller Canvases)


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 email Tracie at

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58 thoughts on “Free Traceables”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! I am getting ready to host my 2nd wine and paint party and we will be doing one of your pieces again. ?

  2. Hi, I was wondering if I was missing something..I didn’t notice the step by step for painting the barn picture. Wasn’t sure about what colors and how to paint the trees and pumpkins. Thanks

  3. Hi your website, just found it. Would you have a traceable of a cornucopia with fruits and or vegetables for Thanksgiving?
    Great of you to offer traceable.
    Nancy Lovitz

    • Hi Nancy! That’s wonderful you’re enjoying the Traceables! I don’t currently have a cornucopia but can add that to my request list for a Thanksgiving theme tutorial!

  4. I love your paint planner. But at the end I noticed a list of things to get. Ate the items you provide? Or is that what that what they need to buy?

    • Hi Angel! The items in the paint planner are suggested items to get. If you’re hosting a DIY Paint night, they may be items you get in preparation for the party or items that you designate your guests to bring. It’s really up to you! I do a family paint night a few times a year and we do “bring your own canvas” while I provide all the other things.

  5. Our daughter wants to do a painting canvas party for her 13th birthday. She picked a picture but I am unsure how to go about doing it. Should I freehand one and then trace it onto the canvases with carbon paper?

    • Hi Pam! Which design does she want to do? Yes you would use Carbon paper to transfer it to the canvas. You would just print out one of the templates and use the Carbon paper to trace it on all the canvases. Some painting designs do require you to trace after the background is applied, it just depends on the paining. But if you click on the title above the traceable, it will direct you to the tutorial with instructions. Also, yes you can free hand a template if you’d like to make it larger, or you can scale the PDF file up. I hope this helps! If not feel free to reply here or direct message me. Enjoy the painting party!

  6. My mom is 82 years old and just started painting last year in an art therapy group at an assisted living facility and she loves it! She could do it all day. I try to find simple pictures that I can trace for her to paint on her own in her room. She has tried to do a barn but it did not come out very good. I am going to show her your technique for the barn. I think she will be able to do it and it will look good. And the way you did the trees looks easy and comes out great. I’m going to print out a few of the other drawings too. I just need to watch the tutorials for them too! Thank you for sharing.

    • Susie that is wonderful that your mother has taken up painting as therapy! I really hope she likes the barn tutorial! There is a printable for it too, as I’m pretty sure you’ve seen! Good luck and thank you for sharing your beautiful story with me!

  7. I recently went to a pay paint party and was disappointed that no instructions were given, just a cut out to trace and a pic of completed product.. was truly disappointed… I had HOSTED one a few years ago for fun with my friends and used a picture that even I could read the instructions to everyone, so I think that you providing instructions is GREAT! Enjoyed your website.. won’t be using one of your pictures time, due to friends want african American woman and guys want a male, but will keep your site saved.. will keep searching… also what are your thoughts on priming canvas first?

  8. Hi! I love your painting! Do you paint the edges of the canvas when you paint? Or do you leave it plain? Just wondering how you finish it off!

    • Hi Beth! I typically like to paint the edges to give it a more finished look. Sometimes I paint the edges a solid color that matches the painting or I extend the painting to the edges.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m using the truck pattern for sewing. I’m a beginner sewer and your patterns should do the trick for me.

  10. Hi!
    I have been doing a few of your pictures and they are really fun. The directions are so easy to follow! I was just wondering if, for the traceables, do I need the graphite paper? Would regular printer paper work fine?

    • Thank you Clara! The printables are all printed on standard computer paper. Graphite paper is for placing underneath the printable and tracing. You can also trace using a light table or simply applying pencil to the back of the traceable and then tracing on the front and it will transfer to the canvas.

  11. I just found your free traceables & tutorials. I’m so excited to start painting on my own! What a great gift you have given me. Thank-you!

  12. Hello Tracie! I am really enjoying your site and have painted two little paintings already! I’m gearing up for the third one, but need to pick up a few more supplies for it. I was looking through your traceable images and was wondering if you had anything with succulent plants. My daughter and her friends love what I think are called “Hens and chicks” cacti, do you have anything like that? Just wondering – love the site! Keep up the great work!

  13. I love the idea of traceables. I am disabled and shake a bit when I free draw so this makes it easier. I am a brand new painter and have found a passion for painting thru using your step by step site. Thank you Tracie for unknowingly breathing new life into this soul. This is also excellent Occupational therapy too!! Thanks again, Bonnie

  14. Hey there !
    What can I do if the graphite isn’t transferring? I’ve tried going over multiple times, I’ve tried using a dull pencil, a sharp pencil. The graphite is face down, and I’ve tried using different sheets. Does the paint need to be a bit wet to hold onto the graphite? I’ve been trying on a completely dry canvas. Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you.

    • Hmmm. The paint needs to be completely dry. Canvas flat on the table. I’m not sure why it’s not transferring, can you share which graphite paper you’re using (where did you get it)? If all else fails you can always rub your pencil on the back of the traceable and trace it that way.

  15. Hi there Tracy,

    Do you have a couple of good traceables with hearts or some romance or Valentines Day themes? I want to do a painting to give my GF and something along those lines would be awesome. Thank you!

  16. I don’t have any requests for a particular item however, I wanted to thank you for making all these traceables available to print. I think it’s a wonderful idea and clearly alot of others to do. Thank you 🙂

  17. Thank you so much for doing this! I’m so in love with your paintings and it’s been giving me great ideas for Christmas gifts!!!!

  18. THANK YOU! I haven’t painted in years, and thanks to this site I’m back into my creative groove, and having a ball. Love the traceables, painting skills are strong but I am not strong at drawing, so the traceables are very helpful.


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