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Hi everyone, I'm sure alot of you art savvy people may already know this..but it was new to me & I really liked the look achieved. A local framing gallery suggested mounting a print on canvas. The look was fantastic- it turned a basic $40.00 print into an "original"! They explained that it would be best if the print wasn't overly crisp- a bit blurred & ideally something that you could see the brush strokes in. A great way to hang something- framed or unframed, & less expensive than custom framing...thought I'd share:)

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once again, sorry if this is something that's been around - it was new to me, so I thought I'd mention also...they also showed us suede mats-in every colour of the rainbow. They were absolutely gorgeous, on the right print, a show stopper....

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It was $37.50 US (inclusive of shipping), and took 12 days from the date of order. I noticed that the shipping charge for art.com is the same as the barewalls charge. I suspect they are "six of one, half a dozen of another".

It is a good quality poster, sent properly packaged and I am pleased.

BTW - I called one frame shop and learned that it would cost abut $200.00 to have the poster "transferred to canvas" and the canvas stretched.

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here's a few price comparisons...although 'm sure ths will fluctuate wildly throughout the country, locally for the same size (16 x20) I've been quoted $61.00, $102.00 & $142.00 excluding the cost of the print...interesting.

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hi, the print I saw was in the store- so I'm sorry I can't post a pic. It ends up looking like an original painting...the print no longer appears to be a print the canvas texture actually becomes very apparent- almost fused together. If that makes any sense....they quoted approx. $240.00 for the print that was there but it was very large, probably about 60"x40". Now mind you they are a 'high end' framing gallery, & you may be able to find a better price elsewhere...t truly looked like an original & was actually being done for a local designers home. Hope this helps!
BTW Dreamer too funny- imaginary friends hahaha:)

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It is indeed beautiful here. Makes me want to skip work and clean those flower beds. I have tulips and ephemerals coming up in the bed near my house on the south side!

I was thinking of you this morning and wondering if you were a literal type, like me, who would want to hang those keys near a door. At my father's house I hung his print of doorways in the entry. Oddly, he thought that was very clever - I thought it was obvious!

I ordered my print "Color Table on Major Gray" from Barewalls.com. I was excited to find the site as they have hundreds of prints and you can search by style, artist, subject etc... take a look! I haven't a clue how to do a weblink, sorry. This is just a glorified typewriter to me, and you people are all my imaginary friends.

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I am waiting for my Klee poster to be delivered and I would prefer it to be mounted on canvas (it is not going to be hung above furniture, but on a kitchen wall and I have clumsy teenagers in the house). I was wondering if it was possible - guess you heard me wondering!

I will enquire of the local frame shops.

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