30 Absolutely Doable Canvas Art Tutorials for Beginners

Updated on May 15, 2019
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

When I started searching for ideas on how to make canvas art, I was actually looking for the inspirational writing art that is so popular right now. I figured that that should be easy enough for me to do without expending a lot of time or expense. Well, to my surprise I found that, plus many other really great ideas for making art. And actually the poured paint art really got my attention. I’m adding videos that I thought were especially filled with useful information. The one that I’m very anxious to try, as soon as I get a few supplies that I’ll need, is the “dipping not pouring” method.

But, of course, I'm also interested in trying my hand at making the beautiful patriotic flag art shown above. Find the outstanding tutorial for making this project at Step by Step Painting.

1. Fabric and Stencil Canvas Art

Debbie Doos shares a tutorial on how to mod podge fabric to canvas and how to stenciling on a saying. A super easy project.

2. Step by Step Painting Projects Gallery

There are many different painting projects for beginners on this Step by Step Painting site that you may wish to try. This is just one which I think my granddaughter will be interested in making for her room.

3. Three Methods of Writing on Canvas

You'll find three different methods of painting quotes on canvas on the Paintspirationart site.

4. Ombre Canvas Art

This could be used as one choice of background painting for quote art. Kelly Leigh Creates has a tutorial for making this beautiful ombre painting to be used alone or as a background.

5. Almost Sunset

Follow the easy steps to making this gorgeous sunset art at My Creative Resolution.

6. Easy Gift Idea for Dad

Imagine how proud your child will be when they give this gift, which they have painted, to Dad for Father's day. You'll find the instructions at Hi Sugarplum. And maybe Mom or Grandma could get one too for their day.

7. Large Wall Art

You know how expensive it is to buy a picture of this size, so why not paint one yourself. Pick out the perfect colors for your room and be creative. For help, check out the tutorial at Welcome to the Woods.

8. Glue Gun Art

9. Birds on a Branch

This is so simple and so beautiful. You'll find a great tutorial at Crafts by Amanda to help you make one like it.

10. Canvas Art Redo

Find out how to prepare a canvas that has art that you no longer want. Go to Really Are You Serious for the instructions.

11. Three More Methods for Painting Quotes on Canvas

Check out these methods for adding quotes to your canvas. Surprisingly simple and easy ideas from Paintspirationart.

12. Photo Canvas

Isn't this a perfect way to use a canvas? Get a professional look for your photo canvas by following the tutorial at Clean and Scentsible.

13. Let's Go Here

I love the saying and the simple, colored paint strokes on this canvas. A Side of Sweet is where you'll find the tutorial.

14. Dutch Pour Acrylic Painting

15. Puffy Paint Letters on Canvas

You'll have to check out the tutorial at Brown Sugar Toast to see how the puffy paint letters are made. Definitely not what I expected. But I love the results.

16. Fabric and Mod Podge Flag

Choose your red, white and blue fabrics to make this easy flag art. Find the directions at Mod Podge Rocks.

17. Colored Button Tree Art

Get out your button box and choose the perfect ones for this canvas art. Crafts by Amanda gives great instructions to help with this art.

18. Twinkling Christmas Art

Clean and Scentsible gives us a very nice tutorial to help make this Christmas canvas art with twinkle lights. Beautiful!!

19. Cut Canvas Art

This is an attractive wall decoration choice using stretched canvas. Find the tutorial for making this wall art at Joyfully Jensen.

20. Image Transfer Canvas Art

You'll definitely want to try this easy image transfer method for canvas wall art. Just go to I Love to Create to find the instructions. I've got to try this one.

21. Silhouette on Canvas

This is a great idea for decorating a child's room. They will appreciate the art even more as they grow older. The tutorial for making this project is found at Just Call Me Chris.

22. Dipping Not Pouring

My First Dipped Painting

After watching the Dipping not Pouring video above, I couldn't wait to try my hand at it. Here is my first attempt at dip painting, and I love it. The second and third paintings were made using the leftover paint after dipping the first canvas. I plan on writing an inspirational saying on the last canvas of this group.

My Second Attempt at Dip Painting

Of course, once is not enough, so I did a second dip painting using the left over paint to roll my wine bottles. Before doing the wine bottles I painted them with Mod Podge and left them dry. I painted the necks of the bottles before rolling the body of the bottle through the paint.

After leaving all the paintings and the bottles dry thoroughly, I sprayed them with Krylon Clear Glaze. My next project is getting a bunch of fellow crafters together to have a "Wine Plus Dipping Not Pouring" party.

23. Easy Triangles Art

Fool proof! Anyone can do this and achieve beautiful wall art. Find the tutorial at Thrifty Crafty Girl and make this a sure win. All you need is a canvas, painters tape and paint.

24. Cut-out Ombre Canvas Art

This is enough different than the previous art shown above, that I thought it well worth adding it to this article. See the different technique used at DIY Passion. Very impressive.

25. Photo Booth Art

What to do with the photo booth pictures you've taken? Here's a great idea for displaying those fun photos. Find the instructions at Mod Podge Rocks. Make this as a gift for your fun friends.

26. Hearts and Love Art

Easy, but so outstanding! Make this for yourself or to give as a gift. Crafts Unleashed is where you'll find the tutorial.

27. Lighted Glitter Art

Some pieces you have to see to appreciate how stunning the end result is. This is one of those projects. Go to Yesterday on Tuesday to get the directions for this art.

28. How to Hand Letter

I had to add this site, Kelly Leigh Creates, because I want to make the canvas art with quotes. And I want to learn how to hand letter the quotes. There are free worksheets on this site and lots of tips. I hope you join me.

29. Simple Quote Canvas

30. How to Transfer Images to Canvas

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        Heather Ann 

        4 months ago

        Very interesting! I love art but am not very good at painting/drawing so I will have to try these out!

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        RTalloni 

        4 months ago from the short journey

        Such a nice roundup of projects! You've made me want to stop everything and start working my way through them. Expecting to refer to this again.

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