DIY Easy Canvas Art

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There are many online canvas painting tutorials but in this DIY Easy Canvas Art tutorial I am gonna show you how I reproduced this work in a super easy way.

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canvas art

I have had this project in mind from the time I first saw these canvas arts on one of the train station tunnels here in Kuala Lumpur.

They are a series of 5-6 different paintings, but I could only capture these two,

diy easy canvas art

A lot people wonder what kind of paint to use on canvas, well I think for a beginner any kind of paint would do. I have worked with acrylic as well as fabric. Normally experts use oil paint but I would stay away from it because it’s difficult to deal with.


  • Acrylic paints of your choice
  • Canvas
  • Basic stationary supplies
  • White printer paper

You can say this is easy canvas painting tutorials for beginners.

I used this link to download the silhouette butterflies.

I just traced the butterflies on to the white paper by just placing it on my laptop screen.:P

I did tweak in their sizes to make them the size I wanted.

Then I cut them out.

diy easy canvas art

Then I traced the butterflies onto the canvas.

diy easy canvas art

After tracing out the butterflies, I just took a ruler and drew out these random lines. Now its totally up-to you how you want your lines to be.

diy easy canvas art

Next, just PAINT! 😀 

But, be sure to be neat around the edges.

diy easy canvas art

When done with painting, I drew a border around the butterflies using a black permanent border and then just painted them in red.

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Point to be noted is, before finally painting the red I first tried blue by painting it on the cut out and placing them on the canvas. But, it was a big NO NO.


And finally it was done! Super easy right?

What do you think? Will you make one for yourself? 

DIY Easy Butterfly Canvas Art

To check my other canvas art tutorial visit this link.

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Learning to paint with acrylic? Start off with this (AD) FREE Acrylic Painting class on Craftsy?

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P.S. You might also like this round up of 15 superb canvas art tutorials which also includes canvas painting ideas.
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