Friday, May 17, 2013

The wonder of acrylic wall art and giveaway!

Acrylic wall print by photoworld.co.uk 
I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about what we put on the walls of our houses. It seems all to often people are happy to display the same generic art prints that hang in houses the world over, but keep the precious images of their families and friends on their computers or in albums. I'm not suggesting you turn your house into a gallery dedicated to your offspring, but I think the pictures in our houses should mean something.

I've tried lots of options for displaying photos over the years, but had a real revelation last year when we did our annual exhibition at Moray Camera Club. For the first time members were allowed to display their images, not just as conventional prints in frames, but also as canvases and acrylic and alluminium prints. One of our members Helen, chose to display her pictures as acrylic wall art and the moment I stepped into the exhibition her images instantly grabbed my attention.

Acrylic prints are photos printed on Kodak paper and displayed behind a thick sheet of acrylic. I don't completely understand why, but for some reason this gives them a very bright, colourful and modern look. Pictures really shine in this format in an astonishing way.

When the people at Photoworld.co.uk asked me to try one of their products, here was no debate about the product I would try or the picture I would choose. I picked an image of my son and mother from last year's canal boat trip in Wales and chose a 30x45cm print. It arrived within a week and the result was every bit as good as I'd hoped. Theo loved it, I mean really loved it. He wanted to take it to bed...


There were tears when I took it away!

So I am thrilled to be able to give you a chance to experience your own piece of photoworld magic, with a giveaway (hurrah!) 5 prizes, multiple ways to enter and you have until Saturday 25th to take part. Have fun!


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15 comments:

  1. Clare, that is such a beautiful photo of Theo and his grandmother. I would love a photo on canvas just like yours. I'm so happy you started your blog again!! Thanks for all the lovely info too, I received your email the other day.

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  2. Your post has definitely set me thinking... I have lots of A4-sized prints of the family all over the house, in silver frames (in fact, there's one very fun shot that *you* took, that we all love!) I think if I were lucky enough to win one of the giveaways, then I'd choose the same that you did, in probably the same size. I even have a pic I took of my 3 girls in mind (the one that's my cover photo on Facebook). Fingers crossed for my good luck, and thanks for the good idea!

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  3. I've not seen this medium before it looks very fresh and modern. For some reason I dislike intensely in my own home photographs of family on the walls. I don't mind them in free standing frames though. I think it has something to do with having low ceilings and relatively little wall space in which to hang anything.

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  4. I would love to get a canvas of the kids

    @ashlallan

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  5. I would love to win an acrylic print.
    Great giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance
    xxxx

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  6. i would purchase a Canvas Print

    linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  7. If I were lucky enough to win I would put the voucher towards photo books. I have a new grandchild and a daughter who is getting married in the autumn so lots of great reasons to use my camera!

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  8. I've used Photoworld before for books and been super impressed, so I would create one for my mum's 70th birthday!

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  9. I'd so love a beautiful print of my Theo before he is completely grown up !

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  10. I love that photo of Theo and his gran! I think I'd like one of the acrylic blocks, with a photo of my two gorgeous nieces on it!

    P.S. I didn't realise you'd started a blog - hurray, you're back!

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  11. I would get a canvas print of my girls

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  12. I'd get an acrylic print of my little boy :)

    Hele

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  13. Agatha Anna ColtmanMay 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I would love to get some nice print on canvas

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  14. the Photo Acrylic Blocks look good

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  15. Get your best memories on canvas easily.Acrylic prints are the best for the house decoration.Really, it looks awesome on the wall.

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