Years ago when we moved into a house twice the size of our previous residence, not only did I wonder how I would fill each room with furniture, but I started thinking of all the possibilities for new wall art and decor. Four years later, some of that wall space is still empty, especially since it can be challenging to find art that accurately depicts my style and interests and is a piece that means something to me.
That’s why I was particularly interested to review My Pix 2 Canvas, a company that produces high-quality canvas prints from digital photos.
The process for creating a canvas print on the My Pix 2 Canvas website is easy. First, you choose a canvas size – from 8×10 to 40×60 and several sizes in between. You can determine the thickness of the print by choosing either the 3/4″ or 1 1/2″ stretcher bars. There are then four edge treatments to choose from, which will affect how your canvas looks from the sides.
Once the canvas size, thickness, and edge treatments have been chosen, it’s time to upload a digital photo. My Pix 2 Canvas has several helpful pointers for choosing a photo that will translate most successfully to canvas. The company also provides a mock-up of your canvas so you can feel secure before ordering.
I confess, I had a difficult time deciding which digital photo to use for my canvas. We have not had a family portrait taken in years, and it felt strange to choose a picture that only showed one or a few of my children.
I finally decided on a piece of artwork my 15yo daughter did last year – a portrait of herself conceived as the Queen of Spades. It won her special recognition in a regional art competition, and it’s something I treasure. I knew that My Pix 2 Canvas uses a giclee printing method on high-quality canvas, and then seals the print with a special UV coating to protect it; my daughter’s artwork would last much longer as a canvas than simply a paper drawing. I took a photo of the drawing, adjusted it to meet the My Pix 2 Canvas specifications, and submitted it.
The result? A beautiful 16×20 canvas print of my daughter’s artwork! It’s fantastic!
The colors came through quite vibrant, the image is centered and the canvas well-stretched, and I love the black edge treatment I chose. I surprised my daughter with it, and I think she got a little emotional seeing her own drawing presented in such a professional manner. It really is quite lovely.
Enter to Win
One (1) winner will receive an 11×14 canvas print of their own digital photo from My Pix 2 Canvas. To enter, please answer in a comment to this post: which photo would you be most likely to convert to a canvas print?
This giveaway will end January 12th, 2012 and a winner will be chosen by Random.org. It will be announced in our Around the Blogosphere post on Sunday.
Stacey Nerdin is a busy work-at-home mom of 5 currently living in the Houston metro area. She’s been blogging since 2005 and writes about anything at everything at her blog Tree, Root, and Twig. Stacey believes that in life and online, everything is connected.”