Recently I was contacted by Easy Canvas Prints to see if I would be interested in reviewing one of their products. For a long time I've had this fabulous picture of my grandmother and have been longing to do something with it. So it seemed like the perfect fit.
Easy Canvas Prints allows you to take a picture and turn it into a canvas print. One thing I really loved about their website is how easy it is to use. Just a four step process to create a masterpiece.
I already had this picture scanned into my computer.
This picture is of my grandmother, Lin Lin, and was taken in 1945 (according to the date written in pencil on the back).
I just love how vibrant and young she is. Doesn't she look full of life?
First I went to the website and clicked on the 'Start Designing Now' button.
You select your canvas size (I chose 11x14) and how thickly you want the image wrapped (I chose gallery wrap - 1.5 inches).
On the next step you will upload your image. I've used other photo sites that took ages to upload an image. With Easy Canvas Prints, the photo uploaded very quickly - no waiting at all.
Their guidelines will tell you if the resolution is too low or not.
Once you've uploaded your image, you will choose the border. There are several options (including wrapping an image around the corners or choosing a color for your border), but I chose the mirror wrap option, which extends the picture around the sides in a mirror image.
Here is a close up:
Finally, you will select image options. You can turn a color photo into black and white or sepia, and you can have minor or major retouching done. Now you may have noticed that my photo does have a crease running across it and some white in the upper corner. However, I decided I didn't want to fix these things, because I think they give an old photo character. This option would be a great service, though, if you had issues in a picture that you did want fixed.
Once you've completed those four steps, then off to checkout! It's really that simple.
A few days later the package arrived on my doorstep.
I wasn't sure how it would turn out because it was such an old photo, but I am thrilled with the results.
What a wonderful way to enjoy this picture!
And when Paul saw it he immediately wanted to make some of the old black and white photos he has of his relatives into canvas prints.
As much as I want to keep this for myself, this particular picture is actually intended for my Dad. You see, his birthday is in a week, and I suspect he might really love this picture of his mother to hang on the wall. Happy birthday, Dad! I hope you love this print as much as I do.
Disclaimer: I was provided one canvas print in exchange for a review. All of the opinions expressed above are my own.