Canvas Prints

Sometimes, usual photographs look so common and boring. Converting your pictures into oil painting is a welcome change but then, a lot of people have been into these crafts already that there are times when these portraits too, look clichéd. There could also be a time that a oil painting of your photo does not look exactly the same as your original photograph. I have been a witness to several portraiture failure. Have you ever had your portrait done in oil paint in which the result didnt actually look like your image?


There are a new option to the dilemmas of boring photographs and failed oil (even water-color) paintings and that is the Canvas printing done on inject printer. It is converting a favorite photograph into an elegant and artistic painting. However high-tech the snapshot is, it will be captured exactly, even the tiniest detail, in a Canvas portrait as its prints with 4800 resolution Canvas inject printers like Epson or Canon.


A picture is scanned and then converted into a Canvas photo. A Canvas pattern looks like a chart of tiny squares or mesh of stings on a sheet. Each square symbolizes a Canvas sting stitch. And stitches are the details of the pictures. It is amazing to see a picture being converted into a pattern for the Canvas sheet. A snapshot, especially a coloured one is the faithful replica of a person, a pet or of a significant event. In it, the image, especially the skin of a person appears to be of exact-colored (dark, fair, brown, yellow, etc. Even an all-black hair could have shades of gray, dark gray and light gray for more emphasis.


This is due to the light reflections upon taking the picture. It could be from the flash or the shadow of the sun when the picture was shot outdoors. However, in a snapshot, it does not really matter because the focus would be just on the image. But in a Canvas portrait, every tone of the skin, every shade of the hair (whether plain colored or highlighted) is considered. And in the end, the portrait is not only a faithful replica but is almost exactly the original image of the person, pet or the significant memory.


The cotton threads used in cross-stitch give the picture its almost-real image. Basically, the fabric used as a background is woven linen depending on the count, which gives the finished canvas portraits a unique, handmade look.


Snapshots are the mementos of a very special figure or event in a person in life. Take for example a wedding. Loads of films are used (or if the digital camera is used, the memory is all occupied). There are unfortunate times when pictures get ruined because


a) liquid was spilled on them;


b) kids tore them up;


c) they get browned being stored in the attic and more.


However, a Canvas portrait, if ever spilled with liquid could be sent to dry-cleaning (or laundered even); it could not be torn-up easily; and should it get browned, again, the dry-cleaners can see that it gets back to its original colors (unless the fabric used for background is a black woven linen). But, there would be a slim chance (to none) that these misfortunes could happen because once a Canvas portrait is finished, it is put in a frame and then placed on a wall for everybody to see and admire.


Canvas is one of the best ways to preserve the most memorable moment of a person’s life. It is because cross-stitch can survive time. Proofs of this are the unearthed remnants from the year 100 years. This could mean that when a portrait today is saved in a Canvas, it could live up to 500 years more!


Canvas was a fad only for the religious, royals and the elites at an early age. That is because Canvas prints were a symbol of status in society. Canvas prints were considered an elegant, classic and artistic needlecraft that even the famous figures in history such as Queen Elizabeth 1 and Mary Queen of Scots (who, even in captivity) did Canvas portrait. It would be magnificent to put back elegance and class in today’s technologically advanced homes and derive pleasures only the religious, the royals and the elites enjoyed way back in time through hanging Canvas prints on walls.