Most pet owners would consider their adored furry friends part of the family, and some might even treat their animals like royalty. Mantelpiece Masterpiece is a website that allows you to transpose photos of your pet’s head onto the body of a classic portrait painting to create a custom masterpiece. The available “bodies” include a Distinguished General, a Mighty Majesty, a Fetching Princess, and more that can then be printed on canvas, framed, and hung proudly over your mantelpiece.
To generate the posh portraits, all you need to do is upload a photo of your aristocratic pet and select a body that captures their “distinguished personality.” Once ordered, the site’s artist starts “digitally mastering” the final design, which is then sent after a week for approval. Once perfect, the portrait is printed onto high-quality canvas, framed, boxed up, and posted. The perfect gift for that someone who’s obsessed with their pet, the “lovingly crafted portrait” will last for years, and can “be passed down from generation to generation so your pet's legacy can last forever.”
So far, Mantelpiece Masterpiece have generated a number of prints, featuring many dignified darlings. One example is General Atchoum, the tomcat who “gave the enemies a stern look and they all ran away like a bunch of scaredy cats.” In another, Lady Isabella the Maltipoo pup is captured wearing a feather in her hat that “the world knew [was] now a fashion statement and no longer a faux-paw.”
To make your own pet portrait, follow the instructions on the Mantelpiece Masterpiece website. The service will cost you $99, but you can also use a free, digital only version which is due to be unveiled soon. You can also follow them on Instagram for a gallery full of aristocratic animals.