How many photos do you have sitting on your computer? How many of them are just taking up space and never get seen or shared with anyone? Well, it’s time to stop collecting photos and start preserving memories! Photo canvas prints are a great way to turn your favorite images into something tangible that can be cherished for years.
Here are few tips for a better photo canvas: find the perfect picture, choose high-quality materials, create an interesting layout, ask about size options, purchase online or in-store…
– You can make a glossy finish on your photo canvas by sanding it down. This works best with the thicker canvases, but if you use paper or a thin wooden frame, you will probably want to start this process before assembling your final piece.
– To prevent any bending of your frame while painting, take two small nails and hammer them in through both corners at an angle so that they stick out toward the center of the frame about one inch apart from each other. Do not pound too hard, just enough for them to go in deep enough that they won’t come back out when hanging up the finished product.
– When choosing photos for printing onto canvas, consider what looks good reversed (mir). Many photographs look much better when flipped so that the negative space is on top and your main subject is in a more centered position. Some photos just come out better left as they are, though, but it’s worth experimenting with both to find out which you prefer.
– You can do almost anything with photo canvas! If you have an idea for something new or different, try adding things like glitter, sparkles, stickers, stencils…the possibilities are endless!
– You can use a paper towel to rub away some of the paint from your photo canvas if you want to create a distressed look. After brushing on white acrylic paint, wait until it is dry and then dab with clean water (using something like an old t-shirt) over areas you would like faded or bleached out. It’s unnecessary to do this, but there are no rules when playing around once again!
– The smaller canvases will be much easier for beginners because they’ll require less patience while painting. Larger photos take longer because more time must pass between each layer since the drying process requires about 12 hours before applying another coat; otherwise, everything could become muddy and runny instead of having good definition intones.
– If you know the type of frame you want but aren’t sure what size photo canvas will work best, measure your frame and then count off the corresponding number of inches on a roll of white paper or cardboard. You can use this as a template to draw around for cutting out with scissors before painting!
– Using stencils is an easy way to paint interesting shapes onto your picture quickly. For example, if you are making a landscape scene with trees sticking up from behind rocks in the foreground, it would be simple enough to trace cutouts of actual tree branches (which could easily be found online) onto sticky back adhesive foam sheets available at craft stores like Michael’s Craft Store or Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores.
You should definitely print your photo on canvas!