There are many techniques available to help you introduce art into your home.
Canvas Wrap, also known as Gallery wrap, takes canvas artwork or prints and wraps it over thick piece of wood. There are no visible fasteners (e.g., staples or tacks) and it is intended to be hung unframed.
Canvas Floater Frame
Canvas Floater Frames give the illusion that the artwork is floating within the frame. Only the surface of the canvas will show on the front and any color applied to the canvas wrapping the sides of the stretcher bars will be somewhat visible in the “float” space.
Traditional Framed Print
As the name insinuates, traditional framed prints are displayed in a frame, usually with a protective glass. You can get canvas framed without glass and many galleries offer a matte glass option.
Giclee prints can be produced on any paper or canvas. Canvas can be the most effective as it appears as close to the original artwork in colour. Canvas prints are much more durable than paper. In giclee printing there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. Giclee means to spray or squirt, the technique used by the printer.
At Chris Cardy Imaging, canvas prints are coated with a quality art protectant to protect against UV light (which diminishes colour) and minor scratches. Prints are certified to withstand exposure to sunlight and humidity variations within a normal household environment. Photos can be printed directly onto canvas and can be up to 60” wide by whatever length you require. You can speak to Chris to find out how you can have your own prints professionally prepared in the medium of your choice. She’ll be happy to prepare a quote. For more information call 705-774-4928 or drop by the gallery at 5 Miller St. in Parry Sound.