Art Round-Up | Ship Art Digital Downloads
The Ship Room reveal went live last week (click here for all the details)!! If you all looking to create a similar nautical gallery wall, but are not finding the right art at your antique stores, I have 15 beautiful ship prints for you to pick from!
My ship art collection started with one painting and grew once I decided to create a gallery wall. But it took a while to get the right combination and sizes. Digital downloads can be so helpful when there is a gap you need to fill, because you can print the exact dimensions you need!
- 1. Nautical from Juniper
- 2. Mayday from BFF Print Shop
- 3. Sailboat Study from BFF Print Shop
- 4. Sailboats from BFF Print Shop
- 5. Stormy Sails from BFF Print Shop
- 6. Stockholm from BFF Print Shop
- 7. Harbor from BFF Print Shop
- 8. Speckle Beach from BFF Print Shop
- 9. Ship Wreck from BFF Print Shop
- 10. Golden Sail from BFF Print Shop
- 11. Seaside Town from Vintage Supply
- 12. Moody Sea from Vintage Supply
- 13. Ivory Sails from Vintage Supply
- 14. Set Sail from Vintage Supply
- 15. Pale Blue Sea from Vintage Supply
Where do I print the art?
I always print my downloaded art at our local UPS print shop (in Walker’s Point). And after a few trials, we found that paintings looked best printed on a matte photo paper. The glossy finish is a dead giveaway that it’s a print! As far as the price, I am usually getting a few printed at different sizes, so am not sure the price per piece, but it’s usually under $20 for 3-4 prints at a decent size. And our UPS has the capability to print LARGE if you need to fill a big wall. I know Costco prints too. I have not tried it yet, but a good option to check out!
Where is the best place to get a frame?
If you know me, you know my first answer will always be Goodwill! The frame section is usually a mess, but if you dig a bit you can find amazing brass and vintage frames for a great price (usually under $5). Look past the ugly art in the frame. You will replace it! And I often frame without the glass (see below), and glassless frames are even cheaper. If you don’t like the color of the frame, use a little Rub n’ Buff to make it look like brass!
If you strike out at Goodwill, I often use the gold colored ones from Ikea (see the orange room below) or head to Michael’s.
Real or Print?
When I use digital download, I like to frame them without the glass. The reflection is a giveaway that it’s not a real piece of art. You can use spray adhesive, or a little two sided tape so it lays flat, and then hang! I did this for the Orange room gallery wall and it’s convincing (until you get super close 🙂 ) I used #10 (on the left) along with three other digital downloads to create a gallery wall.
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