DIY Canvas Art Painting

Stretched Artist Canvases Supplies & Ideas


Canvases for teachers, artists, crafters, students, businesses and studios

Ready to use, pre-stretched and coated canvases are now available for a variety of techniques including:  painting, spraying, mixed media, inks, stamping, stencilling, image transfer, photo transfer, wall art, murals, prints, decoupage and home décor artwork.

All canvas blanks have been coated allowing for good application of colour. Additionally, they have been stretched over a wooden frame to provide clean edges and have been fixed in place at the back using staples.  Depths range from 1.4cm (printed canvases) to 1.6cm (plain white canvases) creating a "box" for artwork to be lifted off the wall if hung. 

Plain White Stretched Canvas

These canvases represent good quality at an affordable price - they are perfect for teachers, artists, crafters, students, businesses and studios who want to save money on art supplies and materials at discounted, low prices.

Stretched Canvas A4 - pack 10
Stretched Canvas A3 - pack 10
Stretched Canvas 20cm square - pack 10 

Printed (Pre-Drawn/Themed) White Stretched Canvas

These printed canvases will make a great craft kit, home painting project, group or party party theme, adult evening event or "make and take" rainy day activity.

Printed Stretched Canvas - 4 assorted designs Birds
Printed Stretched Canvas - 4 assorted designs Robots
Printed Stretched Canvas - 4 assorted designs Cars

Templates, Patterns & Ideas

If you want to produce your own, step-by-step tutorials or need artwork inspiration, then DecoArt have a great project library.  Whether you have never painted or have some experience, there are hundreds of patterns, templates and guides to help you achieve a wonderful piece of art.  Click here for the canvas projects library/tutorials/downloads link (use the drop down menu for "surface" and click on canvas.  Click on the individual links or images for templates/patterns and more information.  Here is the link to the images shown on the right - Love Birds in a Heart Tree tutorial and pattern.

Simply trace your pattern/template/download or artwork onto the canvas using our graphite paper (available in white or grey).  Graphite transfer sheets/carbon papers are ideal for design text and pattern transfer. Graphite paper also known as ARTIST TRANSFER PAPER is an easy and efficient way for artists to transfer their images onto surfaces like canvas wood bisque or paper. Unwanted lines are simply removed with an eraser. Graphite transfer paper works like carbon paper. Simply place the sheet of graphite paper on top of your surface and underneath the pattern you want to transfer. Make a copy by pressing hard over the lines of the top copy image.

Online Art Classes For Aspiring Artists

DECOART® TRADITIONS™ ARTIST ACRYLICS is proud to partner with ART APPRENTICE ONLINE the leader in online art classes for aspiring artists.  Learn to paint or advance your skills.  Paint landscapes, seascapes, florals, still life, wildlife, and more.  Learn the principles of art theory and design. Something for all skill levels. Fun, flexible, and affordable classes. 

Click here for the link - Online Art Classes.  


Click here for our new canvas painting gallery for inspiration.  Also, see images below.