Printable wall art and printables, in general, are really popular and hot right now! They make great freebies to give away to your readers or simple products for your online shop. You could even build a big business selling nothing but printables. Without even putting on real clothes! But how do you create printable wall art when you have no budget for fancy software and no design degree?? Learn how today!
In this post, you will learn how to create a piece of wall art fast, with free resources, and with no prior experiences. We’ll be using Canva. Let’s do this!
First, if you want to start from absolute scratch, choose a beautiful color palette! Just browse DesignSeeds and pick one that has a light color for the background included.
This palette called “Flora Hues” for example has two light colors that could be the background color. For text, you could use the dark blue or purple color. For design elements or highlighted text, you could use the dark pink shade.
For more color inspiration, check out this post “How To Find The Perfect Colors For Your Next Creative Project”
These printables I have made using DesignSeed color inspo:
What size should printable wall art have?
You can either choose to go for a large poster size or smaller US letter format (or A4 if your audience uses that).
A4 or letter size can easily be printed at home. Anyone with a printer can do it.
Most printers do have a poster setting, too. So they could print a poster on 4 sheets of paper and assemble it. But this is extra work and might be too much for people who are not very techy.
Also, I have printed some posters at home for my little girl, but you will always see it’s pieced together. This makes Letter/A4 format a better option because people can download and print it right away.
In Canva, go to “Create a design” and choose US Letter Document or A4.
If a blank canvas intimidates you, go ahead and use one of Canva’s free templates. Just click “Templates” on the left and choose one that says “free” when you hover over it.
These wall art printables below are all made with free templates inside of Canva. You can delete elements, change the colors, fonts, add or remove text, etc. Play around until you are happy.
Keep in mind, simplicity wins and you should keep “white space” in your design.
Once you are happy with your wall art printable, download the file as “PDF print”. Vóila! You have designed a beautiful piece of wall art in just a few minutes. On to the next one!
If you want a little video walk-through, watch this. (Bump up speed at 2x and it will take less than 3 minutes to watch.)
If you are making quotes art or book covers beautiful patterns come in handy! The selection in Canva is rather limited and used by many, so I usually equip my tool belt with graphic bundles.
You can score beautiful pattern bundles at a steal price at Creative Fabrica! Just look at the selection and tell me the “Cute Summer Cats” don’t make you want to create something cuuute!I have used the “Girl Boss Patterns” for the some of my planner covers for Amazon KDP.
Don’t worry if you are creating wall art to sell, these assets come with commercial license! (Psh… if you are planning on becoming a design powerhouse, you might want to check out their subscriptions! Just sayin…)
How To Promote your printable wall art on Pinterest
If you have a website or shop, you will need eyeballs on your beautiful design. Let’s now make a mockup that showcases your new design.
To do that, download the design once again, choosing “PNG” this time as your format. Then, go and upload the PNG file to your Canva account.
Now make a new design and choose “Pinterest Pin“. Then, browse images that have a frame or something similar that you can use as a poster mockup. You can also upload your own image.
Look how I created 3 different pins with Canva’s free images and placed my wall art on it in the video below!
It also shows you my favorite hack for finding the perfect colors to use in designs using photos or premade elements. With this hack, I improve my designs a little bit so they look more professional:
Ready? Watch this:
Would you appreciate a bundle of Pinterest-ready images to help you create stunning pins in half the time? Then click here or on this image to grab yours!
Would you like to share your art as a printable on your blog? Then stay tuned for the next post about how to give away printable wall art on your blog and track downloads. And for now, have fun crafting!