How to do Sri Ganesh painting – Mural work?


Hi all
In this tutorial you will learn how to make this beautiful Ganesha Mural.

Materials Required

MDF Hard Board
Chalk Powder
Acrylic Paints
Kundan Stones
Comb – hair comb
Brushes – good brushes size 0,000,2,4,6
Metallic Colors
Sand paper
Design you want to paint – (usually God or Goddess figure)
Tracing sheet
Yellow carbon paper
Polythene cover
Pebeo Acrylic Glossy Spray/ any other Acrylic glossy spray

How to do?

First clean the hardboard using a sandpaper so that the surface becomes smooth. Now in a bowl mix chalk powder, glue and little water. It shouldn’t be very watery. The ratio of chalk powder to glue is 2:1, make sure its not water just a consistency that we use for mixing mehendi. Then using a Kitchen spatula/ Knife even spread the chalk powder mixture on to the hardboard, spread it neatly. Now let it dry for a day. Once its dried use the sandpaper and smooth en the surface once again.

Next Step is to trace the design to the tracing sheet so that your design still remains good. Now trace the design to the board using yellow carbon, very neatly and slowly, take your time. Once the design is been traced.

Make a mixture of chalk powder, glue and very little water. Make a cone using polythene cover and fill this mixture make a very small hole. Using this draw the outline and wherever you want an embossed effect. In this picture I have made all the jewelry. Next step is to stick the kundan stones where ever necessary. Let it dry. Once dried using the left over mixture give a thin coat of chalk powder surrounding the image. When its wet use an old hair comb and create designs, you can use any sharp tools to make background design/ texture. Once its dried, start painting. Use acrylic colors for the body and metallic colors for the ornaments. Once done let it dry. Spray Pebeo Acrylic Glossy Spray/ any other Acrylic glossy spray to finished work and give it for frame.


  1. hi… Ganesha painting is simply superb… do you mind telling what kind of glue you have used for the mixture… is it fevicol or any other ??
    also can you please give me the password to to download the trace…
    will be waiting for your reply…

  2. hi ,
    ur painting is very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.please give me the link or password so that i can have trace of some murals design.

  3. Hi,
    can u share the pwd for ganesh picture pdf file dowload
    also, let me know if i can use ceramic powder instead of chalk powder

    • sure you can give it a try. P.S when u use ceramic powder do mix plaster of paris in proportion and dont use fevicol. Just a suggestion. Give it a try. Cheers

  4. hi ,
    Just checked this right now ,its just awesome ,seems like your a great artist and extremely talented ! Am very impressed by the mural ganesh and right now am in the States ,but defintely will like to make one for my home ,could you please send me the trace ,It will be really nice of you and definetely your email id ,would love to ask doubts ,hope u dont mind !
    Mahima Karthik!

  5. Hi….this is a masterpiece . I could have never imagined someone can do this . I am really amazed . Can you please tell me how can I get the trace of this Ganesha painting.

    Thanks and Congrats for the wonderful art.

  6. extremely superb. can i get the trace of ganesha i want to try it and have one in my house.

  7. HI,
    this is a really a great work, i m also doing a murals can u pls send me the traced design of ganesha, it will be really helpful for me.
    pls reply as soon as possible

  8. HI AGAIN,
    i hav some doubts, can u pls clear it. instead of using chalk powder, can we use ceramic powder, and i m not getting yellow carbon, can i use regular carbon, black or blue.

  9. can u pls send me the traced design of ganesha, it will be really helpful for me.
    pls reply as soon as possible

  10. Hi Madhavi… I have done a hanuman mural based on your instructions, and it has come out well(for a beginner, even if I say so myself). Thank you so much for your instructions, I have been wanting to learn mural for sometime now and I finally got to do it by myself. I just have one doubt, when I give it for framing should I have a glass in front or should it be open so that the work shows prominently? Do let me know.

  11. thanks a lot ,since i shifted my work was pending ,i hope i will be able to complete it now.god bless.

  12. Madhavi,

    your blog is just what i was looking for. I have put my creative side on hold sine the last 10 years but now that my kids are older i am so eager to explore it again.
    I make frequent trips to the craft store Michaels here i in the US but i am not able to find everything for my projects.
    I hope you will guide me.
    Thanks so much for this blog, you are an angel and your work is absolutely breathtaking!
    I am going to try my hand at the mural painting on ganesh.Wish me luck!!
    Also how do i download the template for this?

    • Hi Jaaya, you just have to download from the post friday freebie and the password is given in the post itself :) hope to see ur work.

  13. Hi,

    This is an excellent work. Can you please provide me the password to print Ganesha picture. Also, please let me know how you made those perfect round balls in the picture(I guess using chalk powder).

  14. ur painting is very cuteeeeeeeeeeee. please give me the password so that i can have trace of some murals design. pls i wish to try this very badly.


  15. Hi Madhavi

    I loved your ganesha painting. Can I please download the trace. Please provide me the password for the same.


  16. Hi,

    Am a new member to this wonderful website..
    Ganesha looks really fantastic..Can anyone please tell me where to buy chalk powder and ceramic powder in US?I need chalk powder for many of my craft works..


  17. This is a superb painting, thanks for sharing the design and instructions. The jewelry outlines seem like they have gold beads or thin rope etc glued. But I think you said you did the outline with chalk paste? How do you create those rope like designs and bead like designs on such thin outline of chalk paste? Can I do it with a tooth pick? Also, can I use mehendi cones for outlining precise lines?Please explain, thanks so much.

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