All About Gallery Wrap Canvas

A gallery wrap canvas is a great choice for major impact on large walls in a home or condo, and in large hotel or corporate projects. The look is clean, simple and less expensive than a large framed print with glass. What is a gallery wrapped canvas? They are designed to be displayed without frames for a sleek contemporary finish. Your giclée canvas will be professionally mounted on substantial 1.5″ or 2.5″ stretcher bars, with the image wrapping around the sides. …

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How To Choose The Right Picture Frame

Selecting the right picture frame will transform an image. Your choices range from thousands of profiles in wood, metal or poly each of which can create a distinct look. Choosing a colour to bring out the best in your image is only one of the decisions you need to make. Below we share the pros and cons of the materials when choosing a picture frame. Try out Larson Juhl’s interactive visualizer to see how your image will look in a …

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Mieke's little free library

Little Free Libraries in White Rock / South Surrey

When we had a place at The Glen At Maple Falls, one of my favourite things about the place was the trading library. It was the size of a small portable classroom, filled with bookshelves, and really well organized by volunteers. Now I find myself with a growing pile of books on my book shelves and a nagging urge to exchange them. I’d heard that there were several little free libraries or small book exchanges around town so I wanted …

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Looking Back at 2021

Reflecting on 2021. It was a tough year for so many, and when we struggled I kept repeating to myself, “my whole town didn’t burn to the ground” and later in the year, “my whole town isn’t underwater. While we struggled along with the rest of the world with supply chain issues, we remained and continue to remain optimistic. We found suppliers who had product on hand, and made several successful pivots. Overall we have much to be grateful for! …

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Disposing of Old Furniture in South Surrey / White rock

When our customers come in to look at new living room furniture, they often ask us about disposing of old furniture. It depends on whether the item is still in good shape or not. My first suggestion if the item is in great shape would be to try the South Rock Buy Nothing facebook group. It’s such a great feeling to pass along good quality used items rather than see them end up in the landfill. There are a couple …

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The Fine Art of Giclée

Giclée (pronounced zhee-KLAY) is a French word meaning “to spurt, spray or squirt”, referring to the way these high-resolution, typically large-format, printers work, and has since expanded to refer to the archival quality prints that fine art printing produces. The Term Giclée The term “giclée print” connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high-resolution digital scans or files and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art archival paper, and photo-base paper. The …

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stylecraft table lamps

How to Choose the Right Lamp

There are five basic types of lighting Natural lighting – also known as daylight, this is the light that enters your home naturally during the daytime. While direct sun shining through your windows will cause fading of natural wood and fabric surfaces, and can also damage fine art, natural light can also be indirect. Ambient lighting – also known as general lighting, usually this is the light attached to the light switch or dimmer. This is typically overhead lighting such …

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art terminology

The Ultimate Glossary of Art Terminology

We get a lot of questions about art terminology. Here is a glossary of art terms with definitions and pronunciation where needed. Abstract Expressionism – Abstract style originating in the United States in the 1940’s emphasizing spontaneity and energy. Acrylic – A plastic used as a medium for pigments in painting or as a casting material in sculpture. Plexiglas and Lucite are clear acrylics. A synthetic based paint. Acrylic is fast drying and glossy when dried. Appliqué – French meaning …

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white rock and south surrey photographers

White Rock and South Surrey Photographers

We frame family portraits all the time, and often when customers see people picking up their custom framed portraits we get asked about local photographers. Here’s a list of White Rock and South Surrey photographers who have been recommended to us recently. South Rock Family Photographers Natalie D’Angelo Photography – Kari lynn Photography – 3 Blondies Photography – 604 505 7404 Lockhart Photography – 778 899 3742 Say Cheese Photography – 778 885 8650 Franki Lee Photography – …

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ultimate spring cleaning checklist

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

You’ve probably already felt the urge to get started. Maybe you’ve done a clothing purge while you put away winter clothes and pulled out your spring and summer wardrobe. Maybe the longer days have exposed just how badly your windows need to be cleaned. We feel it too. We’ve put together the ultimate spring cleaning checklist for you to download. Click link below to download your printable checklist. ultimate spring cleaning checklist We also have some suggestions for local White …

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