Sunday, March 18, 2012

What are Gallery Wraps, Standouts & Print Wraps and Why You Should Care!


  I am beginning to offer gallery wraps, standouts and print wraps thru my business and have realized that many people (including myself just a while back) don't know what these items are, or the differences between them.  All of these terms can be a little (or a lot) confusing so I hope this short post helps to clarify them for you!

  So, here is a small tutorial with links and photos from arond the web stating the differences between a gallery wrap, a standout and a print wrap!!!

Gallery Wrap: is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides...and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. (the photo can stretch around or the part that stretches can just be a plain color).  via Wikipedia.
Here is a photo of a gallery wrap:

StandoutsStandouts are....Photographs mounted on thick, light weight Gatorfoam (heavy duty foamboard). via Mpix Pro.  Photos on standouts will do just that "standout" from the wall and give a little more "oomph" than a flat print.

Here is a photo of a standout:

Print Wraps: Print Wraps are printed on photographic paper and laminated with a mounting block on the back. Via Mpix Pro.  These seem to be a flatter, less stretched out version of a gallery wrap. 

Here is a photo of a Print Wrap:  via this site

  That is the basic definitions of gallery wraps, standouts and print wraps.  Now, on to why you should care.

  Really it's all about your personal style and what you'd like to showcase in your home. 

  For me, I would put things like weddings, family portraits and special occasions on a gallery wrap.  For standouts, however, I would showcase my favorite photo of a child, a cute shot of a couple or an adored pet.  Print Wraps make me think of fun, summertime and playfulness;  therefore, I would put things like vacation photos, ocean photos and casual family outings on them.

  Bottom line, it's all about what YOU like and feel should go on there. 

  I hope this little tutorial on the differences between three popular ways to showcase photos has helped you out and given you some inspiration.  If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.  I would love to hear from you!!


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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday Fabulousness {My Faves from a Long Week}

I am so happy that it's ALMOST Friday!!!  I'm having to scrounge to find some things I love this week but I'll make it work =)

1- This beautiful cover for my iphone.  The color is amazing.  ELAGO EL-S4SM-CBL-BA S4 Slim Fit Case for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon iPhone 4/4S - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Coral Blue

2- If you're a photographer (of any level) check out this website which has some amazing FREE e-books and other information.

3- Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.  I purchased it at Goodwill last night for $0.75!!!  Just started reading it and it's good.  Different but good.
 Cold mountain novel cover.jpg

4 - Starbucks!!!!  I am in love with their White Chocolate Mocha (iced) and a friend got me to try it with a pump of Vanilla!!!

  Since this post was supposed to go out last Friday but didn't, I'm adding an extra two things to this one =)

5- People who do the right thing.  I lost my iphone last Thursday night and didn't expect to have it returned.  But a nice person returned it to me Saturday afternoon.  There are still some decent people in this world.  Praise the Lord!

6- This hilraious website about bunnies!!!! Go check it out I guarantee you it will make you laugh. 


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Project 52 - Week 3 {Week of February 26th, 2012}

  I have gotten thru three weeks of Project 52 and I'm excited!  Excited because at the end of this year I want to create a book of all 52 photos to keep as a memorial of this year. 

Week 3

  My mom's brother's family lives three hours from us and every few months we go to visit them.  This is the baby girl.  I thought in this photo she looked like a little farmeress!  How sweet is she?

  How you doing with your photo project?  Do you need inspiration? If so, or if you're breezing along, I would love to know!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fabulousness Friday!! {A Few Favorites from the Week}

YAY! I get to share some links of things I love this week with you!!!

1- My new iphone 4S  Isn't it so cute?  I love the logo on the back.  Unfortunately, I can't see mine because there is a case on it.  But that's ok!!! 

2- This British detective series  has me hooked and I have run out of the ones I can watch on and ! =(  

3- This British mystery series which stars Alan Davies . And (i know it's crazy) he's kinda cute!!! Of course, this picture doesn't do him justice.

4- The fact that I purchased my whole, entire tour to Italy this week!!! I'm so excited to be journeying there in April.....