Framing Your Chosen Painting
We make 'Floating Frames' for your artwork.
What are floating frames?
Ever heard of floating frames, and wondered what they are? If so, you’re not alone; floating frames are relatively new, but have grown quickly in popularity. A floating frame for canvas pictures can give a more chic, contemporary look to your wall art on canvas, as it mimics the look of a gallery artwork. Gallery artworks often use floating frames so that the artwork isn’t touching the frame itself, which can often be delicate. This ensures the artwork is preserved for longer.
So, what is a floating frame?
The definition of a floating frame.
These unique frames are given their name because they give the illusion that your canvas picture is actually “floating” within the frame. (This also suits the style of my painting, with floating flowers and pollen dots!)This is because the picture itself sits away from the frame, instead of the edge of the picture disappearing behind the frame itself. Most floating frames use a wooden frame on the outside, with a slight gap in between the frame and the edge of the canvas picture.
The frame gives definition to the picture itself, and creates visual space around the canvas, so the eye can better appreciate it. If you want that “gallery-style” look, floating frames are your answer. Most floating frames for canvas paintings (or prints) also don’t hide the canvas behind glass; a decided advantage, as the look of the canvas print is often what gives it depth, creating an interesting, textured look. Unlike other frames, floating frames allow you to see all the way to the edge of the artwork so none of your beautiful picture is obscured by the frame. Our frames are handmade (by my wonderful husband!) in black or white wood, and include fixings for wall hanging. And yes we can change the frame to a natural wood if you prefer!