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Canvas Prints and a Wallpaper Mural for your office?  Realty Austin Says,
Canvas Prints and a Wallpaper Mural for your office? Realty Austin Says, "Yes, Please!"
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 9, 2012

Customer Spotlight: Realty Austin Realty Austin is a real estate company that was founded in 2004 with one goal in mind: To provide their customers with outstanding service by hiring the best agents in the business and offering the most comprehensive and easy-to-use Austin home search technology available.? Hmmm...outstanding service, easy to use, latest technology...sounds very familiar.? I guess like minded companies tend to gravitate toward each other. What comes to mind when you think of ...

How To Use Your Instagram and Hipstamatic Photos to Create a Canvas Collage main image
How To Use Your Instagram and Hipstamatic Photos to Create a Canvas Collage
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 11, 2012

One of the up and coming trends we are seeing in photography is called iphoneography.? That is the term used for the phenomenon of people using their iPhones (and other smart phones) to capture the world around them.? Two of the most popular camera apps for the iPhone that can add a little extra flavor to your photos are Instagram and Hipstamatic.? They each have a variety of film "looks" that will alter your photo.? With ...

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Canvas Press Home Decorating Resources
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 1, 2012

First of all, Happy New Year to you all.? We hope 2012 is a blessed year for you all.? To start the year off we wanted to share with you some home decorating resources that we regularly check out for inspiration and ideas.? Hopefully we cover the gamut of everyone's taste for decorating.? Traditional, contemporary, modern, and maybe a even a little country thrown in there too.? Feel free to peruse. Real Simple - Tips ...

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Canvas Press Has Fun with Christmas lights
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 22, 2011

Christmas lights are beautiful, but it can be very hard to get nice photos of a lit tree or decorations.? On Tuesday night I went down to partake in an Austin tradition...the Zilker Christmas tree.? Which isn't so much a tree but lights strung from a large radio tower to make a tree of lights.? If you are not from Austin you are probably thinking..."hmmm, that's odd".? Hence the city's slogan, "Keep Austin Weird" ...

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How To Make Christmas Carol Canvas Wall Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 19, 2011

Let's change gears for just a sec.? You all know that of course you can print your photos on canvas, but have you ever thought of creating graphic or word art on a canvas?? It is a lot easier than you might think, and can be a great addition to your seasonal home decorating.? Since Christmas is upon us let's go through the steps of making a fun canvas print based on a Christmas carol. Here is ...

Why Giving a Canvas Print for Christmas is the Perfect Gift? main image
Why Giving a Canvas Print for Christmas is the Perfect Gift?
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 9, 2011

Are you beginning to get all nervous and breaking out into cold sweats at night because you can't think of that perfect gift for your mom, dad, wife, husband, uncle, brother, sister, grandma, grandpa or best friend? ( I could have gone on with that for a while).? I know at some point in our life we have all been there.? Stressing about giving that PERFECT Christmas gift.? Seriously, in this day in age where it is ...

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A Photo Project for the weekend - Candid Moments
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 18, 2011

One of the keys of taking good photographs is timing and being decisive.? Notice I said photographs, not pictures.? One of the main differences between a photograph and a snapshot is timing.? This weekend a great project to practice your timing and capturing that decisive moment.? You can do that by: Pick an action: laughter, natural smiling, daydreaming, playing alone, picking on brother...whatever it is pick an action that you want to catch over the ...

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Get your dose of daily inspiration from Pinterest
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 10, 2011

Have you heard of Pinterest?? If you haven't you need to go check it out (after you finish reading this excellently written blog post).? It seems like there is so much new stuff on the web that you must do or must download or must follow that it can be a little overwhelming.? Trust me, I know.? I don't admit to be the hipster who is on top of all the latest and greatest the web ...

What's your take on canvas art? main image
What's your take on canvas art?
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 6, 2011

If you could hang any type of art in your house what would it be?? Hmmm...that is a tough question.? And what would you hang it on?? Photo paper, watercolor paper, or canvas?? Too many questions to handle...sorry about that.? I want to take a look at the canvas part of that question.? It is amazing in this day of modern technology what we can do with this medium.? Instead of ...

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Father's Day Gift Idea
by Canvas Press | June 14, 2011

Father's Day is what some of us would refer to as the followup holiday for Mother's Day. However, at Canvas Press, we like to look at it as a day to celebrate everything different from Mother's Day. Instead of celebrating baking cookies, or flowers, or making lovely greeting cards, Father's Day is a day to celebrate cookouts, fishing, and doing absolutely nothing. Who else is better at shrugging off doing the laundry? Or who is usually guilty for eating ...

Colorado Company livens up office with Float Frame Canvases of Employee Photography main image
Colorado Company livens up office with Float Frame Canvases of Employee Photography
by Caroline Cohoon | May 31, 2011

Canvas Press recently did a project of large scale canvases with float frames for Lanx, a medical device company out of Colorado that designs spinal implants.?They sent in dozens of beautiful wildlife shots to spruce up their blank new walls, and they knew that photos on canvas in float frames was just the look they wanted. Executive Assistant Renee Bohlen, in charge of the project, shared the details with us. "We recently consolidated our offices into one space and ...

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Decorate your home with custom canvas art prints
by Caroline Cohoon | February 11, 2011

Create canvas art that is unique and personal to decorate your home. It can be a challenge to find exactly the right piece of art to accent your home and personal space. Just like the saying goes, ?If you want something done right, you?ve got to do it yourself!? This applies to your own d?cor and art as well. You can accomplish the look you want no matter what your interior design style is with custom canvas printing ...

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Canvas Press helps Good Housekeeping TV with a family room makeover!
by Canvas Press | October 13, 2010

The Radice family from New Jersey wanted a family room with something for everyone! Good Housekeeping came to the rescue to help them create the perfect space with all sorts of fun, personal touches. They sent a favorite family photo to us and requested a unique design that incorporated a "Pop Art" effect and split into multiple panels. Canvas Press created a custom design in fun colors and sizes to make the most interesting and personal artwork for their new ...

DIY Interior Decorating... True Story Before and After with art on canvas main image
DIY Interior Decorating... True Story Before and After with art on canvas
by Canvas Press | July 13, 2010

A customer of Canvas Press, John from Florida had a great idea for custom art in his home and sent us his story along with before and after photos of his canvas project. It has been a pleasure working with you this first time, and I expect to continue.? The outcome is substantially better than I expected. A little background: Last year, we remodeled our family room, leaving a space above the fireplace for a painting up to 32 ...

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Corporate Dcor - company art on canvas
by Canvas Press | March 15, 2010

iJango, an internet startup with a downtown Austin office had Canvas Press make a collection of canvas prints to decorate the walls. Using art from their own company in the form of logos and website screenshots, we were able to help them make a very personalized workspace. ...

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Photographer uses photos on canvas to decorate restaurant
by Canvas Press | February 17, 2010

Alison of No. 16 Photography has some unique and creative photography. When she contacted us about doing a large restaurant project we were excited to help and see what amazing shots would be included. Here are a few pictures of the finished results and a testimonial from her, we'd like to thank her very much for the kind words! ? I couldn't be more pleased with Canvas Press's quality and service! As a professional photographer, I do an extreme ...

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Wedding Table Centerpieces on Canvas
by Canvas Press | January 6, 2010

This summer I ordered 10, 8x8 canvases of different locations all around the world. Each of the places was one of the destinations that my husband (at the time I ordered everything fiance) and I visited. Instead of numbering the tables at our wedding, we used the canvases set up on easels as table names. With the left-over canvases, James and I made a collage on our kitchen wall, and it is the first thing everyone notices when they walk ...

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Plan a Cat Picture this Thanksgiving
by Caroline Cohoon | November 16, 2009

Continuing our series on Holiday pictures and decorations? ?   If you?re planning a pet portrait, especially one to be printed on canvas, incorporating a seasonal theme is a great way to add color and interest.? With the fall and winter holidays approaching, Christmas might be the first theme that comes to mind, but don?t ignore the other holidays of the season.? More and more, people are appreciating Thanksgiving as a holiday that has all of the ...

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Thanksgiving Decorating with Printed Canvases
by Caroline Cohoon | November 10, 2009

  Christmas and Halloween seem to get the lion?s share of everyone?s holiday decoration budget, but there?s no reason to leave out Thanksgiving, especially when photo to canvas prints make such unique and beautiful decorations.   While the images of Christmas ? Santa, reindeer, angels, stars, and evergreen trees ? and those of Halloween ? jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, witches, and black cats ? are quite particular, those associated with Thanksgiving are somewhat less so.? Halloween shares its pumpkins with ...

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Planning Halloween Costume Photos for your Dog
by Caroline Cohoon | October 15, 2009

When you?re planning a pet photo for printing on canvas, you?re going to want to make it a special photo. Standard portraits of your dog sitting or even striking a show ring pose will certainly emphasize your dog?s beauty and are a great choice. For many dog owners, though, it?s their pooches personalities that they really want to shine through in a portrait, and less formal poses might be more appropriate for that. Something that can really add to a ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #190

Group shots can be hard to organize and pose. The key is to go in with a plan. You may do one photo that is more traditional (tall in back, shorter in front...lined up shoulder to shoulder), but then have a more casual photo where people can sit down and turn toward each other. That way you have a photo that should please everyone.


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