BEST Valentine Idea EVER!! From Canvas Press!!

Happy Valentines Day TO ME!!!

This has to be one of the BEST gifts EVER!!!  Y’all know that the greatest gifts for me somehow involve Alice. I absolutely adore that kid!! She is a crack up from the top of her head to the bottom of her little feet.

I was given the opportunity to write a review for Canvas Press you know I jumped!!  After several days I narrowed it down to one photo. Of course, that was a job in itself. I truly believe that each and every day of her entire 6.5 years that kid has had her photo taken!

Do I pick a funny picture? Do I pick a serious picture? (yes, she does have a couple of those!) I finally picked the phenomenal picture that my daughter Selena took. Alice looks so grown up!!!!!

THAT was the hardest part of ordering from Canvas Press. Seriously! Narrowing down the picture was the ONLY hard part of the entire process.

The design tool is super easy to use!!

Start with the size of the canvas you want. Decide what type of canvas you want. Do you want un-stretched? Do you want .75″ to 2.0″ wrapped? Add the picture; remember: Canvas Press

Once you have uploaded your photo you can adjust size, border type then you can adjust, center, flip, move, zoom, scale. Basically adjust the canvas to your liking.

Another MAJOR perk for Canvas Press are two special areas. First, in the bottom right hand corner is the print quality indicator.

I want to add a note here that customer service at Canvas Press is amazing. My picture was quite in the green area, customer service emailed me and worked with me to create my masterpiece. These guys go over and above!! Absolutely amazing, helpful service!!

The next thing that I found super helpful on the site is the price button. Each and every change is automatically updated in the price box. It’s located in the top right corner. Canvas Press

After you’ve arranged the picture your way, you can also add touch-ups, color options from Sepia to B&W and more. You can even choose to have your canvas look like an oil painting! Complete with brush strokes!

You can add text overlay and choose your mounting. The canvas comes standard with a saw tooth mount.

Add to the cart and sit back and wait patiently.

Shipping is fast! Packaging is great. My canvas arrived in pristine condition. It will be the first picture that I hang in the new house!!

Depending on the lighting in the house (or in the yard!) the canvas takes on a completely different look. It’s a beautifully created canvas!! With the most perfect subject! (ya know…. if I don’t mind saying so myself!!)

WHINES

While I still have such a love/hate relationship with the whole moving to Idaho thing. There isn’t a single whine concerning Canvas Press. I love the workmanship, quality and customer service!!!

COUPON CODE

Check it out; you can get 55% OFF and FREE shipping over $50! Add BEMINE55 at checkout!!!  Order by February 14, 2018!!

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Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

InkDoodle Canvas Review

I love art work. I adore art work that I actually had a hand in. Noooo I didn’t do the printing or the stretching or anything complicated like that. No, I did the easy thing I pushed the button on the camera. So technically I had a finger in the work.

I am obsessed with InkDoodle!! How many times have you heard that phrase here on Peanut Butter and Whine? But, I am totally obsessed with InkDoodle!  They do so many things! Like canvas prints. The site is awesome and super easy to use. The canvas size selection means I can create the perfect canvas for any wall in my home.

I can order my canvas to be on wood stretcher or without. Inkdoodle even offers photograph touch up if needed. Love the photograph you have but wish it were in black and white or even sephia? Inkdoodle to the rescue!

Then there are the sides. Do you want the edges finished or will you be framing your canvas? I chose to have the photograph on the sides. I have a mix of framed and not framed canvas prints in my home. This particular picture is so interesting I wanted the sides to be a continuation of the photo.

So, the photo.  I (again!) am obsessed with rock art. As in rock balancing. There are some very talented individuals out there with patience of saints!! They can stack rocks to form a natural piece of art. Me? Nooo I do try though. However, I stop every single time I see these wonders and photograph them. Yosemite had some amazing rock balancing pieces. Same with the beaches in Hawaii. Here in California too. I will never tire of photographing these pieces of art.  Now I can sit on my couch and smile because I can see this particular group by just looking up.  I am thoroughly and totally in love with this canvas!! Inkdoodle has out done themselves again!! (There was even a saw-tooth hanger on the back of the canvas making the picture ready to hang immediately!)

Photo to canvas

Photo to canvas

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WHINES

Not a single one! This is a beautiful canvas and I am completely impressed with the quality and the workmanship! From canvases to yoga mats, photos onto slate, photo puzzles and everything in between. This is a great site!

Disclosure: I received a free or greatly discounted product for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Questions or concerns please contact me at Connie@PeanutButterAndWhine.com

What Are the Best Canvas Choices for Artists?

When artists talk about canvas, this is a rather generic term to describe the support for a painting. Choosing the right type of canvas for your artwork depends wholly on your budget, the type of painting you’re creating, as well as your comfort and familiarity. Canvas can vary in types, including cotton duck (the most common), linen (more expensive) and watercolor canvas rolls. Beyond those choices, an artist must also consider whether he’ll buy prestretched canvas (or stretch his own) before he or she begins their masterpiece.

Cotton duck canvas roll. Despite its name, cotton duck canvas has nothing to do with ducks. It comes in a variety of weights and weaves. The less expensive cotton duck canvas roll is loosely woven, and the fabric can easily distort if stretched too far. If you choose to stretch your own canvas, by using a canvas stretcher bar, then you may find that cotton duck canvas is even less expensive when bought online. You can also fill the indentations in the weave with gesso, which will help create a smoother painting surface.

Linen canvas roll. Linen canvas is considered a superior type of canvas, but is also pretty pricey. It has narrower threads and a tighter weave. Once stretched and primed, linen canvas is not likely to stretch or shrink, and the threads should not distort.
Watercolor canvas roll. Many artists don’t realize that there is a specially made canvas for watercolor paints. This specialized canvas is certainly different than painting with watercolor on paper. It allows the paint to stay wet longer, and you can abuse the surface more with a coarse brush.
Prestretched canvas? Artists always wonder if they should buy prestretched canvas, or if they should purchase a canvas stretcher bar and stretch their own canvas. There are advantages to stretching your own canvas – you’ll get the exact shape and size you want. But if you stick to prestretched sizes, you’ll find it easier to buy ready-made frames for your artwork.

So much of the work an artist must do has little to do with painting, and has more to do with the preparatory work leading up to the artwork. But it’s important that you do take the time to choose the right tools and foundation for your art, so that you’ll be happier with the end result. Artists throughout Sydney and beyond turn to The Sydney Canvas Company for all of their art supply needs. Learn why by visiting them online at https://thesydneycanvascompany.com.au/.

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