The Power of Writing Your New Years Resolutions on a Custom Canvas

In this video by Mary Morrissey, life coach, author of 2 best selling books and founder of Life Mastery Institute, she explains the power of writing down your goals & dreams backed up with scientific studies. With the new year upon us, we all understand how sometimes one can feel pressured to have a “New Years Resolution” that involves some big old transformation or life change. Along with that, comes the fear and doubt in the back of our minds, “What if I don’t succeed?”, “What will my friends think of me if I quit?”, “What if it’s too hard?”. We are here to help you! Writing down your goals on a custom printed canvas that YOU designed will tell yourself that you made a small investment to reach a bigger goal. Also, you can hang it somewhere you will see it everyday and be reminded- in style! You can print an old photo you like of yourself if you want to lose weight, use a code word, photo or symbol that only you know what it stands for, or simply type your goal(s) or inspirational quote out with a fun text and background, for example: “Positivity” if you are striving to be a more positive person. The possibilities are endless once you commit to believe in yourself and your ability and creativity!

Click here to view our inspirational quote canvases!

How to Hang Artwork in a Triptych

A Triptych canvas piece is a great way to make a unique statement piece of art by putting together a collection of art to create one piece. In this video by Bill Powers, owner of Half Gallery in New York he shows you how to properly measure out your pieces to hang them in proper Triptych format. Whether you are hanging a family reunion photo, or a senic drone shot from your recent trip to Thailand, this video will help guide you to hang your custom triptych canvas like a pro.

Click and scroll down to design a triptych canvas!

Custom Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! While you have most likely already noticed your local drug stores and super markets suddenly exploding with teddy bears, flowers, and fancily wrapped chocolates you may be reminded that you haven’t found the perfect gift for your special someone yet. Or you have thought about it, but don’t know what to get them.

Don’t look any further! This year you can skip the overcrowded and expensive restaurant reservations, flowers that will die, and chocolates that will end up getting eaten by your boyfriend or girlfriend’s roommate and make them a one-of-a-kind gift that will last a lifetime! You can honestly never go wrong with a handmade gift, but if you aren’t blessed with an artistic hand, let us do the work for you! You can upload your own photo, type your own text- in an array of fonts and colors, or upload your own digital art to create a perfect and personal gift for your Valentine. The possibilities are endless! You can create a photo collage, write love poem, type your favorite song lyrics, blow up that favorite photo you have together, or create something totally new with our backgrounds, images and patterns! If you really need some help you can always search our “browse” section for some inspirationitrustyoucanvas

Yes, Valentine’s day has a reputation for being an over-rated and pointless holiday to some- (even those who aren’t single!), but when you create a one of a kind custom canvas made specifically for your Valentine and you don’t have to break the bank or buy something you can find a million copies of across town it isn’t pointless or overrated by any means! In the society we live in where the real meaning of many Holidays are demoted to promote material items and spending money, Valentine’s day is one of the most intimate and personal, so why WOULDN’T your gift reflect this?

Click here to start designing!

How to Take Better Pictures With Your iPhone

Hey iPhone users! Jana Williams shows us a few of her super easy to learn tips on how to take better photos with your iPhone! Since you can easily upload a photo directly from your phone to print on a custom canvas, mastering the art of iPhone photography is essential and worth while! Jana’s tips include using your grid, incorporating different layers and textures, and more.

Decorating for the Holidays with Custom Canvases

Everyone loves the holidays  because they are filled with family, joy, generosity, good company and good food. Whatever your traditions are, we all have those special memories and traditions that have made our holidays magical throughout the years. As the years go by and family dynamics change and grow, we look back on past holiday’s which remain some of our fondest lifelong memories. This is why custom canvases are great for personalizing your household’s holiday decorations! With October kicking off the start of the holiday season with Halloween, we can tell you how you can incorporate a custom canvas into your holiday decor! Who really wants to walk into their home to a six foot tall witch that will let out a cackle at every passerby? Blowing up photos from past Halloweens, photos of pumpkins you hand carved, or a creepy haunted house you went to as a tradition adds a personal touch to your decorations without turning your home into what looks like a holiday themed antique shop or garage sale. hand turkeyDuring Thanksgiving time, remember those finger paint “hand turkeys” and all the fun thanksgiving art your little sister made? Now you can preserve these precious pieces on custom canvases simply by taking a photo of the art or scanning it, then uploading the image onto a canvas!

Much like how Mom still hangs up the Christmas ornaments you made in grade school (even if they are falling apart), we think that the photos you took at the mall while sitting on Santa’s lap when you were five can add a really fun personal touch to your home,  instead of sitting in a photo album all year long.  A custom canvas is also a great way to decorate your home for the holidays without completely ruining the decor or theme of your household.

Custom canvases are an amazing way to bring family memories, old and new to life and remind everyone of  these good times throughout the season!

Inspirational Quote Prints To Spruce Up Your Home

Have you ever had a moment where life just isn’t going your way only to glance up and see an inspirational saying that instantly boosts your mood? With MakeCanvasPrints, you can create inspirational quote prints that are sure to not only boost your mood but also spruce up a room. With a variety of fonts, colors and graphic details to choose from, you have the ability to create any size print just the way you want it.

Inspirational Quote Prints as Mood Boosters

We all have those quotes that have stuck with us all our lives, the ones that instantly come to mind when we are looking for inspiration or encouragement. Whether they are words we wrote ourselves, heard from our parents, or There is no better way to remind yourself of your favorite quote than to put it on a wall hanging. It’s a simple and fun process to create inspirational quote prints on our website. Within minutes you can type out your quote, choose your font, and add the finishing touches to your design. All you have to do from there is await the delivery of your quote print and decide where to hang it.

inspirational quote prints

Make a Statement

You can use your Create your Own! as statement pieces to tie a room together. Place it front and center on in your hallway or above your bed in your bedroom. With a print like this, you can totally change the look and feel of a room while lifting spirits at the same time.

Design Your Quote Print

Triptych Artform Printed On Canvas; Good Things Come In Threes

Design Your Own Triptych with Ease On Our Website

It’s easy to make a triptych by using our website. We have the best online design tools for you to upload photos, choose colors, and add custom text to your own triptych designs. What is a triptych? It’s typically a 3-panel canvas where the panels are separate from each other but the art is continuous across all 3. This makes for a really cool effect for any interior design.

line drawing for triptych

Historic Centuries-Old Style Called Triptych Reborn with Prints On Canvas

Triptych is a work of art that is similar to panel paintings, three to be exact, which is why it’s divided into three sections. The three even hand crafted panels that are hinged together and can be arranged in different ways freestanding. It is therefore a type of “polyptych”, the term for all multi-panel works. The middle panel is generally the largest and it is flanked by two smaller related works, however today there are many triptychs that use equal-sized panels like the ones on our website. The multi-panel form arises from early Christian art, and was a popular standard format for altar paintings from the Middle Ages onwards. Its geographical range was from the eastern Byzantine churches to the Celtic churches in the west. Today, however, triptychs are a popular interior design go-to element to make any space look special.

Modern Photographic Triptych Printed On Canvas At MakeCanvasPrints

A photographic triptych is a common style used in modern commercial artwork. The photographs are usually arranged with a plain border between them. The work may consist of separate images that are variants on a theme, or may be one continuous larger image split into three panels. Just about any landscape photos look great, or any photo with a wide format. Then again, you could always turn our template sideways in our customizer, and make the image span 3 panels vertically instead. The arrangement could also be staggered at a diagonal for a more playful design.

Ready to Design Your Own Triptych Canvas?

Design Now »



Decorate Your Dorm With Photos Printed On Canvas

Use your photos of your college memories and upload them to a custom canvas print for your dorm room. You can add your own colors, text, and use our graphics too! Within minutes you can have an amazing canvas print for your dorm room wall.

College Memories For Your Dorm Room Decor

College dorms are drab enough with their generic beds and cafeteria food. Snoring roommates and loud parties – this is your push through into life. Trial by fire I guess you could say. The experiences that come from University Dorm  life will either scar you for life or make you smile each time you think of em’.  Being it’s your first adventure away from home a lot of new, lets say , freedoms come into your life. If you are like me you would want to capture it on film, then print the best moments out as art. Animal House 1

Art Imitates Life Capture It With MakeCanvasPrints

Printing on canvas to decorate your dorm room is the first thought because you are there right now most likely. Art imitates life they say – at make canvas prints  dot com this is indeed true! Especially when your iPhone seems like it’s operating itself, by itself and then on the camera app your videos and photos live.  Our process at www.makecanvasprints.com makes it so easy to take those fabulous images you’ve taken and make them look “hand painted”.  

Live The Dream MakeYour Own Creations

If you are the artsy type you might discover this; is a dream come true. Style is covered from Warhol looks or photoshopped original art based on your photos.  Like most you might just like clever projects involving art, and decorating your dorm room with canvas prints doesn’t sound bad…Infact it’s the perfect project to get your creative vibe on and we will walk you through it step by step. There are only like 3 steps.

Screen Shot 2016-10-08 at 5.29.49 PM

Make Your Dorm Room The Coolest On Campus

This is pretty much the only time a person goes off to college.  You only go off to school and become what you are going to be once so let www.makecanvasprints.com do the heavy lifting and make your dorm room the coolest pad on campus.

How to Create a Canvas Collage

Canvas Collage Guide

Canvas collages are a really neat gift that you can create for a loved one. With putting together many photos, you can create this look. This look is fun, since it has the look of a album page with a collection of photos displayed on one canvas. It can be a little tricky to figure out how to align all the images to make it look right. This is why we created a guide for you here at MakeCanvasPrints.com to help you through the process.

Using Our Customizer to Create A Canvas Collage

You can use our online customizer tool to create this look. The first step is to upload the photos you would like to use for your collage. The next step is re-sizing them and positioning them on the canvas to create the collage. If you are trying to place the images on the canvas and you are not particular on how they align, then this is the route to take. You can leave spaces between the images, and then fill the background with a color or a background design. You can also position the photos so that they slightly overlap each other to create this look.

Using an Offsite Tool to Create a Canvas Collage

If you would like to create canvas collages where all the photos are perfectly lined up against one another, then we suggest using an offsite design tool. Photo-collage.net has an awesome program to help you put together a perfectly aligned collage. They also have some tips and videos to help you through the process. This type of look is more crisp than the other type of collage look. They are both great looks, and it just really depends on what you or the recipient of the gift is looking for. So after you create the design from photo-collage.net, you can save the design on your computer. From there, you can upload it onto our customizer tool and it is ready to go!

canvas collage

Create a Photo Canvas

Start Designing

Create Custom Canvas Prints for Mother’s Day

Custom Canvas Prints for Mom

Mother’s Day is this month, so now is the best time to design custom canvas prints for your mom! We have some creative ideas that can help you with creating a unique gift for the special mom in your life. Our online customizer tool lets you upload images and add text to your design. This opens a lot of possibilities with what you can create. Your imagination is the only limit. We have also put together some ideas to help you get started with putting together the perfect custom canvas design.

Baby Photos

Baby photos always are a way to melt mom’s heart. If there is a baby in the household, you can take creative photos of the baby in the comfort of the home. Instead of going to a professional photography studio and spending a lot of money, you have everything you need already. Drawing inspiration from a creative mother, such as Queenie Liao, you can create fantasy scenes with objects found around the house. Queenie creates vibrant scenes with common house hold items such as linen and baby toys. You can also cut out shapes using felt, that can be found at a local crafting store. Most images also will be of good enough quality for printing if taken with a smart phone. But if you have your own camera, then that is even better! This is a great way to create something unique for mom.

custom canvas prints

Poems

Poems are also a great way to express your love on custom canvas prints. You can write a poem of your own and add it to a canvas using the text tool. If you are not much into poetry, then writing a letter  on a canvas is also another great way to design a custom canvas gift. There are a lot of backgrounds to choose from and a lot of fun text to choose from too.

Create a Photo Canvas

Start Designing