How to Take Great Pictures of Your Pets for A Custom Pet Canvas

There is something about the texture of a canvas that just brings pet and animal photos to life! They are a great way to showcase your furry loved one(s) and hang them up on the wall with the rest of the family! Professional photographer, Mark Fonville has been photographing pets for years gives us some tips on how to take awesome pet photos! He says the key is to get on your pets level so you can capture them up close, whether that means laying on the ground or bringing them up on a ledge or piece of furniture. Watch this video for more of his tips on how to take pet photos like a pro!

6 Best Photo Editing Apps

With the amazing capability of today’s smartphones, you are able to take your images directly from your phone and upload them on to our custom canvases with ease. As you know, we have many fun backgrounds, text options and patterns you can use to decorate your canvas. With that being said, it is also important you edit your photo to bring out and enhance it’s features before uploading. Remember, this is a piece of art that will last you a lifetime, so you don’t want any dark shadows or red eyes to be in your photo! In this video by TheUnlockr, Peter Mckinnon shows us the best photo editing apps out there so you can create a custom photo canvas that looks professional!

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.

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Make a Statement

You can use your inspirational quote prints 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.

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Custom Art Prints to Spruce up Any Room

Custom art prints are a great way to spruce up any room. If you an established artist, a beginner, or just a creative person, you will likely love the idea of getting your creations out there. Every artist enjoys sharing their work, and what better way to do it than hanging it in your home? Your guests are sure to be impressed when the walk into a room and see a gorgeous print hanging, only to find out it is in fact your original artwork.

With our online customizer, we make it simple to transfer your designs straight to canvas. We offer a variety of different sizes, sure to be the perfect for any wall you are looking to decorate. Our custom art prints come in both portrait and landscape sizes and are the same quality you see and museums or art gallery openings.

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Quick and Easy Process

The process to customize your art print is quick, fun, and easy. First, create your design. Draw, paint, or create a masterpiece of the computer. Already have a favorite work of art? Even better! Once you’ve picked out the winner, you’re ready to upload it to our online customizer. To do this, simply scan your hand-drawn design and transfer it to your computer or convert your graphic design to a jpg. Then go to our site and select the size of canvas you’d like. This will take you to our customizer. During step one you will have the option to upload your own photo. From there you can play around with sizing and placement, and even add other graphics or text.

Now you’re ready to have your print shipped to you! The hardest part of the process is simply deciding which room to hang your masterpiece in.

Custom Canvases for Every Holiday this Year

With Easter quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to think about creating custom canvases for your favorite holiday. Whether it be Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, or Christmas, custom canvases are a great way to create decorations or gifts. With our custom design generator, you can choose any image you’d like to use, as well as add text, color, and much more.

Custom Canvases for Easter

Although Easter may not be the holiday that comes to mind when you think of custom canvases, you would be surprised at all the possibilities that lie in Easter-themed prints. If you are having a large party or family get-together, a custom print of a warm and welcoming Easter image will really set the tone for the gathering. If you and your family typically take part in an Easter egg hunt, step it up a notch with the final prize being not candy in a plastic egg, but a rather custom canvas featuring an image that is special to the person receiving. Since our custom canvases come in all different sizes, you can take your pick and order the perfect size for your Easter occasion.

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Create a Canvas for Every Holiday

Beyond Easter, there are plenty more options for custom holiday canvases. For every holiday throughout the year, there is a thoughtful, fun, and unique way to utilize our custom canvas printing service. For Mother’s and Father’s Day, show your parents you care with a family photo, baby photo, or other sentimental photo on a custom canvas. For Christmas or other winter holiday, give the gift of a similar touching canvas, or have some fun with it and create a canvas that brings back funny memories. The greatest thing about our canvas prints is that you can customize them to any holiday, so whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.

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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.

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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.

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How to Make Your Own Triptych Canvas

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We are excited to share with you our new product, the triptych canvas. The triptych canvas set is stretched over 3 8×10 canvases totaling 24” x 10”. The three canvases are stretched on a 1.5 inch frame and come ready to hang on the wall. We already made the measurements for you so that it is easy for you to make your own triptych canvas. Without having to put in the guesswork of where the photos have to line up, it is a simple four step process.

Panoramic Triptych

Panoramic photos work great as a triptych canvas, since these photos tend to be longer in length than the standard photo. Landscapes are the most popular panoramic type photo and are compatible with the triptych canvas look. Breaking a landscape photo into three panels is a great way to add an extra design element to the image. This wouldn’t work as well as a photo with a single subject matter, such as a portrait, but if done right, it can still be done. Another type of image that would work well as a triptych canvas is abstract art. This look is often found in modern homes with large artwork on the walls. The canvases we have set up as triptych are smaller in size, but still can be compatible as small abstract art hanging in an office.

Make Your Own Triptych Canvas with Ease

Like we said earlier, the guesswork is done for you, so that you can make your own triptych canvas with ease. The images will be fully wrapped around the frame, and the measurements have already been made. When side-by-side, the canvases will line up evenly and the images will align perfectly. Therefore, the edges of the canvas will not be left blank, but will also have the images seamlessly carrying over to the next canvas. The gallery wrap look of the triptych canvas can be easily designed by you.

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Easter Custom Canvas Prints

Celebrate Easter by designing your very own custom canvas prints. Along with putting together Easter baskets and coloring eggs, you can create fun crafts with an Easter themed canvas print. These make for fun gifts and activities during the Easter holiday.  The team at MakeCanvasPrints.com has put together some creative crafting ideas for you.

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Bunny Custom Canvas Prints

For a crafting canvas, you can upload a simple picture of a bunny as the main part of the design. It is better to use a simple image since you will be adding other details to the canvas later. Once the canvas has arrived to your home, it will be ready for your additional creative touch. The canvases also come mounted on a frame and ready to hang. You can add a fuzzy tail to the bunny, paint on the canvas, and even add colorful details with glitter glue. With a visit to your local crafting store, we are sure that you can find fun items to decorate your canvas with.

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Easter Canvas Basket Gifts

We have small 8×8 canvases, which are perfect to include in an Easter gift basket. You can include a small canvas with a bible verse, or family photo, as a personalized item. Our online designer tool will allow you to upload personal photos along with the option to add text. Another creative gift idea is to include a coloring canvas in the Easter basket. You can upload a black and white line image to design your own coloring custom canvas prints. The recipient will have a canvas that they get to personalize with their own touch of color, making it a creative and fun Easter gift!

We at MakeCanvasPrints.com wish you and your family a warm and Happy Easter!

Create Spring Time Designs and gifts

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Update Your Old Wall Art with a New Photo Canvas

Spring Cleaning

With winter passing, mother nature has prepped the trees and grass for the new spring blossoms. Then comes spring, which is a reminder to us that change can be a good thing! Spring cleaning is about getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. When cleaning out the house, it can be a therapeutic process of shedding the items that no longer serve you, and making room for items that bring you joy. A photo canvas is a simple way to brighten up a room.

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A New Photo Canvas

You can use wall art as a bold statement piece to tie the room together. With a large photo canvas, you can totally change the look and feel of a room. It is an easy way to update any home and refresh the atmosphere. Large photos of nature scenes, flowers, or abstract art are great ideas for a large photo canvas. The triple canvas look is also another way to add a statement piece in the living room. For this look, the design is broken into three canvases that are hung next to each other.

Designing a Photo Canvas

When designing the photo canvas, MakeCanvasPrints.com breaks the process into 4 easy steps to follow. Step one is uploading the image, step two is the option to add text, step three is adding a background, and step four is saving your design! A useful tip is to make sure the resolution of the image is large enough if you are creating a large canvas. This way, when printed, the image will come out clear and crisp.

 

Happy Spring Cleaning!

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Photo Canvas Prints for the Holidays

2015 is coming to a wrap! It is mid-November and you are enjoying your sweaters and a warm cup of tea. And before you know it, the Christmas tree will be up and everything will feel a little cozier. It’s a special time of the year when you get to look back at all the awesome things that you have done. Maybe you are reminiscing about the trip that you took to the Bahamas or the new niece that was born. Or this was the year that you graduated from high school and you started the next part of life adventuring to a new city to study in a collage. Whatever the events may be, I am sure that you have some special pictures that could be turned into a lovely photo canvas.

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Picture Perfect Photo Canvas

With all of the new picture taking technology that has been popular this year from the updated iPhone cameras to the new Go Pro to the drones, our personal picture collections are stuffed with memories. But if you really think about it, there are probably a couple pictures that you can pick out of a selection that really capture a special day or event. That one special photo that sums up all the great memories is the one that would definitely look the best as a photo canvas.

Simple and Sleek

A great thing about a photo canvas is that you don’t have to frame the canvas. They are well made, as the canvas is stretched onto a wooden frame. This gives the image some dimensions and defines the image that is hanging on the wall or sitting on a desk. The look is very simple and sleek, which gives it a modern look. This makes it an easy piece to add to any home or office.

Memories and Moments

Capturing a special moment or photograph of someone is easy nowadays with the technology we have available literally right at the end of our own fingertips. Before, creating a photograph was a tedious task of carrying a large camera, hoping that the perfect moment was captured, and then developing the picture before we got to see exactly what was even captured. Back then, photos really came to life through a camera. Nowadays, they often stay as a digital file saved in our computers and phones. Making a photo canvas print is a modern way to bring your pictures to life so that you can share with friends and family… beyond your phone or Facebook!

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