Thursday, February 23, 2017

Frames Focus: Gold Floater Frames



Everywhere you look, gold seems to be like the in color at the moment. Gold tips on minimalist furniture, gilded edging on boxes and decor, a splash of 24K for a bit of New Year's glitter every day. 

Not going to lie, we love it too.


No, seriously. Look how shinneee!
From top to bottom: GB24, GD445, GE573, GD315, GE456, 

For today's focus, we've decided to feature our Gold Canvas Floaters. Canvas floaters are an especially modern looking type of framing style. Since the canvas slipped in and adhered to the back wall, the final appearance is that the canvas is "floating" within the frame. Not visually overly decadent, canvas floater frames are a perfect choice for that gold minimalist look.



Made from wood, these frames are gilded and hand-joined together, making them a bit of a work of art in of themselves. They're also lightweight but very strong, and bring a warmer touch to pieces than metal frames. Their reflections are less jarring in comparison to metal frames, making them ideal frames for taking photos in.



Like to check them out? You can find all our frames on our custom-made frames section here! Simply input the artwork dimensions and we will figure out the rest.




KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

StockPhotoSet #2 - Toasty Food + Warm Drinks!




It's here! Today's StockPhotoSet is another round of food and drink - this time some warm toasty images to warm us up this winter.

To download, simply click on the Dropbox link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/52dsnrs50ha3skq/AACN1bMfyAkOhX7aGukY-yuxa?dl=0

Every second Wednesday we'll be scouring free stock photography sites such as UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, to bring your our top 5 favourites for your growing business or office! These ones are all A-OK to print and hang in your commercial space, and are all high enough in DPI to print on large canvas sizes.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

Not quite what you were looking for? Comment below and send us suggestions on what kinds of images you'd like us to find for our next Stock Photo Set!



KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Thursday, February 16, 2017

When Decorating Mantels...


When it comes to large art pieces, it's hard to find a big enough wall space to do the artwork justice. However, if you've got a bit of mantel - that would be just the perfect place to put it!

Below is one of our favourite videos for decorating mantels. Emily Henderson does an excellent job with showing some the more contemporary and creative ways you can dress up that little strip over the fireplace. Have a look!




Inspired? At USAOnCanvas, we can print large canvases that would be perfect for that spot above your fireplace! Want a shadow box like the one featured? We also make custom shadow sized shadow-boxes to fit virtually any object or project. Contact us today!

KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!



For those of you who have ordered something from us for today, thank you for giving us a chance to help you make your special day perfect. Happy Valentine's Day from all of us here at USAOnCanvas / KeenArt Media - we hope your day is filled blossoming love and joy.

(Need some gift ideas for the future? Check out our Ideas Gallery here!)


KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Monday, February 13, 2017

Have you heard yet? We have a new Paper Sample Packs! ($29 + shipping)


Complete with 3 different types of images to help you better visualize how your print will look, our new paper sample pack certainly packs a punch! Printed on 14 different types of materials  and showcasing a Granger Rainbow Chart, as well as RGB, CMYK and Grayscale swatches, this sample pack should help in determining the perfect material for nearly any project. The complete pack is now available at an introductory price of $29, + shipping and handling ($19).





Your pack will include the following paper types:

Fine Art
  • Fine Art - Hahnemuhle, Photo Rag 
  • Fine Art - Hahnemuhle, Textured German Etching 
  • Fine Art - Hahnemuhle, William Turner 
  • Fine Art - Hahnemuhle, Fine Art Baryta 
  • Fine Art - Moab - Entrada Rag Bright 
  • Fine Art - Moab - Entrada Rag Natural  
Photography
  • Photographic Paper - Metallic Paper 
  • Photographic Paper - Premium Luster 
  • Photographic Paper - Premium Glossy 
  • Photographic Paper - Premium Semigloss 
  • Coated Paper - Enhanced Matte
Synthetic Textiles
  • Fabric - Satin Cloth
  • Fabric Removable Adhesive - Peel n' Stick
  • Canvas

EXTRA BONUS: should your order of a sample pack result in a new print order of $99 and above, we'll reimburse the $19 shipping as credit towards your new order!


Got a question? We'd be happy to answer! Contact us at:

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Idea Corner: Gemstone Glitz Hanging Wall Art

Ok, so we've still been reeling with inspiration from our Shine Bright Like a Diamond blog last week. So today we're bringing you a little DIY project one of our colleagues tried out herself - and is it bedazzling!





How do you do it? Simple! Start with a watercolor artwork (if you don't have one, you can always download some excellent ones from Creative Market for as low as $2). From there, what you'll need is:





  • One artwork print, dye-sublimated on metal (this one was 8x8). For super bright whites and that glossy effect, make sure to get it printed on metal gloss clear.  

 
  • One birchwood panel, 1-5/8" deep (also 8x8 to match the print). This one was painted black the overall piece would look more like it was "floating". If you are going to paint the wood any color, remember to prime it first! 


  • Finally, some double-sided Mounting Tape (this you can find at any dollar store)





Now that you have all three pieces, here are the steps for mounting the artwork:

  1. Cut out some strips of double sided mounting tape, and adhere them flat on the panel.
  2. Carefully line up one side of the print with one edge of the wood panel. Don't stick too early unless you know you've aligned it perfectly - once it's stuck, it's very stuck.
  3. When you're certain - stick it and smooth it out! That's it!



And there you have it, ta-dah!! A beautiful gemstone wall art to call your own. The super glossiness also deepens the colors of the print, which really makes it appear as though the gem were truly 3D and alive. Love it!

Looking to start your DIY gemstone today? Head on over to our dye sublimation printing page and upload your image today. We also offer professional mounting services as well as artist supplies such as wood panels

If you're giving it a try, let us know in the comments how it goes! We would love to hear from you. Happy creating!





KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stock Photo Set Batch 1 is OUT!




It's here! Today's first installment of the Stock Photo Set: Food & Drink!

To download, simply click on the Dropbox link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0qf4jbfnxwhkk3o/AAC7dBfBDVPZUEnkyUZUNSm0a?dl=0

Every second Wednesday we'll be scouring free stock photography sites such as UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, to bring your our top 5 favourites for your growing business or office! These ones are all A-OK to print and hang in your commercial space, and are all high enough in DPI to print on large canvas sizes.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

Not quite what you were looking for? Comment below and send us suggestions on what kinds of images you'd like us to find for our next Stock Photo Set!



KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday