Why, yes! As a matter of fact, a customized printable version is available of the Dated Wall Art I posted yesterday! Thank you for asking.
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Finding the Perfect Match:
Boy, do I have a fabulous giveaway for you today! But first, let me show you what arrived last week:
That's a 16" x 20" stretched canvas print of a photo I that took of my daughter and her friends playing "rainy day". I'm so excited about how perfect it's going to look hanging next to a 16" x 20" You Are My Sunshine canvas in my mother-in-law's office:
My mother-in-law counsels young mothers with toddlers and babies and works with families that need a lot of "sunshine" and encouragement. When she mentioned one day that she'd like to have this photo to hang in her office, I began thinking about how I could incorporate it to go with her You Are My Sunshine canvas. Then, a couple of weeks later I connected with Julie Ryan at My Fine Art...and well, the match was made. I knew exactly what photo I needed to have made into a canvas print! And I love how it turned out.
Be Inspired by Canvas Display Ideas:
Now of course, I would love to have several more and just need to free up some more wall-space! How cool would a collage of 6 of these 12" x 12" deep profile canvases look? They're only $30 each, which is a super deal. I'm visualizing a set of 6 canvases: four 12" x 12" canvas displaying a favorite photograph of each family member, one with the entire family together, plus a decorative canvas featuring a favorite quote or bible verse:
The 12 x 12 canvases shown above are actual canvases printed at My Fine Art.
Or, here's some more canvas decorating inspiration for you...I just love how clean and simple a stretched canvas looks and how the style really showcases the photographs:
The six display inspiration examples shown here are from a Google image search for
wall canvas display ideas, and are not image examples of canvas prints by My Fine Art.
Having trouble choosing which of your photos to have printed on canvas? Here are some ideas to get those creative juices flowing:
- family portraits for a den or living room, to hang over the mantle
- action shot sports photos to decorate a playroom or kid's bedroom
- favorite travel photographs (beaches, gardens, mountains, cities, buildings, etc) to display in an office, kitchen or living room
- wedding portraits or favorite "couple" candids to hang in your master bedroom
- newborn moments or "birth-day" hospital photos to hang over a crib in a nursery
- favorite baby or toddler candids of each of your grandkids
- a princess castle picture for your little princess's bedroom -- (oh, this picture I took at Disney World would make a GREAT canvas print.)
- ahh...so many ideas...so little wall space. :)
My Fine Art Giveaway & Coupon:
So, now that you're sufficiently inspired and itching to have your favorite photos turned into canvas prints, let me formally introduce you to Julie's custom canvas printing business on Etsy:
The talented Julie Ryan from the fabulous "Less-Than-Perfect-Life-of-Bliss" blog is the mastermind behind the business. She will work with you to take your digital photograph and artistic ideas and turn them into one-of-a-kind stretched canvas pieces of fine art in all different sizes from small to HUGE (30" x 40" big enough for ya?). And believe me...there's nothing cooler than seeing your photographs turned into a canvas print! See?
Julie has generously offered to give away a 16" x 20" custom printed stretched canvas to one of my readers! (shipped anywhere within the US). And...she's offering a 10% off discount* through the end of March 2011 - JUST for you guys! So, if you've always wanted a canvas display made from your favorite photos...now is the time! *To redeem the 10% off discount, just contact Julie through her Etsy shop to request a custom discounted listing.
So, go check out Julie's blog & My Fine Art Etsy shop and come back and comment here to let me know what you'd have put on your 16" x 20" custom canvas if you were to win! What are you waiting for? I'll draw a winner on Friday morning, so enter now!
I dare you not to smile (or at least sing the song) while you look at these photos. On this rainy, dark day, I think it's a perfect project to share:
Painted on a 16" x 20" canvas for a client.
I am no longer handpainting this design, but printed versions of it are available for purchase in my SignsByAndrea Zazzle.com store as a wrapped canvas, poster print & greeting card!
I believe they've all been delivered, shipped, and opened, so I can share this year's handmade holiday gifts:
First -- What else, but Holiday Signs!
These 1ft x 4in signs hung with twine made fantastic gifts for teachers, nursery workers, and friends.
Next, bags of Aunt Dora Cookies for our neighbors:
We put these tiny cookies into sandwich-sized ziplock bags and folded a piece of Christmassy patterned paper over and stapled it together over the zipper. Easy--and tasty!
And finally, Picture Pebble Magnets:
These were wonderful grandparent and aunt & uncle gifts since they featured all the grandkids/cousins, each on a magnet of their own. We made them for both sides of the family. Ayla was a great helper when it came to putting the patterned paper and magnets onto the metal plates.
Some tips for making these:
- Use flat, crystal clear pebbles. Iridescent ones don't look very good.
- E-6000 glue is perfect for gluing the photos to the pebbles & the pebbles to the magnets. Just beware of the fumes!
- Get strong magnets. Otherwise, why bother? :)
- Check the hardware store for metal plates with holes already drilled. I found these 4 1/2" x 2" metal plates at Home Depot for only $0.53 each and used the holes already drilled to thread ribbon through.
Photos worked great for these, but patterned paper and my Bic Mark-It markers made cut little sets too that a few of my friends received:
All this year's handmade presents seemed to be well-received...or else everyone we give presents to is really good at faking how much they love a gift!
I've been slowly adding all the signs I've made recently to my Facebook gallery. Here are a couple more unique ones ordered this month:
"Jane Austen" - 3ft x 6in - Beveled Edge - Custom Design
"FRIENDS...the family you choose" - 2ft x 6in - w/paper overlay
3ft x 6in - w/natural wood letters
"LOVE unfailing" - 1ft x 6in
"HARE lake house" - 2ft x 6in
It's been non-stop sign-making around here for the past two months. Here are a few of my recent favorites:
3ft x 6in
2ft x 6in - w/paper overlay names
2ft x 6in - beveled edge & paper overlay
2ft x 4in - beveled edge
2ft x 6in - beveled edge w/paper accent overlay
2ft x 6in - w/paper overlay names
1ft x 6in - monogram/w painted overlay in brown
Whew...and that's just a few of the different styles I've gotten to try out. I'll post some more in a few days. Thanks to everyone for all your orders! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
It took several days - one to take the stuff out, one to open the boxes, one to put a few things out & set up the tree, one to put stuff BACk in the boxes so Paxton didn't destroy it all, and then finally a day to decorate the tree - but this weekend we managed to get our house decorated for the holidays:
And in our house, it makes perfect sense to light the Christmas tree & the menorah on the same night. :)
Did you miss the November buy one, get one free sale? Not to worry, I have one more sale up my sleeve, but you need to act fast, because it's only good this week and supplies are running low until I can restock on wood!
From December 6th through December 12th, while supplies last, you can get one more great deal on a custom painted sign:
Monogram w/Overlay - only $25!
2ft (1-7 letters) - Only $25!
"est. YEAR" optional & added free!
3ft (7-12 letters) - Only $25!
"est. YEAR" optional & added free!
- Beveled Edges + $5
- USPS Priority Mail Shipping + $8
Plus -- All Custom Orders are $10 off! Email me at email@example.com for a quote!
---View a gallery of signs for examples & ideas.
Wood. Paint. Stencils. Letters. And more of the same. I'm neck-deep in sign orders thanks to my November sale, but having a great time making all these custom signs! Here's a peek at several in-progress (before the "weathering" process):
And that's just one batch! :) Here's hoping for good painting weather over the next week!