"One of your photos on canvas. Makes your photos more like "real art"! I was completely blown away by the first Canvas Print I designed and ordered. It arrived and seriously looked like an artist had done a portrait on canvas. I gave it to my mom for Mother's Day! She absolutely loves it. I was even more blown away by the second Canvas Print I designed and ordered. I gave this one to my wife as a gift. It is the first picture of us she has wanted to display in our home. She is very picky when it comes to pictures, photos and artwork. She loves the canvas, the picture quality and the thick frame. The Canvas Print is a conversation piece. Everyone who comes to our home asks about and typically throws out compliments. I used different frames on each, which gave each a distinct look. I will be making some more art via the Design Your Own Canvas Print in the very near future. I highly recommend."
"I am a retired professional photographer. It should go without saying that I grew up in the film age. In the age of film paper and chemicals we would print on the paper separate the image layer of the paper from the backing. Heat and pressure mount the emulsion side to the canvas stretch it and attach it to the stretcher frame. We would then spray with a lacquer to give the appearance of a brush stroke. So much for history. I've had some experience now with the digital age and the newer canvas printing methods and I can say that Shutterfly canvas prints are as good (for the most part) as prints coming out of the pro labs. Given a good or marginally good image Shutterfly will return you a good print. So with all this praise I have given Shutterfly why only four stars? The question of archival quality or how long the print will retain its color quality has not yet been answered to my satisfaction. I will get back to you when I turn 165 with my answer. In the meanwhile go ahead and order the prints from Shutterfly."
"I hesitated to order this canvas print because the website commented that the pixels were not enough to ensure a good quality transfer. I took a chance, and I'm glad I did. Shutterfly did a beautiful job! Everything I've ordered from them has been of the highest quality."
"I love it. I have been looking for a big picture to hang in our room that has some of the same colors in it. One of my vacation photos was perfect! I am thinking of doing this in other rooms with other vacation photos."
"I had a coupon so I had this made for my husband for Christmas. It turned out perfect! I would definitely order again!"
When you decorate your home, you are doing more than just making your living space more beautiful or expressing yourself. Those are important aspects of it, but the reality is, your custom home décor establishes the environment you move through, so the choices you make about items from furniture to custom wall art are not just reflections of your tastes, they are also reminders to yourself about the world around you and what you find important in it. By adding a seasonal rotation to your decorating choices, you prompt yourself to be mindful about the changes that come with time and you help to set your own seasonal rhythm by adapting to them as they come.
The easiest way to achieve a seasonal rotation is to find elements that can be easily substituted for each other. For instance, if you have 24x36 canvas prints in spring or summer themes and colors, finding other prints that are the same size will give you the opportunity to do a clean change-over. Other areas where it is easy to find seasonal replacements without rearranging your entire furniture arrangement include:
• Curtains and window trimming
• Throw pillows, blankets, and room accessories
• Tapestries and other wall hangings
Changing over a room’s entire decoration strategy every three months is a lot of work, but by planning to rotate certain elements for certain seasons, it is easy to create a dynamic room with just a little maintenance. Having a few key 24x36 canvas prints that change over in summer and winter, alongside items that only change in spring and fall, gives you the opportunity to create a progression instead of a total makeover.
Combine that with a few items that do change every three months, and your living space has managed to achieve a yearly rhythm that can be adjusted during the course of regular cleanup and maintenance. Suddenly, your dynamic, seasonal room is in place, and all it took was a bit of planning and imagination.