I love, love, love Summer! I’ve just been eating up this last part of Summer. Today is really the first day that I feel ready for Fall. We’ve had a ton of rain recently and it I feel like a nap, and y’all I’m not really a napper. All of this to say I am so ready for the 2021 Fall Ball Painting Extravaganza that starts this Sunday!  It’s going to be sooooo much fun. One of the things we do to get prepared is trace the canvas. Today I’m going to show you how to trace the pumpkin painting.

Remember, you don’t have to be an artist to join the Fall Ball. I teach you both paintings step-by-step! This is FUN art y’all, not fine art. You will get a complete supply list and tracer for both paintings. Plus, I have a ton of prizes to give away.

Supplies for Canvas Tracing

Make sure to get a 16 x 20 canvas, and really it doesn’t have to be that specific size, you can choose whatever size canvas you want. I use carbon paper to trace the design directly on the canvas. You can get this on Amazon or at your local craft store. The printed tracer, if you don’t have a printer you can freehand or print it at a local office supply store. And lastly a pencil or pen.

How to Trace the Canvas

If you’re if you’re a painter, if you’re skilled painter, you can just wing it and do it freehand with me. However, for those people that are really nervous, I’m having you trace the pumpkin first, just because it can just take out some of that anxiety. First you are going to want to put your tracer together like a puzzle and tape it, you can use regular scotch tape for this. Then place your carbon paper on your canvas and your tracer on top. Grab your pen or pencil and just trace it! That’s it!

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Watch me trace the pumpkin to the canvas here:

More fun painting projects:

Pumpkin Door Hanger and Easy Lettering Technique

Painting with Pumpkin Patch Stencil

How To Trace Your Canvas