Canvas Wall Art: What it really is.
I often get questions about what really is canvas wall art. Here is all the detail. A canvas is a high-quality image that is printed on an artist’s grade canvas. It shouldn’t be confused for an artists’ painting as there is entirely no painting involved. What happens is an image is printed directly onto the canvas with a professional printing machine. The next step is the canvas gets stretched over a wooden frame, rendering it hidden. You will never get to see the structure that actually keeps the canvas art taut! This is known as a gallery wrap finish. The image wrap option allows the edges of your image to continue onto the sides of your canvas rendering a three-dimensional effect. All of the canvases are created with the highest quality artist grade canvas material and archival ink. There is a UVB protectant in the canvas fabric which helps protect the canvas from sun degradation.
You may prefer the look of a framed canvas. This makes for a beautiful contemporary or classical presentation. You’ll notice several custom framing options are available. Among them are floating frames in walnut, silver, gold or black. Premium frames in gold, antique, walnut or black add a touch of elegance!
Traditional canvas wraps come in three different thickness sizes:
- With chunk gallery wraps, your canvas will be wrapped around 2.5” thick wooden stretcher bars. It’s a substantial, eye-catching look.
- With thick gallery wraps, your canvas will be wrapped around 1.5” thick wooden stretcher bars. It’s a clean, modern look that’s ready to hang.
- With thin gallery wraps, the canvas is wrapped around .75” thick wooden stretcher bars. It’s a good choice if you’re planning to custom frame your canvas.
Canvas’ are available in several sizes. The smallest size is 8 x 10 inches to the impressive 40 x 60-inch masterpiece size. All the traditional canvases are available in custom sizes up to 55 inches x100 inches.
What about your decor?
In today’s modern decor, it is common to mix canvas prints and framed prints together. This has been well thought out by interior decorators. Framed prints tie into the overall decor of a room by connecting the colour scheme with the frame. The mood can be shifted by changing the frame colour.
When selecting a timeless black border frame, the focus remains on the artwork. More stylized frames like contemporary or traditional command the character of the photo. We must consider the furniture and room decor when choosing the frames as they are essential to maintaining cohesion.
By comparison, canvas wraps (frameless) offer more versatility for decorating a wall. The advantage of frameless borders is that they require a great deal less of thought, adapting with greater ease to your decor style. The vibrant pops of colour create new focal points that liven up the room you’re decorating.