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January 18, 2012

A Canvas Print from a Digital Scrapbook Page

I had been wanting to make my daughter a "cowgirl" decorated wall for her room. She loves horses and anything related to them. So I began searching for ideas on-line, namely, pinterest. I saw some cute cowgirl plaques and then some that you could buy with custom names. I really liked that idea but none of them were in my budget. Then it popped into my head! Why not make a custom digital scrapbook page and have it printed on canvas. Genius! Sometimes I amaze myself. Okay, okay, I'm sure that it has been done before and I'm not a genius. Oh well, sometimes I like to think that I am.

Anyway, so I began researching places that I could get a canvas print before I started to make something. There's a bunch of places and most of them are pretty pricey. I decided to go cheap....real cheap....wal-mart cheap. They have a 12x12 faux canvas print for $19.96. I decided that for 20 bucks that I could at least try it. So I searched my digi-stash for anything cowgirl and anything that might look good on a canvas (stamps, paints, splatters, etc...). I also did a little digi-shopping and bought Cowgirl Up by Chelle's Creations and Lace Stamp Alpha from Faith True. So I made this canvas with a mix of Cowgirl Up, Lace Stamp Alpha and some other things I had in my digi-stash.

I had to test out my page several times when I uploaded it to the wal-mart print site. It was nice because they gave you a preview of how it would look when printed (what parts would be on the sides of the canvas). I ended up making my image 14in x14in and making sure I left about 1.5 inches on each side for the wrap part of the canvas. You can see (on the finished product) that the edge comes right up to the doodled border.

Anyway, so here is the .jpg image of my digital page.


And here is a pic of the finished product.


I was actually really pleased with it. The colors weren't as bright but still okay and it printed just as it was shown on their website. Plus I got it in 1 hour and I was able to go pick it up at my local wal-mart. I mean, it is cheap and it is faux BUT for $20 and 1 hour I feel like I got my money's worth and my daughter LOVES it. I probably wouldn't choose it for a professional print but for this little project it was perfect.




This is what the back looks like.
It's basically a card board box.


And here's what it looks like finished on her wall.
I'm going to be doing a post on how I made my paper art work you see in the frames. Look for that soon.


Hope this inspires you to use your digital scrapbook supplies to make some art for your wall.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - Great idea!!! So how large do you suppose you can go with the canvas before the clarity of the image becomes an issue? I see you did a 14x14 without a problem (digi papers being 12x12).

Scrapping With Liz said...

I stretched the 12x12 paper & it didn't seem to affect the quality of the print. Not sure how high you could actually go? Good question. Let me research a bit & see what I can find out.

FlutterbyeFaery AKA Evie said...

looks fantastic! really makes me want one (or a few LOL) for the living room wall!

FlutterbyeFaery AKA Evie said...

walmart.com has a coupon you can print for $10 off an 11X14 or 12X12, expires 1/31

LaRessie said...

I have something I want to make and putting it on a canvas would be GREAT! Thanks for the inspiration. And can you come decorate my house for me? LOL! I just FINALLY put the frames you gave me on my mantle. I will take a pic and share on fb :)

Canvas Print said...

Nice art Thanks for the inspiration. And can you come decorate my house for me.

momto4boys said...

That is really cool Liz, love the wall art and your collage.

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