While you can still some of these original works of art to this day, they have somehow undergone a major transformation – one that promises to keep their timeless appeal for many generations to see and feel the messages that they want to express. These days, if you want to own original art masterpieces but don’t want to spend too much for it, you get art canvas prints.
A canvas print is the result of an image printed onto canvas which is stretched or gallery-wrapped onto a frame and displayed. They are often used as interior design staples, often featuring stock images or as many people prefer it, customized with personal photos to make them look like original art paintings.
To make your own canvas print, you will need to cut or trim the canvas and glue or staple it to stretcher bars and display it in a frame made from solid pine and underpinned for additional strength or as a gallery-wrap. These prints are designed to continue around the edges of the frame to enhance the three-dimensional look of the mounted print.
While most people take digital photos, print them on glossy paper and frame them for posterity, there are those who believe that turning them into art canvas prints will make them last longer, in addition to making your memories seem more real and lifelike. They also give your home a more polished look and unlike glass frames, you won’t experience any high gloss or sheen that will distract from the photo itself.
Also, with art canvas prints, every detail in the photo stands out brilliantly and creates a texture that is quite unlike a traditional photo and draws the eye to the print and gives your photos more depth. Add to that the fact that traditional photo paper has the tendency to fade and crack after some time unlike canvas that preserves the image longer because it doesn’t absorb the oils from fingerprints, thereby allowing generations of people to enjoy the photos for years to come.
The fact that canvas prints can be made into larger sizes without affecting the quality of the image is also another reason why people prefer to have their photos transferred onto canvas rather than photo paper. This offers much more decorating options – imagine being able to have a floor-to-ceiling self portrait in your home for your friends and family to admire and if you are using your own original artworks, it would present a better opportunity for you to showcase your work.
Our memories are often the most important things in our lives, something we turn to when we feel down and something that encourages us and gives us hope. It is only fitting therefore that they be showcased and displayed in the best way possible, preserved perfectly and hung where we can easily see them so we will always remember who we are and be proud of what we have become.