Painting Templates – Free Traceables

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Painting Templates – 100+ Free Downloadable Traceables

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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 including the popular 16 x 20 size! I personally use this software and LOVE it! It is a game changer as far as resizing anything to any canvas size AND creating traceables for paintings.


This is becoming 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 “truck”. 

USE POLICY: For PERSONAL USE ONLY. Contact Tracie or go directly to her small business page for licensing “for-profit” rights to use in a paint party business. Nonprofit, community and educational use is okay! 


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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112 thoughts on “Painting Templates – Free Traceables”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. These have helped keep us busy!
    And, what if I am interested in using them in a business? Could you please advise me. Thanks.

  2. Following you on Pinterest, won’t let me print from there.
    I’m trying to print the bicycle traceable. I bring up the traceable and I see it but no way to print from here. Do I eyed to subscribe in order to use?

  3. Thank you for sharing your traceables and for providing your tutorials. You have been such a wonderful resource for a lot of people during COVID-19 pandemic.


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