Create Your Own Canvas

From photo to fine art

Create Your Own Canvas

From photo to fine art

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Create Your Own Canvas

Start with a blank canvas...

We usually steer clear of the art world. Too many pretentious, emperor's-new-clothes-style charlatans for our liking. But now, thanks to the ingenious Create Your Own Canvas, we're slipping on our smocks and adjusting our berets in excitement. Why? Because this idiot-proof kit allows you to transform any digital photo into a pro-looking textured canvas print for under a tenner. Wow!

Preparing the image...

Create Your Own Canvas

Scan in or use a digital picture, use the downloaded software to position your image, then print onto inkjet canvas paper...

All you do is print your favourite image on to the self-adhesive Smartfilm paper using your inkjet printer. Next, stick it to the 8x10 canvas (which has already been stretched and stapled around a wooden frame) and smooth down the image, Olympic curling-styley, with the special brush to reveal the texture. Voila! You've got a pro-quality canvas print for under a tenner. It's incredibly satisfying and any dunderhead can do it.

Applying to the canvas...

Create Your Own Canvas

Trim your print-out

Peel off strip

Attach edge and flip paper over

Slide across the Smart Film Applicator

The most unique feature of this easy-peasy process is that your finished masterpiece looks like it's been printed, not stuck, directly on the canvas; an effect that usually costs a small fortune to achieve. No one will ever suspect it's a DIY job. And when admirers gaze at your canvas you can stroke your arty-farty goatee with pride. Assuming you're a man.

Create Your Own Canvas

Finish it with the texture
up brush

Using the canvas kit you can create a stunningly original gift for a loved one: a portrait of the kids, a wedding shot, a holiday sunset or even an artistic canvas depicting a best mate's tragic hairdon't. The possibilities are endless. And thanks to the included software you can resize and edit your chosen image and add cool effects such as sepia, black and white, paint by shades and sketch. Pricey studios? Who needs 'em?

Create Your Own Canvas

...and voila, magic!

Of course you could always try painting the scenes in question on a real canvas with real paints, but the resultant mess is unlikely to fool anyone, except perhaps a bozo collector who buys avant-garde tat a toddler could knock up. So what are you waiting for? Hit the canvas!

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Create Your Own Canvas
Please note:
  • Requires internet connection to download the software plus a PC with running Windows ME/XP/2002/Vista or Apple Mac running OSX or newer
  • Also requires a standard A4 ink jet printer
  • Creative fun for all the family
  • Professional looking results
  • Ideal gift for special occasions
  • Turn your digital images into art
  • Uses Smart Film
    • Patented ultra thin inkjet printable film
    • Compatible with all makes of inkjet printer
    • Provides long lasting high quality prints
    • Takes upon the texture of any surface
  • 1x Stretched Canvas
  • 1x Smart Film Sheet
  • 1x Smart Film Applicator
  • 1x Texture Brush
  • 1x Instruction Sheet
  • Canvas - approximately 20.3 cm (W) x 25.4 cm (H) x 1.6 cm (D)

Customer Reviews

Hi, I was just looking at ordering one of these, I was just wondering if the software you download is free as some photo software isn't and I dont want to get caught out by any hidden charges. Also does it have to be the suggested software or can any photo software be used? Thanks.
Vicki - 17th January 2012
Firebox says: Hi Vicki. The software is free to use. As for using any other software, it is recommended you use the supplied software to get the correct dimensions and alignment for the print. That's not to say you can't edit your image before hand using something else!
I've already got an unused canvas, can you just buy the paper on it's own?
S - 12th December 2011
Firebox says: Sorry, we don't currently sell the paper separately.
Will this work with Windows 7 ??
Mike Mccann - 27th April 2011
Firebox says: No Sorry
This does work, despite a few glitches! The instructions aren't exactly accurate for the product that is in the box, also the software that I downloaded didn't work, my printer just spat the paper out. So I ditched the instruction leaflet and software and used my initiative! I used another well know software program and set the margins and printer settings up. I also ditched the applying applicator in favour of my hand! Anyway, first attempt wasn't bad at all! Looks pretty funky infact. So it does work...just use your noggin and take your time. I'm off to buy another...!
Lou - 31st January 2011
Firebox says: Thanks for the advice Lou!
Fantastic product. Purchased one as I was unsure, but now I have done one I have ordered three more! It's easy to use and there are online video tutorials just in case. I was very impressed with the professional end result. Excellent value too, cheaper than the manufacturers site. Love it!
Kris - 29th January 2011
Would not recommend this. I bought two for my mum and in-laws Christmas presents. The paper to print on is too wide, so was chewed up by my printer. The instructions could be clearer, there was one tool and I just had no idea how to use it! I had to put one attempt in the bin, and give a the less thoughtful gift of Bacardi!
H - 21st January 2011