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Dorm Room Decorating with Canvas Prints - Adding Much Needed Personality main image
Dorm Room Decorating with Canvas Prints - Adding Much Needed Personality
by Laura McPherson | September 16, 2014

Despite what you might have heard, dorm rooms don?t have to be dull! With a little bit of creativity you can turn your dorm into a personal getaway that reflects your personality. One small change that goes a long way is adding artwork to your room. Canvas prints are a simple way to punch up your d?cor without looking tacky. Choosing the right canvas prints and overall d?cor scheme can make your dorm room seem larger and more of ...

Decorating with Newborn Photos on Canvas main image
Decorating with Newborn Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | August 25, 2014

Newborn photos on canvas add a distinctive decorative touch to any room in a home. Photos of newborns are endowed with special meanings of family, love, and youth among many others and send these messages wherever they are placed and shared. These features make decorating with newborn photos on canvas an especially fun activity, from selecting the photos to deciding where they should be placed. Here are a few fun ideas for decorating and displaying your newborn photos on ...

Decorating Ideas with Non Stretched Canvas Prints main image
Decorating Ideas with Non Stretched Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | August 5, 2014

When people think about canvas prints, they typically picture a stretched canvas print that has been completely finished by mounting the canvas on stretcher bars for that three-dimensional look. Non-stretched canvas prints are images printed on canvas using the same equipment and quality, but aren?t spanned and mounted over stretcher bars. These flat canvas prints can be used in a variety of ways for decorating and add a touch of the unexpected for a boost of decorative appeal in ...

Canvas Prints: A Great Housewarming Gift Idea main image
Canvas Prints: A Great Housewarming Gift Idea
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 1, 2014

Housewarming gifts make a new house or apartment feel more like home. Classic items like kitchenware, wine and food, and similar gifts never go out of style but if you want to give something unique, a canvas print will strike the right note! A canvas print can be personalized for the occasion and the recipient to make a new place more welcoming while celebrating the event. Pick the Right Size For a canvas print housewarming gift, it?s usually better ...

3 Tips For Decorating the Office with Canvas Prints main image
3 Tips For Decorating the Office with Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | July 28, 2014

Whether you work from an office at home or in a corporate environment, are redecorating your office for an update or for the first time, one thing is clear: an office simply looks more attractive with the benefit of well-chosen artwork. An attractively decorated office can make you more productive and can make late nights spent working feel a little bit less lonely. Canvas prints are a great choice for decorating the office for a variety of reasons, so ...

Use a Canvas Print as a Going Away Gift main image
Use a Canvas Print as a Going Away Gift
by Laura McPherson | July 24, 2014

When new opportunities arise we often find ourselves moving away from one home to establish another but that doesn?t mean that we lose connections to the places and people that came before. The tradition of going away gifts symbolizes the well wishes we have for those who leave for work, school, or other new horizons. A canvas print as a going away gift is an updated way to remind friends and family that they will be in your heart ...

Your Company Mission Statement Printed on Canvas main image
Your Company Mission Statement Printed on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | July 23, 2014

Whether your company is a corporation or a small operation, a lot of time and thought went into crafting the right mission statement to express your company?s reason and means for making a difference in your niche. The way that your company?s mission statement is presented to others is equally as important as the words that it uses to express its mission. Presenting your company mission statement on canvas provides an eye-catching, polished look that can also be done ...

Creative Canvas Prints: The Puzzle Wall Display main image
Creative Canvas Prints: The Puzzle Wall Display
by Laura McPherson | July 21, 2014

Are you looking for a way to add unique visual interest to your wall displays? You already know that canvas prints can allow you to be far more creative than store bought art, and here?s yet another way you can add a magazine-worthy ?wow? factor to your home d?cor: puzzle wall displays with canvas prints. Put simply, a puzzle wall display breaks one continuous image into several canvases. This pulls viewers? eyes in and forward as they recognize the ...

4 Images That Will Make Your Collage of Canvas Prints Complete main image
4 Images That Will Make Your Collage of Canvas Prints Complete
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 18, 2014

As a wedding photographer my goal was to tell the story of the day through photos.? So that when put into an album a couple could relive the day.? The biggest compliment I could get was when someone who wasn?t at the wedding looks at the album and tells me they felt like they were there.? You can apply this same principle to your collage of canvas prints. Think of the collage as a photo album that ...

How To Decorate With Roommates main image
How To Decorate With Roommates
by Caroline Cohoon | July 16, 2014

Everyone has his or her own personal style and aesthetic taste. This can sometimes pose a challenge when different people come and live together and try to meld these styles into one. Maybe it?s a roommate situation, or moving in with your significant other. Sometimes you may luck out and they just let you run wild with your own vision, but that?s often not the case! I remember spending an hour once in a rug store arguing with a ...

Use Small Framed Canvas Prints for a Big Impact main image
Use Small Framed Canvas Prints for a Big Impact
by Laura McPherson | July 15, 2014

Frames can draw attention to a work of art and set off its best elements. Frames can add structure to an artwork and the context in which it?s placed on a wall. In addition, frames help protect treasured photos and prints, especially in high traffic areas like hallways and walls above your room?s traffic pattern. Small framed canvas prints in sizes like square 8?x8? or traditional 8?x10? can complement each other and add visual interest while highlighting your artistic ...

Instagram Photos on Canvas and OilWorks: The Next Step main image
Instagram Photos on Canvas and OilWorks: The Next Step
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 10, 2014

Have you ever looked at a photo you put on Instagram and wanted to have it printed large on canvas to display in your home? You can with the variety of services from Canvas Press! One of the many unique services we offer that?s perfect for Instagram photos on canvas is OilWorks. Combining the OilWorks service from Canvas Press, which makes photos look like paintings on canvas, with Instagram can take your Instagram photos to the next level. How ...

Foodies: Decorate Your Kitchen with Food Photos on Canvas main image
Foodies: Decorate Your Kitchen with Food Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | July 8, 2014

Food photography isn?t just for Instagram. A fantastic looking dish also makes for fantastic looking photos on canvas, which are perfect for decorating your kitchen ? or giving as a gift to the foodies on your list. Making your own food photos on canvas allows you to personalize your food photography to match your preferred place and theme. Here are a few ideas for getting started with food photos on canvas. Make the Dish the Star Food photos on ...

Decorating with Your Art on Canvas Prints vs Decorating with Store Bought Art main image
Decorating with Your Art on Canvas Prints vs Decorating with Store Bought Art
by Laura McPherson | July 2, 2014

Store bought art can be stunning, but so can the time, effort, and price involved in finding the right piece, which is never a guarantee. Decorating with your art on canvas prints can be a lot more fun and a lot more rewarding. After all, wouldn?t you rather have a compliment on your own artwork? Imagine the sense of achievement when friends and family visit your home and realize it?s your own artwork on the walls. It?s just more ...

10 Summer Outings That Will Produce Amazing Photos on Canvas main image
10 Summer Outings That Will Produce Amazing Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | July 1, 2014

There are a ton of outings and projects that you could have on your summer bucket list.? Here are a few we though would also make for great photo ops and in turn they would they would be amazing photos on canvas. 1. Out on the Fourth of July The fireworks display on the Fourth of July is a must! Get your family and the fireworks in the same shot with a little careful positioning: By getting low ...

Exploring Where You Live…Through Photos main image
Exploring Where You LiveThrough Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 1, 2014

I love to travel.? I love seeing new places, new cities, new faces.? I love taking photos on my travels and turning them into pieces of wall art for our home.? But let?s face it?traveling is expensive.? You think that photography is an expensive habit.? Throw the word ?travel? into the mix and you have entered another level of money. What is a photographer who has been bitten by the wanderlust bug to do ...

5 Reasons to Decorate with Large Canvas Prints main image
5 Reasons to Decorate with Large Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 30, 2014

Large artwork is a fantastic centerpiece for virtually any room, adding drama and visual interest that draws the eye immediately. You may have noticed the increase in large artwork as d?cor in recent years and been thinking about using large canvas prints yourself. Canvas Press can print nearly any size canvas prints up to 54?x96?, which makes it easy to capture the high end look of large canvas prints for any room in your home. Here are five reasons ...

Why You Should Pray For Bad Weather When You are Traveling main image
Why You Should Pray For Bad Weather When You are Traveling
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 26, 2014

That title statement is really aimed at photographers.? Yes, I am serious.? I can hear the questions going off..."Why?" you are asking.? Ok, let me state my case for rooting for bad weather when you are traveling or on vacation (even if it's just for one day). Bad weather creates interesting lighting We have all witnessed the changing light or dimming of light that a storm can bring.? This changing of light can ...

Why the Best Photos on Canvas Can Come From Photos You Already Have main image
Why the Best Photos on Canvas Can Come From Photos You Already Have
by Laura McPherson | June 25, 2014

There are few feelings that match the fun and excitement of scheduling a new project that you are really looking forward to. When you think of new projects you probably think of starting from the ground up, yet it isn?t always necessary to start from scratch. This is especially true of photo projects and photos on canvas. Planning your photos on canvas doesn?t have to start with brand new or recent photos; some of the best photos on canvas ...

Decorating With Photos on Canvas Changed How I Decorate main image
Decorating With Photos on Canvas Changed How I Decorate
by Laura McPherson | June 24, 2014

Photos on canvas are much more accessible today than they were even five years ago, when it was more common to see these works of art in high end restaurants and hotels than in put-together homes. The versatility of photos on canvas leads to hundreds of novel and unique uses for any decorating style or dilemma. Here are a few things about how decorating with photos on canvas that have changed my approach to decorating. 1. Matching the Perfect ...

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