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Six Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas
by Jessy Blanchard | April 18, 2016

We owe everything to our mother, and she deserves a gift as special as she is. While jewelry tarnishes and flowers wilt, memories last forever. And as mom always says, ?It?s the thought that counts.? Give mom happy thoughts all year round with a gift that will last a lifetime. Here are just a few awesome ideas for how you can capture a special moment for your mother with a piece of art she?ll be proud to hang ...

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4 Steps to Making Art Education at Home Easy and Fun
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 30, 2015

No, you don?t even have to take your kids to a museum to have an educational experience with art. Is it a nice thing to do every once in a while? Sure. You should plan a trip, but before you do that let?s just start with the art in your own home. It doesn?t matter the subject matter or if it is something you created or a reprint. It also doesn?t matter that you don?t have an art degree ...

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Why Custom Made Wall Art Is Better than Store Bought Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 24, 2015

Here at Canvas Press we believe in creating your own custom wall art for many reasons. Follow along with these 5 reasons why it is the best option!

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5 Decorating Blogs to Follow For Inspiration
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 30, 2015

The wife and I love to decorate and redecorate the house. I am in charge of the wall d?cor and Kim (my wife) is in charge of arranging the other stuff. Yes, our responsibilities do bleed into each others?probably more than we would want. I?m not sure where this bug of always wanting to see something different in our house came from. Maybe it is from watching too much HGTV?who knows. All that counts is that we enjoy it ...

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Wall Art Trends for 2015
by Laura McPherson | January 27, 2015

With your spring cleaning this year you might also be considering a bit of spring redecorating. You can find thousands of ideas online incorporating the new wall art trends for 2015, many of which incorporate your favorite canvas prints. To get you started, here are a few of our favorites. DIY Design There are many tried and true design principles like color blocking and eye-height alignment that you can use for your wall art, but DIY design experiments can ...

Art in the Bathroom: What Kind of Art Works Best in a Bathroom? main image
Art in the Bathroom: What Kind of Art Works Best in a Bathroom?
by Laura McPherson | January 13, 2015

Art...in the bathroom?? Why not?? You have chosen the artwork for the living spaces in your home with thought and care from the bedroom down to the dining room, but what about your bathroom? The bathroom is often overlooked as a place to display artwork, even though it?s a room that guests see and use frequently. There are some fears that keep you good people from displaying some type of artwork in the loo. Moisture and ...

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New Ideas for Wall Quotes | Wall Quote Canvas Collage
by Laura McPherson | January 9, 2015

Wall quotes on canvas are an interesting way to elevate the room decor and add meaning to your decorating scheme. Get started on your quote wall collage.

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Best Wall Art Decor Ideas on Pinterest | Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | December 4, 2014

Is there anything that can?t be found on Pinterest? Browse the top 5 wall art decor ideas we have seen recently on Pinterest and try one out on your own!

Christmas Photo Gift Ideas That Will Bring Tears of Joy main image
Christmas Photo Gift Ideas That Will Bring Tears of Joy
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 17, 2014

This post is kind of an add on to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide - 30 gift ideas for creative people (if you haven't checked it out yet, I highly recommend doing so).? As you probably know, the best gifts for any occasion come from the heart and there are few gifts that can equal the heartfelt meaning that comes with a personalized photo gift for Christmas. As an added bonus, ordering personalized canvas prints for your Christmas ...

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Wall Art on a Budget | Tips for Decorating Walls
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 13, 2014

Wall art doesn't have to be expensive to look amazing in your home. Learn more about wall art on a budget and enjoy some simple tips for decorating your walls.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide For Creative People
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 11, 2014

It is that time of year to begin the process of finding the perfect gift for the special people in your life.? You may have started thinking about doing some shopping for Christmas gifts, but we are still in the "formulating" process and haven't pulled the trigger on any gift buying yet.? Well...we have found 30 fantastic gifts for the creative person in your life.? We would love for you to take a look.? No ...

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Kids Room Dcor Ideas
by Laura McPherson | November 5, 2014

The kids? rooms may be the most entertaining rooms in your home to decorate. Their rooms are the perfect place to use bold colors and fun themes without the need to tie these to the rest of your d?cor scheme. The key is striking a balance between what your child wants and what you want to see without going over budget or making too many permanent changes. Simply decorating the walls in your kids? rooms provides a flexible solution that ...

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5 Tips For Decorating with Fine Art
by Laura McPherson | November 3, 2014

Is it time to change up your home d?cor scheme? These top tips will help you navigate your options for decorating with fine art. Tip #1: Start with What You Love Using the things that you love about your current d?cor to cue your fine art choices is a great beginning for your new plans. The principle of repeating color is helpful here and can be a guidepost for all of your decorating efforts: Pick fine art that incorporates ...

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Print Those Throwback Thursday Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | October 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday is the perfect reason to comb through your old picture files and find the motivation to scan in a few of your older negatives, but why limit your time with these old photos to social media? If you love your Throwback Thursday finds, print them as photos on canvas too! Your older photos of yourself, friends, and family can join your existing wall d?cor as happy, fun memories of times and fashions past. This is a great ...

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Trending Fall Wall Dcor
by Laura McPherson | October 21, 2014

As fall descends the focus of home d?cor becomes warmth, expressed through colors, textures, and autumnal themes. This year?s top trends are to combine the traditional with bold accents that bring a modern vibe to classic fall decorating. These trending fall wall d?cor ideas can help you pick small updates for your existing wall d?cor that bring in the feeling of the season without breaking the budget. Add an Attractive Pop of Color Typical color themes for fall include ...

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Trending Wall Dcor for Halloween
by Laura McPherson | October 16, 2014

Halloween is right around the corner ? are you ready to decorate? Go-to bats, vampires, and spiders are being joined by three major Halloween wall d?cor trends this year to make Halloween bigger and spookier than ever. These ideas will help you find the perfect wall d?cor for Halloween to hang in your home. Ghoulish Victoriana The dark gothic aesthetic of high Victorian is a huge trend in Halloween wall d?cor this year. Striking a balance between spooky and ...

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5 Ideas for Fall Family Photos from Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | October 8, 2014

Fall is the perfect times to have family portraits taken because everywhere you look there is a backdrop! Discover ideas for your next fall family photos.

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Halloween Wall Decor Ideas
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 25, 2014

The time for carving pumpkins, getting dressed up, and overloading on candy will soon be here.? My wife and I absolutely love this time of year.? We try to do something a little different every year for our decorations.? I think we are up to 3 tubs of potential Halloween decorating items in our garage (that doesn't even touch the number of tubs we have for Christmas...you don't want to know).? My specialty, of ...

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Fall Wall Decor Ideas
by Laura McPherson | September 18, 2014

Fall weather is officially making its way south through the temperate zones of the U.S. The September Equinox will happen on September 23rd this year and we?re already seeing the rebirth of pumpkin spice flavoring and other heralds of fall. To celebrate the season, here are a few fun fall wall decor ideas to bring the warmth and comfort of the season into your home. Ideas for Fall Canvas Prints Canvas prints are great display vehicles for your ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #286

Flat light is characterized as light that is coming directly from the camera's point of view. On camera flash is a great example of flat light. It is fine to illuminate a photo, but rarely adds visual interest to a photo. Try diffusing or bouncing your flash if you can. It will create a more natural looking light effect.


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