3 Amazing Ways to Use Text On Canvas Prints

When it comes to wall decor and canvas prints, most people think of pictures. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. But did you know that using text on canvas prints can be a powerful way to make a statement?

Text on art is a strong design choice, especially when you use it cleverly on affordable, high-quality canvas prints. Text on canvas adds personality to your spaces. But it also adds to the visual composition of a room with its sharp lines and interesting, graphical shapes. Used well, it’s a striking design choice.

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Here are three ways to use text in your design work. These designs leverage the natural power of the written word to enhance the impact of your wall art.

3 Ideas for Text on Canvas Prints

Wedding Vows

Many people use wedding photos to decorate their homes. And, while these can be a beautiful addition to your walls, don’t forget that at the core of every wedding ceremony are the vows you make to each other. Those words form the foundation of your marriage. Printing them out in beautiful script can be a daily reminder of the promises you have made to each other. You could even take a short excerpt from your vows to make an impact.

For a lovely piece of wall art, use a background image or simply a soft background colour. You could even use one of our themed canvas collages and just add text in the centre panel, with images of the wedding around the outside. This will frame the text in the centre, drawing attention to the words that officiated the marriage.

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Birthday Newspaper Articles

Another brilliant way to use text on canvas prints is to find an article from a newspaper on the day of your loved one’s birthday, like one of the kids or your partner. You can then turn that article into a piece of meaningful piece of wall art. All you need to do is scan the article – or find it online – and apply ageing techniques to it.

Make sure the date is clearly displayed as part of the piece. If possible, try to find an article that has some connection to the person or your family. Of course, you could also find an actual birth announcement, if it was printed in the paper.

If you have the article in person you can add tea stains to make it look ancient. If you’ve got a digital copy of the article, use Canva to add effects on your article to make it look aged. Download the file as “PDF – Print”. Then, simply upload it to Canvas Factory and order a canvas print. Too easy!

The Word Cloud

One of the simplest ways to create a high-impact text-based piece of art is to create a word cloud. Word clouds are groupings of words arranged into a basic shape like a sphere. They usually contain a mix of large words and smaller words.

A word cloud allows you to choose the words that form what you consider to be the core of your personal philosophy or beliefs. This can be turned into a beautiful piece to hang on your walls. A word cloud is personal and unique, like all the best home decor pieces. You can create your word cloud in seconds using online tools like Canva.


After selecting your canvas design and text, all you need to do is use our simple template to upload your image or images.

If using text in canvas prints to bring some wow factor into your rooms sounds exciting, get to work! When you’ve found the right words, click here and we’ll turn those words into art for your walls.

Or, simply browse our wall art with quotes to find one that resonates with you the best. Too easy!