Art Crafts For Your Kids At Home

giraffe handprint craftWhile kids are still young,it is better for them to awaken and nourish their hidden talents to increase their potentials on their fields. Painting, for example, is just one of the activities that they do to enhance their skills. From photo to canvas, kids would surely be enlightened once they had several art tutorials headed by art professionals.

The first stage would actually be hand or foot painting. It gives them an allowance and freedom to express themselves by being colorful with their hands. Kids love playing and messing around with themselves. So the handprint craft approach would be most applicable and easy for them.

Hand Painting Ideas

1. Giraffe Prints– you’ll need a construction paper, and a brown and yellow paint to do the procedure. Have your kid dip on a generous amount of yellow paint in his palm. Once done, your kid must lay his palm straight and leveled unto the construction paper. Below the print, draw out a curvy line connecting to it which would serve as the elongated neck of the giraffe figure.

Have his thumb print and sealed in by the end of the line. This would serve as the head of the giraffe. After that, use your kid’s fingertips to form circles on the body of the figure. Use the brown paint which would indicate the prints on the giraffe figure. Continue reading


Tips on Customizing Canvas Print Products Before Ordering

There has been a growing demand for pictures to painting canvas artworks because they have become a nice alternative to paintings. Even though nothing beats the traditional works of art, we must be realistic that not all of us have the financial capacity to purchase a painting. It is a premium that not all can afford. The versatility of such service is outstanding, when we talk about canvas prints. You have a variety of subjects to choose from. You can choose from your photos, if not, you can pick one of the most popular subjects to paint like landscapes, pets or abstracts. There’s just no limit to finding your subject that will be used on canvas prints.

When you make an order for canvas prints, you have the control of pretty much every aspect of it. You get to decide the size of the frame, colors that will used, texture of the canvas and the like. To a certain extent, you can say that you’ll have your share of help with the artwork after it is done. You can actually express your personality and style through the designs of canvas prints. It’s like adding your personal touch, without making a hands-on impact towards the product. Since you have a direct say on what the outcome would be, you have to think it over again and again. There are ways on how you can customize your order before you can give the provider the go signal.Photo to Canvas Styles, 3 PANEL TRIPTYCH Continue reading

Popular Subjects Used in Paintings

Paintings, like photographs, have that main subject in which is focused on the canvas. As a painter, one of the most difficult parts of painting is selecting what subject you’re going to use in your work. It may sound ridiculous, but painters too have a hard time choosing. It requires a lot of thought and brainstorming to find a subject that can appeal to viewers after it’s done. Painters need to pick the subject in which they can work with “soul”. Without a doubt, your artwork reflects your ability. A plethora of criticisms may shower down from cohorts if the chosen subject is bad.

In this day, some subjects might not garner a lot of praises from people if it does not have a twist to it. Placing the elements in their proper places is essential to having a wonderful painting. But the first thing that you should always remember is the subject. It’s better to stick with the stuff that works, if you’re an artist who wants to sell your work. Here are some of the most popular subjects to paint: Continue reading

Neophyte’s Guides for Mess-Free Watercolor Painting

A piece of art is never exquisite if it does not meet the expectations of its viewers, do you agree? Regardless of how you take the statement, it’s a fact that how other people see your artwork reflects your ability as an artist and the quality of your work. This ought to serve as your fundamental guide whenever wondering about the subject to paint and the techniques to follow for such to be realistically portrayed. But of course, there are several factors that could affect your final output. It’s also inevitable to commit certain mistakes in the process. And if you can hardly avoid or fix any of those, your masterpiece might get ruined. Which is why it is clever to observe these guides for your mess-free watercolor painting:

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Test a Color First
It dries quickly the moment you spew it on a piece of paper or canvas. As such, testing the color before following your sketch or freely outlining anything you have in mind is very important. This will give you input in knowing whether what you intend to use is hue or tone. Bear in mind, though, that the watercolor paint always appears intense when it is wet and lighter when dry. For proper and convenient use, therefore, you should get used to it by consistent practice with oil paintings from photos. Continue reading

Tips on Achieving Ideal Painting Compositions

‘A whole is made up of its parts’ – you’ve probably heard of this in a physics or chemistry class, but it isn’t all about either of those subjects that such factual statement is included in this prologue. This is all about the art of painting. Your craft, right? So you can obviously relate it to the compositions of your artwork which are very crucial to establish mood and visual appeal. Meaning, on how you mix the elements with your subject can affect how you convey or represent the emotion or thought that you want to share. But of course, that isn’t always the case especially when the composition is below par. That’s a challenge for you to surpass then, and the following could aid you in achieving strong composition in your masterpiece:

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Determine or Establish Your Focal Point
It is a very essential element to which the eyes of your viewers should be drawn. Without which, there is no focus or concentration on the oil paintings from photos. So you really have to think about and establish this so-called “apple-of-the-eye” of your artwork. And the best place for this is on one of the intersection points or spots from the “rule of thirds”, and do consider or check the other elements (like lines) which should necessarily lead the eyes towards the subject. Continue reading

How Photos Turned Into Canvas Prints


This video provides an overview of the easy steps you have to follow if you want to transform an ordinary photo of yourself or anything into an exquisite canvas print. Actually, you’re just a “click” away to discover how this customization process works at SnappyCanvas – the ultimate choice for everybody’s photo printing needs!

All of snappy canvases are lovingly made using:

  • Fine Art Museum quality Canvas materials
  • UV Protection to prevent damage from harmful sun-rays.
  • Water Resistance for extra durability
  • Archival inks for long term fade resistance
  • High Quality cotton/polyester blend canvas

Artistic Ideas on Room Decoration with Canvas Prints

One great use of canvas prints nowadays is to serve as a decorative masterpiece for the clever homeowners so as every room could be made ideal to stay in night and day. And while it is no ordinary seeing them on walls, there is often a difference on how they are chosen and displayed by the occupant. That  only reflects one’s personality and the mood being emphasized in the area to fit home’s ambiance or everybody’s interest. Take an instance where you see a magnificent abstract illustration, what first impression could you probably have about the owner? It would be different if you see a beautiful wedding photograph, wouldn’t it? Now there lies the importance of the following ideas so that you can artistically choose the right image and decorate your room with the most attractive canvas prints:

Room Decoration with Canvas Prints

Complement the Theme or Mood of Room
Want it to be lively or dramatic? Anything is possible if the accessories you have at home do complement one another. So prior to photo or frame selection, you have to consider the purpose or and attributes of your room as the right canvas print could only be determined if such are not overlooked. It is still your preference that would count a lot, though; but for the ideal appearance and atmosphere of the room, you really have to make sure that what you choose is somewhat similar in color, size, style, etc. to the existing decorations. Continue reading

Stretched VS Rolled Canvas Prints and Their Pros and Cons

Along with all theCanvas Prints Artworks changes in this modern time and the advancements in the new technology, the preferences of people have also drastically changed. Before, people were contented just to see paintings and other artworks in the museum, as they could hardly afford it, now they can even make their own. And the best thing about it is that they make their own artworks from their own photographs, and this gives them the chance to have it according to their own preference especially that they can choose the subject.

Both the traditional and modern technologies have met at a common point to provide people with an exclusive creation, one that is a hybrid of canvas and photographs. And this makes it possible to turn one’s work into a real artwork with stretched canvas prints. As benefits, it can provide longer life, a perfect look, and a chance for people to enjoy their favorite pictures which are scanned or printed and displayed at home. Sometime this artwork is also given as a gift to special people or when there are special occasions. With this result, taking advantage of the benefits of the new technology to create an exciting invention is indeed a great experience. And there are two types of canvas prints where photos would look great when printed on them, the rolled and stretched canvas and each one of them has both pros and cons. Let us take a closer look at them.

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Online Canvas Print Stores: Service in a Click

Online Canvas Print StoresFor sure you are familiar of the shops where people can purchase awesome prints for home decors, to be given as a special gift, or just for a personal collection. Basically, these prints are created from photos and they are transformed into larger print sizes. These are purchased from online canvas print stores and are popular for art lovers. These prints also come in different styles and designs, and affordable prices. These are like replicas of an original painting. Though they are more affordable, they are durable and high in quality. And in order to be sure that you will get your desired print, there are various things that you need to bear in mind before making an order online.

First of all, you need to know the features of the canvas print and consider them according on how you plan to utilize them. There are people who would purchase them to be displayed on their walls at home and offices and would like the print to be the focal point. Basically, canvas prints are a kind of ornaments which are designed by artists with the use of printing techniques. Today, there are different canvasses available in the market wherein a photograph will be printed and then stretched on a frame for it to fit perfectly on walls.

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Pet Portraits as Magnificent Designs

People, especially the pet lovers always love to have photos of their pets at home and a lot of them have them in a form of photo painting. In fact, it is considered to be the most loving gesture that owners can provide for their pets. Pets have always been considered to be loyal friends to humans. And pets never set back from their duties. And surely, they deserve more than what we give them. These things have triggered pet portrait artists to formulate a truly magnificent creation of pets which can be perfectly displayed in their own houses. This would not only showcase the love that owners have for their pets but this will serve as a lifetime memory, something to remind them how their pets have changed their lives. And whether their pet is still alive or not, they need not to worry about how to cherish every moment spent with them.

Pet Portrait

With the help of the most advanced technologies, it is now possible to paint pet life-like photo paintings with the use of watercolor or oil and other art materials and have them on a canvas. Artists specializing in pet portraits have acquired an expertise in such field, thus assuring a quality end result that homeowners would surely love. The process of putting pet photos on a canvas is known as canvas printing and this gives homeowners the chance to choose from the different styles and designs available. At the same time, in order for them to surely love the end product of the said process, they can opt to delete or enhance some details of the photo before having them printed. In order to create an exquisite masterpiece, they are being designed with distinct color coordination. Before printing, the images are finalized and prepared well to meet what the customers expect to receive. These artworks look like real paintings that we only get to see in art galleries and museums.

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