White Egret with Aigrettes Image printed as a Canvas Board in a Standard 11 x 14 frame on a table stand.
With this post I wanted to introduce one product that is available through my Janthina Images photo gallery site. I’ve been working on some black and white bird portraits and have tested them as photographic lustre prints which look lovely. But, I had been curious to see how they would look on canvas. Plus, I was interested in seeing about the Canvas Board Product which I had not ordered myself before. All of my canvases, ’til these, have been of color images. Because, I liked these so well and thought others might also, I wanted to present the idea. While I have realized just trying to take pictures of these to show, I might not be the best ‘product photographer.’ But, hope that they convey to some degree how really lovely these pictures are in person. Canvases can be purchased as gallery wraps which have part of the image on the sides, or stretched where the entire image is on the face and the sides are white, or thin wraps which are mounted on board with image on the edges and wrapped around the back, or Canvas Board such as these.
The Canvas Board option is a Giclee on museum quality canvas, printed with archival inks, and mounted on gatorboard. The image is on the face with sides white and neatly wrapped and affixed on the back. When ordering through my site the canvas is protected by a satin laminate which is a nice soft treatment. Although, gloss laminate is available on request, just not through the cart. The Canvas Board treatment is very lightweight but gatorboard is rigid and won’t warp so it makes a great product to either put in a frame or on a stand. I ordered the first one, as above, in a standard size….in this case an 11 x 14 which fits nicely into ready made frames. I didn’t show it here but I found a very attractive distressed wood frame at Pier 1, removed the glass and the matt, and the canvas board fit in perfectly with the backing in the frame. The picture above shows the canvas in an 11 x 14 ready made frame I found at the frame makers store. Frame makers will often make standard sizes of left over frame material from other jobs available. I love looking through those for good material and deals. Also, since canvas board prints are so thin, I thought it would be great to just stand them decoratively without frame on a table or mantle (you can do this with thin wraps too). I found the stands pictured here at Tuesday Morning which can be a great place to find eclectic decorative items inexpensively.
I hope you enjoy looking at these and the idea of Canvas Board for a casual canvas treatment with a great soft texture which can be affordably displayed in many ways. In case of interest, I put the gallery link on the bottom of this post along with a brief guide for finding the canvas board option. Clicking on the pictures will take you to that image in the gallery.
The image is a White Egret on a fallen limb with Tillandsia plants hanging on from the Big Cypress area. Here the canvas board is in a black stand without any frame for table display. The aspect ratio of the image is different than the first image and I didn’t want to crop in the shopping cart so I ordered it as an 11 x 16. Oh, the hummingbird plate is one of my mother’s china painting projects!
This and the next few images just show this image with the same photo stand for continuity.
A view of how thin the canvas board is and how nicely it fits in this little stand.
This is what the back looks like of a canvas board mounting treatment.
Gallery Link: Janthina Images Black and White Bird Portrait Gallery
Brief instructions to look around at an image and size options for canvas/canvas board:
- Click on desired image in the gallery.
- Hit Buy Photo – This Photo
- You’ll see Wall Art/Paper Prints/Keepsakes-Choose Wall Art
- Wall Art will display various canvas options: Choose Flat Mounted Canvas for the canvas board option
- Choose a size
- Add to Cart (this will not commit a purchase only get you to see or adjust crop)
- View Cart – here you can choose to Change the Product or you can Adjust the crop as you wish if a crop is required
- If you hit Change product a screen with tabs will come up where you can choose photo prints, etc, or select the canvas tab to get canvas options. Also, this area will display with each size if a Crop is required for that size choice. If you look at the top image of this post at 11 x 14 or any of that aspect ratio, you won’t see Requires Crop there.
I know it sounds like a lot but it allows quite a bit of choice and control. Anyone interested or having difficulty with the size they are interested in just let me know and I’ll be happy to help. Additionally, any image of mine you have seen that is not in the two sale galleries I have. Just ask and I’ll put them there if you are interested in them. I plan to do more uploading with some new color images too.
Thanks for looking at this product option for the bird portraits and hope you enjoy just experimenting with it.