Originally developed for artworks painted or printed on canvas, float-frames (also known as floater-frames or tray-frames) create the impression that the artwork is floating inside the picture frame without touching it, allowing viewers to see the front of the work in its entirety.
At Acme Framing we specialize in customised timbre frames including hand-stained and waxed finishes, as well as painted detailing and frame combinations (stacked-frames).
Whilst usually plain in design, float-frame mouldings can also be ‘stacked’ with more ornate mouldings to create evoke a more historic aesthetic. Above are some examples of float-frames that have been ‘stacked’ (combined) with other frames. Above Left: Painting on canvas by McLean Edwards, in black float-frame stacked with ornate frame in satin black finish. Above Right: detail of painting on canvas, in natural timber float frame stacked with Tasmanian Oak frame, both hand-stained and waxed in charcoal finish.
Float-frames aren’t just for works on canvas. They are also great for floating un-glazed works such as dry-mounted prints on Alupanel, and block-mounted prints.
Above are two examples of float-frames used for artworks on panels: Left – detail of Rick Carlino epoxy resin painting on board, in American White Oak float-frame with clear lacquer finish; Right: detail of Slim Aarons print, dry-mounted onto AluPanel in a blonde timber float-frame that contrasts natural timber with a crisp, white-painted face.
An attractive way to print and frame your digital photos
Today’s digital printing technologies make it easy to print images taken on your phone or camera, onto a wide variety of attractive, durable materials for framing and display, from low-cost block-mounts and canvas prints, to face-mounted prints on clear acrylic, and dry-mounted prints on AluPanel.
Contact us now to schedule a consultation, and we can assess your image files, and advise you on a range of print and framing options to suit your needs and interests.