The styles offered are: crayon, impasto, oil-painted, black and white pencil, and colored pencil. Unless you’re an artist, you might be overwhelmed by the choices and may not be sure which style best suits the occasion. Each style has a unique “look and feel” that may or may not work with your photograph. Take a close look at the photo you wish to use, and choose the style that best suits the mood of the photo.
Here are some guidelines to help you choose the right style.
Crayon: Lively and playful, the crayon style works well with colorful, fun photos. If you have a kid’s birthday party coming up, you can create a crayon-style photo blanket featuring a portrait of the birthday boy or girl, or a photo of his or her friends.
Impasto: The impasto style has been used by great Impressionist artists, such as Monet (who made the style famous). A clarity mask is applied where needed, so that the style is a bit less defined in areas where details need to show. This style is great for portraits, as well as family and pet photos. A wedding photo would look lovely on an impasto-style photo blanket.
Oil-Painted: Romantic and somewhat sentimental, it’s a fabulous choice for vacation photos or couple portraits. The oil-painted style is also a great choice for landscapes (a photo of the beautiful beach from your Hawaiian vacation, for instance).
Black & White Pencil: Edgy and fun, the black and white pencil style is a unique and stylish choice. If you have a teenager with a birthday coming up, consider a black and white pencil-style photo blanket featuring a photo of him or her, or a group of friends. Since all photos are converted to black and white, this style also has a timeless feeling to it and will be cherished for years to come.
Colored Pencil: The colored pencil style is versatile and attractive; it really can be used for any occasion. This style transforms any photo into a true work of art worthy of displaying prominently in any room. Every detail shines in this style; choose this style for interesting landscapes or portraits.
Pastel: Soft yet vivid, the pastel style is a perfect choice for bright, colorful photos. The pastel style works well with wedding photos, portraits and pet photos.
You can’t really go wrong – all of these styles have their own flair and work well with a variety of photos. To make your photo blanket look its best, however, keep in mind the emotional content of the photo when you choose your style. When your blanket is finished, your friend or family member will be able to celebrate a special time in their lives for years to come.