Updated June 28, 2022. Guest post by andy Grossman-Morris.
Today Friday and next Tuesday we’ll have Sandy Grossman-Morris as our guest poster, giving up the next step in our series about creating custom canvases.
I’m back, with a little more bloggy inspiration. Some of you may remember that last time I was featured on Janet’s Wonderful Blog, our air conditioner had decided to go on strike. Well, [my husband] Bob the Builder got it running again. . . it was just a fuse. Yay! So, I am a happy camper once again.
OK, on to the important stuff. Last time I shared my knowledge of what makes a suitable Custom Canvas. This time around, we will be having fun, fun, fun, with Custom Needlepoint Canvases! I love, and I mean absolutely LOVE an artistic challenge, the chance to improve or enhance what you have in mind for me to put onto canvas.
Without giving out proprietary secrets, I take a bit of techno geeky abilities and add in a whole lot of cleverness to create something fabulous for you to needlepoint. Let’s talk about improving a photo or other art, first.
Improvement or SISO (Something In Something Out) OOPS! SOMETHING IS MISSING!!!! Thinking back on past projects. . . I was sent a photo of a pet kitty with the tip of one ear missing and there was “something blue” in the background. See at the top of the article how I fixed these problems, the top picture is what was sent to me, the bottom shows how it was fixed.
I can also combine parts of photographs in order to achieve the “Perfect” project, by resizing parts to match the other. Additionally, I can lighten ( to a certain degree) a photo, or crop out unwanted portions.
Check out this fantastic family:
The photo below is the one that was sent to me. . . Adorable kids with no lower bodies, floating in an abyss of darkness. I cropped and enlarged this photo so the children became the focus, and decreased the cost significantly. The overall canvas size ended up at 27″ x 13″ printed on 18 mesh canvas. This was a gift to the very lucky and talented grandmother of the Bloom Family, from her children.
And if I am lucky enough to receive “Work in Progress” photos, I will share them with you on my SHOW & TELL PAGE!
OH, PLEASE TAKE IT OUT!!! The owner of the kitty with the purple eyes also ordered a second canvas of another kitty, below. That photo was taken in a home, and naturally, there was furniture and such in the background. I removed all of that, making a plain black background, and cropped it so that the kitty and the quilt are the only things to stitch….and I am hoping that the stitcher will continue to send work-in-progress photos to share on my “Show & Tell webpage. Believe me, I do a whole lot of taking stuff out before many photos get put on canvas!