Digital Photos Become Artwork with My Pix 2 Canvas

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.”



Comments

  1. Magi says

    My niece took a beautiful photo of my daughter walking through a corn maze last October. The lighting is fantastic. This is one I’d pick.

  2. says

    I would put a family Christmas photo on it. My oldest stepdaughter moved to Florida to attend school, so this would be a wonderful thing to have hanging to remind us of her.

  3. says

    I love these prints! I would probably pick a picture of my husband holding my now one year old daughter as a newborn in is hands. It is still one that makes me tear up, even as this girls is running around the house!

  4. Missy Lynnh says

    I would choose a family photo of all of us at the beach- it’s rare that we have all of us in one picture and it reminds me of such a fun time we all had together. Thanks for the chance to win this!

    mlynnh5 at gmail dot com

  5. Don says

    This would be perfect to give to my wife for Valentines day, I’d do one of our honeymoon pictures from when we went to Hawaii.

  6. says

    Any of the pictures my sister took of my kids. She is an amazing photographer and I can’t get enough canvases for the gorgeous pictures she takes of my family!

  7. John Brooks says

    That is a seriously cool drawing your daughter did. I have done a few photos on canvas from Canvas Press and I absolutely love them – http://canvaspress.com. I will have to give these guys a look and see what their quality looks like. Thanks so much!

  8. Jenn says

    I’d probably pick one of the kids when they were newborn to put on the canvas, I’ve always wanted to do that with some of the snapshots we took when the kids were little.

  9. Mommydoll13 says

    i have a pic of my little girl dressed as a doll … i would get that

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Mechele Johnson says

    My 15 year old daughter is a natural photographer. For her sweet 16 we are getting her “real” camera, a good one that is. I would let her pick a favorite from her own pics to use for the Canvas, that would be awesome for her!

  11. Teresa Joyner says

    My new baby boy is 6 months old and has the biggest most beautiful smile we had our family pictures taken for the first time in Oct. this is the picture I would choose

  12. Vickie Couturier says

    I have a wonderful photo of my grandchildren together that I would love to have on canvas
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  13. Amanda Titus says

    The one that sticks out as completely awesome is the one of my daughter and son (Annabelle & Harry) meeting their little brother (Donovan) in the hospital.

  14. Maggie says

    This is such a great idea! I’d do one of my nieces. They’re so photogenic – every shot captures their great personalities! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Cindy Ray says

    I would choose a picture with all 3 of my kids!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

    green_eyed_princesss at msn dot com

  16. Danielle T says

    i have a lot of amazing photos from my trip to Africa, I’d love a canvas of a pride of lions or a giraffe photo I took!

  17. Nora Scott-Platt says

    I am not sure what I would select yet. It would either be one of my 3 boys or a special one of one of them in their football gear. What a great memory for the future that would be.

  18. kevin glover says

    I would use the photo of me bottle feeding an eight year old tiger named Natalia at the zoo in Lujan, Argentina.

  19. says

    A friend of mine was taking some family photos of us, and she snapped a few of just the kids, and there’s one that I just adore and would love to have blown up!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  20. bunny says

    i would love to convert a picture o fa lighthouse by the sea. It came out beautifully and i think it would look great hanging in the living room.

  21. Jill says

    I would love to try this with a picture of my boys and then as you did with your daughters artwork – what a wonderful way to save a special piece that each of my boys have done!

  22. Kelly D says

    I would probably choose a photo from my daughters first year of life. I would have to go through them because I have a lot of favorites!

  23. katie t says

    I think I’d take a new family picture, and get that put on the canvas. Or use one of the gazillion pictures I have of my little boy.

  24. Katharine D says

    a picture of my boys laying head to head in opposite direction laughing – one of my favorite pictures of them

  25. Shannon F. says

    I would choose a picture of my baby girl. She’s only 7 days old. :)

    Shannon F.
    shannybakes(at)hotmail(dot)com

  26. Nycole says

    I took a coastal Maine trip this fall and would use a lovely photo that I took of a lighthouse.
    knycks1(at)aol(dot)com

  27. Sara Kelly says

    I would absolutely love to have the first picture we ever got of my son smiling on canvas. He is 4 months old now and his first smile picture was taken at around 5 days old. It would look amazing in his nursery and it would make me smile, every day!!!

  28. Amanda says

    I’d most likely use a picture of me and my sister together to give to my mom.
    magickalblessings26{at}yahoo.com

  29. Charlotte says

    I would choose a picture of my daughter, probably the pic when she first started walking or a glamorous pic of her.

  30. Paula Gast says

    I would love to have a family portrait. One with all sets of grandparents, so we will have a very nice portrait to share all our memories. Every morning you wake up is a blessing from God.

  31. Allison says

    I would most likely do a photo of my son, husband, my husbands dad and my husbands grandfather. Four generations of men.

  32. Kimberly says

    I would get a photo of my baby girl on the canvas. I have about 1,000 that I love, so it would be a challenge to pick one. :)

  33. Tracy says

    We reciently went on a trip to Churchill Manatoba to see the Polar Bears and I would so love to do this to a picture (well maybe I would have to choose from one of the 1000 we took LOL) that would just be amazing on our living room wall, and what a reminder of the trip of a lifetime!

  34. says

    AWESOME!! We had some outdoor, professional family pix taken last summer and own the file rights … but haven’t don’t anything with them yet. This would be amazing!!

    Thanks!

  35. Laura Adams says

    I would probably use the picture of my 7 month old grandson in a santa hat sitting sideways on his head with a devilish grin on his face.

  36. melissa rose says

    I would love to transfer a picture of my 2 sons and neice for a grandchildren canvas for my mother’s 80th birthday!

  37. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I would probably do one of my daughter and her hubby for their anniversary
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  38. says

    Definitely a picture of me and my boyfriend…one where I’m kissing him on the cheek and he has this big grin on his face…hehe.
    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    =]

  39. Kelsey C. says

    I would convert a picture of my beautiful family of 7 into a canvas! My mom definitely needs to do some picture-updating soon…all of her pictures around the house are from the 90’s! Half of us kids aren’t even in them! We just don’t have the money lately to buy any large photos/canvases. This would just be lovely to win!

  40. cassandra says

    i would get one done of my grandparents wedding picture for their anniversary present!
    cmarquez482(at)ymail(dot)com

  41. Angela LaHaye says

    I grew up with my dad barely in the picture. At the age of 16, just as I was starting to get to know him, he committed suicide. That was 21 years ago. I’ve never had anything to remember him by until recently; my sister found the only existing picture of him and gave me a copy for Christmas. Having it made into a canvas, that I can eventually pass on to my daughter, would be the best thing ever. That way she can see that Grandpa is watching over her always. And it would make me feel a little better, too.

  42. rachel says

    I am not 100% sure. maybe a picture of me & my hubby or I have a really nice picture of one of my dogs i have been wanting to do something with!

  43. Joyce Rovetta says

    I would turn my photo of a pair of live oak trees intertwined into one huge tree, in front of our home place. It was taken in the spring and would look like a work of art on canvas.

  44. says

    Wow, what a blog! I mean, you just have so much guts to go ahead and tell it like it is. You’re what blogging needs, an open minded superhero who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

  45. Mike Spencer says

    I would say avoid this company. We received 2 out of 3 orders which I suppose is fairly good odds in some situations. FedEx sent one of the packages back and it was signed by a GREID at their company because I used a post office box instead of street address. Ok no problem but now the nightmare begins with customer service saying the FedEx tracking and signatures showing they signed for the return resolve nothing and they want some print order number. I waited patiently through several email exchanges and never got a solution as to why they claim to never have received the return. The evidence of FedEx confirmations by tracking and a complaint tracer prove otherwise along with my credit card statements. After a point I simply gave up. Most of the time their 800 customer service goes to voice mail where you don’t receive a call back. It’s good I paid by credit card.

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